West beats Hornets by 10-run rule
From staff reports
West Rowan’s baseball team beat Salisbury 12-2 in five innings in a non-conference game on Thursday night.
Nick Collins was the winning pitcher. He allowed three hits and struck out five. Both Salisbury runs were unearned.
Justin Evans and Taylor Garczynski had two hits each for the Falcons. Garczynski, Michael Pinkston and Cody McNeely drove in two runs each.
Brian Bauk (1-2) took the loss on the mound. Riley Myers had a double for the Hornets (2-4), and Bauk drove in a run.
West scored in every inning and ended the game early with a three-run fifth.
The Falcons (8-1) are off to their best start through nine games since 2005.
• East Davidson stayed hot with a 3-1 win against Trinity. Catawba signee Avery Bowles homered for the Golden Eagles (6-1). Braxton Shetley had two hits. Corey Waldroup (2-0) was the winning hurler.
• West Davidson’s baseball team stayed unbeaten with an 18-0 romp against South Davidson on Thursday.
Justin Freeman (2-0) pitched a no-hitter and fanned nine. Matt Allen had two hits for the Green Dragons (4-0).
• Catawba signee Jordan Goodman had four hits as Northwest Cabarrus beat Mount Pleasant 10-4 in SPC baseball on Thursday.
Tyler Noyes and Wyatt Taylor had three hits each for the Trojans. Tyler Thomas was the winning pitcher.
Tanner Bigham walked three times, but Goodman was swinging well behind him.
The teams meet again tonight at Mount Pleasant.
• Davie lost for the first time on Thursday, falling 2-1 at Alexander Central.
Davie was held to five hits. Elijah Jones went 2-for-2.
Nick Boswell took the loss.
The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool High School baseball team improved to 3-1 with an 8-4 win over Carmel Christian on Thursday.
The Stallions scored seven runs in the first inning. Caleb Threadgill had a two-run double and Josh Holt had a two-run single. Other Stallions with RBIs were Dalton Lankford, Travis Cone and Drake Boger. Threadgill also had a solo homer in the sixth.
Holt got the win with Hunter Shepherd and Josh Endicott finishing up on the mound. Holt struck out seven in three innings.
South Rowan’s soccer team won 2-0 against Concord on Thursday with goals by the “Bruiser” and the “Butterfly.”
Leslie “Butterfly” Franks assisted on a goal by Avery “Bruiser” Locklear, and Franks scored on a penalty kick for the Raiders (2-6).
South keeper Macy Ruckart is injured, but Tiffany Galarza recorded a shutout in goal.
Katie Figueroa, Kari Joyce, Kendall Lewis, Skyler Kicinski, Amanda Warren and Megan Telker were defensive standouts.
South plays Lexington at home on Monday at 6 p.m.
• Toni Lucente’s hat trick led unbeaten West Rowan to a 4-0 non-conference win against West Davidson on Thursday.
Lucente also assisted on a goal by Kelly Boley. Kayla Boley and Meredith Stanley anchored the defense, and Joana Samano had another shutout in goal for the Falcons (8-0).
• Josseline Gonzales scored off Devynne Brown’s assist in East Rowan’s 7-1 loss to Northwest Cabarrus on Wednesday.
Kennedy Lambert played well in goal for East.
Lambert also played well in a 7-0 loss to Hickory Ridge on Thursday.
East is home against West Rowan on Monday.
East Rowan won 4-2 against West Rowan in an NPC game played on Thursday. Josie McNeely, East Rowan’s first baseman, was playing against her father, West coach Todd McNeely.
Miss McNeely earned bragging rights at the supper table with two big RBIs. Courtney Lyerly had two doubles for the Mustangs (2-2, 2-1). Lara Drew and Jesse Rummage also had doubles and drove in runs.
Sydney Poole was the winning pitcher.
Catherine Whitley and Maddy Blume had RBIs for the Falcons, who fell to 2-1 in the league.
• Caroline Miller homered in Davie’s 3-1 win against South Iredell on Thursday.
Sarah Myers pitched a four-hitter and fanned eight.
• South Rowan beat Concord 12-1 in non-conference action on Thursday.
Prep boys golf
Host Salisbury shot 157 and won Thursday’s golf match against Statesville (160), West Rowan (165) and Concord (171).
Co-medalists with 36s were Salisbury’s Alex Austin and Concord’s Walker Cress.
Other scorers for the Hornets were Eric Edwards (39), Gabe Steinman (40) and Abraham Post (42).
West scorers were Jake Kennedy (39), Denny Triche (39), Coyte Kyles (42) and Cameron Hassard (45).
Statesville got 39s from Jack Archibald and Wilson Odom.
• On Wednesday, Salisbury shot 159 to beat CCC foes East Davidson (167) and West Davidson (170) at Winding Creek.
Edwards was medalist with a 37.
Other scorers for the Hornets were Post (40), Joseph Rusher (41) and Garrett Yelton (41).
Wes Cline shot 40 for East Davidson, while West Davidson’s Nathan Curry shot 41.
