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Area sports briefs: Maher to ump

From staff reports
Drew Maher (A.L. Brown) is scheduled to be part of the umpiring crew when the Kannapolis Intimidators open at home at 7:05 p.m. against Hickory on Thursday.
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) started and pitched three scoreless innings on Monday against the Atlanta Braves.
Statistically, Parnell was by far the best reliever for the New York Mets in Spring Training.
Outfielder Craige Lyerly (East, Catawba) has been assigned to the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Class A Midwest League.
Prep football
Former North Rowan coach Tasker Fleming has been named head football coach at South Stanly.
In four seasons at North, Fleming’s teams were 1-10, 5-7, 6-6 and 4-8. North won the 1A YVC in 2010 with a 6-1 record.
North made the playoffs in 2009-2011 but fell in the first round all three seasons.
Fleming will replace Luke Little, who took the head job at Whiteville.
The well-traveled Fleming previously has been head coach at North Davidson, Northern Vance, Eastern Wayne, St. Pauls, Franklinton and Western Harnett.
Prep softball
It was Perrine Time at West Rowan on Tuesday as the Falcons beat South Rowan 9-6 in NPC action.
Western Carolina signee Sarah Perrine had two hits and four RBIs to lead West. Marissa Yow had three RBIs.
South was led by Kayla Corriher with three hits. Kaitlyn Jones had two RBIs.
• Carson mashed Hickory Ridge 10-0 on Monday in non-conference softball. Lacee Hunsucker pitched a one-hitter and struck out six for the Cougars.
Heather Yount had three hits, including a double. Sydney Grkman had two doubles. Jakey Clark went 2-for-3. Kaycee Kennedy had a double.
Prep baseball
Salisbury thumped Lexington 12-6 in CCC action on Tuesday. Brian Bauk knocked in two runs for the Hornets, while Kyle Wolfe, Scott Van der Poel, Chance Bowden and Sam Murph scored two runs apiece.
The Hornets scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth to break a 6-all tie. Salisbury got Lexington out in the top of the fifth to make it an official game, and then the rains came.
Ryan Jones (1-1), working in relief of Scott Freidrich, was the winning pitcher for the Hornets.
“I know people will look at the score and think we must not have played very good,” Salisbury coach Scott Maddox said. “But the truth is Lexington played well, especially early. Jones came in, threw strikes and gave us a chance.”
• West Davidson took over sole possession of first place in the CCC with a 16-0 pounding of Thomasville on Tuesday. The Green Dragons (11-5, 5-0) got two hits apiece from Jake Walser, Justin Smith and Colby Bessette.
• Central Davidson (4-9, 2-2 CCC) used three hits by Dillon Hampton to hand East Davidson (10-4, 4-1) its first league loss. The Spartans won 6-5.
Nick Williams and Tyler Stroupe had two hits each for the Golden Eagles.
North Rowan (7-7, 5-6) rolled to a 10-0 YVC win against South Davidson on Tuesday night but no information was available.
• North Iredell was leading Statesville 15-1 when rain halted NPC action in the second inning on Tuesday. The game will be resumed today.
Northwest Cabarrus trailed Central Cabarrus 4-0 in the seventh on Tuesday when the game was suspended by lightning. It’s scheduled to be resumed on Thursday afternoon at Central prior to the regular game.
The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions got a complete game on the mound and a three-run homer from Bryson Shepherd in a 10-5 victory over the Forsyth County Homeschool squad on Tuesday.
Matt Sloop had a three-run homer and a double for coach Chris Lankford’s Stallions (8-5).
Caleb Threadgill had two hits.
The Stallions play at the Charlotte Stampede on Thursday.
Davie’s baseball team lost 7-6 to Lake Norman on Monday.
The War Eagles (9-3) led 5-0 until the Wildcats rallied for seven runs in the sixth.
Corey Randall had three hits for Davie, while Ben Beeson had two. Matt Vernon knocked in three runs.
Davie is scheduled to play at Carson tonight.
Local racing
Cheerwine, has teamed up with Salisbury’s Grayson Eller in the National ATV Motocross series. Eller competes in three divisions at the national level.
The series has 10 events scheduled around the country, including some in areas that are not yet markets for Cheerwine. This gives the company a chance to get products into the hands of potential new customers.
The first round of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross Championship series was held in late March in Georgia.
Eller won one division and finished second in the other two. The series runs through August.
Local golf
The annual golf tournament of the Salisbury-Rowan Home Builders Association will be held on May 17 at McCanless.
There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Register by 11:30. The format is Captain’s Choice.
Entry includes lunch, beverages, goody bags and awards refreshments.
Prizes will be awarded for first place, second place, closest to pin, and?longest drive. Reasonably priced mulligans will be available.?
Jayvee baseball
West Rowan’s jayvees continued their spectacular season with a 10-0, five-inning win at South Rowan on Tuesday.
Omar Bautista struck out seven and was the winning hurler.
Harrison Baucom had two hits and drove in three runs. Micah Marsh had two hits and two RBIs.
Wood Poteat and Tyler Poteat delivered run-scoring singles for the Falcons (13-0, 8-0).
West coach Brandon Earnhardt is having a good year. He welcomed a new son earlier this week — Maddux Wrigley Earnhardt.
