Area sports briefs: Catawba baseball wins
From staff reports
Nick Lomascolo tossed a three-hitter and struck out 12 as 23rd-ranked Catawba topped visiting Brevard 6-1 in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Friday night at Newman Park.
The Catawba Indians improve to 23-7 overall and 13-3 in the SAC, while the Tornados fall to 11-18 and 3-12.
Lomascolo allowed a two-out home run in the first to Randy OíDell as his only blemish of the night. He sat down the final nine batters as he improved to 6-1 on the year. He allowed three hits, walked two and hit a batter while fanning a dozen.
Catawba got a two-out home run by John Neese in the second and a two-out, two-run homer by Austin Moyer in the third. The Indians padded their lead in the seventh on a RBI single by Josh Hohn and a two-run single by Chris Dula. The Indians had 11 hits, including two each by Garrett Furr, Brett Underwood and Julio Zubillaga (Carson). Zubillaga scored a pair of runs.
Todayís doubleheader has been moved up to 11 a.m. because of weather concerns.
n Prep baseball
A.L. Brown wasted a solid pitching performance from Eldon Peters by committing six errors in an 8-6 loss to Cox Mill on Friday.
Caleb Jackson and Tyler Freeze had two hits each for the Wonders.
n Davie rode the arm of Ryan Foster (complete game, seven strikeouts) to a 5-0 CPC win against Reagan.
Joe Watson had two hits, while Alex Newman stole four bases.
West Davidson fell to Trinity 4-3 despite two doubles by Kolby Martin. West plays host to Salisbury on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to start CCC action.
n On Thursday, North Hills beat Gray Stone 6-4.
Trent Gobble (3-0) pitched six solid innings, striking out nine and allowing two earned runs. Andrew Kelly got his second save.
Kelly went 3-for-3 at the plate to boost his batting average to .625.
n Jayvee baseball
North Rowanís jayvees defeated Chatham Central 8-5 on Friday.
Travis Holshouser pitched a complete game and struck out 10.
Jake Smith went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead a 15-hit attack. Austin Gelow and Denzel Price collected three hits each and Matt Tucker two for the Cavs (4-1 YVC).
n College tennis
The Brevard Tornados defeated host Catawba 5-4 in SAC menís tennis action on Friday afternoon at the Johnson Center.
Brevardís women defeated the Indians 7-2.
n Wachovia Cup
Defending Wachovia Cup champion Salisbury held on to the top spot among 2A schools after the winter sports season, winning the girls basketball championship for the third straight year and recording playoff points in five other sports.
The classification leader has rolled up 487.5 points to build a substantial margin over Carrboro, which has 342.5 points. Northwood, the state runner-up in boys basketball, is third with 240 points.
In the 1A classification, Bishop McGuinness had an excellent winter and scored playoff points in five sports, including the top finish among 1-A teams in womenís basketball for the sixth consecutive year.
North Rowan has vaulted into the fourth spot after winning the state boys basketball crown and taking top honors among 1A teams in both indoor track competitions.
n Prep track
East Rowanís boys easily won an NPC track meet on Thursday with 137 points, outdistancing Carson (52), Statesville (40) and West Iredell (38).
Taking firsts for the Mustangs were Ben Hancock (200), Evan Hiatt (400), Cole Honeycutt (800 and 1600), Shawn Galloway (300 hurdles), Sam Sherman (shot put), Brad Oden (3200), Drew Miller (pole vault), Hakeem Gittens (triple jump) and Jordan Hopper (discus).
The 4×400 relay team of Hancock, Hiatt, Joseph Furtado and Honeycutt won, as did the 4×800 relay team of Honeycutt, Oden, Furtado, and Eli Walton, the 4×100 relay team of Hancock, Hiatt, Cameron Feriante, and Luke Wilkinson and the 4×200 relay team of Tyler LíHommedieu, Calvin Edwards, Dalton Bost and Raykwon Torrence.
n AAU basketball
The Lady Phenoms defeated the Stanly Slammers 38-11 and the Angel Elite 33-21 in the semifinals and 24-22 in the championship game of a recent tournament in Albemarle.
Aundrea Godfrey was the leading scorer against Stanly with 11.
Bryanna Troutman had eight in the semifinal win, while Roni Boss scored nine and Payton Russell had seven in the title-game victory.
n Midde school golf
Sacred Heart won its season opener at Salem Glen against Forsyth Country Day 202-206.
Sacred Heartís Michael Childress was medalist with a 44.
n Middle school tennis
Abraham Post won in singles (8-0) and doubles as Knox beat China Grove 7-2.
Other singles winners for Knox were David Derrick (8-2), Evan Dunn (8-3), and Quson Brown (8-6).
Doubles winners were Post-Robbie Slate (6-0), Derrick-Dunn (6-4), and Zane Gray-Brown (6-4).
n Middle school baseball
Corriher-Lipe (1-1) edged Southeast 9-7. Jonathan Fleming had three hits, one of them a two-run homer.
Kameron McVay, A-Rod Kennerly and Burke Fulcher had two hits each.Fleming got the win. Kennerly got the save.
Chris Hill, Heath Mitchem and Matt Saul had two hits each for the Patriots (0-2).