Area sports briefs: Regional game suspended
From staff reports
Catawba’s baseball opener in the Southeast Regional was suspended on Thursday, with the fifth-seeded Indians leading No. 2 seed Tusculum 3-2 in the seventh inning.
Catawba had just batted in the seventh when heavy rain at Scarborough Field forced a delay. After a two-hour wait, the game was suspended.
The game will be completed today at 10 a.m., with the Lander-Mount Olive first-round game that couldn’t be played on Thursday to follow.
Catawba scored twice in the first inning before Tusculum ace Craig Goodman could settle in. Garrett Furr had a run-scoring double, while Julio Zubillaga (Carson) had a run-scoring groundout.
The Indians made it 3-0 in the third when Ryan Bostian (South Rowan) singled, stole second and scored on a hit by Furr.
Catawba starter Nick Lomascolo allowed a run in the third but avoided a big inning. The Pioneers pulled within 3-2 in the sixth.
Lomascolo was lifted after throwing 104 pitches in 51/3 innings. He allowed seven hits and four walks while striking out three.
Goodman pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run and nine hits, while fanning seven.
Furr is 3-for-4 for Catawba.
In the only Southeast Regional contest that was completed on Thursday, No. 4 Francis Marion routed No. 3 Armstrong Atlantic 11-2.
Francis Marion will take on the Tusculum-Catawba winner on Friday night, while Armstrong will play the Mount Olive-Lander winner.
Appalachian State trailed Western Carolina 5-0 in the seventh on Thursday when the game was suspended.
Davie County beat Northwest Guilford 1-0 at Rich Park on Thursday in a second-round 4A playoff game.
Ryan Foster pitched a complete game for the War Eagles. He struck out seven and allowed five hits.
Davie scratched out a run in the second inning against Keaton Haack, a hurler who has signed with Alabama. Matt Vernon was plunked by a pitch, went to third on an errant pickoff throw, and scored on Taylor Garczynski’s sacrifice fly.
Davie is back at Rich Park tonight for a third-round game against CPC rival Mount Tabor.
South Rowan’s 3A third-round game at Hickory Ridge tonight will be played at 6 p.m.
Carson, which has won 11 of its last 12, is at Weddington in another third-round matchup.
Prep girls basketball
Salisbury basketball standout Doreen Richardson has signed with Gardner-Webb. A story is upcoming.
“Mr. Maui” made a hole-in-one on Tuesday at McCanless while playing a Texas Scramble.
The ace, believe it or not, came on the par 4, 300-yard No. 15 hole.
Mr. Maui hit a driver on the slight dogleg left hole. He was playing with partners Mike Hardister, Dan Hogue and Don Goodnight.
It was a memorable first ace for Mr. Maui.
In the eGolf Tour’s Willow Creek Open, Salisbury’s Will Collins and Frank Adams III turned in sizzling second rounds on Thursday.
Collins shot 66 to go with a first-round 70. He’s at 8-under 136, four shots off the pace.
Adams carded a 68 to go with a first-round 71 and is at 139.
West Rowan High physicals are $10 and will be given on May 24 in the gym from 6-8 p.m.
Pfeiffer announced six women’s soccer signees, including Kori Holland (Hickory Ridge) and Aaliyah Jackson (South Iredell).
Blair Walters took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and the Kannapolis Intimidators scored five early runs in a 5-0 win against the Lexington Legends on Thursday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.
The Intimidators continue a four-game series against the Legends tonight.
Mocksville has released its American Legion schedule.
Mocksville plans to open the season at home on Sunday, May 20, with a non-division game against Asheboro.
Its first Southern Division game is on May 26 when Mocksville visits the Mooresville Legends.
Charles Kurfees returns as head coach for Mocksville, and the team will play in its traditional home at Rich Park.
The Area III alignment for this summer looks like this:
Northern Division (9)
Asheboro, Burlington, Eastern Randolph, High Point, Lexington, Kernersville, Thomasville, Western Forsyth and Winston-Salem
Southern Division (10)
Concord, Kannapolis, Mocksville, Mooresville Legends, Mooresville 66, Wilkes, Rowan, South Rowan, Stanly and Statesville.
Kannapolis will play home games at Northwest Cabarrus. Wilkes will play home games at Wilkes Central. Statesville home games will be at South Iredell. Concord will play at Central Cabarrus. The Mooresville Legends will play at Mooresville High, while Mooresville Post 66 plays at Lake Norman.
Rowan’s first scheduled game is on May 25 at Lexington. The first game at Newman Park is May 27 against Rocky Mount.
South Rowan is slated to start on May 24 with a game at Kannapolis that won’t count in the league standings.
Kannapolis’ opener is scheduled against Concord at home on May 20. That game also won’t count in the league standings.
Playoffs start July 2.
The Area III All-Star Game is set for Newman Park on June 30.
The state tournament is in Lenoir this summer (July 31-Aug. 5).
The regional is in Sumter, S.C., with the World Series returning to Shelby Aug. 17-21.
Falcon Basketball Camp for boys who will be grades 2-8 will be held at West Rowan High from 9 to noon daily from July 23-26.
The cost is $50 for four days of fun and instruction from coach Mike Gurley and West players. There will be daily skill development, prizes and games.
Campers receive a Falcon T-shirt.
Contact Gurley at 704-798-2074 for information.
Carson hoops camp
Carson basketball camp is for rising 2nd-6th grade boys and girls and will be held July 9-12. The cost is $60.
Carson Little Dribblers Camp for 4-year-old boys and girls through rising first-graders will be held July 16-18 from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $30.
Contact coach Brian Perry at 704-855-5039.
Carson girls camp
Carson girls elementary basketball camp will run July 23-25 from 8 a.m. until noon and is open to rising kindergarten girls through 5th-graders.
Camp for middle school girls will be held on the same dates, with camp being held from 3:30-7:30 daily.
The cost is $50. Camp T-shirts and camper insurance will be provided. Contact Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034.
Catawba hoops camp
Catawba basketball camps for boys and girls will be held this summer in Salisbury, Concord, Charlotte and Myrtle Beach
Camps are for ages 5-15.
See www.e-timeout.com for information.
The Rowan Razorbacks 13U baseball team won the Mother’s Day Blast Championship in Lexington.
The Razorbacks beat the Foothill Gators 7-5 in the championship game.
The Razorbacks also defeated the Davie Cannons 8-0, and the Carolina Herd 7-0.
The Razorbacks were led by outstanding pitching from Tyler Belk, Dillon Norton and Owen White.
This was the Razorbacks’ first tournament of the season.