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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba baseball wins in Florida

From staff reports
Catawba’s baseball team scored five runs in the second inning and cruised to a 7-0 win at Florida Tech on Sunday.
Catawba (3-3) got three hits from Will Albertson, who is 13-for-24 this season.
Senior left-hander Sean Grant (1-1) got the win. He allowed only two hits in seven innings. He walked two and struck out two. He also picked off two.
Relievers Riley Myers (Salisbury), Avery Bowles and Bryan Blanton got the last six outs.
Grayland Fowler, Luke Setzer (East Rowan), Albertson and Dylan Richardson had RBIs in the big inning. Richardson got a run home with a squeeze bunt.
Zac Almond and Chance Bowden (Salisbury) singled home runs in the fourth.
Setzer scored twice and had a pair of sliding catches on the warning track in rig
Catawba plays at Winston-Salem State at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The first home game for the Indians is scheduled for Saturday.

Prep basketball
Rowan County schools are closed today and no Rowan teams will be playing tournament hoops.
CCC tournament games scheduled for Monday have been pushed back to Tuesday, and the SPC schedule also will be revised.
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A.L. Brown’s boys beat Hopewell 52-46 on Senior Night for their second MECKA win of the season.
Both A.L. Brown teams are seeded seventh for the MECKA tournament and both are matched up against No. 2 seed Hough.

JV girls
Carson lost to Cox Mill 34-28.
Montana Gurganious scored 11 for the Cougars, and Shaleah Jolly had seven. Nancy Gamewell and Sarah Christie were defensive standouts.
Madison Michael and Tracey Manigault scored seven apiece for the Chargers.

7th-grade hoops
North Rowan Middle’s boys won 54-46 against Southeast.
Jaharion Graham scored 14 points for the Mavericks. Kendrell Goodes and James Gladden scored nine each. Javon Smith had eight, and Zay Davis scored six.
North plays Corriher Lipe on Tuesday.

College track
Georgia Southern’s Rebecca Parker (West Rowan) had a sixth-place finish and personal best time in the 5000 meters race at the Samford Open.
Parker ran 18:33.75.

College swimming
Catawba wrapped up the final day of the 2016 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships on Saturday with two more school records.
Dominik Brus set a new mark in the 200 back, while Rafal Baran had a record swim in the 200 fly prelims.
The Catawba men finished seventh at the Championships, while the women placed eighth.

College lacrosse
Belmont Abbey rolled to an 18-3 win over visiting Catawba in men’s lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. It marked the season opener for both squads.
Belmont Abbey netted seven goals in the second quarter to lead 10-1 at the break.
The Indians will travel to Mount Olive on Saturday.

Men’s basketball
Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team shot 69 percent in the first half and won 91-82 against Southern Wesleyan on Saturday at Merner Gym.
De’Vonte Jenkins led the Falcons with 22 points.
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Augusta’s Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) scored 21 points in an 82-66 win against USC Aiken on Saturday.

East Rowan YMCA
Register now for spring sports at the East Rowan Y.
Girls middle school volleyball is open to grades 4-8. Register through March 5.
Mighty Kickers spring soccer is open to boys and girls, ages 3 and 4.
Registration ends Saturday, March 19.
Spring soccer is open to boys and girls in grades K-8.
Registration ends Saturday, March 19.
Flag football is open to boys and girls, Pre-K to eighth grade. Registration ends Saturday, March 19
Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.
Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org.

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