Area briefs: Erwin baseball wins title
From staff reports
Third-seeded Erwin beat top-seeded West Rowan Middle 2-1 in the championship game of the Rowan Middle School Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Salisbury High’s Robertson Stadium.
Samuel Wyrick knocked in runs for the Eagles in the first and third innings.
Erwin (13-4) was limited to three hits by West pitchers Omar Bautista and Juan Garcia, who combined for eight strikeouts. Tyler Scruggs had the other hit for the Eagles.
Noah Teeter had a triple for the Bulldogs and was knocked in by Tyler Poteat.
Erwin’s Joseph Peeler pitched five innings for the win. Harrison Bell pitched the sixth and seventh for a save.
Erwin won its last eight games. It was the 12th championship for Erwin coach Craig Johnson. His record is 186-44.
Middle school soccer
The Southeast boys soccer team completed a perfect season with a 3-0 win against Mooresville in the Rowan County Middle School Conference Tournament championship game played on Monday.
Scoring for Southeast (17-0) were Adolfo Ortega, Silvestre Lopez and Jose Viveros. An assist was made by Bryan Fragoso.
Jerry Sands (Catawba) hit a third-inning grand slam to lead the L.A. Dodgers to a 5-4 win against Houston on Tuesday.
Chad Hoskins of Salisbury helped R.J. Reynolds win the 4A dual team tennis title.
The Demons beat East Chapel Hill 5-0 for their second straight state championship.
Hoskins won his first set in a tiebreaker and won 6-3 in the second set against East Chapel Hill’s Kassim Alani.
North Iredell (18-7) held off Jay M. Robinson 3-2 on Tuesday to advance to a 3A quarterfinal matchup against NPC rival East Rowan. North Iredell pitcher Karley Harkey took a shutout into the seventh, but the Bulldogs rallied for two runs. Harkey got a strikeout to end it, her seventh of the game.
Breanna Davenport had three hits, and NI out-hit the Bulldogs 13-5.
The 26th annual NCHSAA girls soccer championships are set for this weekend at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. There will be two games on Friday and two on Saturday.
The Kannapolis American Legion team will play most of its home games at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium this season.
A few games are scheduled to be played at Concord’s Webb Field.
West Rowan physicals
Athletic physicals will be offered at West Rowan High on Thursday, May 20, from 5:30-7:30. Anyone interested in participating on an athletic team next year at West needs to attend. Cost is $10 per physical. Physicals are for rising 9th-12th graders.
The Rowan Cobras sixth-grade girls basketball team was runner-up in the YBOA Kinetic Spine & Sport Hoops Classic held in Charlotte.
The Cobras defeated the Carolina Cavaliers 29-23 and beat the Magic Ballers 44-14 to advance to the championship game. The Cobras rallied from a big deficit but lost 33-30 to the Charleston Waves in the title game.
Playing in the tournament for the Cobras were Destiny Jackson, Keara McClary, Kailie Ketchie, Maren Shumaker, Alyson Brewer, Jenna Clay, Hollie Harrison and Keyerah Wagner. Team members not able to play were Shaleah Jolly and Chemaiya Jordan.
The head coach of the Cobras is David Sweeney.
The team of Johnny Kyger, Phil Miller, Chris Owen and Keith Dorsett shot 53 at the Country Club of Salisbury and won the Campbell Memorial Golf Classic.
The Classic raised $82,000. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a new fetal heart monitor for Rowan Regional Medical Center.
Cloninger Ford-Toyota-Scion was the presenting sponsor for the tournament. N. Trent Bradshaw and Dr. Steven J. Colwell were co-chairmen. Steering committee members included Gary A. Blabon, David L. Bolick, Camille T. Campbell, Beverly H. Dillard, Michael Doran, Sandy T. Morrison, Ryan Rich and Jeff Wetmore.
College men’s basketball
Wingate announced the signing of four men’s basketball players on Tuesday.
The new Bulldogs are Ryan Daye (Burlington), Josh Simmons (Irmo, S.C.), Deion Turman (Pittsburgh) and Michael Tyson (Kinston). Turman is a transfer from Robert Morris.
Catawba hoops camps
Register online now for Catawba basketball individual, beginner and Skills & Drills Camps in June and July. Go to www.e-timeout.com. for information on camps in Charlotte, Concord, and Salisbury for ages 5-15.