Area Sports Briefs: Catawba baseball starts SAC action
From staff reports
Catawba’s baseball team plays its first SAC games of the season today against Newberry. The doubleheader at Newman Park starts at 1 p.m. The teams will play a single game on Sunday at 1 to conclude the series.
Eric Tyler (South Rowan) went 2-for-3 as East Carolina beat Virginia 8-5 in 10 innings on Friday.
Seventh-ranked Catawba suffered its first loss of the season on Friday.
The Indians fell 6-2 to UNC Pembroke in Spartanburg, S.C. Carley Tysinger and Delane Smith drove in runs. Errors hurt the Indians. Catawba (10-1) plays two games in Spartanburg today.
Freshman Hunter Gibbons (West Rowan) had seven RBIs as Western Carolina won against Valparaiso and Southeast Missouri on Friday.
In the Southeast Missouri game, Gibbons went 3-for-3 with five RBIs and blasted her third homer of the season.
Catawba plays at Lincoln Memorial this afternoon at 4 p.m. Lincoln Memorial will be looking to go 22-0 in the SAC.
Andrew Guerrero scored 25 points to lead Pfeiffer to a 76-68 win against Southern Wesleyan on Friday.
The Davidson County Community College Storm won 87-86 against Prince George CC (Va.) in the district semifinals on Saturday.
Tre Williams (Carson) scored 23 points on 10-for-13 shooting and added four rebounds and three assists. for the Storm (28-3). David Tripp (A.L. Brown) shot 4-for-4 from the field and scored eight points.
DCCC plays at Caldwell County this afternoon for the district championship and a trip to New York.
Pfeiffer’s women lost 77-67 at Southern Wesleyan. Shontai Totten and Brianna Jones scored 17 each for the Falcons.
Richmond’s Karleigh Wike (East Rowan) scored six points in Wednesday’s 55-53 OT win against George Washington.
Morehead State’s Shay Steele (West Rowan) had 12 points, five rebounds and five blocks in a 68-60 loss to Tennessee State on Wednesday.
Catawba’s women play at Lincoln Memorial today at 2 p.m. to close the regular season.
Catawba’s teams swept Lees-McRae on Friday at Johnson Tennis Center.
Catawba’s women rolled 9-0, while Catawba’s men won 7-2.
Hickory Ridge’s girls advanced in the 3A state playoffs with a 69-58 win at Pisgah on Thursday.
Jiera Shears scored 22 points, and Nia Daniel had a career-high 18. Hickory Ridge will play tonight at 6 p.m. at Ashbrook.
North Rowan’s boys beat Erwin 51-41. Zay Davis led the Mavericks with 16 points. Nick Colson scored nine, Javon Smith had eight, and Kendrell Goodes and James Gladden had five each.
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