Area Sports Briefs: White, Mitchem spark Carson baseball win

Published 1:03 am Tuesday, March 10, 2015

From staff reports

Freshman Owen White allowed one hit in six innings in his high school mound debut as Carson beat Central Cabarrus 7-0 in SPC baseball action on Monday in China Grove.

The only  hit for the Vikings came in the second inning.

White turned in a dominating performance, striking out 14 and walking none.

Heath Mitchem led Carson’s offense with two doubles and three RBIs.

Bryson Holshouser, Chris Peacock, Matt Saul, Grayson Whicker and Michael Morrison also had doubles for the Cougars (2-1, 1-1 SPC).

Peacock knocked in the first run for Carson in the second inning.

• West Rowan had a tough battle at Northwest Cabarrus on Monday but broke a 1-all tie with a seven-run top of the seventh and won 8-3.

Omar Bautista pitched six strong innings for the win and fanned five.

Jeremy Simpson had two hits for the Falcons (4-0), while Austin Love drove in two runs.

• North Rowan won 7-6 at Statesville on Monday in a non-conference game.

North Rowan (1-2)  scored six runs in the fourth inning for a 6-1 lead and was able to hang on.

Brandon White made it into the sixth inning on the mound, struck out five, and was the winning pitcher.

Henderson Lentz had two hits and two RBIs. Noah Gonzalez also drove in two runs.

North Rowan hosts Statesville on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

• Davie got strong pitching from Isaac Campbell and Nathan Harrell and beat Reagan 2-1 in CPC action on Monday.

Harrell hit a game-winning homer in the seventh.

Davie is playing Salisbury on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at  Robertson Stadium in a game moved up a day due to the weather forecast.

• A.L. Brown opens MECKA play Tuesday vs. North Meck.

Prep golf

In the Club at Irish Creek’s High School Invitational on Monday, Cannon School’s Will Gordon shot 5-under par 66 for a tournament record.

South Rowan’s Davis Richards shot 67. Cannon’s Michael Sanders shot 68.

Cannon won the team trophy. Twelve teams from Rowan and Cabarrus competed.

Cannon’s Noah Edmondson shot 69. Concord’s Stephen Carroll shot 70.

Other top Rowan scores:

East Rowan’s Nick Lyerly shot 71.

South Rowan’s Parker Chavis shot 74.

Salisbury’s Christopher Queen shot 75.

Salisbury resident Michael Childress, a freshman,  shot 77 for Cannon School.

East Rowan’s Logan Shuping shot 78.

Team Scores

Cannon School            203

South Rowan                228

Concord                        229

East Rowan                   231

Salisbury                       242

Hickory Ridge               244

West Rowan                  253

Robinson                        254

AL Brown                       296

Cox Mill                          296

Mt. Pleasant                   302

NW Cabarrus                 311

College basketball

No. 8 seed Livingstone (19-9) will play No. 1 seed and regional host West Liberty State (26-3)  at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in the first round of the men’s Atlantic Regional.

Livingstone lost 99-98 in the first round last season  when it played as the No. 8 seed at top-seeded regional host East Stroudsburg.

Leading the Blue Bears are guard Eric Dubose (15.7 ppg.), post player Hakeem Jackson (14.4 ppg.), sixth man Ty Newman (14.0 ppg.) and forward  Eric Mayo (13.6 ppg.)

• Catawba’s eighth-seeded women will tip at 5 p.m. on Friday at host and top seed Limestone in the first round of the Southeast Regional in Gaffney, S.C.

The tournament begins on Friday at noon. Semifinals will be held on Saturday with the championship game on Monday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students with ID. There will also be a $5 charge for parking.

Catawba will face Limestone for the 10th time in women’s basketball. The teams have only met once since the  1990s, an 81-69 Limestone win at Goodman Gym in  2011.

Second team All-SAC picks Jada Huntley and Bri Johnson, along with SAC Freshman of the Year, Terri Rogers, pace the  Indians.

It will be the fifth regional appearance for Catawba. The Indians are 0-4 in regional play and last made a regional in 2011-12 when they lost to top-seeded USC Aiken 71-69.

Limestone (30-1) has won 28 straight games.

College tennis

Freshman Alexandra Drye (Salisbury) is doing well at Christopher Newport. She has a 9-1 record as  part of the No. 3 doubles team.

Drye won her doubles and singles matches to help Christopher Newport win 6-3 against Whitter in its most recent match.

• Livingstone lost to Chowan and Virginia State in the CIAA Roundup in Winston-Salem.

Livingstone plays at Shaw on Tuesday.

• Catawba’s women (5-5) won 7-2 against  University of Northwestern (Mich.) on Monday afternoon in Tampa.

• Catawba’s men claimed a pair of 9-0 wins on Monday, beating  University of Northwestern and Eastern Nazarene in Tampa.

College softball

Sydney Poole (East Rowan) pitched a complete game in Pfeiffer’s 9-6 win against King on Sunday.

Poole (3-3) allowed two earned runs.

• Catawba split two games on Monday in Georgia.  Catawba beat McKendree 7-5 and lost to North Georgia 8-6.

Caroline Turner had the game-tying hit as the Indians rallied  from a 5-0 deficit in the opener. Carley Tysinger, the winner in relief, and Gina Gerone homered. Tysinger struck out 11 and made the all-tournament team.

Catawba is at Mars Hill for a SAC twin bill on Saturday.

College golf

Catawba’s women are in seventh place after Monday’s first round of the Hilton Head Lakes Invite.

