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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.
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Eric Tyler (South Rowan) went 2-for-3 as East Carolina beat Virginia 8-5 in 10 innings on Friday.

College softball
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.
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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.

Men’s hoops
Catawba plays at Lincoln Memorial this afternoon at 4 p.m. Lincoln Memorial will be looking to go 22-0 in the SAC.
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Andrew Guerrero scored 25 points to lead Pfeiffer to a 76-68 win against Southern Wesleyan on Friday.
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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.

Women’s hoops
Pfeiffer’s women lost 77-67 at Southern Wesleyan. Shontai Totten and Brianna Jones scored 17 each for the Falcons.
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Richmond’s Karleigh Wike (East Rowan) scored six points in Wednesday’s 55-53 OT win against George Washington.
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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.
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Catawba’s women play at Lincoln Memorial today at 2 p.m. to close the regular season.

College tennis
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.

Prep hoops
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.

7th-grade hoops
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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