Sports briefs: Indians rip Tusculum
From staff reports
Catawba limited Tusculum to just three hits in a 13-0 win Friday night at Newman Park. Tusculum fell to 32-11 and 16-9.
Ranked 15th, the Indians (34-8, 21-4) took the lead in the second, scoring three runs. Julio Zubillaga (Carson) singled home a run, and Josh Hohn delivered a two-run single.
That would be enough support for Catawbaís pitchers. Nick Lomascolo blanked the Pioneers on two hits over 52/3 innings before exiting on a pitch count to be rested for the opening game of the SAC Tournament on Wednesday. Clay Watson, Ross Whitley and Chris Dula closed out the game.
Garrett Furrís second grand slam in as many games keyed a six-run sixth. Furr had three hits, while Zubillaga, Hohn and Ryan Bostian (South Rowan) each drove in two runs.
n Pfeiffer fell 5-3 to Limestone on Friday in the Conference Carolinas Tournament being played in Wilson. Pfeiffer plays host Barton today in an elimination game at 3 p.m.
n Appalachian Stateís Preston Troutman (East Rowan) had two hits in a 4-0 win against Samford on Friday.
n Charlotteís Ross Steedley (East) had three hits in a 3-0 win against St. Louis on Friday.
n College softball
Livingstone closed its softball season with a 16-6 win against St. Paulís. Shaquette Brooks had three hits, and Alexis Johnson and Shaniqua Harrison knocked in two runs apiece.
n Lincoln Memorial-Catawba has been postponed from today until Sunday.
n Pro baseball
The Kannapolis Intimidators took advantage of Hickory defensive miscues and beat the Crawdads 5-3 in their home opener on Friday. Kannapolis faces the Crawdads tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. Postgame fireworks are planned.
n Jerry Sands (Catawba) had three hits, including a triple, for Albuquerque on Thursday. Sands blasted his fifth homer of the young season on Friday night. Heís batting .432 with 17 RBIs.
n Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) went 1-for-3 for Winston-Salem on Friday, while Wade Moore (West Rowan) went 1-for-4 for Hagerstown.
n Prep softball
Chelsea White pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11 to lead East Rowan to an 8-0 win against West Rowan on Friday. The Mustangs stayed unbeaten in the NPC.
n A.L. Brown lost to SPC frontrunner Hickory Ridge 7-2 on Friday.
n Prep baseball
Davie County shelled North Davidson 14-1 in five innings in what was expected to be a battle for first place in the CPC.
Ryan Foster struck out 10 Black Knights. Connor Bodenhamer and David Phillips had three hits each, while Nick Boswell, Carson Herndon and Corey Randall had two apiece.
Davidson-bound Clark Beeker took the loss.
Davie (14-2, 7-1) had a 13-run fifth.
ěWe went about 30 minutes between outs,î Davie coach Mike Herndon said. ěIt got ugly. It was a barrage. Those hits werenít soft, and we did it against good pitching.î
Weather permitting, Davie will play a matinee today at Carson with the varsity game set for 12:30 p.m. The jayvees play at 10 a.m.
n Corey Seager and David Broome homered as Northwest Cabarrus overpowered A.L. Brown 13-2 in SPC action on Friday.
Rob Bain racked up another win for the Trojans, and Tanner Bigham had three hits.
Justin Kidd homered for the Wonders.
Braxton Shetley tossed a one-hitter and went 2-for-2 at the plate as East Davidson (9-7, 4-2) whipped Lexington (2-13, 0-6) 13-0 in a CCC game.
n Prep golf
Salisburyís golf team lost for the first time, finishing third in a six-team, 18-hole match in Hickory. Forestview won with a 289. Hickory shot 297. Salisbury shot 299. St. Stephens, Patton and Alexander Central also competed.
Alex Nianouris made his first hole-in-one on his last hole of the day, the 170-yard No. 2 hole of the Sulphur Springs Course. He used a 7-iron.
Eric Edwards shot 73 and tied for fourth overall. Roy Dixon shot 74 and tied for sixth.
Other scores for Salisbury were Clark Alcorn (75), Nianouris (77), Alex Lee (80), Troy Beaver (81).
Hickoryís Matthew Turner shot 67 for medalist honors.
The final CCC match is on Monday at Warrior, with the Rowan County Championship set for Tuesday at McCanless.
n Prep track
Salisbury sprinter Romar Morris will return to competition at todayís Western Carolina University High School Invitational.
The North Rowan Track Invitational is set for today, starting at 9 a.m.
n Pro boxing
Rowan native Dominic DeSanto lost on a first-round TKO in his bout with Bryan ěThe Brickî Abraham earlier this month.
n Middle school soccer
Josie Heglar scored five goals as West Rowanís girls beat North Rowan 8-0.
Kelly Boley and Addie Coleman also scored. Fatima Trujillo, Aleyris Martinez and April Soliz led the defense for the Bulldogs (4-3-2).
The West boys lost 5-1 to North, with Arturo Carillo scoring the goal for the Bulldogs (0-7-2), and Maro Mercado leading the defense.