Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Nick Lomascolo recorded his 32nd career win to lead Catawba’s baseball team to a 7-2 SAC win over Lenoir-Rhyne at Newman Park on Friday.
Lomascolo broke the school record for wins set by Tim Smith in 2008.
Lomascolo (6-1) pitched eight innings and allowed six hits and two runs. He fanned 11 and is six strikeouts away from breaking that school record as well.
Ranked 14th, Catawba improved to 19-6 overall and 9-4 in the SAC. Catawba is tied for first place with Wingate and Carson-Newman.
Catawba trailed the Bears (9-18, 4-9) 2-0 early.
Keaton Hawks went 3-for-5 to lead Catawba’s offense. Chris Dula, Julio Zubillaga (Carson) and Jon Wallace (NW Cabarrus) had two hits each.
The teams play a doubleheader today at Newman, with the first pitch at 1 p.m.
• Caleb Henley (East Rowan) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for UNC Greensboro in Friday’s loss to Elon. Henley struck out two and lowered his ERA to 1.93.
• Kevin Hamilton (NW Cabarrus) improved to 5-1 as Brevard beat Tusculum 3-2 in a SAC game on Friday. Hamilton pitched into the eighth for the Tornados and struck out nine. His only loss was to Catawba.
• Carson Herndon (Davie) pitched Liberty to an 8-2 win against Charleston Southern on Friday.
Herndon (2-2) pitched into the seventh. He allowed five hits and one run and struck out four.
• Pfeiffer lost 5-4 to Coker on Friday in Conference Carolinas action. Jon Gray had three hits for the Falcons (9-16, 5-3), including a homer.
Pfeiffer’s women won their regional quarterfinal game on Friday.
The sixth-seeded Falcons beat No. 3 seed Anderson 84-78 in a game played at Clayton State in Morrow, Ga.
Pfeiffer went 8-for-8 at the line late to hold off the Trojans.
Jodie Lemons scored 27 points for the Falcons (25-6).
Christina Harvey scored 26.
Pfeiffer shot 52 percent from the field and 85 percent from the foul line.
The Falcons will play No. 2 seed Limestone in a regional semifinal today at 5 p.m.
• Shaw lost 111-86 to Glenville State in an Atlantic Regional quarterfinal on Friday.
• Lenoir-Rhyne lost 94-71 to USC Aiken in a Southeast Regional quarterfinal.
Campbell’s sophomore shortstop Ericka Nesbitt (East Rowan) hit her first college homer on Friday.
It was a grand slam that she pulled to right field. Campbell beat Gardner-Webb 11-3.
Roanoke’s Lewis Young (Salisbury) won his singles match as the Maroons beat Shenandoah 8-1 on Friday.
Young is 4-4 at No. 3 singles.
Carson’s softball team is alone in first place in the NPC after beating South Rowan 6-0 on Friday night.
Lacee Hunsucker pitched the shutout and struck out seven. Kaycee Kennedy and Sidney Grkman homered.
Grkman and Kinsley Bean had two hits each. Mariah Morgan doubled.
• East Rowan won 5-2 at North Iredell on Friday to hand the Raiders their first league loss. Courtney Lyerly and Steffi Sides had big offensive games to back Sydney Poole’s pitching.
• In South Rowan’s 12-1 win against Concord on Thursday, Caitlin Waters hit an inside-the-park homer and drove in five runs.
Cassidy Chipman had three RBIs, and Caroline Hubbard scored three runs.
Samantha Kennerly was the winning pitcher. Logan Lowery stole three bases.
Carson won 10-0 against South Rowan on Friday.
Katie Beach pitched four innings and struck out four. Kayln Ellenburg, Kristen Cauble and Sarah Freeze had two hits each.
East Rowan lost 6-2 at North Iredell on Friday.
It was the first NPC loss for the Mustangs (4-5, 3-1). Chase Jarrett took the loss on the mound.
North Iredell scored five runs in the first inning and stayed on top all the way.
• East Davidson (7-1) beat Wheatmore 3-1 behind the pitching of Catawba signee Avery Bowles. Josh Craven homered.
• West Davidson suffered its first loss on Friday — 9-2 to Randleman.
• A.L. Brown won one of the wildest games coach Empsy Thompson has ever seen on Friday.
The Wonders came back to beat Central Cabarrus 7-5 for their first SPC win.
Jesse Klepper pitched five innings. Hayden Taylor got the win when the Wonders rallied in the top of the seventh. Ryan Austin earned a save.
Trace Hagler had two key hits, and C.J. Powell’s bases-clearing double was the critical blow.
In a match held at Corbin Hills, East Rowan shot 185 to win against Albemarle (186) and North Rowan (221).
Logan Shuping’s 42 led the Mustangs. Jacob Durham shot 47, and Collin Darnell and Chase Cannon shot 48s.
North scorers were Tim Bickish (51), Kevin Burnham (55), Scottie Loflin (56) and Luke Miller (59). Jay Andrew shot 43 to lead the Bulldogs.
Kannapolis Intimidators single-game tickets go on sale at noon on Monday, March 18.
East Rowan’s girls scored 112 points and won a quad meet with Carson (71.5), West Rowan (67.5) and West Iredell (7).
Discus — Haley Gardner (93-9)
High jump — Brittany Small (4-8)
100 hurdles — Kayla Myers (19.4)
300 hurdles — Haley Lyerly (1:07)
100 — Zaria Houston (13.9)
1600 — Faith Blume (6:18)
Long jump — Khaila Hall (16-0-1/2)
Shot put — Allison Manley (31-2)
800 — Brienna Owens (2:45)
3200 — Rebecca Parker (12:58)
Triple jump — Caitlyn Blais (29-1)
400 — Blais (57.2)
200 — Paris Parks (28.5)
• East Rowan’s boys scored 119 points and won a quad meet against Carson (67), West Rowan (66) and West Iredell (20).
Triple jump — Donte Means (42-7)
High jump — Chase Brown (5-11)
110 hurdles — Brown (16.3)
800 — Graham Lyerly (2:08)
1600 — Jason Basso (4:55)
100 — Dalton Moose (11.5)
Pole vault — Caleb Cranfield (12-6)
Long jump — Raykwon Torrence (20-9)
400 — Torrence (53.7)
300 hurdles — Juwan Houston (44.1)
Shot put — Myquon Stout (56-31/2)
Discus — Stout (153-9)
3200 — Zachary Marchinko (10:29)
200 — Malik Keaton (23.3)