• In the SoRo Cup, South Rowan defeated Carson 11-4 in a two-day Ryder Cup format.
Mark Weycker, who is synonomous with West Iredell sports, has resigned as head football coach after 26 seasons.
Weycker remains the AD, as the Warriors head into a challenging period over the next four years.
Starting this fall, they’ll be in a 3A/4A league that will include much larger schools such as Lake Norman and Mooresville.
Prep boys tennis
Salisbury won 7-2 against Carson in a non-conference match played on Thursday.
Winners for Salisbury in singles matches were Brock Overcash (6-1, 6-0), Clint Comadoll (6-2, 6-0), David Derrick (6-0, 6-2), Spencer Storey (6-1, 6-1) and Hunter Carlton (6-1, 6-2).
Doubles winners for the Hornets were Comadoll-Chris Derrick (8-4) and Storey-Carlton (8-2).
Casey Lucas won for the Cougars at No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-4). Carson’s Jonathan Martin-Matthew Martin won 8-6 at No. 1 doubles.
Andrew Mitchell’s annual senior all-star game at North Rowan is in the works.
It will be played in April.
Any senior boy or girl at a Rowan County school is eligible. To sign up, call Mitchell at 704-245-4222.
Prep girls basketball
Denny Key, 66, has resigned as Davie’s coach after three seasons and also resigned from Davie as a teacher.
Davie was 11-15 this season.
Pfeiffer’s Brittany Cox was named to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region second team.
Middle school baseball
China Grove pounded out 10 hits and won 5-2 at West Rowan Middle.
Dillon Norton was the winning pitcher. He allowed four hits and struck out six. Walker Joyce struck out five in relief and earned a save.
Norton had two hits, including a double. Hayden Wilson had two hits, including a homer.
Brandon Walton had two hits for the Bulldogs.
China Grove is at home against Knox on Tuesday.
Mid. school girls soccer
Southeast and China Grove battled to a 4-4 tie.
Farrah Jordan had a hat trick and an assist for the Patriots. Sarah Musselwhite scored Southeast’s other goal.
Calyn Taylor assisted on two of Jordan’s goals, while Brienne Leach had one assist.
Leading the defense for the Patriots were keeper Ally Wilhelm, Elizabeth Nava and Zinia Figueroa.
Mid. school boys soccer
Southeast’s boys rolled 9-0 against China Grove.
Raunel Vasquez had a hat trick. Daniel Carrilo had two goals, and Luia Araujo, Jesus Sanchez, Roberto Alberto and Michael Ross had one each.
Vasquez, Araujo and Andrew Bonilla had assists.
Grayson Owens and Irving Flores had the shutout in goal. Daniel Valverde, Hernan Hernandez and German Delgado led the defense.
Mid. school boys tennis
Southeast won 8-1 against China Grove.
Singles winners for the Patriots were Cameron Bisbe, Dante Syhavong, Luis Cipres, Wyatt Bryant and Cameron Doss.
Bisbe-Cipres won a doubles match, and Southeast won two by forfeit.
• Knox’s boys lost 8-1 to Mooresville. The doubles team of Simon Post-Boothe Pfaff won for the Trojans.
Catawba’s women’s lacrosse team lost 17-14 at Mount Olive on Thursday.
Catawba (1-5) was led by three goals by Ebony Mills. Bethany Davis made 15 saves.
Catawba’s tennis teams were swept by Wingate on Thursday.
Catawba’s men lost 6-3 to the Bulldogs and fell to 10-7 overall and 1-2 in the SAC.
Catawba’s women lost 9-0 to the Bulldogs. Catawba fell to 1-2 in the SAC and 11-5 overall.
Both Wingate teams are 4-0 in the league.
Salisbury’s Frank Adams III tied for ninth in The Championship at Ballantyne eGolf Tour event.
Adams shot 69-69 — 138 and won $2,700.
Youth track and field
YMCA Warriors and their parents participated in the St. Patrick’s Day 5K held at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA.
Times and places:
Leah Cressler, first, 25:26 (52nd overall)
Rylan Moore, second, 30:28 (94th)
Julianna Evans, second, 27:00 (63rd)
Edie Belk, second, 34:12 (135th)
Kelly Shugart, 10th, 42:47 (164th)
Jamie Moore, third, 30:29 (95th)
Laura Shaffer, eighth, 36:53 (148th)
Andrew Burgess, first, 20:56 (12th)
Jonah Evans, second, 21:60 (14th)
Matthew Burroughs, third, 24:39 (43rd)
Jaxon Evans, fifth, 28:58 (80th)
Nate Shaffer, sixth, 29:22 (85th)
Cole Shugart, ninth, 37:17 (150th)
Male Overall Masters:
Scott Weant, third, 21:25 (19th)
Conrad Shugart, third, 23:37 (29th)
Josh Eller, first, 20:22 (8th)
Brian Calvert, fifth, 24:41 (45th)
Cale Evans, 10th, 36:21, (147th)