Area sports briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 2, 2011

From staff reports
Catawbaís baseball team bounced back from an upset loss on Friday and beat Lenoir-Rhyne 11-4 and 5-2 in a SAC doubleheader played at Newman Park on Saturday.
Garrett Furr drove in five runs in the opener for the 18th-ranked Indians (28-8, 17-4). Furr had a three-run double and a two-run single to back the pitching of J.J. Jankowski (6-1). He worked eight innings and allowed four hits.
Furr had three hits. Ryan Bostian (South Rowan) scored three runs. Chris Dula, Blake Houston (South) and Julio Zubillaga (Carson) had two hits apiece.
n Catawba rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the nightcap. Josh Hohnís RBI single gave the Indians the lead in the fourth inning, and John Neeseís RBI triple and Brett Underwoodís run-scoring double added insurance.
Furr, Neese and Brett Holmgren had two hits apiece. John J. Tuttle (A.L. Brown) was the winning pitcher, throwing three hitless innings in relief. Wil Huneycutt got the save.
n Trey Holmes (East Rowan) hit a two-run homer and Preston Troutman (East) had two hits, including a triple, as Appalachian State beat Wofford 6-2 on Saturday.
n Armyís Jon Crucitti (West Rowan) hit a three-run homer in an 11-8 win against Siena. It was the freshmanís first college homer.
n Keegan Linza (North Rowan) lost for the first time at Liberty when the Flames fell 17-1 to Coastal Carolina on Friday. Linza allowed four earned runs in five innings.
Linza had won 13 straight decisions over a two-season span.
n Pfeiffer snapped its 12-game losing streak by sweeping St. Andrews 18-6 and 6-0 on Saturday at Ferebee Field. Bryan Tuttle pitched a one-hitter in the nightcap.
n College track
Livingstoneís Bryan Aycoth (West Rowan) threw the javelin 184 feet, 7 inches to break his own school record at the Blue Bear Relays held at Alumni Stadium on Saturday.
Livingstoneís Ahmad Garrison won the discus (145-7) and shot put (44-10). LCís Ezra Mutai won the 5000 meters (18:07.27). Tim Handy (Salisbury) placed third in the 100, 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles.
n On the womenís side, Livingstoneís Miracle Wigfall won the shot (35-2) and discus (107-1).
LCís Michelle Thompson won the high jump (5-2). Sweetie Sherman won the 100 (13.48 seconds). Anna-Kay Edwards won the 800, and Winnie took first in the 1500 (5:36.02).
The 4×400 relay team of Corríen Brown, Edwards, Ariel Moton and Chepchumba won gold in 4:32.19.
n College softball
Kayla Myers hit two homers and a two-run double as Catawba swept Newberry 7-5 and 7-2 on Saturday. Also homering for the Indians (21-15, 4-4) were Carly Sabat, Tara Gibbs and Amanda Terry.
n College lacrosse
Braden Artem and Marty Tuohy scored four goals apiece as 11th-ranked Catawba (8-2, 4-1 DSC) defeated Florida Southern 13-9 on Saturday.
n Track coach dies
Davie cross country and track coach Daric Beiter died Friday morning, his 37th birthday. Beiter came to Davie as a teacher/coach in 1999.
n Middle school baseball
China Grove beat Corriher-Lipe 10-5 to improve to 3-0. Blake Johnson was the winning pitcher, with Austin Corriher getting the save.
Johnson, Josh Barlow , and Brandon Sloop had two hits each. Michael Morrison added a triple.
n Earlier, the Red Devils edged Southeast 4-3 behind the pitching of Johnson and Corriher. In a 9-5 win against Knox, Tyler Rary was the winning pitcher. Morrison and Ryan Bearden had two hits apiece.
n Skills training
Dadrian Cuthbertson directs basketball skills training today from 3:30-5 p.m. at Competitive Sports. Contact AndrČ Archie 704-232-0801.