Prep tennis
Salisbury defeated a stout Ledford team 8-1 Tuesday.
Singles winners were Michael Ogden, Alan Lebowitz, Abraham Post, Brock Overcash and Clint Comadoll. Doubles teams who won for the Hornets were Ogden-Overcash, Lebowitz-Post and Comadoll-Chris Derrick.
College baseball
Catawba belted three homers and beat St. Andrews 13-2 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday.
Lightning forced a delay and rain stopped the contest for good in the seventh.
Catawba (29-8) got blasts from Ryan Bostian (South Rowan), Chris Dula and Greg Lawson.
Lawson’s three-run homer broke the game open. Keaton Hawks contributed a two-run triple.
Ross Whitley (6-2) pitched six innings for the victory.
College golf
Appalachian State’s Lauren Smith (Salisbury) placed 16th in the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate held in Morganton.
Smith shot 82-75 — 157.
Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) and Leslie Long led Catawba’s golf team to a 12th-place finish in the Agnes McAmis Memorial Women’s Invitational held in Greeneville, Tenn.
Kennedy shot 78-82 — 160 and tied for 36th, one shot ahead of Long.
College softball
Catawba split a SAC softball doubleheader at Anderson on Tuesday.
The Trojans took the opener 4-2, but Catawba rallied for an 8-4 win in eight innings in Game 2.
Catawba (27-14, 7-4) overcame a 4-0 deficit in the nightcap to earn a split.
Emily D. Huneycutt doubled home a run and Michaela Boyd (NW Cabarrus) drove in a run with a two-out single. Molly Kovalcin and Lauren Lewis knocked in runs in the seventh for a 4-4 tie.
Emily D. Huneycutt doubled home the go-ahead run. Emily B. Huneycutt got the win in the circle.
• Catawba’s Brittany Murray was named SAC Pitcher of the Week. She was 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA.
College lacrosse
Catawba’s Braden Artem was named Deep South Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Artem had seven goals and two assists in two victories.
College tennis
Catawba’s men’s tennis team won 5-4 at Brevard on Monday. The Indians are 16-8 and 4-5 in the SAC. They will finish the season against Barton on April 10.
Catawba’s women (9-14, 1-8) lost to Brevard 6-3 and wrapped up their season. Hannah Kovach (East Rowan) and Candace Hall lost a close match at No. 3 doubles. Olivia Myers (West Davidson) won at No. 6 singles.
Middle schools
Baseball
China Grove stayed unbeaten with a 10-2 win against Erwin.
Austin Corriher (2-0) was the winning pitcher. He allowed two hits and struck out eight. Dillon Norton closed the game and struck out three.
Tyler Rary led the Red Devils (6-0) at the plate with three hits. Corriher, Norton, Austin Lear, Ryan Bearden and Peyton Penninger added two hits each.
China Grove doesn’t play again until it visits Southeast on April 19.
West Rowan Middle pounded Knox 18-0.
Zach Shaver was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs (4-2). Lee Poteat had two hits, including a two-run homer.
Shaver, Poteat, and Brian Ketchie scored three runs apiece.
North Rowan Middle edged West Rowan 2-1.
Steven Thurston and Jake Pritchard led the Mavericks with two hits each.
Trent Berry was the winning pitcher. He got late relief help from Brandon White, who collected a save.
Boys soccer
Erwin lost to China Grove 2-1. Landon Goodman scored for the Eagles. Seth Miller was named Erwin’s Player of the Game.
n Southeast rolled to an 8-0 win against North Rowan Middle.
Brandon Flores and Ricky Maldonado both had hat tricks for the Patriots. Pedro Perez and Raunel Vasquez added a goal each. The defensive standout for Southeast was Jesus Jaimes.
Girls soccer
Erwin beat China Grove 3-0. Kelby Porter had two goals, while Lara Koontz had one. Avery Wright had two assists. Ilya Yang was named Erwin’s Player of the Game.
Southeast beat North Rowan 5-0. Farrah Jordan had a hat trick for the Patriots, and Maria Delgado powered in two goals. The defensive standout for Southeast was Zully Amaya.
Boys tennis
Knox lost 5-4 to West Rowan Middle.
Singles winners for Knox were David Derrick, Booth Pfaff and Ryan Leonard. The team of Derrick-John Dunham won in doubles.
Unbeaten Sacred Heart beat West Rowan Middle 9-0.
Winning for the Dolphins (5-0) in singles were Justin Boyd, Max Fisher, Reilly Gokey, Ben Roy, Charles Langlais and Walker Brown.
Michael Childress-James Boyd, Spencer Storey-Will Murdock and Walker Latimer-Mathias Deccomarmond won in doubles.
Boys golf
China Grove shot 180 at Warrior on Tuesday for a win.
Brennan Lambert and Bobby Bauer were co-medalists with 41s. Other scorers for the Red Devils were Landon Ingle (48) and Patrick Street (50).
Knox posted a 205 to finish in second place. The Trojans were led by Jake Pryor (46), David Derrick (47), Donte Cataldo (54) and Anthony McKeithan (58).
West Rowan Middle finished third at 211. Matt Myers led with a 49. He was followed by Dylan Phillips (54), Mark Robbins (54) and Cade Cranford (54).

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