From staff reports
Catawba’s softball team gave up six unearned runs and was eliminated by Mars Hill 6-3 at the SAC tournament at Newberry on Saturday morning.
Sixth-seeded Catawba ended its season with a 26-25 record.
Sam Vidal knocked in Ryann Baker (East Rowan) to give the Indians an early lead, but the wheels came off during Mars Hill’s five-run third inning.
Vidal and Jessie Whitesides scored on a throwing error in the fourth to cut the deficit to 6-3.
Vidal and Whitesides each had two hits for Catawba. Jac White (West Rowan) went 1-for-3 in her final game for the Indians.
Meghan Cobb took the loss despite allowing just four hits. All six runs were unearned.
n Mars Hill also beat Wingate 6-5 on Ashley Seawell’s walkoff homer on Saturday and will play for the championship today against Carson-Newman.
Mars Hill’s Lindsey Barrier (East Rowan) was 1-for-2 and scored twice against Catawba and was 1-for-3 and scored two more runs against Wingate.
n College softball
Maryland’s Devon Williams (West Rowan) drew a bases-loaded walk in a 5-4 loss to Virginia on Saturday.
n College baseball
Charlotte’s Rob Lyerly broke one school record and tied three more in a 24-6 road rout of Massachusetts on Saturday.
Charlotte had a school-record 29 hits.
Lyerly went 6-for-6, with three home runs, a triple and two doubles.
The six hits tied the Charlotte record, as did the three homers. He broke the school mark with 19 total bases.
He also had hits in his last two at-bats in Friday’s game with Yale. His eight straight base hits tied another record.
Lyerly, who transferred to Charlotte from Campbell prior to this season, went to Piedmont High in Unionville.
His parents, Robert and Sandy, are from Rowan County. Robert played baseball at East Rowan.
Freshman Ross Steedley (East Rowan) joined in the 49ers’ onslaught. He was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.
n Seth Waller (West Rowan) and Patrick Atwell (South Rowan) have played key roles for Belmont Abbey, which has reached the Conference Carolinas championship game today against Mount Olive.
Waller is 5-for-15 in the tournament with a homer and four RBIs, while Atwell is 5-for-13 and has scored five runs.
n Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) drove in both Belmont runs in a 9-2 loss to East Tennessee State on Saturday.
n Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) hit a pair of two-run homers for North Carolina in a 12-3 victory over Boston College on Friday. Seager has eight homers and 57 RBIs and is batting .384.
n McKenzie Willoughby (Davie County) had a strong start on the mound for Eastern Kentucky in a 6-0 loss to Murray State on Saturday. Willoughby pitched seven innings and allowed three runs. He is 1-3 with a 2.91 ERA and three saves.
n South Carolina’s Whit Merrifield (Davie) had two hits and scored twice in a 6-2 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday.
n Former South Rowan Legion aces Walker Snow (Wilkes CC) and Rudy Brown (Surry CC) are expected to pitch against each other today in Dobson.
n Intimidators lose 1-0
Greensboro beat the Kannapolis 1-0 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Saturday. The visiting Grasshoppers weathered a rain delay of 1 hour, 26 minutes prior to the game.
Kannapolis pitcher Jason Rice allowed a run in the first inning, but he struck out 11 in five frames.
Cristhian Martinez tossed six shutout innings for the Hoppers.
The Intimidators were led offensively by Jose Martinez. The outfielder went 3-for-4 and was stranded at third base in the ninth inning.
The teams play again tonight at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. Anthony Carter (3-0, 1.50) will pitch for Kannapolis.
n Minor leagues
Beloit’s Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) allowed two runs and three hits in a relief appearance and took the loss in a 5-3 Midwest League setback to Wisconsin on Saturday.
Steedley is 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA.
n Catawba hoops camps
Dates are set for Catawba basketball’s individual camps for boys and girls ages 7-15 and beginners camps for ages 5-8.
Camp dates are June 16-19 at Catawba; June 23-26 at Covenant Classical in Concord; July 7-10 at Catawba; and July 14-17 at Covenant.
Beginners camps are half-day, while individual camps run a full day.
On June 16-19, there will be a “Skills and Drills” camp from 4-6 p.m. at Catawba for girls and boys ages 8-15. Another will be held at Covenant on June 23-26.
Camps are directed by Catawba head men’s coach Jim Baker and assistant Bill Haggerty.
Call 704-637-4473 for information.
n West hoops camp
West Rowan Falcon Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held June 16-19.
West Rowan boys coach Mike Gurley directs the camp at the school. West players will help with the camp.
Campers will take home a Falcon T-shirt, in addition to top-flight instruction.
The cost is $50.
Camp for rising 2nd-6th graders is from 9 until noon.
Camp for rising 7th-9th graders is from 1-4 p.m.
Contact Gurley at 704-798-2074.
n Catawba baseball camps
The Catawba baseball program has released summer camp dates.
Separate camps will be held for ages 8-14 from June 30 to July 3 and July 21-24. In addition, a showcase and instructional camp will be held June 28 and June 29 for members of the 2009-2011 graduating classes.
In the fall, a specialized showcase and instructional camp will be held for uncommitted members of the 2009-2011 classes on October 11.
Details are available in the camp brochure which can be accessed at www.gocatawbaindians.com under the camps site.
Space is limited, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
n Catawba tennis camps
Catawba tennis will hold after-school clinics for ages 6-15. Cost for each clinic is $10.
Clinics will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in May from 3:30-5 p.m.
Clinics will be held in September on Mondays and Fridays from 3:30-5 p.m.
Clinics will be held on Mondays and Thursdays in October from 3:30-5 p.m.
Clinics will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in November from 3:30-5 p.m.
n Catawba soccer campsCatawba soccer camp dates for this summer are June 15-19; June 29-July 3; and July 20-24. Contact coach Craig Turnbull at 704-637-4348 or e-mail cturnbulat catawba.edu.
n S.A. volleyball
Salisbury Academy’s volleyball team beat Davidson Day 21-14 and 21-7. Olivia Smith and Anna Flynn served well, while Lindsey Bearss had great spikes.
The Jaguars lost 21-1 and 21-6 to Statesville Montessori. Ann Rollins Johnson sparked the Jaguars.
n Prep signers
West Forsyth’s 6-foot-5 basketball player Elizabeth Maas, who averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds, signed with Winston-Salem State.
n Central Davidson softball catcher Gina Antonucci signed with Belmont Abbey.
n Prep baseball
Wake Forest signee Zach White pitched a four-hitter, and LSU signee Tyler Hanover hit a two-run homer to lead North Davidson to a 3-1 CPC victory over Davie County on Friday.
n Prep track
Northwest Cabarrus’ teams swept the recent Cabarrus County Meet.
Chase Fisher, who won the 1600 and 3200 and placed in three jumps, led the Trojan boys.
Sushannie Blake, who swept the 100, 200 and 400, led the Northwest girls.
A.L. Brown’s boys finished second, while the girls took third.
Billy Simiton won the high jump for the Wonders.
n College football
Michael Crutchfield (Northwest Cabarrus) kicked a 45-yard field goal and had punts of 55 and 60 yards in Wingate’s spring game on Saturday.
n Tommy Beecher (Concord) was 9-for-20 passing for 131 yards in South Carolina’s spring game on Saturday. Beecher threw on TD pass and was intercepted three times.
n SAC tennis
Tusculum (20-3) beat Carson-Newman 5-1 to win the women’s SAC tournament championship on Saturday.
n Tusculum (20-1) beat Newberry 5-1 to win the men’s SAC tournament championship on Saturday.
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