Big win for Catawba baseball on road

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Catawba’s baseball team won 10-9 at 16th-ranked Mount Olive on Tuesday.

Craig Brooks had three hits, drove in two runs and earned a save to lift the Indians (11-11).

Ryan McClintock was the winning pitcher. Shaefer Shepard homered. Paul Kronenfeld smacked two doubles. Blake Houston (South Rowan) had three hits, including a two-run double in the seventh that put Catawba ahead 9-8.

• Charlotte pinch-hitter Corbin Shive (East Rowan) had a two-run, walkoff homer to give the 49ers a 5-4 win over VCU on Tuesday.

Charlotte ended a 10-game skid. Shive is expected to start on the mound at home today against Liberty.

• UNC Greensboro’s Caleb Henley (East) won for the second time this season in relief on Tuesday when UNC Greensboro won 6-5 against East Carolina in Greenville.

Eric Tyler (South Rowan) drove in a run and walked three times for the Pirates.

• Preston Troutman (East) drove in two runs for Appalachian State in a 13-9 loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday.

A.L. Brown lost 2-1 in eight innings to North Meck in MECKA baseball on Tuesday.

The Wonders scored in the top of the seventh to take a 1-0 lead against North Meck’s standout pitcher Ryder Ryan.

Zach Mullinax got a base hit, stole second, stole third and scored on an error.

The Wonders were one out away from winning when North Meck scored on a passed ball to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, and NM won in the eighth.

Matt Brown pitched brilliantly for the Wonders.

“There were a lot of pro scouts there to see Ryder, and he was 92ish,” A.L. Brown coach Empsy Thompson said. “Ryder was great, but Matt was great too and matched him pitch for pitch.”

• A.L. Brown’s jayvees won 11-1 against North Meck.

• Davie County lost to Reagan 8-0 in CPC action on Tuesday.

• East Rowan and Carson are scheduled to make up their SPC baseball games today at Carson.

• The Greather Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions won 6-4 against Forsyth.

Hunter Shepherd had four hits, and Shepherd and Tyler Hartsell had doubles. Travis Cone and Dalton Lankford also had hits. Noah Jarrett was the winning pitcher. He struck out four.

The Stallions play at home in Faith on Friday.

Carson’s Lacee Hunsucker struck out 10 against South Rowan on Tuesday and had a no-hitter when she left the game in the sixth inning with an injury.

Krista Penninger finished off the win for the Cougars.

Kinsley Bean pounded out three hits for Carson, and Bean, Kaycee Kennedy and Sarah Freeze had doubles.

Rachel Freeze had two hits. Michaela White and Kayla Sigmon also contributed offensively.

Sam Kennerly pitched well for South and struck out seven.

• West Rowan lost a tough one at Central Cabarrus, falling 4-2 to the Vikings on a late home run.

Marissa Yow homered for the Falcons, and Hunter Gibbons had two hits. Brittany Guidera led the Vikings with her arm and bat. She fanned nine.

• Kaleigh Troutman powered East Rowan to an 11-4 victory against Northwest Cabarrus. Troutman hit a grand slam and a solo homer.

• Kaylee Cook pitched a one-hitter and struck out 13 in A.L. Brown’s 7-0 win against North Meck on Monday. Mackenzie Rodgers had three hits, and Ashlynn Stokes had two.

The Wonders won 15-0 against Vance on Tuesday.

• Davie won 11-4 against Reagan in a CPC game on Tuesday. Sarah Myers was the winning pitcher and struck out 10.

Myers, Abby Daniels and Kelsey Brown had three hits each. Morgan Hendrix had two hits for Davie.

Avery Wright, Emily Avalos and Kelby Porter scored goals for East Rowan in a 3-0 SPC win against Concord on Tuesday.

• Carson won 10-1 against North Rowan in non-conference action on Tuesday.

Cassie Howard scored two goals and Katie Barringer scored two goals each for the Cougars. Alex Allen and Mia Trexler scored their first career goals. Lyndsey Moore, Heather Elmore, Sarah Safrit and Jordan VanVoorhis also found the back of the net.

• West Rowan won 3-0 against South Rowan.

