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Area sports briefs: West baseball wins

From staff reports
West Rowan’s baseball team bounced back from two straight NPC losses to drill Statesville 18-3 in five innings on Wednesday.
Tyler Hamm had the big blow for the Falcons — a grand slam. Jacob Watson and Jonah Marsh each had two hits and multiple RBIs. Pitcher Michael Ball continued his good season, going the distance and improving his record to a sparkling 5-0.
West Rowan (6-6, 5-2) is home tonight against Wilkes Central.
East Davidson knocked off defending 2A champ Randleman 2-0 on Wednesday behind the stout pitching of Avery Bowles.
Kade Roach and Daniel Martin had three hits each to power Central Davidson to a 12-5 win against Parkland on Wednesday.
Prep commitment
North Rowan baseball standout Mason Jennings has committed to Methodist and plans to sign next week. A story is upcoming.
Jayvee baseball
West Rowan’s jayvees beat Statesville 7-3 on Wednesday to stay unbeaten. Micah Marsh was the winning pitcher for the Falcons (11-0, 7-0 NPC). Harrison Baucom had two hits, while Noah Teeter two RBIs.
Prep soccer
Allison Baucom and Mariah Coleman scored two goals each as West Rowan’s soccer team beat Carson 6-1 on Wednesday.
Carson took a 1-0 lead on an early goal by Katie Barringer from a 15 yards out, but the lead was short-lived.
Baucom converted a penalty kick, and Toni Lucente, Coleman, and Rebecca Parker all found the back of the net before the half.
Coleman had two assists, and Lucente, Rachel Brown (back strong from an ankle injury) and Kayla Boley had one each.
Brittain Hendrickson gave West (8-2-1, 6-0 NPC) a needed boost on defense.
“My hat’s off to Carson and its coaching staff,” West coach Nick Brown said. “Their girls battled all game, but our kids put another good game together and I was very happy with their effort.”
West hosts Northwest Cabarrus tonight. Carson (5-5-1, 2-3) will travel to North Iredell on Monday for an NPC contest.
Whitney Brown scored three goals as Salisbury defeated Lexington 5-1 for its first CCC win on Wednesday.
Kristel Rodriguez and Andrea Jimenez scored goals. It was the first of Jimenez’s career.
Kate Grant had two assists for the Hornets (4-4-1, 1-2 CCC), while Mary Seifert and Allie Murphy had their first career helpers.
Prep softball
Anna Tonseth went 3-for-4, scored three runs and was the winning pitcher as Salisbury’s softball team beat A.L. Brown 10-8 for its second straight victory.
Leea Earnhardt had three hits, including a double and a triple. Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer went 3-for-4, and Hailey Bowler went 2-for-4. The Hornets ended the game in the seventh with great running catches by Desiree Jones and Brittany Milby.
South Rowan edged Concord 3-2 on Wednesday.
Leah McCoy pitched a strong game and struck out 10 Spiders.
Katherine Starnes doubled twice. Starnes, Kayla Corriher and Caroline Hubbard knocked in runs for the Raiders (4-9).
Northwest Cabarrus scored twice in the seventh and beat East Rowan 6-5 on Wednesday.
Lauren Wareham drove in three runs for NWC (9-4), while Lindsay Shore had three hits.
Prep tennis
Carson’s boys tennis team beat East Rowan 5-4 in an NPC match played on Tuesday.
Singles winners for the Cougars were Hayden Faulkenberry, Phillip Wirz and Casey Lucas. Doubles winners were Faulkenberry-Thomas and Jonathan Martin-Matthew Martin.
Salisbury improved to 6-0 in the CCC with a 9-0 win over West Davidson on Wednesday.
Singles winners for the Hornets were Michael Ogden, Alan Lebowitz, Abraham Post, Brock Overcash, Clint Comadoll and Chris Derrick. Doubles winners were Ogden-Overcash, Lebowitz-Post and Comadoll-Derrick.
Local golf
Sixty-five GARS members played at Lexington Country Club earlier this week.
Low ‘A’ flight player with a net of 65.35 was Gerald Barker. Low ‘B’ flight player with a net of 71.54 was Dave Allen.
Low ‘C’ flight player with a net of 69.51 was Michael Garver. Low ‘D’ flight player with a net of 68.39 was John Garver.
Will Collins (Salisbury) shot 67 and is tied for fourth after the first round of the EGolf’s Tour’s River Run Classic in Davidson.
Elliot Gealy (Salisbury) shot a first-round 72.
College tennis
Pfeiffer’s Alena Krutkina was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. She had a perfect week against Belmont Abbey and USC Aiken.
College women’s golf
Catawba’s women’s golf team finished 14th out of 17 teams in the Hargett Memorial Tournament. Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) led the Indians with a two-day total of 160 to tie for 18th.
College baseball
Trey Holmes (East Rowan) tripled for Appalachian State in a 14-0 win against North Carolina A&T on Tuesday.
Charlotte’s Corbin Shive (East) knocked in two runs in a 12-6 win against USC Upstate. Justin Roland (East) scored a run, and Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) tripled.
Tusculum, ranked 13th, pounded out 26 hits in a 24-3 rout of Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday.
Pfeiffer lost 21-8 to Carson-Newman on Wednesday.
Middle schools
Boys tennis
Erwin blanked Southeast 9-0.
Winners in singles for the Eagles were Chance Brown, Logan Shuping, Robert Gray, Ike Emerson, Anthony Morrow and Timmy Kane.
Winners in doubles were Brown, Shuping, Gray, Emerson, Tanner McNabb and Nick Pillsbury.
Sacred Heart rolled 9-0 against Albemarle Middle School at Catawba.
Winning for the Dolphins in singles were Michael Childress, Spencer Storey, James Boyd, Mathias Deccomarmond, Walker Latimer and Justin Boyd.
Doubles winners were Max Fisher-Reilly Gokey, Ben Roy-Will Murdock, and Charles Langlais-Walker Brown.
Golf
Sacred Heart tied Concordia. Both teams shot 178 in Wednesday’s match at Catawba Country Club.
Michael Childress shot a 40 to lead the Dolphins. Other scorers were Alex Antosek (41), Spencer Storey (45) and Will Casmus (52).
Sacred Heart plays at Rolling Hills today against Statesville Christian at 4 p.m.
BaseballSalisbury Academy (1-1) beat North Hills 13-2 for the school’s first-ever baseball victory.
Pitcher Harrison Smith struck out nine. First baseman Robbie Bergstone doubled and scored three runs. Smith and Jacob Crosby scored two runs apiece. Matt Washko and Sam McNeely stood out on defense.
The Academy travels to Westchester School today for a 3:30 p.m. contest.
China Grove was held to seven hits but stayed undefeated with a 4-1 win against Corriher-Lipe.
Peyton Penninger and Blake Johnson had two hits each for the Red Devils (4-0, 3-0). Andy Lear was the winning pitcher.
China Grove is home against North Rowan on Thursday.

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