Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Madison Osborne ripped a homer, double and single to lead West Rowan to a 13-1 NPC victory over Statesville on Tuesday.
Osborne, who is hitting close to .500, had five RBIs.
Chandler Jones joined Osborne in the home-run derby with a round-tripper and had two hits.
Steven Wetmore was the winning pitcher for West (3-14, 2-7), working four innings. Justin Evans finished off the Greyhounds (0-15, 0-8).
Carson coach Chris Cauble wanted Josh Martin on a low pitch count Tuesday so heíd be available to pitch against South Rowan at home on Friday.
Martin was in control during a 7-0 NPC win against North Iredell, giving up only one hit in four innings.
Combined with Southís 5-0 loss to West Iredell, Carson (9-6, 6-3) moved into third in the NPC, a half-game up on the Raiders (8-6, 5-3).
Gunnar Hogan had an RBI single in the first inning for Carson and two more runs scored in the third on an error. Three crossed in the fourth and another in the fifth.
Kyle Youngo and Joseph Basinger had two hits each for the Cougars.
n West Iredellís Sean Grant shut down South Rowan in the Warriorsí 5-0 victory.
WI scored twice in the first and led all the way.
Preston Penninger allowed only one earned run in six innings and struck out seven but took the loss for the Raiders.
Southís five hits came from Cory Deason (3-for-3) and Jacob Dietz (2-for-3).
ěGrant was good and we just couldnít put any pressure at all on their defense,î South coach Thad Chrismon said ěWe didnít make some plays defensively. They were very aggressive on the bases and we didnít get some big outs we could have gotten.î
Josh Andrews struck out nine as West Davidson (10-5, 4-1) kept pace with Salisbury in the CCC with a 4-0 victory over Central Davidson.
n Northwest Cabarrus lost to Mallard Creek 8-5 on Monday. Will Miller homered for the Trojans.
The Trojans beat SPC foe A.L. Brown 10-5 on Tuesday, with Weston Smith picking up another mound win and Corey Seager belting another home run.
n Red-hot Davie (13-2, 6-1 CPC) scored seven runs in the first and mashed West Forsyth 12-1 for another league win.
Joe Watson struck out 10 in six innings on the mound and also knocked in two runs.
Corey Randall homered and knocked in three runs for the War Eagles. Carson Herndon had two hits, and Alex Newman drove in a pair.
n Prep softball
Samantha Jacobs threw a no-hitter and struck out nine as North Rowan cruised past Gray Stone 12-1 in five innings.
Jacobs was 4-for-4 at the plate with a double, triple and two singles. Lindsey Hinson and Taylor Sells each had two hits for the Cavs (7-4, 6-3).
n South Rowan fell to West Iredell 10-4. Kayla Corriherís three-run homer was the highlight for the Raiders.
n Carson nearly knocked off North Iredell for the second time, but fell 5-4 in nine innings.
n Salisbury outscored Thomasville 29-18 for its first win.
n Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators used a pair of seventh-inning homers to rally past the Delmarva Shorebirds 9-6 on Tuesday.
Juan Silverio tied the game with a solo shot, and Kyle Eveland followed with a two-run blast as part of a four-run seventh, helping the Intimidators (4-1) set a season-high mark in runs scored.
Reliever Paul Burnside (1-0) notched the win for Kannapolis, which has won four straight.
n The rampage of former Catawba Indian Jerry Sands continued on Tuesday.
Sands hit a three-run homer and knocked in five runs in Albuquerqueís 18-3 win against the Iowa Cubs. Sands has homered in four consecutive games. Heís batting .417 with 14 RBIs.
n Prep soccer
West Rowan earned a 2-0 non-conference win against Davie County on Tuesday.
Allison Parker headed in a Toni Lucente corner kick with 12 minutes remaining in the first half, and Brittany Gibbons found the back of the net on sister Jessica Gibbonsí assist midway through the second half to seal the victory for the sixth-ranked Falcons (12-1, 8-0).
West coach Nick Brown was happy with the Falconsí play.
ěIt was fun traveling to Davie to play them for the first time in a few years,î he said. ěThey did a great job of packing it in defensively and frustrating us. I was happy that our two seniors were able to get us the goals and lead us to the win.î
West plays host to NPC opponent Carson on Thursday.
n Prep golf
Statesville shot 157 to win Mondayís NPC match at Warrior.
East Rowan placed second at 161. Mason Preslarís 39 led the Mustangs. Other scorers were Conner Lowman (40), Weston Rogers (41) and Preston Rogers (41).
Carson shot 164 for third. Rob Sawyer led the Cougars with a 38. Other scorers were Christian Shuping (41), Matt Yates (42) and Andrew Purcell (43).
South Rowan finished fourth at 166. Evan Neas and Hunter Chapman shot 40s. Other scorers were Nick Goodnight (41) and Josh Lowder (45).
West Rowan finished fifth at 178. Jake Kennedy shot 36 to lead the Falcons. Other scorers were Clay Cranford (45), James DeCoster (46) and Hayden Gurley (51).
Statesville leads East in the season competition by eight shots.
Salisbury shot 151 in a CCC match at Colonial to top West Davidson (167), Central Davidson (173), East Davidson (175) and Lexington (232).
Roy Dixon and Alex Nianouris shot 36s for the Hornets. Clark Alcorn (39) and Eric Edwards (40) were the other scorers.
Troy Beaver shot 41, and Alex Lee shot 42.