East Rowan won 8-1 against Albemarle in a non-conference match on Tuesday. Ike Emerson, Justin Allen, Chance Brown, Robert Gray, Evan Rogers and Jeremy Price won in singles for the Mustangs (3-1).

Doubles winners were Price-Gray and Addison Fry-Anthony Morrow.

East is scheduled to play Carson at home today.

• Central Cabarrus won 8-1 against West Stanly and is 3-0.

West Rowan’s Jake Kennedy shot 32 to lead a strong field in the first SPC golf match of the season at Irish Creek on Monday.

South Rowan shot 155 for first place. East Rowan shot 160. Other scores were Hickory Ridge 166, West Rowan 171, Cox Mill 175, Carson 182, Central Cabarrus 193 and Northwest Cabarrus 204.

South’s leaders were Davis Richards (36), Brennan Lambert (37) and Evan Neas (40). Hunter Chapman and Josh Pope shot 42s.

East scorers were Logan Shuping (34), Nick Lyerly (38), Jacob Durham (43) and Ben Rollins (45).

West scorers were Kennedy (32), Denny Triche (44), Chris Hassard (45) and Coyte Kyles (47).

Carson’s leaders were Bobby Bauer (43), Josh Mitchem (44) and Logan Overcash (46. Patrick Street and Tristan McDaniel shot 49s.

Top scores from the Cabarrus schools were carded by Concord’s Walker Cress (34), Cox Mill’s Justin Westveer (35), Hickory Ridge’s Brendan Galloway (37) and Central’s Stephen Hartsell (39).

In a girls meet held at East Rowan on Tuesday, East scored 81 points to win against Hickory Ridge (73) and Central Cabarrus (23).

Winners for East’s girls were Melonye McCree in the shot put, Taylor Wilson in the pole vault, Shenell Pharr in the long jump, Shenique Pharr in the triple jump, Tori Gaul in the 300 hurdles, and Faith Blume in the 1600.

East’s Haley Lyerly, Shelby Lowe, Brittany Small and Gaul won the 4×400.

East’s second-place finishers were Elizabeth Martin in the discus, Shenique Pharr in the long jump, Small in the high jump, Kayla Myers in the 100 hurdles, Lyerly in the 400, Yining Zhang in the 800, Ashley Mayhew in the 3200, the 4×800 team of Mayhew, Anna Louis Alexander, Blume and Lyerly, the 4×200 team of Taylor Hodges, Maddie Arnez, Small and Lowe, and the 4×100 team of Lowe, Arnaz, Shenell Pharr and Jillian Harrell.


East’s boys scored 116 points to top Hickory Ridge (59) and Central (10).

Winners for East were Trent Towley in the discus, Wesley Haynes in the pole vault, Joshua Moses in the long jump, Donte Means in the triple jump, Dock Corpening in the high jump, Tad Bowers in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Josh Little in the 100 and 200, Conor Honeycutt in the 800 and Cal Myers in the 3200.

East’s Justin Allen, Jason Basso, Josh Rowell and Honeycutt won the 4×800 relay.

Little, Calvin Edwards, Means and Moses won the 4×100 relay.

Rowell, Honeycutt, Moses and Noah Drye won the 4×400.

East’s second-place finishers included Daniel Jones in the discus, Colton Trexler in the pole vault, Max Wall in the long jump, Chance Brown in the 800, Rowell in the 1600 and Allen in the 3200.

Albemarle’s Akela Branch was honored as girls basketball player of the year for the YVC Western Division. Albemarle’s Eric Davis was YVC Western Division Coach of the Year.

Gray Stone’s Erin Ansbro and Tracey Allsbrook were all-conference players.

Gray Stone’s Sam Hill Jennings was on the all-conference boys team.

In the Warrior Two-Man Mulligan, the team of Jon Adams-Scott Tucker shot 59-61 — 120 to win the Championship Flight.

Gerald Staton-Jake Kennedy placed second at 123. Other Championship Flight scores were Jason Meadows-Ronnie Mangum (127), Curtis Kyles-Matt Short (128), Michael Swaringen-Chris Williams (128), Kevin Lentz-Eric Mulkey (128), Lee Frick-Colin Clark (129) and Chris Smith-Nathan Jessup (131).

