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  • Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:39 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, April 19, 2013 1:04 a.m.

From staff reports

Catawba baseball standouts Chris Dula (Player of the Year) and Nick Lomascolo (Pitcher of the Year) were honored by the SAC on Wednesday.

Dula enters the SAC tournament batting .401 with 13 homers and 47 RBIs. Lomascolo owns nine wins, an ERA of 1.92 and a SAC-leading 106 strikeouts.

Catawba plays Carson-Newman today at noon in Forest City in the first round.

Catawba second baseman Julio Zubillaga (Carson), DH Garrett Furr and outfielder Keaton Hawks also were first team All-SAC selections.

Outfielder Paul Kronenfeld was a second team pick.

Zubillaga and center fielder Blake Houston (South Rowan) were named to the league’s Gold Glove team for their defensive work.

• Catawba softball star Carley Tysinger was honored as SAC Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Tysinger has 22 wins, a 1.10 ERA and a SAC-leading 282 strikeouts.

Catawba catcher Tara Gibbs was a second team pick.

Catawba starts SAC tournament play at home today at 9 a.m. againts Carson-Newman.

• Catawba’s Jess Goodall and Alex Macdonald were named to the All-SAC second team for men’s tennis.

• Catawba’s Liz Renteria, who played No. 1 singles, was named SAC Co-Freshman of the Year and first team All-SAC.

Renteria-Sloan Kessler made All-SAC second team as a doubles unit.

Schedule changes

Numerous games have been moved up from Friday to today because of the wet weather expected on Friday.

• South Rowan will host East Rowan in softball this afternoon at 4:15.

• North Rowan will host South Stanly in baseball tonight at 7:30.

• Salisbury will host Thomasville tonight in baseball at 6.

• West Rowan will play baseball at North Iredell at 7 tonight.

Intimidators baseball

The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 9-4 to Delmarva in a Wednesday matinee at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.

Adam Heisler homered for the Intimidators (7-7). Attendance was announced at 3,303 for Education Day.

Prep boys golf

Jake Kennedy shot 33 and Denny Triche shot 34, as West Rowan won Wednesday’s NPC match played at Rolling Hills.

West Rowan shot 149 to top South Rowan (155), Carson (157), Statesville (163), East Rowan (165), North Iredell (177) and West Iredell (184).

Coyte Kyles and Cameron Hassard shot 41s for West.

South scorers were Josh Pope (37), Davis Richards (38), Evan Neas (38), Hunter Chapman (42) and Brennan Lambert (42).

Carson scorers were Andrew Purcell (37), Matt Yates (39), Rob Sawyer (39) and Bryan Burke (42).

East scorers were Logan Shuping (36), Jacob Durham (39), Bailey Mesimer (45), Collin Darnell (45) and Spencer Bost (45).

Statesville still leads the season race, although its edge was trimmed to seven shots over West Rowan. South Rowan is 18 back of the Greyhounds. Shuping and Kennedy lead a close race for the season individual championship.

Prep boys tennis

East Rowan stayed unbeaten in the NPC with an 8-1 win against West Rowan.

Winning for the Mustangs (9-3, 9-0) in singles were Ike Emerson, Justin Allen, Chance Brown, Evan Rogers and Cameron Thomas.

Rogers-Allen, Thomas-Emerson and Brown-Price won in doubles.

• Salisbury (13-3, 10-0) finished an unbeaten season in the CCC with a 6-3 victory against East Davidson.

Brock Overcash, Clint Comadoll, David Derrick, Spencer Storey and Hunter Carlton won in singles for the Hornets.

David Derrick-Chris Derrick posted a doubles win.

Prep soccer

Leslie Franks scored for South Rowan in a 1-1 tie with Central Cabarrus.

• Salisbury lost 4-0 to CCC leader Central Davidson.

• West Rowan travels to East Bend to play Forbush tonight in a matchup of unbeaten teams. Forbush (15-0) is ranked No. 3 in 2A. West Rowan (14-0) is ranked No. 2 in 3A.

Prep baseball

West Rowan’s baseball team pounded Mooresville 11-1 on Wednesday behind a strong pitching performance by Justin Evans.

Evans (5-1) fanned 12 and allowed only two hits, as the Falcons (15-5) ended a three-game slide.

Nick Collins had three hits for the Falcons. Jeremy Simpson, Michael Pinkston and Harrison Baucom had two hits each.

Evans and Pinkston had doubles. Baucom, Evans and Bubba McLaughlin drove in two runs apiece.

• East Davidson rallied in the seventh to beat West Davidson 5-4 in CCC baseball on Wednesday.

Nick Williams was the winning pitcher. Braxton Shetley had two RBIs and earned a save.

Prep softball

West Rowan lost 14-4 to Davie on Wednesday in a non-conference game.

Hunter Gibbons homered for the Falcons. Cat Whitley had two hits and two RBIs.

Caroline Miller drove in five runs for the War Eagles. Morgan Hendrix stole four bases and scored three runs.

Sarah Myers was the winning pitcher.

• Carson lost to West Davidson 9-4 in non-conference softball on Wednesday.

Jana Bradshaw led the Cougars with a double and three RBIs. Sidney Grkman, Kayla Sigmon and Kaycee Kennedy had two hits each.

Local golf

Salisbury’s Frank Adams III won a Carolina Players Tour event held in Browns Summit on Tuesday.

Adams shot 8-under 136 with two 68s. He won by three strokes and won $2,200.

