• 37°

KANNAPOLIS — An unearned run in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the difference Saturday night as Northwest Cabarrus edged East Rowan 6-5 in the final contest of the four-day F&M Baseball Classic.
In a match-up of programs with long winning traditions, this contest actually saw two teams going through a rare year of character building. The Trojans improved to 5-11 and finished the tournament 1-2 while the Mustangs fell to 6-10, also 1-2 in the Classic.
Tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the sixth, NWC put their winning rally together thanks to an error, a single by Justin Dixon and finally sacrifice fly to center by designated hitter Wyatt Taylor. The Trojans trailed early 3-1, rallied ahead 5-3 in the third then finally won it in the sixth.
“That is the first time we have come from behind all year to win a game,” NWC coach Joe Hubbard noted, “We showed a lot of heart and character. We were focused and ready to play tonight.”
East had a chance to tie in the top of the seventh with two men on but Jarin Hogue got a key strikeout of Hunter Poston then a flyout to save the game for winner Daniel Hamilton.
“They got the big strikeout there,” East coach Brian Hightower said. “We probably should have squeezed but we just didn’t. We also hurt ourselves early with defensive lapses.”
Dixon led the winners with three hits while Michael Caldwell and Luke Setzer led the nine hit East attack with two each. NWC had 10 hits for the game.

Comments

Comments closed.

Education

School board talks competency-based learning, receives new offer on Faith Elementary

Business

Chamber of Commerce warns buyers about used tractor company with Cleveland address

Local

American Legion Post plans cocktail sip

Local

Harold B. Jarrett Post to host blood drive

Coronavirus

17 new COVID-19 cases, one new death reported

Education

School meals expect a smooth transition for students

Nation/World

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Local

Lane, ramp closures scheduled for I-85 in Salisbury

Crime

Blotter: March 8

Ask Us

Ask Us: How can homebound seniors be vaccinated?

Local

Political Notebook: Interim health director to talk COVID-19 at county Democrats breakfast

Local

‘Their names liveth forevermore:’ Officials dedicate Fire Station No. 6 to fallen firefighters Monroe, Isler

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged for breaking into Salisbury High, getting juvenile to help

Nation/World

With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes

Local

City officials differ on how, what information should be released regarding viral K-9 officer video

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls are 3A champions

Lifestyle

High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Local

With jury trials set to resume, impact of COVID-19 on process looms

Legion baseball

Book explores life of Pfeiffer baseball coach Joe Ferebee

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education to receive update on competency-based education

Business

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis expects to see economic, housing growth continue in 2021

Business

A fixture of downtown Salisbury’s shopping scene, Caniche celebrates 15th anniversary this month

Local

Slate of new officers during local GOP convention; Rev. Jenkins becomes new chair

Landis

Landis officials narrow search for new manager to five candidates; expect decision within a month