Area sports briefs: Hatley's homer leads Catawba
From staff reportsCatawba’s baseball team edged Pfeiffer 8-7 on Tuesday when Brett Hatley (West Rowan) hit a tiebreaking homer down the right-field line in the seventh.
Craige Lyerly (East Rowan) had four hits for the Indians. Chris Ahearn and Kevin McMillan (North) knocked in three runs apiece. Ahearn had a two-run double. McMillan had a two-run homer.
Wil Huneycutt was the winning pitcher in relief. Hatley took the mound in the ninth. He walked two and struck out two before Nathan Furr nailed down the last out.
It was a seesaw affair. The Indians led 3-0, fell behind 4-3, then led 7-4 before Pfeiffer (25-16-1) tied it on a three-run homer by Jesse Dunn, who had five RBIs.
The Indians (24-13) are scheduled to play Tusculum in a big SAC doubleheader today at 4 p.m. at Newman Park.
Catawba’s game against UNC Pembroke that was originally scheduled for today has been pushed back to Thursday.
* Catawba catcher Ryan Query (A.L. Brown) is the SAC Player of the Week. He batted .409 with three homers and 14 RBIs in five games.
* Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) scored two runs for Belmont in a 16-4 loss against Tennessee on Tuesday.
* Jerod Faggart (NW Cabarrus) homered and knocked in three runs to lead Appalachian State to a 15-12 victory against East Tennessee State on Tuesday.
Nick Daniels (NWC) pitched a scoreless inning for ASU and got the win.
* Billy Alvino drove in five runs as High Point surprised North Carolina 11-9 on Tuesday.
* South Carolina’s Whit Merrifield (Davie) had three hits, including his sixth homer, in the Gamecocks’ 20-6 romp over College of Charleston on Tuesday.
– Minor leagues
Greg Infante was brilliant again for the Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday. He pitched six shutout innings to key a 2-0 victory at Lexington.
Dan Remenowsky threw two scoreless innings and struck out four. Tyson Corley pitched the ninth to earn his first save.
Jorge Castillo picked up an RBI in the first inning for Kannapolis, and Drew Garcia hit a solo home run in the eighth.
* John Van Benschoten pitched Charlotte to a 3-1 victory against Norfolk on Tuesday.
Van Benschoten is a former first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
* Garrett Sherrill (A.L. Brown) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for Wisconsin and struck out two, but the Timber Rattlers lost to Ft. Wayne 3-2.
– Prep baseball
All local baseball was postponed by wet grounds Tuesday.
Carson plays at Mooresville tonight.
West Rowan-North Iredell and East Rowan-West Iredell matchups were pushed back to Thursday.
The West Davidson-North Rowan game was moved back to later this month.
* Action in the Intimidators Classic in Kannapolis was postponed. The tournament is set to resume today and Thursday.
Northwest Cabarrus beat A.L. Brown 9-5 in Monday’s first round. Zach Wright had a two-run double for the Wonders.
Taylor West had a two-run double for the Trojans. Jordan Phillips had three hits for Northwest.
Northwest is scheduled to play Piedmont in a winner’s bracket game tonight at 7 p.m.
The Wonders are scheduled to play Robinson in the consolation bracket at 1 p.m.
– Jayvee baseball
West Rowan’s Ethan Marsh pitched a no-hitter in a 14-0, five-inning win against Statesville on Monday.
Marsh struck out nine.
Bryce Burns had three hits. Patrick Hampton had two.
– Catawba honorees
Catawba freshman Chelsea Wallace is SAC softball’s Pitcher of the Week.
Wallace (8-2) pitched a four-hitter against Mars Hill and a one-hitter against Tusculum.
* Lacrosse goalie Colin McClimans was named Deep South Lacrosse Player of the Week.
McClimans stopped 31 shots in two games.
– Pfeiffer honorees
Brittany Beltran is the Conference Carolinas Women’s Golfer of the Month.
* Pfeiffer’s Krissy Bentolila is the Conference Carolinas Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week.
* Pfeiffer’s Martina Bullard is the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week.
The Rowan County Golf Tournament is scheduled for today at 1 p.m. at Warrior.
– McCanless golf
The McCanless Couples played a recent 18-hole tournament.
Ron and Jini Blythe won. Gene and Mary Seaford finished second. Charlie Gillispie and Joan Stebbins took third.
Longest putts were made by Nancy Ceremuga and Walt Kincaid. Gillispie was closest to the pin.
– Local golf
Eric Edwards competed in the AJGA all-star series tournament at Chateau Elan in Georgia over the weekend. He shot 74-78 to make the cut and shot 80 in the final round to finish tied for 39th out of 90 players.
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