Area Sports Briefs
East Rowan pounded Hickory 12-0 in SPC baseball on Thursday.
East (5-4, 5-2 SPC) decided the game right away with a 10-run first inning.
Samuel Wyrick’s bases-loaded triple was the key hit in the first, as East bunched four hits, five walks and an HPB for a huge inning.
Samuel Wyrick, Seth Wyrick and Michael Caldwell had hits as East added two more runs in the second and cruised from there.
Winner Chase Jarrett, Harrison Bell, Joseph Peeler and Connor Johnson worked on the mound for the Mustangs, who will host Hickory Ridge (3-4 SPC) tonight.
• West Davidson lost 2-1 to Wheatmore on Thursday despite 10 strikeouts by Chandler Simerson.
• Salisbury dropped a 12-8 eight-inning game to Forbush at Robertson Stadium on Saturday.
Ryan Jones and Clay Swaim had two hits each for Salisbury. Jones was the hard-luck loser, pitching the final three frames.
Forbush scored six unearned runs.
Salisbury put together a four-run second inning and led 5-2 early but couldn’t hold it .
“We just continue to make things hard on ourselves,” SHS coach Scott Maddox said. “Too many errors and at the most inopportune times. There were some bright spots as well. We swung the bats a lot better and we threw strikes the way we can.”
• North Rowan lost 6-0 to Pine Lake Prep in a non-conference game on Thursday.
After cancellations and postponements, Salisbury’s girls took the field for the first time this week on Thursday.
Salisbury (4-1) defeated Concord 6-0.
SHS got two goals each from Ceci Cardelle and Kate Grant and one apiece from Ashlyn Heidt, and Allie Murphy. Heidt, Grant, Murphy, Maddie Labovitz, Emma Labovitz and Nellie Brown had helpers.
Juliana Anderson and Cardelle combined for the shutout in goal. Salisbury got 20 minutes out of every one of their 21 dressing players.
Additional standouts for the Hornets included Susannah Dixon, Kathryn Rusher and Shelby Holden who severely limited the chances for the Spiders.
Next for Salisbury is Trinity at Ludwig Stadium Tuesday at 6 p.m.. Salisbury begins CCC play the following night at East Davidson.
• Northwest Cabarrus won 6-0 against East Rowan on Thursday.
• Davie County battled to a 1-1 tie with North Davidson in the CPC on Thursday.
West Rowan won 15-2 in five innings at Carson in SPC softball on Thursday.
The Falcons settled things early with five runs in the first inning and five more in the second.
Catherine Whitley had three hits and three RBIs for the Falcons. Marissa Yow drove in two runs. Peyton Greene and Kristine South had two hits each. Leah McCoy was the winning pitcher.
• South Rowan won 5-2 against Hickory Ridge in SPC softball on Thursday.
Logan Lowery pitched a three-hitter and struck out four. Lowery drove in three runs, while Sami Kennerly went 3-for-4 with a home run. Caroline Hubbard reached base four straight times, scored three runs and had a double. Beth Ann Martin had two hits for the Raiders.
• Also in the SPC, Cox Mill won 8-7 against Central Cabarrus.
• A.L. Brown improved to 7-1 with an 11-1 win against Salisbury on Thursday.
East Rowan (4-1, 2-0) won 6-3 against Carson in SPC tennis on Thursday.
At No. 1 singles, Carson’s Marshall Wood defeated Ike Emerson 9-7. At No. 2 singles, East’s Justin Allen won against Jonathan Martin 7-5 6-1.
At No. 3 singles, East’s Chance Brown defeated Graham Purcell 6-2 6-3. At No. 4, Carson’s Casey Lucas defeated Robert Gray 6-4 6-3. At No. 5, East’s Evan Rogers defeated Matthew Martin, 6-2 6-2. At No. 6, East’s Jeremy Price defeated Grayson Haff 6-1 6-1
In doubles, Carson’s Wood-Lucas defeated Emerson-Brown 9-7. East’s Allen-Rogers defeated Martin-Martin 8-4. At No. 3 doubles, Gray-Price defeated Carson’s Purcell-Haff 8-4.
• Salisbury’s unbeaten tennis team rolled 9-0 against Lexington in CCC action on Thursday.
Clint Comadoll won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 for the Hornets (7-0). Spencer Storey won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2. Abraham Post won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3. Chris Derrick 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4. At No. 5, David Derrick won 6-2, 6-1. Hunter Carlton won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6.
Comadoll-Chris Derrick won 8-0 at No.1 doubles. Storey-Post won 8-2 at No. 2. At No. 3, David Derrick-Alex Julian won 8-1.
Middle school tennis
The Southeast boys tennis team defeated Corriher-Lipe 8-1. Singles winners include Hunter Smith, Jailen Williams, Trexler Cloninger, Alex Mercado and Alex Taylor. Doubles winners were the teams of Smith-Williams, Ruiz-Mercado and Cloninger-Taylor.
• Knox’s boys defeated China Grove 8-1.
Singles winners for Knox were Simon Post, Cole Goodnight, Roarke Burton, Luke Grenoble and Christian Gonzalez. Double winners were Post-Goodnight, Burton-Grenoble, and Gonzalez-Chichester.
Knox plays at Southeast on Monday.
Corriher-Lipe’s girls won 39-32 in overtime against Knox to win the seventh-grade tournament championship on Thursday.
Janiya Downs scored 30 points for the Yellow Jackets. Rhianna Kimmer scored six. Chrishea Massey and Ashlyn Plott were outstanding on defense.
Bryanna Troutman and Bailey Taylor scored nine points each for the Trojans.
The teams split their regular-season meetings and were conference co-champs.
SAC Hall of Fame
The South Atlantic Conference announced that the conference’s Hall of Fame in 2014 would include former Mars Hill football star Khalid Abdullah, former Tusculum football standout Alan Dunn, former Wingate basketball standout Dr. Bradley Buckler and current Carson-Newman softball head coach Vickee Kazee-Hollifield.
Catawba rallied past Mount Olive 6-5 on Wednesday at Newman Park.
Cameron Beard had three hits, and Ethan Satterfield had two. T.J. Wharton had the game-deciding hit to cap a ninth-inning rally.
• Catawba’s Paul Kronenfeld was named regional player of the week.
Catawba swept Coker 6-5 and 10-3 on Thursday.
Carley Tysinger (12-2) struck out a school-record 15 batters in the opener. Gina Gerone, Sydney Hyder and Holli Chandler had two hits each.
Katherine Shumaker hit a home run. Emily B. Honeycutt won the nightcap, and Taylor Adams had three hits.
East Rowan Y
The last chance to register for spring sports at the East Rowan YMCA is March 22.
Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.
Salisbury had 115 student-athletes from fall and winter seasons achieve individual scholar-athlete status.
That means that maintained a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher while participating in at least one varsity sport.
Nine varsity teams had an unweighted GPA of 3.1 or better and will receive state recognition — girls golf (3.8), girls tennis (3.6), boys soccer (3.18), Girls cross country (3.57), boys cross country (3,35), volleyball (3.38), cheerleading (3.30), boys swimming (3.31) and girls swimming (3.58).