Area sports briefs: South softball wins 12-10
From staff reports
South Rowanís softball team pounded out a surprising 12-10 win against Cox Mill on Thursday in a makeup game.
Kayla Corriher went 4-for-4 for the Raiders, Kim Fesperman had three hits, and Kaitlyn Jones, Nicole Barringer, Kirstie Corriher, Mackenzie Dabbs and Emma Pope had two hits each.
Kayla Corriher and Jones had doubles. Freshman Kacie Stamey also had a hit.
Southís senior game is today against North Iredell. South can tie for fourth with a win but loses all tiebreaking scenarios. South has to win the NPC tourney to make the playoffs.
n Prep soccer
Salisbury (16-0-2, 10-0 CCC) concluded an unbeaten regular season with a 5-1 league win against Thomasville on Wednesday.
Ranked fourth in 2A, Salisbury is the only remaining unbeaten team in the classification and has earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
Salisburyís nine seniors ó Taylor Slate, Madison Kennedy, Karen Presnell, Olivia Rankin, Marlee Murphy, Jenna Bryan, Mally Fisher, Alee Johnson and Sierra Davis were honored. Principal/P.A. man extraordinaire Windsor Eagle presided.
ěHalf the team is seniors, and it was just a nice, cool ceremony,î coach Matt Parrish said.
Bryan had two goals and an assist, Davis scored a goal, Kennedy had an assist, and Johnson contributed a goal and an assist.
Kate Grant also scored for the Hornets and had a helper.
n Pro baseball
The Kannapolis Intimidators beat the Greenville Drive 3-2 on Thursday at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on a two-run single in the eighth by Kyle Eveland. Kannapolis pitchers combined for 15 punchouts to help end a four-game losing skid.
n Softball league
Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is accepting teams for its Womenís Open Softball League.
The league will consist of a 12-game season with a double- elimination tournament at the end. The league fee is $400, along with $25 USSSA fee.
Contact Steve Clark at 704-638-5289 or email email@example.com.
n Middle school baseball
Erwin pounded Southeast 12-2, with Ike Freeman getting three hits, and Harrison Bell, Scott Sapp and Logan Towne producing two apiece.
Bell was sharp on the mound with 10 strikeouts and no walks in a complete-game effort.
n Erwin (8-4) also thumped Mooresville 13-3. Joseph Peeler allowed homers to Tommy Bullock and Clint Seely, but he scattered six hits and fanned four for the win.
Peeler, Freeman, Bell, Sapp, Towne, Samuel Wyrick, Tyler Scruggs and Bryant Godsey all had two hits, as the Eagles racked up 17 hits.
n West Rowan (10-2) finished a three-game week with an 11-2 win over Southeast. Juan Garcia, Omar Bautista and Brian Ketchie combined on a one-hitter and fanned six.
Zach Shaver had three hits and knocked in four runs.
n Middle school soccer
Southeastís girls beat West Rowan 1-0. Kylie Cox scored the goal off of Karla Frogosoís corner. Frogoso, Brittany Menendez, Andrea Jimenez, Maritza Ortiz and Cassidy Nooner were defensive stars.
n Southeastís boys romped over West Rowan 13-0. Brandon Flores had a hat trick, while Silvestre Lopez, Jose Viveros and Adolfo Ortega had two goals each. Ricki Maldonado, Dani Nava, Albert Rosas and Sandi Jusic all scored once. Assists were by Flores, Aaron Lippard, Pedro Perez and Viveros.
n North Rowanís boys topped China Grove 2-0. Narciso Alvarez converted a header off a Brian Reyes corner, and Kevin Ortiz scored on a solo effort from the edge of the penalty box. Dylan Auten added another clean sheet in goal, while David Carranza, Felix Quiroz, Jose Bautista and Alex Duncan controlled the midfield.