Area sports briefs: Carson baseball loses
From staff reports
Carson’s baseball team lost at West Iredell 4-2 on Friday.
The Cougars (14-9, 10-7) got two runs in the first, but that was it.
“I don’t think there was carry-over from losing a tough one against Lake Norman the night before,” Carson coach Chris Cauble said. “We just hit some balls hard right at ’em, and they made all the plays. Their first baseman (Ryan Massenburg) laid out a couple of times to take hits away from us.”
Joseph Basinger and Scott Ashby knocked in the runs for Carson.
Mitch Galloway (2-1) worked three innings and took the loss. Weston Snow was sharp with three shutout innings in relief.
West Iredell (5-11) stayed in the hunt for the league’s sixth and final playoff berth. Statesville (4-12) is also trying to catch Northwest Cabarrus (6-11), which plays at Statesville Monday.
– East Davidson upset top seed West Davidson 8-6 Friday night in the semifinals of the CCC tournament and advanced to Monday’s championship game at Ledford. The Golden Eagles will play No. 7 seed Salisbury at 7.
Kevin Michael had three RBIs for East, while Keaton Hawks hit a home run and had two RBIs. Tyler Lequire picked up the win on the mound.
Jordan Hudson (7-2) took the loss. West was led by Zach Burkhart, who went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Joe Patterson also had a homer for the Green Dragons.
n A.L. Brown closed the season with a 4-2 SPC loss to Concord. The Wonders were no-hit by Eric Brenk.
Colby Reid’s wheels helped the Wonders scratch their two runs.
Brown made four errors.
n The Cabarrus-Rowan Homeschool Stallions baseball team is in the state tournament final.
The Stallions (20-5) beat Townville, S.C., 6-3 on Friday and will play for the title today at 2 p.m. at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium in Kannapolis.
Christian Hicks gave up no earned runs in a complete-game effort. He also had three hits.
Benji Jackson and Kyle Kiker each had two hits.
The Stallions must wait to see who their opponent will be in the double-elimination tournament. Wake County, Raleigh and Townville will fight through the loser’s bracket.
n Prep tennis
Salisbury’s Steven Page won two matches Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Midwest 2A regionals at Catawba.
Page beat Jonathan Paulk of North Lincoln in the first round 6-0, 6-0, then defeated West Lincoln’s Zack Surbeck 6-1, 6-1.
The SHS doubles team of Austin Flynn and Alan Lebowitz won its first-round match over Ledford’s Scott Buchanan and Josh Edwards 6-4, 6-0, before losing to Newton-Conover’s Won Lake Choi and Hang Lak Choi 6-3, 6-1.
n Minor leagues
Left-handed relief pitcher Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) was an all-star in the Class A Midwest League in 2008 but had a tougher time after the Minnesota Twins promoted him to Ft. Myers, their advanced Class A team, the second half of the season.
Now it appears Steedley, a former Charlotte 49ers standout, has figured out Florida State League hitters.
He won in relief Thursday when Ft. Myers beat the St. Lucie Mets 1-0 and struck out three of the four batters he faced to lower his ERA to 1.29.
The only contact against him was a flyball hit by former South Carolina star Reese Havens, one of the Mets top prospects.
n One of St. Lucie’s top pitching prospects is former Albemarle and UNC Wilmington fireballer Brad Holt (2.1, 4.38 ERA).
n Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) had one of those nights relief pitchers detest on Thursday. He entered in the top of the ninth to mop up in a lopsided affair and allowed a grand slam and six earned runs in an inning. It’ll take his ERA a month to recover from the hit. It’s at 8.78.
n David Thomas (Catawba) is batting .286 since being promoted to advanced Class A in Stockton and is making the scout who recommended the Oakland take him last summer (14th round) look very smart.
n Dodgers prospect Jerry Sands (Catawba) has started slowly with the Great Lake Loons. He’s 2-for-17 (.118).
– The Kannapolis Intimidators got three runs from Drew Garcia on their way to a 7-1 victory Friday night over the Lakewood BlueClaws. Garcia recorded his third straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored.
n Prep softball
Haley Barrier struck out 12 batters as East Rowan beat Statesville 12-1 on Thursday.
Meagan Kluttz went 3-for-4 for the Mustangs. Barrier and Lindsay Smith had triples, and Chelsea White had two doubles.
n Middle school baseball
Devin Peacock drove in Tyler Stamp with the winning run in the sixth inning as Southeast edged West Rowan 2-1 Friday.
Colton Laws pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the Patriots.
Justin Evans had two hits while Greg Tonneson belted a triple. Laws, K.J. Pressley and Chance Bowden also had hits for the first-place Patriots (9-1, 7-1).
n Landis rec
The Landis Recreation Department will hold registration for the Babe Ruth Baseball league for ages 13-15 (formerly the Rowan County Babe Ruth League) from May 9-22 at Landis City Hall and Dale’s Sporting Goods.
Registration is $60 for Landis residents and $70 for non- residents. Games will be played in June and early July.
For more information, please call 704-857-4114.
n Golf tournament
The 13th annual Robert Bradshaw Memorial Tournament will be held at Foxwood on May 16.
The tournament is sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church.
Food will be served at 11:30 a.m. It will be a 4-man Captain’s Choice format with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The fee is $40 per person.
There will be a $10,000 hole-in-one event, door prizes and free vacations.
Call Bob Umholtz at 704-278-4277 or 704-637-7843.