South baseball edges Bulls
Burke Fulcher threw a complete game in South Rowan’s 2-1 SPC road win at Hickory Ridge on Wednesday night.
Fulcher allowed just four hits and one walk.
Eric Stowe drove in both the Raiders’ runs. He grounded out to bring a run home in the second and hit a sac fly in the fourth that scored Matt Honeycutt.
The Raiders (11-4, 9-4) will host A.L. Brown tonight in a non-conference matchup and host Hickory Ridge Friday.
• Salisbury routed Thomasville 21-2 in three innings in a CCC makeup game played Wednesday in the Chair City.
Harrison Smith had three hits and was the winning pitcher for the Hornets, who are 2-3 in the CCC.
Ryan Jones also had three hits. Riley Myers, Chance Bowden and John Yang had two hits each.
Bowden had a triple.
Bowden and Alex Yang drove in four runs each.
Salisbury plays at North Forsyth in non-conference action today and hosts Thomasville on Friday.
• East Rowan lost at North Davidson 3-2 in in non-conference baseball on Wednesday.
Luke Setzer hit a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Mustangs ahead 2-1.
Connor Johnson pitched four perfect innings and struck out nine. Joseph Peeler pitched well into the ninth but took the loss.
“They did a better job of doing the little things than we did,” East coach Brian Hightower said. “They executed some nice bunts, and we made a couple of errors.”
East plays at home tonight against Mount Pleasant.
• West Rowan is playing an SPC makeup game tonight at home against Concord.
• The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions won 15-0 against Faith Christian Academy.
Tyler Hartsell had three hits and drove in six runs.
Caleb Threadgill, Noah Jarrett and Josh Holt had two hits each. Holt pitched a two-hitter and fanned four. Connor Wallace had a double.
The Stallions (10-1) play at Asheville on Saturday.
In a CCC match played at Winding Creek on Wednesday, Salisbury shot 161 and won by seven shots over West Davidson.
Medalist Eric Edwards shot 36 to lead the Hornets. Abraham Post and Gabe Steinman shot 41s. Chris Queen shot 43.
North Rowan shot 194, Scorers for the Cavaliers were Tyler Mulkey (40), Steven Thurston (50), Brodie Madison (52) and Austin Wagoner (52).
West Davidson’s Zach Michael shot 37, and Nathan Curry shot 39. East Davidson’s Jake Fowler shot 39.
Salisbury has a 37-shot lead over West Davidson for the season.
Edwards leads the season race by four shots over Curry, with Mulkey six back.
West Rowan won 15-3 against North Rowan in a non-conference game played on Wednesday.
Marissa Yow and Hunter Gibbons belted home runs for the Falcons.
Yow drove in six runs. Gibbons and Cassidy Nooner had three hits each.
Katie Shoaf had two RBIs for North.
• South Rowan pounded 17 hits and beat Cox Mill 12-2 in SPC action on Wednesday.
South got a boost from the return of pitcher Logan Lowery. She teamed with Samantha Kennerly in the circle and also drove in three runs.
Abby Fields had four hits and drove in four runs.
Caiitlin Waters had three hits, including a double and triple, and drove in three.
Carolina Hubbard had three hits. Kennerly and Kacie Stamey had two hits each.
South catcher Rileigh Ward picked off three runners.
• East Rowan lost 8-1 to Hickory Ridge in SPC softball on Wednesday.
• Davie won 18-1 against R.J. Reynolds in a CPC game played on Wednesday.
Jenna Hummer, Morgan Hendrix and K’lea Parks had three hits each for the War Eagles. Abby Daniels homered. Daniels, Hummer and Sarah Myers drove in three runs apiece.
Northwest Cabarrus graduate Matt Stack has been named as McMichael’s new head football coach.
Stack was a standout in football and baseball at Northwest and played outfield for strong Kannapolis American Legion teams. He played football and baseball in college.
Stack had several coaching stops locally, including a stint as head coach of the Kannapolis Legion team.
Stack was an assistant baseball and football coach at 4A power Scotland County last season. He coached inside linebackers.
Stack was defensive coordinator at Fairmont before joining the Scotland staff last June.
McMichael was 0-11 last season, so Stack is tackling a rebuilding process.
West Rowan got goals from Josie Heglar and Kelly Boley and beat South Rowan 2-1 in SPC soccer on Wednesday. Kristen Boley led West’s defense.
Leslie Franks scored South’s goal.
