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Area briefs: Carson knocks off Blue Devils

From staff reports
Carson’s baseball team is 3-0 after scoring seven runs with two outs in the fifth inning to beat NPC foe Mooresville 9-5 on Thursday.
“It’s the biggest win in our program’s history,” Carson coach Chris Cauble said. “In the past, we’ve beaten the teams we were supposed to beat. This is our first really big upset. Mooresville is a legitimate contender so our guys are pretty excited right now.”
It was the league opener for the Cougars, who got good pitching from starter Will Misenheimer and reliever and winner Jesse Park. They combined to issue eight walks, but they also worked out of numerous jams.
Carson started closer Will Misenheimer on the hill. The coaching staff felt he was their best option to slow down the Blue Devils (2-2, 1-1). Misenheimer stuck out seven and kept the Cougars in it.
Carson trailed 4-2 in the fifth when Caleb Srackengast, Julio Zubillaga, Gunnar Hogan and Alex Freeze had consecutive run-scoring singles to turn the game around. Mooresville scored once in the seventh and had men on base when Park ended the game with a strikeout on a 3-2 pitch.
Hogan had three hits. Zack Grkman, who made a diving catch in center field, had two hits before leaving with a hamstring injury. His replacement, Srackengast, also had two hits.
* East Rowan breezed past West Iredell 10-0 in six innings in the NPC opener for both teams.
Cody Laws allowed only one hit in five innings for the Mustangs (2-0), and that runner was picked off base.
Robbie Ijames hit a towering, opposite-field homer to lead off the bottom of the first. David Ijames and Noah Holmes rapped two doubles apiece. Ben DeCelle knocked in two runs. Austin Shull and Preston Troutman also contributed two hits.
* Shelton Howard pitched a complete game and struck out nine to lead Davie to a 3-2 non-conference victory against North Rowan on Thursday.
Carson Herndon knocked in two runs for the War Eagles (3-1).
Drew Laurens pitched well in relief for the Cavaliers (0-4), who turned in their best defensive game so far.
* Chaz Frank fanned 10 batters as Central Davidson edged North Stanly 6-5.
– College baseball
Erskine pounded Catawba 13-2 in Due West, S.C., on Thursday.
Corey Parker and Craige Lyerly (East Rowan) had two hits each for the Indians (10-7). Jake Faggart (NW Cabarrus) knocked in two runs. Clay Watson took the loss.
* Matt Ingold (South Rowan) scored twice for UNC Pembroke in a 14-2 win against St. Andrews.
– Prep football
Mooresville’s Barclay Marsh has stepped down as head football coach.
– Prep softball
South Rowan lost 7-2 to Northwest Cabarrus in an NPC game on Thursday. Taylor Lookabill had a triple and a double for the Raiders. Freshman Kaitlyn Jones had a double. Lookabill and Desirae Overcash pitched for the Raiders. Taylor Allen and Rebecca Faust swung big bats for the Trojans.n Samantha Tarleton was the winning pitcher for Davie in a 10-5 victory against Asheboro on Thursday,
Jordan Schultz and Morgan Wyatt homered for the War Eagles. Annelise Chesney and Whitney Short rapped two doubles each.
* In an NPC game played Wednesday, Carson rallied to beat Mooresville 11-9. Megan Meismer was the winning pitcher. Hope Smith hit a homer for the Blue Devils.
* Prep soccerSalisbury fell to Davie 3-2 on Thursday. Katherine Heidt and Madison Kennedy scored for the Hornets (0-2). Kennedy and Karen Presnell had assists.
“An inexperienced team will have growing pains,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said. “We’re young, shorthanded and banged up, but we took a lot of positives away from this one.”
Davie rallied to nip the Hornets 4-3 when the teams played Tuesday.
Allison Lee, Heidt and Presnell scored for Salisbury. Kennedy and Lee had assists.
* South Rowan beat A.L. Brown 4-2 on Thursday for its first win.
Inspired by injured team captain Lauren Brown from the sideline, the Raiders played strong defense.
Scoring for South were Libby Sides (PK), Chelsea McManus, Mandy Blankenship and Carla Curiel (PK). South’s defense was led by Heaven Bare, Ashley Ervin, Andrea Lambert, Kiersten Lockman, and freshman keeper Loretta Betancourt.
– Prep track
Daishion Barger broke the school record in the 110 hurdles (14.03 seconds) to lead East Rowan’s boys (137) to a track victory over NPC foes West Iredell (58), Statesville (44) and North Iredell (32). Barger also won the 100 (10.85), 200 (22.37) and long jump (18 feet, 10 inches).
Other East winners were Ross Oden (5:11 in the 1600), Keith Leonard (12-0 in the pole vault), Chris Demitraszek (42-9 in the shot), Joseph Furtado (54.0 in the 400), John Owen (5-6 in the high jump) and Cole Honeycutt (10:56 in 3200). East’s 4×800 relay team of Justin Holshouser, Eli Walton, J. Michael Shuping and Honeycutt won in 8:58. East’s 4×400 relay team of Holshouser, Ben Hancock, Furtado, Kenny Strother also won.
– Prep tennis
Salisbury beat South Rowan 9-0 Thursday to stay unbeaten.
See Scoreboard.
– Prep golf
Alex Nianouris shot 35 to lead Salisbury to a victory over CCC foes Providence Grove and North Rowan at Warrior on Thursday.
Providence Grove’s Jordan Prugh made his second career ace on No. 8 with an 8-iron.
See Scoreboard.
– College golf
Virginia’s Will Collins helped the Cavaliers finished second at the recent Seminole Intercollegiate.
Collins (Salisbury) led the Cavaliers with his second consecutive top-five finish. He shot 1-under 71 during the final round and placed third overall at 1-under 215.
Collins was fourth at the Argonaut Invitational.
– 7th-grade hoops
Erwin’s girls clinched the regular-season championship with a 43-22 victory at Corriher-Lipe on Thursday. Erwin (12-0, 11-0) has a two-game lead with one game left to play.
Karleigh Wike paced the Eagles with 18 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocked shots, while Josie McNeely had 13 points, six steals and four assists. Lauren Thomas scored five.
Corriher-Lipe (1-10) was led by Rachel Honeycutt with nine points and Haley Shore with eight.
– Erwin’s boys (3-9, 3-8) took a 37-25 victory behind Chase Brown’s 13 points and 11 rebounds. Calvin Edwards scored seven points. Dalton Nelson had six points and eight rebounds. Dock Corpening grabbed seven boards. Dalton Carter scored 11 points for Corriher-Lipe (0-11).
– North Rowan boys (10-1) defeated West Rowan 54-45 in a battle of the league’s top teams.
Mike Connor scored 26 points for the Mavs (10-1). Jaquan Boyd and Michael Bowman scored 11 each.
Devin Parks scored 15 points for West (9-1). Daisean Reddick had 13, and Najee Tucker scored 11.
* North Rowan’s girls topped West Rowan 29-18. Anna Lingle led the Mavericks with 13 points. Simone Blackwell scored six.
Berkley Alessandrini scored six for West.
2nd place finishers:
Evan Webb
– pole vault 12′
Nathan Robbins
– shot put 41’11”
– discus 121’5″
Ben Hancock
– 400m run 54.26
Andrew May
– 300 hurdles 42.57

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