Area sports briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 30, 2011

From staff reports
Catawbaís 11th-ranked baseball team split a doubleheader at second-ranked Mount Olive on Saturday.
The Trojans (38-7) rolled 9-1 in the opener, but the Indians (40-12) came back to take a 7-2 win in the nightcap.
Nathan Furr pitched into the sixth inning to spark the Indians in Game 2. Furr got relief help from Clay Watson and Ross Whitley. Jordan Kuhn led the offense with three RBIs. Josh Hohn had a two-run double. Brett Underwood had two hits.
The 2010 SAC Pitcher of the Year, Furr made his first start of the season. Heís been working his way back from an injury and is now 3-0.
Catawbaís only run in the opener came when Hohnís single scored Julio Zubillaga (Carson). Chris Dula had two hits. J.J. Jankowski (8-2) took the loss on the mound.
n Ross Steedley (East Rowan) had two hits and two RBIs and scored three runs for Charlotte in an 11-4 win against Massachusetts on Friday. Justin Roland (East) knocked in one run for the 49ers.
n Appalachian State left fielder Preston Troutman (East) threw out a runner at the plate in a 6-1 win against North Carolina A&T on Saturday.
The surging Mountaineers went 14-5 in April.
n Pro baseball
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) is at the New York Metsí complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and has begun rehab on his injured finger.
n The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 2-1 in a 10-inning game at Hickory on Saturday.
Christian Villanuevaís RBI single won the game for the Crawdads.
Brady Shoemaker scored the Intimidatorsí run in the eighth.
The teams play at 5 p.m. today in Hickory.
n New Britainís Spencer Steedley (East) had his best outing of the season on Friday, working 22/3 scoreless innings and striking out two.
Steedley (0-1) still has an ERA of 6.10 in seven relief appearances in Double A, but heís headed in the right direction.
n Jacksonís Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) pounded two doubles on Saturday and is batting .322 in Double A.
n Wilmingtonís Whit Merrifield (Davie) had a double and a walk and scored twice in a 3-1 Carolina League win against Winston-Salem on Saturday.
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) played shortstop and went 2-for-3 to push his batting average to .253.
n Chris Ahearn (Catawba) announced his retirement.
Ahearn played in seven games this season for the Class A Rome Braves and batted .238.
n Legion baseball
South Rowan has released its American Legion schedule.
South is scheduled to open on May 28 at home against High Point.
Southís first league game is at Stanly County on June 1.
n Local baseball
The Rowan Hawks split a doubleheader against York Prep.
Hunter Shepherd had three hits, and Austin Love and Josh Holt had two each in a 16-6 victory. Noah Jarrett was the winning pitcher.
Jarrett had three hits, while Dylan Snider had two in a 5-4 loss.
The Hawks are 12-5. They play next on Saturday.
n Prep baseball
Host teams for the area conference tournaments are West Iredell (NPC), West Montgomery (YVC), Salisbury (CCC), North Davidson (CPC) and Northwest Cabarrus (SPC).
The CCC is still finishing up the regular season.
Salisbury plays at East Davidson on Tuesday night.
The league tournament has a Thursday-Friday-Monday format.
n Action begins Monday in the NPC, with three tournament games. West Rowan has to win at Carson to extend its season. South Rowan is home against North Iredell. East Rowan has a first-round bye.
The NPC has a Monday-Wednesday-Friday format.
n Action also begin Monday in the SPC tournament, which has a Monday-Tuesday-Thursday format.
A.L. Brown has to win at top-seeded Northwest Cabarrus on Monday to extend its season.
n The YVC has a Monday-Tuesday-Thursday format.
Top-seeded North Rowan is at home on Monday against South Davidson.
n The CPC has a Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday format.
Davie will play on Wednesday against an opponent to be determined.
Pairings are in Scoreboard.
n Prep golf
Regional golf matches take place on Monday morning, with Salisbury playing at Sapona, and SPC and NPC teams playing at Cabarrus Country Club.
n Prep tennis
The prep tennis dual team playoffs start on Monday.
Salisbury has a home match, while West Rowan will be on the road in the first round.
n North boosters
The North Rowan High School Booster Club will hold its May meeting on Monday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the school (an hour earlier than normal.)
The final details regarding the May 14 golf tournament will be discussed. All parents are invited and welcome to attend. If you have any questions, or need additional information please call Mark Jennings (704) 213-2491.
n Local golf
Weather for the 16th annual Carl McCombs Golf Tournament is predicted to be wonderful.
The tournament is scheduled for Corbin Hills on Saturday, May 7, with a 2 p.m. shotgun start.
The Captainís Choice event costs $ 50 per golfer and includes green fee and cart, a big lunch, plus soft drink, snack and door prizes.
Hole-in-one prizes are sponsored by Brothers Tire Sales on all par 3s. The top prize for a hole in one is $10,000.
n The Country Club of Salisbury will be the site for the Victory Junction Golf Tournament on Friday, May 13.
The tournament is open to local citizens who want to play.
District West Civitan is the sponsor. Proceeds go to the operation of the camp and to sponsor campers.
Entry fee is $85 per player. The format is Captainís Choice. Lunch is at noon. Shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Contact Frank Goodnight at 704-636-3113 for information.
n College lacrosse
Fourth-ranked Limestone cruised to a 19-3 win against Catawbaís 11th-ranked lacrosse team on Saturday.
Catawba finished its season with a 12-4 record.
Riley Loewen and Shayne Jackson scored five goals each to help the Saints improve to 14-1. The Catawba Indians wrap up their season at 12-4.
Michael Pecchia recorded 19 saves for the Indians.
n Tennis camps
The Catawba spring junior tennis clinics continue. The clinics are held on Sunday afternoons. The cost of a clinic is $10.
n Catawba has a full day tennis camp scheduled for June 13-16, with half day camps on June 20-23, June 27-30, July 18-21, Aug. 1-4 and Aug 8-11.
Contact Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or