Area Sports Briefs:
From staff reports
Salisbury’s doubles team of Brock Overcash and Clint Comadoll won the 2A Midwest Regional championship held at Lexington on Saturday.
The Hornets won 6-0, 6-2 against East Davidson’s Hunter Mitchell-Victor Finlay in a semifinal. Then they beat Surry Central’s Luke Haymore-Colby Chilton 6-1, 6-3 in the championship match.
Overcash and Comadoll will play next in the state championships in Cary next weekend.
Salisbury returns to dual-team action Tuesday with a second-round match at Newton-Conover.
• In the 3A playoffs, East Rowan will play at West Henderson in the second round.
Regional golf tournaments will be held on Monday.
South Rowan and West Rowan qualified their teams for the 3A Midwest Regional at Statesville Country Club, where they’ll join the host Greyhounds.
SPC teams Robinson, Concord, Cox Mill and Hickory Ridge also will be part of the 10-team field.
A number of Rowan golfers qualified to compete as individuals, including East Rowan’s Logan Shuping and Carson’s Andrew Purcell and Matt Yates.
Play is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
• Salisbury’s team will be competing Monday in the 2A Midwest Regional at Sapona Ridge in Lexington.
The baseball state playoffs aren’t scheduled to start until Friday.
Carson and East Rowan will have home games in the 3A playoffs, while Salisbury will start the 2A playoffs at home.
Carson will host Robinson, the SPC’s No. 4 seed in the first round.
South Rowan and West Rowan will be on the road for their openers in the 3A playoffs. North Rowan is expected to get a wild-card berth in the playoffs.
The softball state playoffs also are scheduled to start on Friday.
East Rowan and Carson will be at home in the first round of the 3A playoffs. West Rowan will have a first-round road game. Salisbury will be on the road in the 2A playoffs.
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 5-4 to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Saturday in front of 3,849 fans at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.
Kannapolis tried to rally after falling behind 5-0 early. Brent Tanner had a two-run double to lead the charge.
College men’s lacrosse
Catawba completed its season with a 20-13 loss to Belmont Abbey on Saturday.
Catawba (9-8) was led John Scheich’s two goals and three assists.
Appalachian State tried to rally from a 9-1 deficit but lost to Elon 10-8 on Saturday. Former East Rowan standouts Noah Holmes and Preston Troutman drove in runs for the Mountaineers. Holmes lined out to end the game.
• UNC Pembroke (36-14) is ranked 18th nationally but is only the No. 5 seed for the Peach Belt Conference Tournament that starts Wednesday. UNCP opens against No. 4 seed Lander. USC Aiken, ranked No. 1 nationally, is the top seed.
Chelsea White (East Rowan) was the winning pitcher as Elon (20-30) beat Chattanooga 6-4 in a SoCon game on Saturday. White struck out five, went the distance in the circle and won her sixth game.
• Appalachian State clinched its first Southern Conference softball title with a 2-0 win against Georgia Southern on Saturday.
The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallion jayvee team (14-5) swept York Prep in a doubleheader.
Hunter Shepherd struck out nine in a 6-2 victory in the opener.
In an 11-1 romp in the nightcap, Caleb Threadgill had three hits, Dalton Lankford had two hits, and Tyler Hartsell had a double.
Noah Jarrett was the winning pitcher. Sawyer Strickland and Hartsell finished up on the mound.