Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Rowan County American Legion signs-ups for Senior and Junior teams are on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m.
The meeting will be at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 on Lincolnton Road in Salisbury.
Players need to bring birth certificates. Parents should attend to sign medical forms.
Contact Mark Cauble at 704-798-9991 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Brian Bauk recorded the 100th hit of his career, and Salisbury romped 11-1 against Statesville on Wednesday’s Senior Night.
Bauk, Riley Myers, Parker McKeithan and Scott Friedrich all had two hits and two RBIs in the six-inning game.
Chance Bowden (2-1) pitched a one-hitter and struck out 13 Greyhounds.
• East Rowan’s game with North Stanly was postponed until Saturday. North Stanly had to play three league games this week.
• South Rowan will play at Concord tonight in a jayvee-varsity baseball doubleheader.
The games are being played to help raise funds and awareness for the Jonathan Foundation. The foundation was started in memory of Jonathan Thacker, who died in a car accident in 2008. He would’ve been a freshman at Concord this year. Growing up, Jonathan played with some of the South Rowan players.
Go to www.jonathanthacker.org to learn more about the foundation.
• South will collect a forfeit win for Friday’s scheduled game with Statesville.
• Concord will dedicate its field to former coach Bill Ford in ceremonies before it plays A.L. Brown on Friday.
• North Rowan lost 5-3 to West Montgomery on Tuesday in YVC play. North plays at East Montgomery tonight.
• The NPC tournament starts Monday. South Rowan will host the semifinals and championship game.
• East Davidson lost a 17-12 slugfest to West Forsyth on Wednesday. Tyler Stroup hit a grand slam for the Golden Eagles. Nathan Campbell knocked in four runs.
The Titans scored eight in the first and six in the sixth.
Cierra Josey scored two goals in the last nine minutes, and Alex Allen had the shutout in goal as Carson beat East Rowan 2-0 in an NPC match on Wednesday. Carson finished 7-5 in the NPC.
• Salisbury won 6-0 against Thomasville in a CCC match on Wednesday.
Kate Grant scored twice for the Hornets. Kristen Harman, Salisbury’s only senior, had a left-footed goal on Senior Night, and Ashlyn Heidt scored her first career goal.
Emma Labovitz and Kayla Honeycutt also scored goals.
Adna Music had two assists. Harman, Grant and Elle Wimmer had one helper each.
Kaytee Leonguerrero made four saves to post the shutout for the Hornets (11-7, 6-3).
Salisbury is at Concord tonight at 6 p.m.
North Rowan’s doubles team of Chase Thompson-Zach Lemmon reached the semifinals of the YVC tournament and qualified for the 1A West Regional to be held at Wake Forest on May 3-4.
• East Rowan beat Carson 9-0 to cap a perfect NPC season. Winning in singles were Ike Emerson, Chance Brown, Jeremy Price, Anthony Morrow, Timmy Kane and Kaleb Robinson. Doubles winners were Justin Allen-Evan Rogers, Price-Cameron Thomas and Addison Fry-Trevor L’Hommedieu.
• Dual team state playoffs start April 30.
It was announced Wednesday that third and fourth places in the girls high jump were scored incorrectly at the NPC track meet.
After the scoring adjustment, West Rowan won the girls meet with 159.25 points to 157.25 for East Rowan.
South Rowan won 5-3 against Mount Pleasant on Wednesday. Katherine Starnes had two doubles and two RBIs. Caitlin Waters had three hits. Waters, Emma Pope and McKenzie Ward had doubles.
Logan Lowery relieved in the circle and retired 13 of the 14 batters she faced for the win.
• Morgan Hendrix and Kristina Parrish had three hits each as Davie’s softball team pounded Mount Tabor 11-1 in CPC action on Wednesday.
Elizabeth Holland drove in three for the War Eagles. Sarah Myers and Julie Gough combined on a two-hitter.
The Kannapolis Intimidators romped 11-4 against the Rome Braves on Wednesday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.
Patrick Palmeiro hit a two-run homer and Micah Johnson had a three-run triple during aa seven-run fifth inning that decided the game.
Middle school golf
Sacred Heart shot 161 at Catawba Country Club and won a meet with Hickory Christian (191) and Concordia (192).
Medalist Michael Childress shot 1-under 35 to lead the Dolphins. Other scorers were Will Casmus (41), Alex Antosek (42) and Adam Habeeb (43).
Middle school baseball
North Rowan Middle won 2-1 against Erwin.
Mcgwire Smith was the winning pitcher, and Tyler Shepherd saved it. Shepherd, Smith, Steven Thurston and Brett Tucker led the offense for the Mavericks.
North plays against Knox today at home.
Frank Adams III, Keith Dorsett and Davis Richards will be playing today in a qualiier. They’re attempting to qualify for the upcoming Wells Fargo PGA event in Charlotte.
• Sixty-two GARS members played at Crescent earlier this week. Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 67.75 was Tom Talbert. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 68.12 was Harry Agner. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 72.36 was Steve Masingo. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 74.04 was Harold Caudill.
• Andy Griffin of Salisbury scored his first hole-in-one at Corbin Hills on Tuesday afternoon.
Griffin aced the 155-yard No. 2 hole with a 5-hybrid club. Witnessing the feat was Tom Talbert.
• The Corbin Hills Ladies held their weekly event.
Low gross was won by Phyllis Durland. She was followed by Beth Calhoun, Kristi Laton and Mary Seaford.
Low net was won by Treva Honeycutt. She was followed by Tammi Drew, Eileen Full and Joy Maughmer. Low putts was won by Toni Iossi. She was followed by Beverly Cobb.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions Homeschool jayvee team defeated Gray Stone 10-1.
Caleb Threadgill had three hits, while Dalton Lankford, Noah Jarrett and Hunter Shepherd picked up two apiece.
Jarrett was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts.
• The Stallions (12-5) also beat High Point 14-4 . Threadgill and Lankford had four hits each. Shepherd, Jarret,t Tyler Hartsell and Josh Endicott had two each. Josh Holt was the winning pitcher.
Robert Miller won the fifth Annual Tom Cowden 5k on Sunday at Sloan Park. Miller finished in 17:10 and was followed by Alex Freeze in 18:51 and Bobby Aswell in 19:14.
The top female was Melissa Orr in 21:16. Josie Hegler was second in 22:14, and Meredith Abramson was third in 22:19.
All proceeds go to Haleigh Evans in her fight against brain cancer. Complete results are available at www.salisburyrowanrunners.org