Area sports briefs: Lots of baseball openers today
From staff reports
There are plenty of high school baseball openers scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today.
South Stanly is at North Rowan in an early YVC contest.
Northwest Cabarrus is at Carson in a game that was postponed on Tuesday. South Rowan is at Mount Pleasant, Davie is at Mooresville, and A.L. Brown is at Sun Valley.
East Rowan is home today at 5:30 against R.J. Reynolds.
East’s Bradley Robbins will receive the Patrick Snider Memorial Award as Rowan County’s 2011 Pitcher of the Year prior to the game.
Robbins is also expected to start on the mound for the Mustangs today.
West Rowan, which dropped its opener to Mount Pleasant, is at Concord tonight at 7 p.m., following the jayvee game between the schools.
South Rowan lost 3-2 at Concord in its softball opener on Monday.
Emma Pope and Beth Ann Martin had two hits each for the Raiders. Pope and Kacie Stamey scored runs.
In the circle, Logan Lowery limited the Spiders to five hits and struck out seven.
Semifinals in the Rowan County tournament will be played tonight at West. West will take on Carson at 5, with Salisbury vs. North at 7. The third-place and championship games are set for Thursday.n Prep basketball
Davie’s boys play Greensboro Page tonight at 8:30 p.m. in a Western Regional semifinal at the Coliseum.
Admission is $9.
South Rowan’s Davis Richards and Evan Neas shot 39s to lead a 173-217 win against A.L. Brown at Warrior on Monday.
Josh Pope shot 47 for the Raiders, while Stone Stancil shot 48.
Leading the Wonders was Jared DeVlieger with a 41. Charles Williams was next at 56.
Salisbury’s golfers shot 149 at Rolling Hills and won a match with East Rowan (160), Carson (171), West Rowan (179) and North Rowan (209).
Clark Alcorn led the Hornets with a 35. Troy Beaver shot 36. Alex Nianouris, Joseph Rusher and Eric Edwards all shot 39s, and Alex Austin carded a 40.
Connor Lowman’s 36 paced the Mustangs. James Lohr shot 38. Jared Hough checked in at 42, and Spencer Bost and Jordan Shepherd shot 44s.
Carson was led by Andrew Purcell’s 40. Other scores were Rob Sawyer (42), Ryan Craft (43), Collin Stamey (46) and Matt Yates (46).
West scorers were Jake Kennedy (39), Chris Hassard (45), Denny Trish (46) and Cameron Hassard (46).
North scorers were Jesse Pinkston (42), Kevin Burnham (52), Rafe Harrison (53) and Luke Miller (62).
West Rowan’s jayvees opened with a 3-1 win at Mount Pleasant.
Noah Teeter’s two-run single in the eighth lifted the Falcons. Jeremy Simpson and winning pitcher Omar Bautista had two hits each.
Middle school baseball
The Homeschool Stallions beat West Stanly 6-2 on Monday.
Josh Endicott had two hits and two RBIs, while Caleb Threadgill had a triple. Noah Jarrett held West Stanly to four hits in five innings to earn the victory. Hunter Shepherd finished.
The Stallions play two on Saturday against the Virginia Marlins.
Erwin’s girls edged Corriher-Lipe 25-21 on Monday after the Yellow Jackets rallied from a 20-2 deficit.
Erwin (9-1) was led by Destiny Jackson with nine points and six steals, and Breya Philpot with six points, 12 rebounds and 11 steals. Ashlyn Mills grabbed 10 rebounds. Bree Medlin and Micah Furr had six rebounds apiece.
Corriher-Lipe (3-7) was paced by Keirsten Morgan and Carsen Carlton with six and five points, respectively.
Knox’s girls beat Mooresville 31-27 to stay tied for first with Erwin.
The Trojans (9-1) were led by Tyzarea Alexander’s 10 points.
Kiilantra Mashore scored seven points, and Chevy Blaire had six.
Sara Vannoy scored nine points for the Red Imps (7-3), while Carlee Brawley had eight.
Knox battles Erwin today.
Erwin’s boys rolled 49-22 against Corriher-Lipe.
Ellis Taylor led a balanced attack for the Eagles (3-7) with seven points. Datavian Davis and Lucas Morton scored six apiece, and Erik Estrada added five.
Corriher-Lipe (0-10) was led by D.J. Fulcher with seven points. Alex Figueroa scored five.
West Rowan’s boys beat North Rowan 34-28.
The Bulldogs (8-2) shot 46 percent for the game and held the Mavericks to six points in the first half.
Kortez Weeks scored 14 points for the Bulldogs. Jovon Quarles had six, and Brendon Westbrook had five.
Quarles led the Bulldogs on the boards with eight rebounds. Westbrook and Armoni Hogue had five apiece. Westbrook and Quarles made five steals each, and Weeks had four.
The Mavericks were lead by Joseph Scott 22 points.
North Hills hoops
The North Hills middle school boys team beat Statesville Montessori 41-35. Grayson Whicker led the Eagles with 12 points. Chris Norris scored 11, and Wes Fazia had nine.
The North Hills girls and boys teams will play at home today in the PAC-8 tournament at 4 and 5:15 p.m.