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From staff reports
Haley Barrier pitched a no-hitter and Chelsea White pitched a one-hitter as East Rowan’s softball team swept Statesville 17-0 and 10-0 in two shortened games to wrap up the NPC championship on Monday.
White hit a home run, while Kayla Potts had a double and a triple for the Mustangs (17-3, 16-2). East clinched its league first title in 10 years.
“The big one was Friday (against Northwest Cabarrus),” East coach Mike Waddell said. “Today the girls just kind of came out and took care of business.”
East will be at home in the 3A state playoffs next week. West Rowan and Carson will be on the road.
– Prep baseball
South Rowan erased an early 7-0 deficit, but lost to North Iredell 12-8 in the regular-season finale for both NPC teams.
Jordan Corriher’s third homer of the season put the Raiders ahead 8-7, but North Iredell whacked a pair of homers to retake the lead.
Everyone in South’s lineup had at least one hit. Corriher, Maverick Miles and Preston Penninger had two hits each.
Michael Morgan started on the mound. Caleb Shore took the loss.
South (10-8) tied Northwest Cabarrus for third place and will be the No. 4 seed for the playoffs. South anticipates a trip to R.S. Central on Friday. Northwest is likely headed to Enka.
* Ledford nipped West Davidson 13-12 for the CCC tournament championship in a game that ended at 11 p.m.
Cory Alcon was the winning pitcher and drove in the winning run.
No. 1 seed Ledford plays host to a wild-card team on Friday in the first round of the 2A playoffs. No. 2 seed Central Davidson is at West Stanly. No. 4 seed West Davidson is at West Lincoln.
– Intimidators baseball
The Kannapolis Intimidators exploded for a season-high 17 hits and outscored Lake County 13-8 on Monday.
Jose Martinez and Luis Sierra blasted homers. Christian Marrero had a bases-clearing double.
– Legion baseball
South Rowan plans to open the American Legion baseball season with a doubleheader at Rich Park against Asheboro and Mocksville on May 17.
Rowan County is scheduled to open at Kernersville on May 23 and is at Newman Park for the first time on May 26 against West Forsyth.
Kannapolis opens on May 17 at Concord in a non-league game.
– Middle school baseball
Alex Bost and Bradley Robbins combined for a no-hitter as Erwin defeated Knox 16-1 on Monday.
A walk and an error helped Knox score its lone run. Nathan Fulbright led Erwin (9-1) with two hits.
Erwin plays Corriher-Lipe at home Thursday.
* China Grove rallied for four runs in the seventh inning to beat West Rowan 10-9 on Monday.
Mitch Galloway was the winning pitcher. Galloway, Scottie Hinson and Connor Bridges had two hits each for the Red Devils (7-2).
Matt Miller had two hits for the Bulldogs.
China Grove plays Southeast at Carson on Thursday night.
– Minor leagues
Dayton’s Brett Bartles (A.L. Brown) played left field, walked, singled and scored in a 2-0 Midwest League victory against Burlington on Sunday.
* Beloit’s Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) struck out the only batter he faced in a 4-1 loss against Lansing on Sunday. Steedley, who played four years at Charlotte, has dominated Midwest League hitters. His ERA is 1.96 and he has 24 strikeouts and seven walks in 18 1/3 innings.
* Jaymie Russ (NW Cabarrus) had his best outing of the season for Lancaster on Sunday. Russ threw five innings and allowed five hits and two runs in a 3-2 loss against Rancho Cucamonga.
– ASU baseball hot
Appalachian State’s baseball team has won four straight conference series for the first time since 1986. The Mountaineers (26-23, 10-11) take on first-place Furman, which has a 13-game winning streak, Friday and Saturday.
Sophomore catcher/DH Jerod Faggart (NW Cabarrus) is batting .275 with three homers and 22 RBIs.
Junior closer Garrett Sherrill (A.L. Brown) has one win and five saves and has struck out 43 in 302/3 innings. Sherrill has been clocked consistently in the 93-94 mph range and is a potential draft pick in June.
ASU sophomore second baseman Wes Hobson, son of Gil Hobson, a three-sport standout at North Rowan in the 1970s, is batting .306 with six homers and 37 RBIs.
– Lowe honored
Kannapolis Intimidator Johnnie Lowe is the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. Lowe was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 12 innings and struck out 10.
– Rockwell baseball
Rockwell Christian’s baseball season ended with a 6-4 loss to Union Grove in the region playoffs.
The Chargers finished their first baseball season with a 5-7 record.
Taylor Honeycutt and Matt Hoehman led Rockwell’s hitting. Other team members are Jacob Swinson, Brent Black, David Ketchie, Ethan Livengood, Anthony Odom, John Honeycutt, Ben Patterson, Cody Holstein, Wesley Corriher and Nathan Upright.
– Prep soccer
West Rowan (11-8) plays Marvin Ridge (17-0-1) in Waxhaw in the first round of the 3A soccer state playoffs on Wednesday.