Alexis Kershaw shot 74 for the Indians and is in third place individually.

• Livingstone’s men’s golf team is second out of eight teams after the first round of the CIAA Southern Division Championship in Charlotte.

College baseball

Pfeiffer  (13-9) used a seven-run eighth to win  9-5 against Lock Haven (0-5) on Monday.

All-CPC teams

Davie County girls basketball coach Dave Ruemenapp was named Central Piedmont Conference Coach of the Year.

Davie’s Madison Zaferatos, Ashlyn Hampton and  Asiah Peterson made the All-CPC team.

Mount Tabor’s Haleigh Hatfield was named CPC Player of the Year.

• In CPC boys, West Forsyth’s Darion Slade was named CPC Player of the Year. West Forsyth’s Derele Mitchell was named CPC Coach of the Year.

• Davie’s Katie Shoaf, Victoria Sinopoli, Maria Stillson and Danielle Wood   made All-CPC in girls swimming.

Davie’s All-CPC boys swimmers were Nick Sinipoli and Jacob Sink.

• Davie’s All-CPC wrestlers were Hunter Smith, Lake Billings, Thad Vandiver, Daniel Wilson, Bailey Ingram, Josh Lankford, Kyle McCune, Isaiah Olmeda and Parker Correll.

Stallions baseball

Hunter Shepherd hit for the cycle as the Greater Cabarrus Stallions (3-1) defeated Statesville Christian 15-0 on Monday.

Shepherd had a two-run homer as part of his cycle.

Noah Jarrett had three hits, including a two-run homer. Caleb Threadgill belted a two-run homer. Dalton Lankford had two hits and Isaiah Boger had a double.

Tyler Hartsell pitched a two-hitter and fanned five.

McConner Wallace and Threadgill pitching a strong inning each to close things out.

Prep soccer

Carson’s girls started five freshmen and won 4-0 against Central Cabarrus on Monday in SPC action.

Cassie Howard scored two goals, while Hayat Myers and Sarah Musselwhite tallied one each.

Sarah Safrit and Cierra Josey had assists.

Defensive leaders for Carson were Mia Trexler, Rebekah Lippard and Musselwhite. Goalkeepers Megan Bolick and Alex Allen shared the shutout.

Carson is scheduled to host East Rowan on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

• South Rowan’s girls won 2-0 against Concord in SPC play on Monday.

Leslie Sanchez and Katelyn Goodman had the goals for the Raiders.

Prep softball

Peyton Greene struck out 11 in West Rowan’s 3-1 SPC win vs. Northwest Cabarrus on Monday.

West Rowan trailed most of the game but scored two runs in the sixth. Parker Greene’s bunt put West Rowan ahead.

Morgan Corriher also had a key bunt. Peyton Greene and Savannah Cline had hits.

Brittany Duncan had 14 Ks for the Trojans.

West Rowan plays South Rowan on Tuesday.

• Salisbury lost 2-0 to Uwharrie Charter on Monday.

Caroline Forbis struck out eight for the Hornets.

Kate Murph and Rebecca Malloy led the SHS offense with two hits each.

• Kaitlin Moore, Allie Baker and Kaylee Cook had three hits each for A.L. Brown in Monday’s 11-2 MECKA  win against North Meck. Ashlynn Stokes struck out seven.

• Brie Bauer came through with a  game-winning hit as Carson edged Central Cabarrus 5-4 in SPC action on Monday.

Lacee Hunsucker was the winning pitcher and struck out six.

Kaycee  Kennedy had two hits, including a double. Bauer had a single as well as a game-deciding two-run double.

Madison Barnhardt had a two-run triple and a single.  Krista Peninger  drove in a run, and  Micah Furr had a hit.

• Davie’s softball team pounded South Iredell 11-0 on Monday.

Prep tennis

Salisbury’s boys opened CCC play with a 9-0 win against East Davidson on Monday.

Salisbury hosts Carson Tuesday.


Spencer Storey (S) d. Rodinburry  6-0, 6-0

Hunter Carlton (S) d. Lomax 6-0, 6-0

David Derrick (S) vs Domina 6-1, 6-0

Mathias DeComarmond (S) d. Haire 6-0, 6-1

Matt Sukkasem (S) d. Greer 6-0, 6-0

Ben Roy (S) d. Morris 6-0, 6-0


Storey/Derrick (S) d. Rodinburry/Lomax  8-1

Carlton/DeComarmond (S) d. Domina/Haire  8-0

Sukkasem/Roy (S) d. Greer/Morris 8-0

7th-grade hoops

West Rowan Middle’s boys won 51-33 against China Grove.

Jay Joseph scored  10 points for the Bulldogs (9-3).  KJ Hernandez,  Zeb Burns and Will Moseley scored eight each.  Kejuan McCain had five assists.

Remington Steele scored  10 and EJ Clark nine for the Red Devils.

West Rowan plays Mooresville Tuesday.


 Middle school baseball

Salisbury Academy swept a doubleheader at Ellis Park against North Hills on Monday.

In a 10-4 victory by the Jaguars, Mitch Jeter had two singles and a double for the Jaguars. Chad van der Poel had a single and a double.Nicholas Peltz, Zach Johnson and Walker Hartpence had hits.

Van der Poel pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts.

• In a 7-0 Jaguars’ win, Hartpence had two hits. Jeter and Hartpence had doubles.

Sam Combs pitched a one-hitter  with six strikeouts.