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Area sports briefs: North, West baseball win

From staff reportsDakota Brown allowed two hits and no runs in five innings as North Rowan collected a 6-3 CCC win against Lexington.
Brown struck out six and left with a 6-0 lead. Drew Laurens pitched the final two innings.
“(Brown) did a wonderful job,” North coach Rob Linder said. “He was throwing strikes, and we were playing defense. He threw mostly fastballs and was sharp.”
Wesley Barker drove in Matt Mauldin to begin a four-run fourth for North, and Travis Honeycutt followed with a three-run home run.
Mauldin and Cody Hancock had RBI singles in the fifth.
n West Rowan continued its hitting barrage in an 11-4 home victory against West Iredell.
The Falcons (14-8, 11-5 NPC) have won 14 of 16 since starting 0-6. Jon Crucitti homered for West. Hernan Bautista had three hits and knocked in four runs, giving him eight RBIs in two days. Dylan Andrews went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs.
Brantley Horton allowed homers to Josh Clark and Sam Laws but pitched a complete game.
“Brantley gave us seven innings on the hill and that was the big thing,” West coach David Wright said. “The middle of the order produced for us with runners in scoring position. We’ve got a lot of guys swinging it well right now.”
West plays Mooresville at home on Friday.
n Russell Michalec went 4-for-4, but Salisbury lost 4-3 at Providence Grove.
Jordan Fuller and Jeremy Forbis knocked in runs to give Salisbury an early 2-0 lead in the CCC contest.
With Salisbury (5-16, 4-10) trailing 3-2 in the sixth, Michalec legged out his second triple and scored on a passed ball. Knox Gunter drove in the decisive run for the Patriots in the bottom of the sixth.
“This game was a synopsis of our season,” SHS coach Scott Maddox said. “We play pretty well, then we make a mistake or two at the wrong time and the other team capitalizes. I can count on one hand the times the other team didn’t capitalize.”
Salisbury will play at Central Davidson on Thursday.
n Central Davidson spoiled West Davidson’s perfect conference run with a 2-0 victory.
Nick Musgrave tossed a shutout, while UNC-bound Chaz Frank doubled and homered.
n GARS
Seventy-three GARS members played in a Captain’s Choice event at Corbin Hills earlier this week.
The first place team at minus-12 was Dorsia Atkinson, Buddy Barger, Willie Beaver and Jay Boyce.
n Prep tennis
West Rowan’s playoff tennis match at Kings Mountain was postponed and rescheduled for today.
n Volleyball clinic
There will be a volleyball clinic for 5th-8th graders at Carson High this Saturday, and also next Saturday, May 16, from 10-noon. The cost is $10 per day. Any girl interesting in playing volleyball for Carson next year should attend a brief meeting Monday, May 11, at 6 p.m. at the School. Contact Tricia Hester at 704-855-5026.

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