Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Starting pitcher Nick Lomascolo threw 7 2/3 innings for Catawba in a 5-0 win against Newberry on Friday. Lomascolo improved to 4-1 as he allowed only four singles and four walks while striking out nine.
Garrett Furr hit a leadoff home run in the second inning and Chris Dula and Josh Hohn added RBI singles in the fourth to hand the Indians a 3-0 lead. Hohn had three hits for the Indians in a 13-hit effort.
Austin Moyer had a sac fly in the sixth and Julio Zubillaga (Carson) drove in a final run for Catawba (17-5, 9-1) in the ninth.
Wil Huneycutt pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to cap the win.
n College baseball
UNC Pembroke freshman Thomas Allen (East Rowan) struck out eight and allowed two hits in five innings as the Braves pounded Clarion 11-0 on Thursday.
Allen is 3-0.
n Boston Collegeís Philip Miclat (West Rowan) went 1-for-2 in the Eaglesí 18-0 loss to Central Florida earlier this week.
n Micah Jarrett (East) is showing what he can do when heís healthy. Heís batting .511 for ninth-ranked Pitt Community College with three homers and 16 RBIs.
Zach Smith (East) is batting .489 with 13 RBIs for PCC.
n Prep baseball
The North Rowan-West Rowan games scheduled for today wonít be played because of Northís involvement in the 1A basketball state championship game.
n The South Rowan-A.L. Brown baseball games that were rained out on Thursday have been rescheduled as a jayvee-varsity doubleheader at A.L. Brown on Saturday, March 19. The jayvee games starts at 11 a.m., with the varsity game getting under way at approximately 2 p.m.
n Northís washed out varsity game with Lexington this week has been rescheduled for March 21.
n Prep softball
Samantha Jacobs tossed a no-hitter for North Rowan Friday in a 12-2 victory against Gray Stone in Spencer. Jacobs threw six innings, walking five, in addition to going 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple.
Lindsey Hinson and Anna Lingle each had two hits while Taylor Sells tripled and scored three runs. Brianna Mock drove in three runs.
North will host Abermarle on Tuesday.
n Prep basketball
Butlerís Cierra Burdick, a Tennessee signee, was named Gatorade Player of the Year for North Carolina girls basketball.
n 7th-grade hoops
North Rowanís boys ended the regular season with a 53-36 win against Corriher-Lipe.
The third-place Mavericks (10-4) were led by Josh Handyís 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Bravan Goodlett had a great all-round game with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and eight steals.
Trey Stoner had six steals. Xavier Partee and Maddox McCloud had six rebounds each as North out rebounded the Yellow Jackets 43-20.
Brandon Egnor scored 11 points for the Yellow Jackets.
West Rowanís boys defeated China Grove 48-32 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Conference Tournament.
Kreshon Alexander scored 17 points and Devon Morrison added 13 as the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half. Alexander added seven steals and six assists while Josh Lindsey finished with six steals. Devon Morrison had 12 rebounds and five blocks for the West.
n North lost to Mooresville 50-46 in a recent game.
Bravan Goodlett had 15 points, eight rebounds and six steals. Trey Stoner chipped in 12 points, while Ian Bradshaw added 10 points and nine rebounds. Xavier Partee grabbed eight rebounds.
Mooresville was led by Marcus Shipp with 14 points and TJ Daniels with 12.
n Southeastís girls lost to Mooresville 27-22 but finished in a tie for first place with Erwin.
Adison Collins scored nine points, Taylor Martin had six, and Shanice Miller added five.
n Salisbury 49ers
The Salisbury 49ers football program will have a team for grades 7-8 in the spring and early summer.
More players are welcome to join the team, and there are coaching positions available.
Those interested in playing or coaching should contact Brian Miller at 704-754-1863.
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