Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
West Rowan’s baseball team scored eight runs in the seventh inning and won 10-2 at North Iredell on Thursday.
It was a key NPC win for the Falcons (16-5, 6-4). North Iredell fell to 5-5 in the league.
Michael Ball (5-2) pitched a complete game. Ball allowed six hits, including a Seth White homer, and struck out eight.
Juan Garcia doubled and drove in three runs for the Falcons. Garcia and Justin Evans had two hits each. Nick Collins knocked in two runs.
West now has swept North Iredell and moves into a tie for second place with East Rowan and South Rowan.
• Davie lost 5-1 to Reagan in a CPC game on Thursday.
Nick Boswell took the loss. Garrett Nestor, Nathan Howard and Charlie Muchukot had Davie’s only hits.
East Rowan beat South Rowan 10-0 in an NPC game played at South on Thursday and stayed in first place.
Sydney Poole pitched the shutout for the Mustangs (9-2 NPC) in the six-inning game.
Jesse Rummage drove in four runs with two key hits.
Allyson Mills doubled in a run, and Elane Kepley knocked in two more with a clutch hit.
Second baseman Caroline Hubbard stood out for South defensively.
It was Senior Day for longtime South starters Emma Pope and Katherine Starnes.
• North Iredell stayed in second place in the NPC by beating West Rowan 10-0.
North Iredell scored nine runs in the fifth and sixth to win by the 10-run rule.
Hunter Gibbons and Leah McCoy had doubles for the Falcons, who dropped to 6-4 in the league.
Gibbons and Taylor Martin had two hits each.
Lacey Fox pitched the shutout and struck out five. Heather Josey had two doubles and two RBIs for the Raiders.
West Rowan lost to Forbush in non-conference soccer on Thursday in East Bend. Both teams entered the night unbeaten. West was ranked second in 3A.
2A power Forbush scored eight minutes into the game and went up 2-0 at halftime.
Forbush went ahead 3-0 on a breakaway and made it 4-0 on a header.
Mariah Coleman and Toni Lucente created scoring opportunities, but West (15-1) couldn’t find the back of the net. Kayla Boley played well in the back. Joana Samano turned away numerous shots.
“We lost to a better team tonight,” West coach Nick Brown said. “My hat goes off to Forbush, as they applied pressure all over the field for 80 minutes. They are going to make a serious run at a state championship. We will learn from this and get better.”
• Salisbury won 1-0 against Ledford in a non-conference game on Monday.
Maritsa Mourouzidis scored on a one-touch voley with 15 minutes left off a nice assist by Susannah Dixon.
Kayla Honeycutt, Kate Grant and Ashley Heidt were standouts in the midfield. Kaytee Leonguerrero had the shutout in goal.
Salisbury bounced back from Wednesday’s 4-0 loss to CCC leader Central Davidson.
Salisbury plays Lexington at 6 on Monday.
West Rowan won 4-1 against North Iredell.
Peyton Greene struck out 15 and pitched a three-hitter.
Greene went 4-for-4 with a home run to center field. Brianna Turner had a double.
Chris Armstrong pitched Carson-Newman to a 5-1 win over Catawba and ace Nick Lomascolo in the first round of the SAC tournament on Thursday in Forest City.
Kevin Franchetti homered for the sixth-seeded Eagles.
Paul Kronenfeld drove in Catawba’s run. Ethan Satterfield and Blake Houston (South Rowan) had two hits each.
SAC Coach of the Year Jim Gantt will have to regroup the Indians quickly. Catawba plays Wingate at noon today in an elimination game.
• Pfeiffer announced a schedule change due to incoming inclement weather.
Pfeiffer will play a single game against Mount Olive on Sunday instead of Friday.
A noon doubleheader is still planned for Saturday at Ferebee Field. Legendary coach Joe Ferebee’s jersey will be retired prior to the doubleheader.
•In Guilford’s 21-4 win against Emory & Henry, Nathan Fulbright (East Rowan) went 4-for-4 with six RBIs.
Fulbright had a pair of two-run doubles, a run-scoring single and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Fulbright is batting .431 with 19 RBIs in 51 official at-bats.
Avery Rogers (East) has pitched in seven games for the Quakers (21-20). He threw a scoreless inning against Emory & Henry.
Catawba’s softball team won 4-1 against Carson-Newman in the first round of the SAC tournament on Thursday morning.
Amanda Terry homered and drove in all four runs to lead the offense.
Carley Tysinger struck out nine Eagles for her 23rd win.
Elayna Siebert homered for the Eagles.
Catawba plays No. 1 seed Tusculum today in the double-elimination event at Whitley Field at 11:30 a.m.
Newberry’s women’s team beat Catawba 5-2 in the opening round of the SAC tournament on Thursday in Rock Hill.
Lauren Sledd won in singles for Catawba (15-9) and teamed with Ally Prior for a doubles win.
David Smith made a hole-in-one at McCanless. He got his first ace on the 120-yard No. 12 hole with a 9-iron. Jerry Fraley, Sam Shaver and Paul Hammell witnessed the feat.
• Joshua Coker, a student at Erwin Middle, aced No. 12 at McCanless with a 7-iron when it was playing 105 yards. Christopher Higgins witnessed the shot.
Youth fooball coaches
Anyone interested in coaching football for the Salisbury 49ers should attend an organizational meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Hall Gym.
Contact Brian Miller at 704-754-1863.
Sign-ups for Kannapolis Legion are at Northwest Cabarrus on Saturday, April 27.
Junior players should come at 10 a.m. and Senior players at noon. Bring an original birth certificate.
Players will be from Northwest, A.L. Brown, Cox Mill and Robinson.
Middle school baseball
Erwin won 6-2 against West Rowan Middle.
John Owen went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Hunter Harwood was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jacob Kepley went 3-for-3 and scored twice.
Owen pitched a complete game and struck out five.
Erwin (6-3) is at North Rowan Middle on Tuesday.
Mid. school girls soccer
Southeast rallied from two goals down to tie Corriher-Lipe 4-4.
Farrah Jordan and Sarah Musselwhite scored two goals each. Musselwhite also had an assist.
Mid. school boys soccer
Southeast won 6-0 against Corriher-Lipe.
Raunel Vasquez had a hat trick. Daniel Carrillo, Luis Araujo and Braxton Rogers scored a goal each. Assists were by Vasquez, Araujo and Michael Rosas.
Irving Flores had the shutout in goal.
Mid. school boys tennis
Erwin defeated Corriher-Lipe 9-0. Winners in singles for the Eagles were Robert Gray, Zakk Perdue, Tyson Love, Clinton Nash, Sawyer Russell and Jesus Barron.
Doubles winners were Gray, Perdue, Nash, Love, Carlton Jackson and Brandon Thomas.
• Erwin won against West Rowan Middle. Singles winners were Gray, Perdue, Love, Nash, Russell and Barron. Winners in doubles ewre Gray,Perdue, Love, Nash, Jackson and Osvaldo Fuentes.
The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions won 9-2 against Albemarle’s jayvees on Thursday.
Caleb Threadgill went 5-for-5.
Hunter Shepherd had three hits, including two triples. Noah Jarrett, Josh Holt and Tyler Hartsell had two hits each.
Shepherd pitched six inings and allowed only two hits.
The Stallions will play the High Point Homeschoolers on Saturday.