Westís Nathan Curry and Centralís Chase Parks shot 39s.
n College lacrosse
Catawbaís Braden Artem scored five goals and assisted on the overtime game-winner as Catawba knocked off host Wingate 10-9 in the opening round of the Deep South lacrosse tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Belk Stadium.
Catawba (10-3) earned some revenge against the Bulldogs, who defeated them 8-2 on Saturday. The Indians face Mars Hill on Thursday in the DSC semifinals.
Artem collected four of his five goals in an opening half that saw Catawba build an 8-2 lead. Freshman John Scheich put the Indians up just 45 seconds into the contest. Freddie Turcio had a pair of goals to stretch the lead to 3-0.
n College golf
Catawba seniors Eileen Purpur and Elizabeth Smith closed their careers with top-10 finishes at the South Atlantic Conference womenís golf championships, which concluded on Tuesday at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
Purpur, who finished sixth, and Smith, who was ninth, earned second team all-tournament honors.
Carson-Newman won the team title with a 953 score. Catawba placed eighth with a score of 997.
Joining Purpur and Smith as second team all-tournament picks were Newberryís Maria Luz Besio and Natalia Perez, Tusculumís Jillian Corum and Carson-Newmanís Jennifer Oliver.
Catawba finished fourth at the SAC menís golf championships which concluded on Tuesday at the 6,903-yar, par-72 Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
Brad Cline made a bid for medalist honors, but finished second, two shots back.
Newberry won the team title and an automatic berth in the Division II postseason with a score of 900. Catawba (927) was fourth.
Salisburyís girls swimming team (3.930) and girls cross country team (3.880) were honored for having the best GPAs in the state in their respective sports.
n Youth wrestling
RoCo Wrestling competed in the Throwdown in MoTown at Mooresville.
Michael Lowry (bantam division, 55 pounds)
Logan Lambert (intermediate, 60)
A.J. Chambers (junior, 171)
Cameron Rayfield (schoolboy, 93)
Bailey Rayfield (schoolboy, 105)
Micah Chambers (schoolboy, 128)
Kevin Phillips (schoolboy, 139)
Jacob Cox (bantam, 45)
Nisaeh Childress (bantam, 63)
Nate Burrage (intermediate, 60)
Jason Deustch (cadet, 119)
Anthony Jones (cadet, 145)
Nick Cornacchione (junior, 125)
Cody Eggers (junior, 160)
Cecil McCauley (junior, 215)
Gabriel Kincaid (bantam, 45)
Cornacchione (cadet, 119)
Brandon Lemmon (cadet, 140)
Tyler Powers (junior, 130)
Giancarlo Solorzano (junior, 140)
A.J. Chambers (junior, 171)
Lowry (bantam, 50)
Lambert (intermediate, 65)
Cameron Rayfield (schoolboy, 98)
McCauley (junior, 215)
Jason Deustch (cadet, 119)
Jacob Cox (bantam, 50)
Burrage (intermediate, 65)
Micah Chambers (schoolboy-128)
Childress (intermediate, 65)
Samuel Kincaid (bantam, 50)
Next for RoCo wrestling is the SouthSide Showdown in Winston-Salem.
n Middle school baseball
Scott Sapp had three hits to lead Erwin (5-2) over Knox 18-7.
Hitting homers for Erwin were Harrison Bell and Seth Wyrick. Ike Freeman had two hits for the Eagles, who host Corriher-Lipe on Thursday.
Will Steinman led Knox with two hits.
Erwin fell to Mooresville 11-8 on Monday. Freeman had a single, double and triple for the Eagles. Samuel and Seth Wyrick each had two hits.
n Middle school golf
Sacred Heart shot 186 and placed second in a match with Salisbury Academy and North Hills.
Michael Childress shot a 43 for the Dolphins. Other scorers for Sacred Heart were Spencer Storey (46) and Alex Antosek (47).
Salisbury Academy shot 167, while North Hills shot 193.
n Middle school soccer
The Southeast boys defeated Mooresville 5-3. Silvestre Lopez had a hat trick. Also scoring were Sandi Jusic and Pedro Perez.
Assists were by Ricky Maldonado, Brandon Flores, Adolfo Ortega, Aaron Lippard and Albert Rosas. Diego Cruz made several key saves in goal.
North Rowan beat Corriher Lipe 3-0. Scoring for the Mavericks were Arnold Lezama, who netted two goals, and Brian Reyes.
Leading the Maverick defense were Christian Uribe, Francisco Nunez, Felix Quiroz, Felipe Carranza, Gustabo Villalobos and goalkeeper Dylan Auten.
Southeastís girls lost to Mooresville 3-0. Patriot standouts were Kylie Cox, Andrea Jimenez, Leslie Sanchez, Rebecca Murphy and Cassidy Nooner.
n Local golf
The Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association played in a low gross- low net event on Tuesday.
Mary Seaford had low gross and was followed by Beth Calhoun and Becky Isenhour. Low net went to Sharon Deal. She was followed by Karla Swanson and Bev Cobb. Ruth Bowles had low putts.
n Hoops Unlimited
Brochures are now available for the 18th Annual Hoops Unlimited Basketball Camps:
The camp will be at East Rowan June 13-16 for rising second through fifth grades and from June 20-23 for sixth through ninth grades.
North Stanly will host rising second though fifth graders June 27-30 and sixth though ninth graders July 11-14.
The camps are open to boys and girls from all area schools. The cost of the all-day camp is $95, which includes a camp shirt and ěall you can eatî lunch each day. For more information, call camp director Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334.