Area sports briefs
From staff reports
East Rowan’s softball team stayed unbeaten in the NPC with an 11-1 win against visiting South Rowan on Tuesday.
Ranked second in 3A, the Mustangs (6-1, 4-0) got another strong pitching performance from Chelsea White. She struck out 13 in the six-inning game and limited the Raiders to three hits and an unearned run.
Ally Mills had three hits for East, including a triple that drove in the Mustangs’ first run.
Soft RBI singles by Mills and White boosted East’s lead to 4-1. Bobbi Thomas had a two-run double as the Mustangs scored seven times in the fourth to break the game open.
Kayla Corriher scored a run in the first inning to give the Raiders (3-6, 2-2) a temporary lead. Corriher, Kaitlyn Jones and Emma Pope had hits for South.
East is scheduled to play at undefeated South Stanly, ranked No. 1 in 1A, tonight in Norwood if the weather cooperates.
Corey Seager went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer as Northwest Cabarrus remained in first place in the SPC with a 9-3 win over Hickory Ridge.
Evan Holub had two hits for the Trojans (9-2, 6-1), while Weston Smith went the distance on the mound.
• A.L. Brown was hammered by Mount Pleasant 16-3 on Tuesday. The Wonders (2-9, 1-6) got solo homers from Ryan Blackmon and Quin Gill, while Caleb Jackson stroked a double against the Tigers (6-4, 4-3).
• East Davidson’s Davin Lawson went 3-for-3 as the Eagles (6-5, 1-0) slugged Lexington 16-0.
Salisbury golfers shot 138 to win the first CCC match of the season at Sapona.
Roy Dixon shot a 32 to lead the Hornets. Other Salisbury scores were Alex Lee (34), Alex Nianouris (36), Eric Edwards (36), Clark Alcorn (37) and Troy Beaver (38).
Other team scores were Central Davidson (165), West Davidson (171), East Davidson (173) and Lexington (228). Thomasville didn’t post a team score.
Top scores from the Davidson schools were West’s Jake Hartman (37), Central’s Chase Parks (37), East’s Spencer Everhart (39) and Central’s Ethan Leonard (40).
West Rowan (8-3, 7-1) swept the six singles matches and took a 7-2 NPC victory over South Rowan on Tuesday.
Joel Brittain, Chris Holmes, Kevin Robinson, Doug Petrea, Charles Hutton and Tyler Mullis were winners.
South’s doubles teams of Trevor Burrow-Eddie Chavez and Luis Chavez-Jacob Oullette won.
Salisbury’s tennis team beat Lexington 9-0 on Tuesday.
Steven Page, Alan Lebowitz, Lewis Young, Seth Gentry, Brock Overcash and Alex Weant were singles winners for the Hornets.
Four Catawba pitchers combined for an 8-0 shutout at Belmont Abbey in a battle of nationally ranked teams on Tuesday afternoon.
The Indians, ranked 18th, improved to 26-7, while the 21st-ranked Crusaders fell to 27-9.
John Tuttle (A.L. Brown) earned the win. Working five innings, he surrendered two hits, walked two and struck out three to improve to 3-1. Clay Watson, Ross Whitley and Wil Huneycutt combined on four no-hit innings of relief.
Catawba struck for three runs in the fifth. Brett Underwood and Blake Houston (South Rowan) scored on singles by Ryan Bostian (South) and Josh Hohn. An infield single by Chris Dula drove in the final run of the inning.
Garrett Furr hit a three-run homer for the Indians in the ninth.
Dula had three hits against the Crusaders (27-9). Bostian, Hohn and Furr had two apiece.
Pfeiffer (13-23) lost its 11th in a row, falling to Lenoir-Rhyne 5-2 on Tuesday at Ferebee Field.
Justin Roland (East Rowan) scored the winning run for Charlotte in a 4-3 victory against UNC on Tuesday. Corbin Shive (East) also scored a run for the 49ers.
NCHSAA Hall of Fame
The NCHSAA’s latest Hall of Fame class will be inducted in Chapel Hill on April 16.
Inductees include Salisbury native Harvey Brooks, who coached for more than 40 years.
Catawba placed fourth among a dozen teams at the J. Ralph Hargett Invitational men’s tournament at theOlde Sycamore Golf Club
Catawba was led by sophomore Mike Opsitnick , who equaled his career-low round with a 73 and finished seventh.
Catawba’s tennis teams rolled to 9-0 wins against Bluefield on Tuesday.