• Salisbury won 6-0 against North Rowan in CCC soccer on Wednesday.
Ceci Cardelle, Ashlyn Heidt, Kate Grant, Emma Labovitz, Kathryn Rusher and Shelby Holden scored for the Hornets.
Rusher and Holden scored their first goals of the season.
Grant had three assists. Katie Bullock had two assists, and Susannah Dixon had one. Juliana Anderson had the shutout in goal for Salisbury (9-1-1, 4-0 CCC).
The Hornets play at East Davidson at 6 on Monday.
Salisbury rolled to a 9-0 win against North Rowan on Wednesday to close a perfect CCC season.
Salisbury didn’t lose a game in doubles or singles.
The Hornets (15-0) got singles wins from Clint Comadoll, Spencer Storey, Chris Derrick, David Derrick, Hunter Carlton and Alex Julian.
Comadoll-Chris Derrick, David Derrick-Julian and Zack Tucker-Nick Greene won in doubles.
Salisbury will compete in the CCC tournament that starts Monday in Lexington.
• Hickory Ridge topped West Rowan 7-2 in SPC action on Wednesday, and Carson won against Cox Mill.
The Kannapolis Intimidators beat Hickory 1-0 at CMC-NorthEast Stadium in a Wednesday matinee.
Kannapolis right-hander James Dykstra retired the first 17 batters he faced.
Jake Sanchez earned his third save.
Danny Hayes drove in the only run of the game with a first-inning single.
Kannapolis starts a road trip today. The team returns home April 17.
The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played a low gross/low net tournament on Tuesday.
In the Flight 1, Beth Calhoun won low gross, with Becky Isenhour scond. Mary Seaford won low net, with Tony Iossi second.
In Flight 2, Joy Maughmer won low gross. Sheryl Johnson won low net.
The State Handicap Tournament has been rescheduled for April 22.
• In the first round of the eGolf Tour’s Championship at St. James Plantation, Salisbury’s Will Collins shot 75 and is tied for 34th.
Knox won 8-1 against Erwin on Tuesday.
Singles winners ror Knox were Simon Post, Roarke Burton, Cole Goodnight, Luke Grenoble and Zach Chichester.
Doubles winners for Knox were Post-Goodnight, Burton-Grenoble and Christian Gonzalez-Chichester.
Knox (6-1) is at Mooresville Thursday.
West Rowan Junior Legion baseball is holding sign-ups on Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the West Rowan High media center.
Players need to bring a birth certificate to the meeting and at least one parent needs to attend. Contact Jeff Link 704-310-6529 or Jeff Bernhardt 704-267-1146.
Junior Legion baseball is for players born on January 1, 1997, or later.
South Rowan American Legion sign-ups are set for Saturday, April 26.
Sign-ups are at Gary’s Barbecue at 4 p.m.
Players should bring a birth certificate and need to have a parent present.
Contact coach Ben Hampton at 704-490-2691 or Craig Honeycutt at 980-521-2646 for information.
Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) was named an All-American by the Division II Bulletin for his standout season.
Sherrill averaged 11.7 points and was second on the team in assists. He scored in double figures 21 times this year with a career-best 25 against North Georgia.
Sherrill is the No. 3 scorer in West history (1,907 points) behind Scooter Sherrill and Donte Minter.
Catawba and Livingstone are holding official Spring Games on Saturday.
Catawba’s is at 11 a.m., while the Blue Bears will start at 2 p.m.
Catawba lost 5-4 to 17th-ranked USC Aiken on Wednesday at Newman Park.
Catawba trailed 4-0 after two innings but got back to 4-all on Keaton Hawks RBI single and a three-run homer by Ethan Satterfield.
USC Aiken scored the decisive run in the eighth.
Hawks and Satterfield had two hits each.
John J. Tuttle started on the mound. Catawba used five pitchers. Joe Watson (1-2) took the loss. Catawba travels to Tusculum this weekend.
• Guilford’s Avery Rogers (East Rowan) closed games on Saturday and Sunday.
Bethany Davis posted 15 saves but Catawba’s women’s lacrosse team lost 12-4 to Queens on Wednesday at Shuford Stadium.
Catawba’s tennis teams split with Brevard.
Catawba’s men won 603, while the Catawba women lost 5-4. The match ended the season for Catawba.
Catawba’s men finished 9-16 and 2-9 in SAC play, while the women were 12-14 and 3-8.
Neither team qualified for the SAC tournament.
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