Salisbury will have a home game in the second round. The CCC champions earned a first-round bye. The Hornets will play the winner of the East Davidson-Mount Pleasant contest.
– Erwin golfers unbeaten
Erwin golfers finished an undefeated season with a victory in the Rowan County Conference Middle School Championship at the Club at Irish Creek.
Team scores were Erwin (164), China Grove (191), Southeast (194) and West Rowan (198).
Erwin’s Conner Lowman was medalist for the second year in a row. He shot 4-over 39. Chase Cannon shot 40, Jared Devlieger 42 and Jared Hough 43 for the Eagles.
Alex Austin led China Grove with a 40. Ryan Craft shot 46, Christian Shuping 52 and Spencer Knowles 53.
Chuck Parks led Southeast with a 45. Garrett Yelton shot 46, Matt Yates 51 and Rob Sawyer 52.
Cody Eggers led West Rowan with a 44. Bailey Kepley shot 49, Thomas Burgess 52 and Nathan Kyles 53.
In the girls match, Southeast’s two scorers defeated Erwin 109-117.
Southeast’s Stephanie Pyle was female medalist with a 54. Savannah Ware shot 55 and Katie Smith 59.
Emily Cleveland led Erwin with a 59. Hannah Pressley shot 60.
– Salisbury Academy track
Salisbury Academy’s Hunter Latimer (800, 1600), Jamel Massie (200) and Scott van der Poel (100) took first places at the CCISAA track meet in Burlington.
Latimer set a conference mark in the 1600 with a clocking of 5:40.
– 1A golf regional
Gray Stone freshman Chad Blankenbeker qualified as an individual for the 1A state championships.
Blankenbeker shot 79 at the Midwest Regional on Monday.
Gray Stone finished fifth as a team with a score of 338.
– GARS
Seventy-three GARS members played a Captain’s Choice tournament at Corbin Hills on Monday.
Butch Adams, Andy Anderson, Jim Brown and Harold Morefield shot minus-13 for first place.
Second at minus-12 were Jay Boyce, Bob Gilland, Butch Grambow and J.C. Hilton.
Jeff Williams and Harold won closest-to-pin holes. Willie Beaver sank the longest putt on No. 9.
– Junior girls golf
Lauren Smith (Salisbury) shot 81-79 ó 160 and tied for 18th at the Junior Girls Championships held at Pineland County Club in Charlotte over the weekend.
Allison Lee (Salisbury) shot 92-90 ó 182 and tied for 68th.
– McCanless Couples
The McCanless Couples played nine holes with a Texas Scramble format.
Gene Seaford and Kyle Leslie shot 33 for first place.
Rodney Setzer and Brenda Mosely shot 35 and won a playoff for second place. Matt Murphy and Elizabeth Murphy also shot 35, as did David Huneycutt and Sharon Miller.
The McCanless Couples travel to Whispering Woods Golf Course on Saturday and will leave the McCanless parking lot at 8:30 a.m.
A sign-up sheet is in the clubhouse.
– Tuttle shoots 2-under
Catawba senior Allen Tuttle shot 2-under 70 in the first round of the D-II Southeast Golf Regional.
Tuttle made five birdies and was one of only seven golfers to break par.
– Carson football camp
Carson Youth Football Camp for grades 3-8 will be held May 12-15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Carson head coach Mark Woody and his staff will conduct the camp, along with guest coaches from Southeast and China Grove.
This is a non-contact camp designed to work on position skill development and fundamentals and conditioning.
Cost is $35 for players who register early ó before May 1.
Cost is $40 for registration from 3-4:30 p.m. on the first day of camp
Call 704-855-7297 for information.
– Carson girls camp
Carson’s Lady Cougar Middle School Basketball Camp will be held on June 16-19 from 8 a.m. until noon each day.
The camp is for girls who will be in grades 6-8. The cost is $50.
All campers will receive a T-shirt. Awards will be given for the free-throw and Hot Shot winners.
Contact Carson coach Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034 for more information.
– Catawba camp
The Catawba Football Camp will be held July 7-9.
Contact coach D.J. Summers at 704-645-4558 or e-mail dsummers@catawba.edu.
– CIAA honors
CIAA coaches of the year for spring sports are Virginia State’s Torrie Lashley (softball), Virginia State’s Merrill Morgan (baseball), Shaw’s Sunday Enitan (men’s tennis), Virginia State’s Linda Person (women’s tennis), Virginia State’s Jeff Hamilton (golf) and George Williams of St. Augustine’s (men’s and women’s track).
– Bears get bid
Lenoir-Rhyne’s softball team received an at-large bid to the South Atlantic Regional tournament.
The Bears (42-12) are seeded third. Carson-Newman (48-6) is No. 1.
No. 2 seed UNC Pembroke is the host team. The tournament starts Wednesday.
– Carolina Preps
Former South Rowan coach Chris Hughes has his Carolina Preps Web site up and running.
The site concentrates on high school football in both Carolinas.

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