Area briefs: South souftball beats Carson
From staff reports
South Rowan’s softball team beat Carson 6-3 in the first round of the NPC tournament on Monday.
Sixth-seeded South had to win to extend its season. Third-seeded Carson already has qualified for the 3A state playoffs.
Kim Fesperman pitched a complete game for the Raiders.
Kaitlyn Jones and Mackenzie Dabbs had three hits each and both had a double. Kirstie Corriher had two hits, while Nicole Barringer, Katherine Starnes and Kayla Corriher had one apiece.
South plays No. 2 seed North Iredell in a semifinal on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Carson.
In other NPC tournament games, No. 4 seed West Rowan eliminated No. 5 West Iredell 5-2, and North Iredell beat No. 7 Statesville 16-0 in three innings.
West Rowan plays top-seeded East Rowan at 4:15 p.m. in a semifinal at Carson on Wednesday.
West Rowan will be in the playoffs unless South Rowan wins the tournament.
Salisbury qualified for the 2A state playoffs by beating Thomasville 20-14 on Monday in a first-round game in the CCC tournament.
Kailyn Cowger hit a homer for the Hornets.
Salisbury plays today at 5 p.m. at East Davidson against No. 1 seed Central Davidson. West Davidson plays against host East Davidson at 7 p.m. in the other semifinal.
North Rowan beat North Moore 10-6 in eight innings in a first round game in the YVC tournament on Monday.
Taylor Sells hit a grand slam in the eighth to decide it.
Samantha Jacobs struck out 11, walked three and allowed six hits and two earned runs.
Emily Gobble went 3-for-3 for the Cavaliers (12-7). Jacobs had two hits, drove in two runs and stole two bases.
Lindsey Hinson, Anna Lingle and Chasity Young had a hit apiece.
North plays in a semifinal game on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. against top-seeded South Stanly. The game will be played at Chatham Central.
West Rowan’s Jake Kennedy shot 81 on the first day of the 3A championships.
Davie shot 305 as a team in the 4A championships.
Tommy Dillon led the War Eagles with a 74. Other Davie scores included Jason Gallimore (76), Joe Sink (77), Chase Moore (78) and Justin Cook (78).
West Rowan’s Joel Brittain finished third in the 3A Midwest Regional to qualify for the state tournament.
Brittain lost to Marvin Ridge’s Joey Hatala 6-1, 6-4 in a semifinal but beat Hickory Ridge’s Kevin Baker 6-1, 6-3 in the consolation final.
In the 2A dual team state playoffs today, the feature match is third-ranked Salisbury at No. 1-ranked Newton-Conover.
Davie’s Anna McBride won the 3200 at the 4A Midwest Regional in 10:58.51.
Trey Holmes (East Rowan) hit a two-run homer and Preston Troutman (East) had a two-run double as Appalachian State held off Western Carolina 10-9 on Sunday.
Holmes had two RBIs in a 13-7 loss to Western Carolina on Monday.
n College track
N.C. State’s Lamont Savage (West Rowan) won the long jump (24 feet, 41/4 inches) at the Dick Taylor Tar Heel Relays.
Sign-ups for the South Rowan Legion team are on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. in the building behind Gary’s.
Bring birth certificate. Bring insurance info. A parent must sign permission forms.
The team is limited to 18 players beginning with the first game on May 28, so let Mike Fisher know at 704-213-3612 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t be at the callout but do intend to play this summer.
The Salisbury Rotary Tennis Championships are set for the City Park Complex and the Civic Center on May 27-29.
Competition is in singles and doubles with junior and adult divisions by age. Email email@example.com for information.
The Shag Bag Open will be held at Warrior on May 15.
A shotgun start is set for 1:30 p.m.
The format is three-man Captain’s Choice. Thirty-two teams. Eight flights.
Entry deadline is May 11.
Cost is $60 per player or $180 per team.
Contact Ken McGee at 800-422-6512 or the Warrior at 704-856-0871.
Middle school soccer
Knox defeated West Rowan 6-0.
Hector Salinas and Felix Carillo had two goals each, while Arturo Ramirez and Cristian Reyes scored one.
Elbert Moultan, Josh Lynch, Matt Wooley and Ben Pearson also played well for the Trojans.
Middle school baseball
West Rowan wrapped up the regular season championship of the Rowan County Middle School Conference by beating Knox 21-0 in three innings on Monday.
Omar Bautista, Juan Garcia, Noah Teeter and Brian Ketchie hit home runs for the Bulldogs. West (11-2) plays at China Grove today.
The Kannapolis Intimidators beat Lexington 9-6 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Monday.
Drew Lee and Ross Wilson tripled during a four-run fourth.