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Area Sports Briefs: South Rowan baseball wins again

From staff reports

South Rowan’s baseball team is in first place in the SPC after pounding Central Cabarrus 15-2 on Wednesday.

Burke Fulcher (2-0) and Walker Joyce did the pitching for the Raiders (5-1).

Chandler Corriher had three hits and drove in five runs for the Raiders. Bo Corriher had three hits, including a triple.

Eric Stowe had three hits and three RBIs. Blake Johnson had three hits and two RBIs. Tyler Rary reached base five straight times. Tristan Wyatt had a run-scoring double.

• Collin Sprinkle pitched a no-hitter and struck out 16 as Hickory Ridge beat Northwest Cabarrus 2-0 on Wednesday in SPC action.

• Salisbury defeated Mooresville 11-6 in a Wednesday non-conference game.

Chandler Lippard drove in three runs for the Hornets (5-2).  Alex Yang had two hits and two RBIs.

Tommy Bullock hit two homers, including a three-run blast in the fifth to break up a no-hit bid by Salisbury starter Harrison Smith (3-0). Anthony Fucci also homered for the Blue Devils.

Freshman Griffin Myers earned a save.

• The Greater Cabarrus Stallions (5-1) defeated North Rowan 11-0.

Noah Jarrett pitched a one-hitter and struck out five. Hunter Shepherd had three hits, homered and drove in three runs. Dalton Lankford had three hits and three RBIs.

McConner Wallace had three hits. Caleb Threadgill had two hits, including a triple, Drake Boger had two hits, including a triple and Sawyer Strickland with two hits.

Prep golf

In SPC golf at Skybrook on Wednesday, East Rowan with a score of 152.

Nick Lyerly (36), Logan Shuping (36), Bryson Sprinkle (40) and Jacob Durham (40) were scorers for East Rowan.

Hickory Ridge shot 158 for second. The Bulls had three golfers with 39s — Ethan Harmon, Brody Davis and Augie Howland.

South Rowan shot 160 for third. Davis Richards shot 36.

Other scorers for the Raiders were Parker Chavis (40), Andrew Hubbard (41) and Dalton Little (43).

West Rowan shot 175. Scorers were Denny Triche (41), Coyte Kyles (43), Cameron Hassard (44) and Tim Steele (47).

Carson also shot 175.

Logan Overcash (42), Tristen McDaniel (44), Bobby Bauer (44) and Joseph Mitchem (45) were scorers for the Cougars.

Concord’s Walker Cress shot 36 and shared medalist honors with Shuping, Lyerly and Richards.

Prep softball

Meghan Kepley had three hits and five RBIs in second-place Carson’s 12-2 SPC win against Concord on Wednesday.

Lacee Hunsucker was the winning pitcher and drove in three runs.

Maddie Webb homered for the Spiders.

Prep soccer

Josie Heglar had three goals and an assist for West Rowan in a 4-0 SPC win against Carson.

Victoria Patterson, Emily Muire and Kristen Boley had assists. Joana Samano had the shutout behind the defense of Claudia Patterson, Breanna Estrada and Madeline Wilhelm.

Taylor Quinn and Eyleen Moreno played well in the midfield.

• Freshman Hayat Myers scored both goals for Carson in a 2-0 SPC win against Concord.

Cassie Howard and Hannah Smith were standouts for the Cougars, who are still undefeated.

• Laurie Fogleman scored three goals as Gray Stone rolled 11-2 against North Stanly on Wednesday.

Prep tennis

Salisbury’s boys tennis team improved to 6-0 with a CCC win over West Davidson. Salisbury is home against East Davidson Monday.



Spencer Storey (S) d. Moore 6-4, 7-6 (5)

Hunter Carlton (S) d. Lopez 6-4, 6-4

David Derrick (S) d. Simerson 6-2, 6-0

Mathias DeComarmond (S) d. Beck  6-0, 6-0

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

Ben Roy (S) d. O’Bryant 6-0, 6-0


Carlton/Derrick (S) d. Moore/Simerson 8-2

DeComarmond/Roy (S) d. Beck/Mahoney  8-1

Sukkasem/Evan Dunn (S) d. Beal/O’Bryant 8-0

• East Rowan won 6-3 against Concord in SPC tennis.

7th-grade hoops

Knox defeated West Rowan 43-41 to win the seventh-grade boys basketball tournament on Wednesday.

Knox (14-3) was ahead 33-19 in the middle of the third quarter when West came  back to take the lead.

Xavier Kessler  led the Trojans  with 19 points.

Jay Joseph had 17 points and Quay Weeks had 10 points for the Bulldogs (11-6).

Playing for West Rowan  this season were Kejuan McCain, Ben Baker, Tyler Butler, Tykese Warren, Weeks, KJ Hernandez, Jalen Houston, Joseph, Zeb Burns, Mike Molenda, Baiden Suddarth, Will Moseley, Jonny Hassard, and Mason Clark.

Jerry Pittman coached the team with assistance from Steve Berger and Mitchell Anderson.

Playing for Knox  were Jaiwan Poole, Kessler, Jackson Walker, Jahquez Smith, Lawon Blackwell, Spencer Smithman, Jabril Norman, Jadarios Wood, Reggie Everhart and Donovan Corpening.

• Mooresville upset top-seeded and previously unbeaten West Rowan 38-36 to claim the girls championship.


Local golf

Charles Harrington recorded his fourth career hole-in-one at Corbin Hills on Wednesday.

Harrington used a 5-iron to ace the 145-yard No. 2 hole  from the gold tees.

Allen Warlick witnessed the shot.

Catawba athletics

Catawba’s men’s tennis team (10-5, 2-2 SAC) beat Coker 5-4. Catawba’s women’s tennis team (7-7, 0-4) lost to Coker 5-4.

Catawba’s tennis team swept Lees-McRae.

• Catawba’s women’s lacrosse team won 17-10 against Wingate. Alyssa Corace had four goals and two assists.

• Wingate’s Austin Murphy scored with nine seconds remaining to give the Bulldogs an 8-7 win over host Catawba in men’s lacrosse on Wednesday.

• Catawba baseball (20-4) has moved up to 14th in the NCBWA D-II poll.

North Hills athletics

The North Hills middle school volleyball team won 22-25, 26-24, 25-17, 21-25 and 15-10 against Covenant Classical.  Morgan Humble had four kills. Destini Phifer had four aces.

• The North Hills varsity flag football defeated Mountain Island Charter School 27-19.   

Middle school soccer

Southeast’s girls   tied China Grove 2-2.  Lelje Mehemedovic scored both Southeast goals.

• Southeast’s boys  beat China Grove 9-0.   

The Patriots were led by  Anthony Figueroa on the field and Fernando Guerrero in goal.



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