Wingate pitcher Allison Smith won both games, and Emily Chavis homered in each game as the Bulldogs beat Catawba 3-0 and 4-2 on Tuesday.
Middle school baseball
Frankie Goodnight went 4-for-4 at the dish to lead Southeast to a 13-2 victory over Knox on Tuesday.
Chris Peacock drove in two runs with singles.
Brandon Newton was the winning pitcher. He was relieved by Matt Saul, who threw the final 12/3 innings to wrap up the win for the Patriots (1-2).
• West Rowan (2-1) defeated Corriher Lipe 5-4 Tuesday.
Juan Garcia pitched five innings and scattered three hits. Omar Bautista recorded a save and led West at the plate with two hits.
• Joseph Peeler struck out seven in five innings on the hill and led Erwin to a 9-0 win over North Rowan.
Samuel Wyrick had two hits for Erwin (3-0). Addison Fry pitched the last two innings for the Eagles, who play host to Southeast on Thursday.
Middle school golf
Erwin defeated Southeast 187-208 in a nine-hole match at McCanless on Tuesday. Logan Shuping led the Eagles with a 42, while Jacob Durham shot a 46. Kayce Wilson, the only girl competing in the boys match, shot a 48. Jimmy Ritchey shot a 51.
Southeast was led by Logan Overcash’s 49. Bradie Cofer was next with a 50. Joseph Mitchem and Harrison Safrit shot 54 and 55, respectively.
Erwin’s girls had a 218 score with Grace Stokes shooting a 51, Macey Trexler 55 and Kathryn Marcum and Riley Padgett 56s.
Middle school soccer
Southeast’s boys beat Knox 6-2.
Brandon Flores, Adolfo Ortega, Jose Viveros, Sandi Jusic, Silvestre Lopez and Aaron Lippard scored for the Patriots. Geovani Hidalgo, Danni Nava, Lopez and Lippard were defensive standouts.
• Southeast’s girls defeated Knox by a score of 5-1.
Karla Fragoso scored three goals, Adna Jusic scored her first goal of the season, and Ashlee Wagoner scored on a pass from Jusic.
Leading the defense for SEMS were Leslie Sanchez, Maritza Ortiz, Kylie Cox and Brittany Menendez.
• North Rowan beat Erwin 1-0 on a Jesus Huerta goal. Dylan Auten played well in goal.
Erwin’s girls stayed undefeated with a 5-0 win against North Rowan.
Kaleigh Troutman scored three goals for the Eagles, and Kelby Porter and Josseline Gonzalez also scored.
Porter, Gonzalez, Arisa McDonald, Avery Wright had assists.
Devynne Brown had some nice runs.
Middle school tennis
North Rowan lost to Erwin 8-3.
Gabriel Scheve and Nnamdi Osakwe won singles matches. The doubles team of Luke Miller-Scheve also won for North.
Southeast beat Knox 5-4.
RoCo Wrestling Club competed at the East Coast Classic at Eden Morehead High.
Colby Lovingood, 80 pounds, bantam division ; Tyler Sywenki, 100, middle school; Jeffrey Burton, 155, middle school
Jacob Cox, 45, tot; Logan Lambert, 55, bantam; Logan Hass, 105, middle school
Nick Cornacchione, 103, high school; Samuel Kincaid, 45, tot; Marc Gonzalez, 103, middle school: Kevin Phillips, 145, middle school
A.J. Chambers, 160, high school; Gabriel Kincaid, 45, tot; Michael Lowry, 55, bantam; Anthony Jones, 145, middle school; Malachi Chambers, 65, elementary
RoCo’s next tournament is scheduled for April 9.
Y church hoops
Tristan Rankin scored 16 points to lead Dorsett Chapel to a 69-41 win against High Rock Community.
Jordan Sledge scored 16 for High Rock.
Cornerstone topped First Baptist of China Grove 58-42.
Rashawn Joshua led Cornerstone with 15 points.
Zach Simmons and Logan Phillips scored 10 each for First Baptist.
The Salisbury boosters club will meet April 4 in the school cafeteria at 7 p.m. Officers will be nominated for next year.
Top 10 Players score
1 Roy Dixon 32
2 Alex Lee 34
3 Eric Edwards 36
4 Alex Nianouris 36
5 Clark Alcorn 37
5 Jake Hartman 37
5 Chase Parks 37
8 Troy Beaver 38
9 Spencer Everhart 39
10 Ethan Leonard 40
Tuesday March 29, 2011 Knox 2 – Southeast 13