Area sports briefs: East baseball falls 5-4

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 23, 2012

From staff reports
East Rowan’s baseball struggles continued with a 5-4 home loss to Mooresville on Thursday.
East (4-5) has dropped four of its last five contests.
Alex Bost started on the mound and was relieved in the fifth by Jared Mathis. Bost, who walked five, took the loss.
Andy Austin had two hits for the Mustangs in the see-saw struggle. Bradley Robbins had a double.
Mooresville scored the decisive run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly.
Mooresville hurler Ryan Brennan closed the door on the Mustangs the last two innings.
Prep track
East Rowan’s boys scored 117 points and won a track meet at West Iredell on Thursday against NPC foes Carson (96), South Rowan (31) and West Iredell (25).
Cole Honeycutt won the 1600 (4:49) and 800 (2:08) for the Mustangs.
Brad Oden took the 3200 (10:21). Raykwon Torrence won the long jump (20 feet, 9 inches), and Hakeem Gittens (42-61/4) won the triple jump.
Casey Padgett won the shot put (45-6). Marshall Shank won the pole vault (13-0). Chase Brown won the 110 hurdles (15.64 seconds).
East’s Conor Honeycutt, Graham Lyerly, Cole Honeycutt and Oden won the 4×800 in 8:52.
East’s Justin Smith, Torrence, Chris Patterson and Gittens won the 4×100 in 45.11.
Carson got first places from Zach Blythe in the 400 (53.23); Tre Williams in the discus (119-10); Darius Gardner in the high jump (5-10), and Rodney Richards in the 300 hurdles (43.0).
Carson’s Blythe, Richards, Dontae Gilbert and Gardner won the 4×200 relay.
Carson also won the 4×400 relay.
Prep softball
South Rowan’s softball team lost 3-2 to Mount Pleasant on Thursday.
Kacie Stamey had three of South’s five hits. Kayla Corriher doubled and drove in a run. Emma Pope had the other hit.
Logan Lowery pitched a complete game but took the loss.
East Rowan lost 11-0 to Central Davidson in a five-inning game on Thursday.
Central (5-1) scored six runs with two outs in the first inning.
Hunter Brown and Charity McGath drove in three runs each to back the pitching of Carley Tysinger.
East fell to 4-2.
Prep golf
Salisbury’s boys golf team shot 137 (3-under) and beat West Davidson (152), Greensboro Grimsley (152) and Statesville (155) on Thursday at Warrior.
Medalist Troy Beaver shot 33 to lead the Hornets. Alex Nianouris and Joseph Rusher had 34s, Clark Alcorn shot 36, and Eric Edwards shot 37.
Nathan Curry and Austin Pleasants shot 37s to pace West Davidson. Austin Bates led the Greyhounds with a 36.
Prep tennis
South Rowan’s boys tennis team rolled to an 8-1 NPC win against West Iredell on Wednesday.
Jared Waters, Reynold Sanchez, Trevor Burrow, Jacob Ouellette and Eddie Chavez won in singles.
Waters-Sanchez, Burrow-Caleb Barnette and Ouellette-Chavez won doubles matches.
Prep hoops
Phil Fox has stepped down as West Iredell’s girls basketball coach. He was head coach for four seasons, including a 3-19 campaign in 2011-12.
The Warriors, who had a sensational freshman in Elizabeth Webb, appear to be on the way up.
Multiple Huneycutts
A correction is in order for Catawba’s softball sweep of Brevard on Wednesday.
Emily B. Huneycutt was indeed the winning pitcher in the opener, but it was Emily D. Huneycutt who hit the homer that provided a 1-0 victory for the Indians, not Emily B.
As Catawba SID Jim Lewis e-mailed when he brought the mixup to the Post’s attention — “I knew this would happen at some point.”
To clarify, Emily B. is a 5-foot-8 sophomore pitcher from West Stanly, while Emily D. is a 5-foot-8 freshman third baseman from West Stanly.
Emily B. is having a special season in the circle with a 12-3 record and a 1.57 ERA.
Emily D. has started 26 games and has belted four homers and driven in 13 runs.
The unrelated Huneycutts have helped Catawba to a 24-10 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the SAC.
College tennis
Catawba’s women’s tennis team cruised past Lenoir-Rhyne 9-0.
The Indians (8-9, 1-3) picked up their first SAC win.
Sloan Kessler, Ally Prior. Maggie McKee, Steffi Cook, Candace Hall and Hannah Kovach (East Rowan) won in singles. Sloan-Kessler, Cook-Prior and Olivia Myers-Hall won in doubles.
Catawba’s men rolled to an 8-1 win against L-R.
The Indians (13-5, 2-2) got singles wins from Alex Macdonald, Thomas Mitchell, Jess Goodall, Matthew Nicholson and Corey Eldridge.
Doubles winners were Mitchell-Uri Yarkoni, Macdonald-Nicholson and Eldridge-Goodall.
College hoops
Appalachian State’s women’s basketball season ended on Thursday with a 74-58 WNIT loss at Virginia.
Middle schools
Girls soccer
Southeast defeated Knox 2-0. Both goals for the Patriots were by Maria Delgado.
Farrah Jordan had an assist.
Defensively, Southeast was led by Graciela Nunez.
Boys soccer
Southeast’s boys beat Knox 8-1. Raunel Vasquez had a hat trick for the Patriots, and Ricky Maldonado scored twice. Pedro Perez, Danny Nava and Brandon Flores contributed a goal each.
Flores and Vasquez led in assists. The defense was led by Peter Lor.
Boys tennis
Sacred Heart’s boys (2-0) won 5-4 against Erwin.
Singles winners for the Dolphins were Mathias Deccomarmond and Justin Boyd.
Winners in singles for the Eagles were Chance Brown, Logan Shuping, Timmy Kane and Robert Gray.
Sacred Heart swept doubles, with Michael Childress-James Boyd, Spencer Storey-Deccomarmond and Max Fisher-Reilly Gokey getting wins.
Southeast defeated Knox 8-1. Singles winners for the Patriots were Graham Purcell, Jared Javurek, Landon Perkins, Deven Youker and Cameron Bisbe.
A doubles win came from Javurek-Perkins.
Southeast also won two matches by forfeit.
Southeast rolled to a 19-2 diamond win against Knox.
Alex Yang led the Patriots with three hits, while Tanner Christy and Bradie Cofer added two each. Caleb Hall was the winning pitcher.
The Patriots will play Erwin at home on Tuesday.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions middle school players beat Salisbury Academy 16-0.
Josh Endicott pitched a no-hitter and struck out six.
Leading hitters for the Stallions were Caleb Threadgill, Hunter Shepherd, Josh Holt, Noah Jarrett, Dalton Lankford, Tyler Hartsell and Travis Cone.
SAC Hall of Fame
Members of the 2012 SAC Hall of Fame class are Wingate multi-sport athlete Patrick Bartlett, Lenoir-Rhyne golfer Meghan Pritchett, Carson-Newman softball player Sammi Hatcher, Mars Hill basketball player Denise Shelton and SAC coordinator of men’s basketball officials James Burch.
The induction ceremony is set for Thursday, June 7, in Asheville.