Adams also has won $14,060 in six events on the eGolf Tour this year.

• The Corbin Hills Ladies had their annual State Handicap Play Day. Sheryl Johnson won for the second straight year.

First Flight net winners were Susan Morris, Treva Honeycutt and Phyllis Durland. Second Flight net winners were Ruth Bowles, Karla Swanson and Joan Havill. Third Flight net winners were Johnson, Carole Payne and Tammie Drew.

• Fifty-four GARS members played an ABCD tournament at Lexington Golf Club.

Low ‘A’ Flight winner was David Scearce with a net of 63.65. Low ‘B’ Flight winner with a net of 61.02 was Reid Bradshaw. Low ‘C’ Flight winner with a net of 68.67 was Dave Allen. Low ‘D’ Flight winner with a net of 62.22 was Buddy Lowman.

•Results from the Spring Two-Man Tournament at Corbin Hills:

Forty-one teams competed, using a format that was six holes Best Ball, six holes Captain’s Choice and six holes Texas Scramble for both days.

Flight 1: 1st-Ryan Honeycutt/Adam Jordan (62-65 —127)2nd-Tracy Melnik/Jim McDowell(68-62 —130), 3rd- Lee Frick/Blake Wray (66-65 —131)

Flight 2: 1st- Keith Dorsett/Chace Jensen (69-66 —135), 2nd-Steve Gegorek/Tommy Trexler (71-65 —136) *winner by scorecard playoff, 3rd-Gary McNeely/Greg Hill(70-66 —136)

Flight 3: 1st- Danny Crosby/Don Bishop (73-67 —140), 2nd- Dale Plummer/Greg Creeger (72-69 —141), 3rd-Andy Lombard/Jason Barnhardt (72-70 —142)

Flight 4: 1st-George Benfield/Bradley Cobb (76-72 —148), 2nd-Brett Mulkey/Joe Nixon (79-74 —153), 3rd-Brian Collins/Kirby Russell (79-75 —154)

Middle school baseball

Michael McCall had an all-everything day in Erwin’s 16-6 win over Corriher Lipe. He was 3-for-3 with a homer, double and six RBIs. He also pitched the last five innings.

John Owen had three hits, with a double and four RBIs. Will Brown went 3-for-4 with a double.

Mid. school boys soccer

Erwin won 3-1 against Corriher-Lipe on Tuesday. Erik Estrada had a hat trick for the Eagles. Kyle Wedding and Peyton Lambert had assists. Owen Webb, Nathan Workman, Marvin Pleitez, Trenton Frye, Blake Safrit and keeper Fuller Ketchie were stout defensively.

Alex Figueroa scored for Corriher-Lipe.

• The Southeast boys defeated China Grove 6-1. Braxton Rogers had two goals. Also s scoring for the Patriots were Raunel Vasquez, Luis Araujo, Marlon Cruz and Grayson Owens. Assists were by Vasquez, Michael Rosas, Araujo and Yoris Vanegas.

• The Southeast girls fell to China Grove 4-1.The lone score for SE was by Farrah Jordan.

Middle school tennis

Sacred Heart’s boys rolled 9-0 against Summit. Winners in singles for the Dolphins (5-1) were Michael Childress, Mathias DeComarmond, Justin Boyd, Ben Roy, Charles Langlais and Will Taylor won in singles. Childress-DeComarmond, Boyd-Langlais and Daniel Yu-Roy won in doubles.

• Knox lost 7-2 to Mooresville. Simon Post won in singles for the Trojans. Seth McLendon-John Dunham won a doubles match.

Stallions baseball

The Greater Cabarus Homeschool Stallions jayvees (9-5) defeated Forsyth Homeschool’s varsity 14-4 in five innings. Noah Jarrett had three hits and pitched a complete game. Caleb Threadgill had three hits and Dalton Lankford had two.

Hoops Unlimited

Following are the sites and dates for the 20th annual Hoops Unlimited basketball camps.

East Rowan High:

June 10-13, rising 2nd-5th grade boys and girls

June 17-20 rising 6th-10th grade boys and girls

North Stanly Middle School

June 24-27, rising 2nd-5th grade boys and girls

July 8-11, rising 6th-10th grade boys and girls

The cost of the all-day camp is $110, which includes an “all you can eat” lunch each day.

Each camper also will receive a 20th anniversarycamp basketball and a “very special” camp t-shirt.

Go to, or call camp director Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334.

Dale Earnhardt Day

Dale Earnhardt Inc. and The Dale Earnhardt Foundation announced Dale Earnhardt Day will be held on Monday, April 29, at the DEI Corporate Headquarters on Hwy. 3, Mooresville.

Doors will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, and the annual event in celebration of “The Intimidator”s birthday is free and open to the public.

Dale Earnhardt Day will run from 10am until 6 p.m.

Catawba soccer clinic

Catawba’s men’s and women’s soccer teams and FC Carolina Alliance will host “Friday Night Lights Soccer,” an evening soccer clinic for boys and girls, ages 6-12, on Friday, April 19, from 7-8 p.m. at the Catawba soccer fields.

Instruction will be from Catawba coaches and players. Wear soccer attire and bring a ball and a bottle of water.

There is no cost and no registration is required.

Contact Frank Cardelle at or Liam Shannon at or call 704-597-5150.

Parks and rec

Salisbury Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for teams interested in playing in a women’s open softball league. Coaches meeting is on May 20. The league starts June 4. Contact Steve Clark at 704-638-5289 or

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