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This is conference tournament week for prep baseball and softball, with some teams playing for pride, some for seeds and some for survival.
In CCC baseball, North Rowan is home Monday against Thomasville at 5 p.m. and Salisbury hosts Lexington at 7 p.m.
North is in the 2A state playoffs unless Salisbury, Lexington or Thomasville wins the tournament.
West Davidson is hosting the tournament semifinals Tuesday and the championship game on Thursday.
• SPC tournament baseball begins Tuesday with the four higher seeds at home.
The slate is Hickory Ridge at East Rowan, Northwest Cabarrus at Carson, Concord at South Rowan, and West Rowan at Cox Mill. All are set to start at 6:30 p.m.
Cox Mill has a higher tournament seed than West because it beat top-seeded East, but Cox Mill and West tied in the standings and split with each other, so their first-round game is a tiebreaker.
Cox Mill hosts the semifinals Wednesday and the championship Friday.
• SPC tournament softball starts Monday.
No. 1 seed West Rowan and No. 2 seed Central Cabarrus are hosting doubleheaders.
West will play Northwest at 4, with the Cox Mill-Carson game to follow.
At Central, South will play Hickory Ridge before Central takes on East.
Andrew Beaver made a hole-in-one on No 17 at the Country Club of Salisbury on Saturday.
David Bolick, Greg Jones and Bruce Rogers witnessed the feat.
• Will Collins (Salisbury) finished 12th in the eGolf Tour’s Columbia Open.
Collins shot 67-69-72-70 — 278. He was 6-under and won $2,433.33.
Salisbury resident Frank Adams III tied for 23rd. Adams shot 70-69-72-72 — 283 and finished 1-under. He won $1,550.
Catawba lost 7-5 at USC-Aiken on Saturday.
Julio Zubillaga had three hits for Catawba. Keaton Hawks homered. Shaefer Shepard (7-2) took the loss.
Kannapolis lost 6-2 to Hickory on Saturday in front of the biggest crowd of the season at CMC-NorthEast.
In the CPC track meet at Reagan, both Davie teams finished fifth. Mount Tabor’s boys and Parkland’s girls won the meet.
Davie’s Boyce Seals won the triple jump (44 feet), while George Mitchell was third (40-1).
Davie’s Hannah Dove placed second in shot put (30-0) and third in the discus (93-9). Elaina Passaro was second in the pole vault (9-6).
Jada Balknight was third in the discus (90-7).
A.L. Brown’s boy’s got wins from Kellen Corson in the 1600 (4:32.71) and the 800 (2:00.85).
A.J. Meadows won the 3200 (10.25.97) and Curtis Haynie placed second (10:26,75).
Central Cabarrus closed the regular season with a 2-1 SPC victory against Northwest Cabarrus.
In Carson’s 4-0 win against Northwest Cabarrus on Friday, Cassie Howard and Cierra Josey had assists. Megan Bolick had the shutout in goal.
In the Talladega International Motorsports Hall of Fame ARCA race on Saturday. Justin Allison (West Rowan) finished 19th after starting 25th,
Garrett Smithley (Kannapolis) finished 18th after starting 24th.
Allison and Smithley drive Fords.
Tom Hessert of New Jersey won the 76-lap event in a Dodge.
The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions won two games on Saturday.
The Stallions (17-6) won 10-0 against the Statesville Mud Dogs.
Caleb Threadgill, Dalton Lankford, Hunter Shepherd and Tyler Hartsell all had doubles and two hits. Hartsell drove in four runs.
McConner Wallace also had two hits. Lankford pitched a one-hitter.
• The Stallions won 11-0 against Providence Athletic Club.
Shepherd’s two hits included a triple. Hartsell and Wallace also had two hits. Sawyer Strickland, Noah Jarrett, Shepherd, Threadgill and Wallace pitched an inning apiece.
On Friday, Northwest Cabarrus was awarded the 1st Team Safe Sports School Award by the National Athletic Trainers Association.
In Appalachian State’s 10-9 loss to Western Carolina, Preston Troutman (East Rowan) hit his third homer of the season. Troutman had three hits and knocked in two runs for the Mountaineers. Brian Bauk (Salisbury) went 1-for-4 and scored two runs.
On Saturday. Appalachian State lost 20-10 to Western Carolina. Troutman had two hits and two RBIs. Bauk went 1-for-5 and drove in a run.
South’s Chandler Corriher was incorrectly identified as making an error in the East Rowan-South Rowan game on Friday.