Winning the First Flight with a 130 total was the team of Karl Mitchell-Patrick Gregg. Three shots back was the team of Carl Moore Jr.-Jared Barnette.

Winning the second Flight was the team of Andy Brode-Curlee Raborn (134).

Winning the Third Flight was the team of Andy Lombard-Jason Bernhardt (132).

Winning the Fourth Flight was the team of Dean Harwood-Wally Eidson (139).

Winning the Fifth Flight was the team of Jon Post-Abraham Post (141).

In the Sixth Flight, Bill Boger-Danny Crosby took honors (151).

Closest to pin winners were Brian Sutton (No. 3), Ryan Lux (No. 6), Mulkey (No. 8), Bo Elkin (No. 12) and Eddie Suttles (No. 16).

McCanless Couples

The McCanless Couples played Sunday.

The team of Bryan Reynolds, Don Goodnight and Walt and Kim Kincaid finished first. The team of Treva Honeycutt, Randy Honeycutt and Ty and Bev Cobb placed second. Placing third was the team of Glenn Trexler, David Huneycutt, Harry Owens and Sharon Miller.

Miller won longest putt. Gene Seaford won closest to the pin.


Sixty-five GARS members played at Crescent on Monday.

Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 63.96 was Andy Winders. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 67.75 was David Schenk. Low’C’ Flight player with a net of 65.09 was Bob Niekras. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 64.67 was Ralph Luther.

UNC Greensboro won the three-day Pinehurst Intercollegiate tournament.

UNCG’s Roy Dixon (Salisbury) had the best round Monday with a 70 and finished third in the event. Dixon shot 75 Sunday and 76 on Tuesday.

• In the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C., Elon’s Troy Beaver (Salisbury) shot 77-79-74 — 230 and tied for 63rd place.

Elon placed 13th.

Corriher-Lipe’s girls won 45-33 against Mooresville.

Janiya Downs scored 38 points for the Yellow Jackets (12-1).

Somer Wilson, Madison Moore and Alecsai Allen scored six each for the Imps.

• Erwin’s boys beat China Grove 47-38 on Monday.

Christian Bennett led the Eagles with 17 points. Gabe Hinceman scored 14, and Hunter Eagle had six points and 13 rebounds.

Andrew Jones scored 17 for the Red Devils.

Erwin (9-4) takes on Knox on Thursday.

Michael Sloop, a seventh-grader wrestler at Southeast Middle, won three state tournaments this season. In the elementary and middle school state championships at Cabarrus Arena, Sloop won the seventh-grade division at 135 pounds. He won the final 7-0.

In the 32nd Annual Junior High State Championships in Winston-Salem, Sloop finished first in the seventh-grade class at 140. He won a 9-1 major decision in the final.

In the AAU state championships at Cabarrus Arena, Sloop won at 140 pounds in the Schoolboy Division. He won 14-4 in the final.

Sloop will be competing in the middle school division in the NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships in late March in Virginia Beach, Va.

Sacred Heart shot 185 and won against Forsyth Country Day (200) at the Country Club of Salisbury. Michael Childress was medalist with a 38. Alex Antosek shot 46, Will Taylor shot 47, and Eric Turnbull shot 54.

• Sacred Heart shot 170 and lost to Winston-Salem Summit School (153) at Bermuda Run. Childress was medalist with a 33. Antosek shot 38, Taylor shot 46, and Sean Archer shot 53. Summit’s David Gilmore and Blake Brantley shot 37s.

Sacred Heart plays against Salisbury Academy Thursday at Warrior.

Salisbury Parks and Recreation upcoming programs and special events:

• Ultimate Frisbee is ongoing on Sundays from 3-4 at Knox Middle School for ages 14-up

• Youth soccer league — Registration until March 29, coed, ages 4-14.

• Tee Ball and Coach-Pitch Baseball. Registration until March 31, coed, ages 4-8

• Adult Coed kickball – Coaches meeting on March 16 at 6 at Hall Gym

• Also come out to Hall Gym on March 15 from 2-4 and hear how 11-year-old Logan Mauldin became an author and wrote his book “Step Up Your Game to Win the Game”. The first 300 youths get his book free and can stay for a free indoor movie on the big screen.

• Call 704-638-5289 for additional information.