Area Sports Briefs
East Rowan’s team of Chance Brown-Ike Emerson won the SPC doubles tournament on Wednedsay at Concord’s Myers Park.
East will have a first-round playoff game at home on April 29 at 4 p.m.
In the CCC tournament in Lexington, Salisbury’s Michael Ogden beat West Davidson’s Brett Moore 6-3, 6-0 for the singles championship.
Salisbury’s Hunter Carlton won 6-0, 6-0 against West Davidson’s Noel Lopez in the third-place match.
All four qualified for regional play.
• In CCC doubles, Salisbury’s Clint Comadoll-Spencer Storey won 6-3, 6-4 against Salisbury’s Chris Derrick-David Derrick in the final.
East Davidson’s Jake Finlay-Brett Fuller and West Davidson’s Jaime Lopez-Nathan will join the two Salisbury doubles teams in the regional.
Regionals will be held May 2 at Lexington, beginning at 2 pm.
Taylor Martin had four hits as West Rowan won 8-3 against East Rowan in SPC softball on Wednesday.
Down 3-2, West scored six runs in the sixth.
Peyton Geene pitched a complete game and struck out eight for the Falcons.
Greene and Hunter Gibbons had two RBIs each.
Katie Kepley led East with three hits and two RBIs. Schrade Daniel.
• Central Cabarrus held South Rowan to three hits and scored in the seventh to beat the Raiders 3-2 in SPC softball.
South pitcher Logan Lowery struck out six.
Salisbury defeated Lexington 3-1 on Wednesday in CCC soccer.
Salisbury (11-1-1) stayed undefeated in the league. The Hornets are 6-0 in the CCC.
Salisbury overcame a sluggish first half, beginning with an unassisted, well-earned goal by Kate Grant.
The second Hornet goal was scored by Maddie Labovitz and assisted by Shelby Holden.
The final tally started from Maddie Labovitz and was finished by Katie Bullock.
“We’re banged up unlike any other team I have coached,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said. “ We were without eight players tonight and lost another with less than five minutes left in the match. Between those that started spring break a little early and those that can’t walk, we really struggled to find balance and rhythm tonight. Girls were playing in unfamiliar positions with seemingly unanticipated expectations.”
Parrish credited a bit of “positive encouragement” at halftime producing better second-half results.
“We came out with more passion and heart. I was proud of the girls for taking the ‘positive encouragement’ and translating it to heightened performance on the field. We hit the woodwork no less than seven times and continued to fight and eventually persevered.”
Next up is Thomasville away on Monday, April 28.
East Rowan will hold a six-team Easter tournament on April 24-26. It’s a round robin format with pairings already set. East will play West Iredell on Thursday, the 24th, at 4 p.m. East will play North Iredell on the 25th at 4 p.m. and will take on Mooresville on the 26th at 7 p.m.
West Rowan also is participating. The Falcons play North Iredell at 7 on the 24th, Mooresville at 7 on the 25th, and West Iredell on the 26th at 4 p.m.
Uwharrie Charter also is in the event and will play in the 1 p.m. game each day.
• The annual F&M Bank High School Baseball Classic returns to CMC-NorthEast Stadium on April 23-25.
The eight-team tournament will crown a champion. The field includes South Rowan, Carson, North Rowan, Salisbury, A.L. Brown, Northwest Cabarrus, Mount Pleasant and Robinson.
First-round and winner’s bracket games will be played at CMC-NorthEast Stadium. Consolation games will be played at A.L. Brown.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and children 3 and under will be admitted free.
See Scoreboard for pairings.
• Salisbury lost 6-1 to West Davidson in CCC baseball on Wednesday.
Chandler Simerson was the winning pitcher. He struck out 10 Hornets.
• Michael Pinkston had three hits by West Rowan lost to Cox Mill 8-2 in SPC action on Wednesday.
Juan Garcia had two hits for the Falcons.
Michael Ball took the loss. He pitched five innings, and Nick Collins finished up.
Julian Smith pitched a gem for Cox Mill. Justin Sponseller knocked in two runs.
• Concord won 8-1 against Northwest Cabarrus on Wednesday afternoon.
• South Rowan-Robinson was canceled.
Minor league baseball
Jerry Sands (Catawba) hit two homers for Durham in Tuesday’s 9-2 win at Charlotte. Sands hit a three-run homer in the third and an opposite-field solo in the seventh.
• The Kannapolis Intimidator shook off five errors and won 4-3 at Hickory on Wednesday afternoon.
• Tyler Williams went 3-for-4 for the Intimidators. Williams and Jacob Morris homered.
Hough named Miles Aldridge as its new football cocah. He’s been the head coach at Spring Valley in Columbia, S.C.
Catawba’s Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) shot 78-79-81 — 238 and placed second in the SAC women’s golf championships in Sevierville, Tenn. Catawba’s Leslie Long finished at 250 and tied for seventh.
Wingate won the women’s title.
• Carson-Newman’s men won the championship. Catawba placed ninth. Catawba’s Matt Hardman shot 77-74-77 — 228 and placed fourth individually.
• UNC Greensboro’s Roy Dixon (Salisbury) shot 76-77 — 153 and tied for 35th in the rain-shortened Reunion Intercollegiate held in Mississippi.
• The 20th annual Catawba Football Golf Classic is set for May 9 at 10 a.m. at Warrior.
• Elon’s Troy Beaver (Salisbury) shot 69-67-74 — 210 and tied for eighth in the Wofford Invitational.
Catawba’s women are the No. 4 seed in the SAC tournament and will play top-seeded Queens at 4 p.m. Friday at Queens in a semifinal.
Sixty-six GARS members played in foursomes at Crescent,
Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 63.99 was Steve Albanese. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 64.64 was Paul Dombrowski. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 62.60 was John Cress. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 66.88 was Larrey Perrell.
• The Greater Piedmont Open Golf Tournament will be held at Sapona Ridge on Saturday, May 3, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The format is Captain’s Choice Best Ball. The cost is $55 per player and $200 per team.
Money raised goes to
scholarships and charities.
Contact Danny Thompson for more information at 336-479-1556.
Justin Allison (West Rowan) is in Talladega with Team BCR for open testing.
West Rowan Heart of a Champion Jac’quez Jackson was identified as Jac’quez Davis in Wednesday’s Post.
Middle school baseball
Corriher-Lipe won 6-5 against Erwin. Scott Cline and Brandon Goodman pitched for the Yellow Jackets. Hurd (no first name available) led Corriher-Lipe’s offense with three hits and two RBIs.
Middle school tennis
The Sacred Heart boys tennis team wrapped up an undefeated season.
The Dolphins were 6-0 in two matches each against Park Ridge of Albemarle, Concordia of Hickory and Salisbury Academy.
Sacred Heart relied on eighth-graders Michael Childress, Ben Roy, Keegan Dillon, Will Taylor and Daniel Yu. All were undefeated in singles and doubles with Yu only dropping one singles game.
Zachary Robinette was undefeated in singles.
Sean Archer, Brody Dillon, and Jason Mathews are up and coming young players.
• Erwin won its fifth match of the season by beating Corriher-Lipe.
Winners in singles were Jesus Baron, Jacob Hall, Drew Walker, Nick Shoemaker, and Chandler Costantino. Winners in doubles were Jesus Baron, Jacob Hall, Nick Shoemaker and Braylen Presslar.
• Southeast defeated Corriher-Lipe 9-0.
Singles winners included Hunter Smith, Jailen Williams, James Ruiz, Trexler Cloninger, Alex Mercado and Jerry Cipres.
Doubles wins came from Smith-Williams, Ruiz-Cloninger, and Mercado-Cipres.