Area Sports Briefs

  • Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 1:06 a.m.

From staff reports

Catawba’s baseball team swept Saturday’s doubleheader at Carson-Newman.

The Indians (24-8, 12-5) pounded out 12-5 and 13-6 victories to stay in the thick of the SAC race.

Cam Cockman drove in three runs in the opener, as Catwaba jumped out to a 9-0 lead. Catawba had 16 hits, with Cockman and Ethan Satterfield getting three apiece and Keaton Hawks, Chris Dula, Blake Houston (South Rowan) and Cameron Beard collecting two each.

Ross Whitley (6-0) pitched seven effective innings for the win and got relief help from Graham Lawing (NW Cabarrus) and Sean Grant.

Alex Britt (Salisbury) took the loss and fell to 3-3. He was knocked out in the fourth.

• In the nightcap, Catawba took control with a four-run third and a five-run fourth.

Keaton Hawks belted two homers and drove in five runs. Chris Dula hit his 12th home run. Hawks had three hits, while Dula, Cockman, Beard and Julio Zubillaga (Carson) produced two each.

John J. Tuttle (A.L. Brown) pitched four innings, allowed two earned runs and was the winner in the seven-inning contest to boost his record to 6-4. Ryan McClintock earned a save by pitching the last three innings.

• Wingate swept Anderson 15-1 and 4-1 to stay one game ahead of the Indians in the SAC race. Wingate (22-12, 14-4) has won eight straight games. Will Sapp (East Rowan) went 1-for-1 for the Bulldogs in the opener.

• Pfeiffer banged out 21 hits and beat North Greenville 16-9 Saturday. Cole McGraw and Jacob Yates had four hits apiece.

• UNC Greensboro’s Caleb Henley (East Rowan) earned his first college win as the Spartans rallied to beat Princeton 9-7.

• Justin Roland (East) went 2-for-3 for Charlotte in a 4-3 loss to Richmond on Saturday. Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) went 3-for-4 as Charlotte beat Richmond 8-5 on Friday.

• Noah Holmes (East) drove in a run in Appalachian’s 5-2 win against College of Charleston on Friday.

• Andy Austin (East) drove in a run in UNC Wilmington’s 10-3 win against East Carolina.

College softball

Catawba swept Lincoln Memorial 9-1 and 2-1 on Saturday at Whitley Field.

Carley Tysinger struck out 13 in the opener, one short of the school record. Sydney Hyder drove in three runs.

Tysinger (16-4) also was the winning pitcher in the second game. Tara Gibbs homered and belted two doubles.

• Campbell’s Ericka Nesbitt (East Rowan) is batting .460 and leads the Big South with 40 hits.

• Elon’s Chelsea White (East) pitched nine innings Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Dartmouth. White (2-5) struck out four. White’s ERA is 3.38.

• Kourtney McGrady (Carson) had two hits for Bluefield in a 3-1 loss to Virginia-Wise.

Prep softball

East Rowan scored four runs in the first inning and won 5-1 against Central Davidson on Saturday. East limited the Spartans to three hits.

Stallions baseball

The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions (6-1) swept York Prep 11-5 and 11-3 on Saturday.

Travis Cone and Isaiah Boger had two hits each in the opener, and McConner Wallace had a double, Drake Boger was the winning pitcher.

In Game 2, Dalton Lankford had three hits. Cone, Drake Boger, Daniel Durham and Luke Barringer had two each. Cone was the winning pitcher.

Local track

Carlos Ross (North Rowan), 32, ran 7.30 in the 60 meters and 23.67 in the 200 in the U.S. Track and Field Masters Southeast Regional held in Winston-Salem.

He competed in the Nationals in Landover, Md., over the wekend.

College tennis

Catawba’s men’s tennis team (11-9, 2-4 SAC) lost to Tusculum 8-1 on Saturday. Catawba’s women (12-7, 2-4) fell to the Pioneers 6-3.

College men’s lacrosse

Catawba lost ot Mars Hill 12-10 on Saturday nigth in spite of four goals by John Scheich and three by Steven Ridolfo.

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