Area sports briefs: Indians lose 9-8
From staff reports
Catawba’s baseball team lost 9-8 at seventh-ranked North Georgia on Tuesday.
Chad Sage’s two-run single was the game-winning hit for the Saints (15-7).
Kevin McMillan hit a two-run homer for Catawba (9-6). Ryan Query (A.L. Brown) had a run-scoring double.
McMillan, Craige Lyerly (East Rowan) and Chris Ahearn had two hits apiece.
* Justin Roland (East) had three hits and three RBIs for Charlotte in an 18-3 win against Furman Monday.
* Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) went 2-for-2 in UNC’s 9-8 comeback victory against Appalachian State on Tuesday.
Seager’s high school teammates Jerod Faggart (home run, three RBIs) and Nick Daniels (two scoreless innings on the mound) did well for ASU.
– All-SPC teams
A.L. Brown’s Tristan Steele, Brenden Brown, Morgan McDaniel, Jonathan Donatien and Michael Powell were All-SPC.
* A.L. Brown’s DeMarcus Phifer and Jacob Newman made the All-SPC basketball team.
Scott Brewer of Concord was SPC Coach of the Year, while Concord’s Jacquise Moore was SPC Player of the Year.
* A.L. Brown’s Cole Harris and Corey Klepper made the All-SPC boys swimming team.
– Prep baseball
Cody Beck pitched a complete game to lead Central Davidson (2-0) to an 11-1 victory against Thomasville on Tuesday.
Trevor Leonard and Landon Clark had two hits each for the Spartans.
* West Davidson clubbed South Davidson 17-1 as Alex Grubb fanned 10 batters in five innings.
Zach Burkhart led the Green Dragons at the dish with three RBIs.
* East Davidson fell 19-1 to Southwest Guilford. Ryan Coleman had the only RBI for the Golden Eagles.
* In an SPC game, Marvin Ridge belted A.L. Brown 16-6.
Lake Norman crushed Forbush 23-8 in a non-league game.
* The Northwest Cabarrus-South Rowan NPC game likely will be moved up to Thursday because of Friday’s ugly weather forecast.
– Prep softball
Morgan Wyatt had two doubles and three RBIs to lead Davie County to a 3-0 victory against West Rowan on Tuesday.
Davie limited the Falcons to one hit.
– Overseas basketball
Terris Sifford (West Rowan) had 27 points and 20 rebounds for his team in Italy Saturday.
– Prep track
East Rowan’s boys scored 143 points and won a meet with North Rowan (96), Davie (51), Northside Christian (45) and Gray Stone (42).
East’s young phenom Daishion Barger won four events.
He took the 110 hurdles (14.42, breaking the school record set in 1975 by Kevin McKenzie who ran 14.7 ) and the 200 (22.41), the 100 (10.92) and the long jump (19 feet, 10 inches).
East’s Nathan Robbins (42-11) won the shot put. Ben Hancock won the 400 (53.45). Evan Webb took the pole vault (12-0).
The 4×400 relay team of Justin Holshouser, Kenny Strother, Joseph Furtado and Ben Hancock won in 3:44.
* First-place finishers for North were Johnny Ray Oglesby in the triple jump (40-9) and Sam Starks in the 300 hurdles (41.83).
North won 4×200 (1:35.17) and 4×100 (44.63) relays.
* Ricky Bell won the discus for Davie (133-9). P.J. Neely won the high jump (5-10), and Andrew Allen won the 800 (2:12).
Gray Stone’s Dalton Wally won the 3200 (10:28) and 1600 (5:03). Gray Stone also won the 4×800 relay (8:47).
– Hairston honored
Towson senior forward Junior Hairston (West Rowan) was named to the Colonial Athletic Association’s all-tournament team.
Hairston becomes the first Towson player selected to the CAA’s all-tournament team since the Tigers joined the league eight years ago. He earned the honor for leading the 11th-seeded Tigers to the semifinals.
– Pro baseball
Infielder Gordon Beckham, who made his pro debut with the Kannapolis Intimidators after being a first-round draft pick by the Chicago White Sox last June, is a serious competitor for the starting second base job with the big-league Sox already.
The 22-year-old, who played at Georgia, batted .333 in his first eight exhibition games in Arizona and had three doubles in Sunday’s contest.
– Seventh-grade hoops
North Rowan’s seventh-grade boys basketball team won 56-13 against China Grove on Tuesday.
Cameron Sifford had 14 points for North (9-1), and Michael Bowman added 11.
Jaquan Boyd and Michael Connor had eight apiece.
Shawn Spry (seven) and Eric Goldston (five) led China Grove in scoring.
North plays host to unbeaten West Rowan on Thursday.
– Catawba softball
Brittany Thornburg drove in the winning run in the seventh inning of both games to lead Catawba to a 6-5, 11-9 sweep of Alderson-Broaddus on Tuesday.n College softball
Gina Loflin (West Rowan) and Erin Foster (West) had four hits each as Walters State went 4-2 in a tournament in Alabama.
– Catawba lacrosse
Catawba’s lacrosse team topped Rollins 10-5 Tuesday for a Deep South Conference victory. Marty Tuohy had three goals and two assists.
– SHS fan bus
Salisbury has 45 seats available for Saturday’s 2A girls basketball state-championship game with Graham.
The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the gym parking lot. Cost is $15 for the bus and admission. Fans must pay in advance by 3 p.m. Thursday.