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From staff reports
From staff reports
East Rowan’s Chelsea White pitched a no-hitter and struck out 14 batters in a 7-0 NPC win against West Rowan on Friday.
White had her rise-ball working, and the Mustangs split the season series with the Falcons.
Kayla Kirk went 3-for-4 for the Mustangs. White and Lindsay Smith also had good days at the plate. East had seven hits.
West’s Sabrina Stephens struck out seven.
n South Rowan lost to Lake Norman 2-0 on Friday. Pitcher Desirae Overcash, Kayla Morrow, Kaitlyn Jones and Amber Waldroup had hits for the Raiders.
n North Iredell freshman Karley Harkey struck out 11 in a 5-1 NPC win against Carson on Friday.
n Lauren Bost, Marissa Sellers and Sarah Marshall had three hits apiece for Carson in a 13-5 win against Mooresville earlier in the week. Megan Meismer was the winner.
– Salisbury (2-8) fell to East Davidson 17-0 on Friday. Getting hits for the Hornets were Kimber Fink and Hope Yates.
– North Rowan (3-6) fell to West Davidson 5-1 on Friday. Kristin Holshouser had three hits, and Samantha Jacobs had two.
n Prep baseball
South Rowan lost to Lake Norman 10-0 in five innings. Lefty Scottie Williams struck out nine for the Wildcats, who are still unbeaten in the NPC.
Kevin Gradert hit two homers, and Tyler Lewis also connected for the Wildcats.
Dylan Walker took the loss. Blake Houston had two hits for the Raiders (7-9, 2-8).
“We were completely flat, Williams pitched well, and Lake Norman banged it around like a first-place team,” South coach Thad Chrismon said. See Scoreboard.
– Trevor Leonard tossed a one-hitter and struck out 10 as Central Davidson beat Providence Grove 9-0 in the CCC.
– Mooresville (8-2, 12-3) beat Statesville 9-3 behind Billy Nantz’ homer and double and three RBIs by Nathan Abraham. Wes Dumford was the winning pitcher in relief after the Greyhounds jumped out to an early lead.
n On Thursday in the NPC, West Rowan lost to North Iredell 4-3. Nick Burwell was the winning pitcher and hit a two-run homer.
Hernan Bautista homered for the Falcons. Philip Miclat tripled. Matt Miller took the loss on the mound.
n Prep soccer
Karen Presnell’s 16th birthday went well. She had a goal and two assists as Salisbury beat Lexington 7-1 for a CCC win on Friday.
Katherine Heidt and Allison Lee scored two goals each for the Hornets. Sierra Davis and Madison Kennedy had one apiece.
Kennedy had two assists. Heidt, Davis and Jenna Bryan had one helper each for the third-place Hornets (6-4, 5-2 CCC).
n Heidt and Mally Fisher scored goals as Salisbury defeated Central Davidson 2-0 Thursday. Heidt also had an assist for the Hornets.
Salisbury takes on 4A Morganton Freedom this afternoon at 1 p.m.
n Minor league baseball
Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) was the winning pitcher in relief Thursday as the Ft. Myers Miracle rallied to beat the Jupiter Hammerheads 4-3. Steedley pitched two-thirds of an inning. He came in with a runner at third. That runner scored on a fielder’s choice to make it 3-1, but Steedley credited with the win when the Miracle scored three times in the bottom of the ninth.
n College baseball
Patrick Atwell (South Rowan) went 3-for-4 as Belmont Abbey beat St. Andrews 7-3 in the first round of the Conference Carolinas tournament on Thursday.
n Pfeiffer beat St. Andrews 18-3 in a Conference Carolinas tournament elimination game Friday morning. The Falcons ended the season with an 8-5 loss to Barton Friday afternoon.
n Intimidators lose
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 8-4 as the Bowling Green (Ky.) Hot Rods opened their new park on Friday.
n College hoops
Jamel Carpenter (West Rowan) led Florida Community College with 13.2 points a game this season. The 6-foot-2 sophomore was a first team All-Mid-Florida Conference pick and played in a showcase game in which the Florida junior college all-stars took on their counterparts from Georgia.
n Middle school golf
Southeast shot 175 to win a match with Salisbury Academy (179), Sacred Heart (188) and First Assembly (213).
Scoring for Southeast were Chuck Parks (41), Matt Yates (41), Chris Hassard (46) and Garret Yelton (47).
Scoring for Sacred Heart were medalist Eric Edwards (34), Michael Strobel (46), Wally Karutz (53) and Spencer Storey (55).
Scoring for Salisbury Academy were Isabella Rusher (40), Joseph Rusher (41), Madeline Hoskins (49) and Gabe Steinman (49).
Salisbury Academy won the girls division, led by Isabella Rusher’s 40.
n College lacrosse
Top-seeded Mars Hill beat Catawba 9-8 in a Deep South Conference tournament semifinal on Friday. Mike Dolesh scored three goals for the Indians (3-8).
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