Area briefs: South softball beats West

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 4, 2011

From staff reports
South Rowan’s softball team beat West Rowan 12-1 in five innings on Tuesday afternoon.
The Raiders (4-7 NPC) got a strong pitching performance from freshman Leah McCoy, who struck out five and allowed three hits.
Catawba signee Kim Fesperman and Kaitlyn Jones had two hits each for the Raiders.
Jones had a double and a triple, while Fesperman, Nicole Barringer, Mackenzie Dabbs and Katherine Starnes all pounded doubles.
Kacie Stamey, Kirstie Corriher and Emma Pope also had hits for the Raiders.
South is still in the playoff hunt, although it would have to upset second-place North Iredell on Friday to have a shot.
West Rowan (4-7 NPC) is also still very much in the running for fourth place, but it has to beat West Iredell (5-6 NPC) Friday to tie for fourth. West Rowan won the first meeting.
The league gets four playoff berths.
East Rowan stayed undefeated in the league with a 9-0 romp at West Iredell on Tuesday.
Chelsea White pitched a one-hitter, Ericka Nesbitt had three hits, and Bobbi Thomas hit a three-run homer.
Meagan Kluttz had a double for the Mustangs.
Carson lost 8-3 to Hickory Ridge in a non-conference game on Monday. Julia Sanders hit two homers for the Ragin’ Bulls.
Sidney Grkman homered for the Cougars. Michaela White and Jakey Clark had two hits each.
Carson was scheduled to play a doubleheader with last-place Statesville
Third-place North Rowan lost 6-1 to South Stanly, the top team in the YVC, on Tuesday.
Taylor Sells had a double for North’s only hit and stole a base.
Samantha Jacobs took the loss in the circle. She fanned seven, while allowing three hits and three walks.
North (10-7, 9-6) plays a home game against South Davidson on Friday.
Prep soccer
Karen Presnell scored all four goals as Salisbury won 4-0 at East Davidson on Tuesday to stay unbeaten. Presnell had 36 goals this season.
Madison Kennedy had three assists for Salisbury (15-0-2, 9-0), and Jenna Bryan had one.
Olivia Rankin made seven saves and posted the shutout in goal.
Salisbury has won three CCC titles in four years and is home tonight for a rescheduled Senior Night matchup with Thomasville.
Middle school tennis
Sacred Heart’s boys beat China Grove 7-2. Winning in singles for the Dolphins were Michael Childress, Spencer Storey, James Boyd, Walker Latimer, Justin Boyd and Ben Roy. Max Fisher and Reilly Gokey won in doubles.
Local golf
Robert Jordan made a hole-in-one at Warrior Golf Club.
It was his first ace. He used an 8-iron on the 151-yard No. 6 hole. Witnesses included Chad Steen, Mike Frye and Rusty Russell.
Fifty-eight GARS members played with a Captain’s Choice format at Corbin Hills on Monday.
Gerald Barker, Larry Luther, David Scearce and Nelson McDaniel shot minus-10 to win. Three teams tied for second at minus-9. Butch Adams took closest to the pin honors on No. 2, while Johnny Shook nailed the longest putt on No. 9.