Area Sports Briefs: East baseball wins
Published 12:23 am Sunday, March 13, 2016
From staff reports
East Rowan’s baseball team won 8-5 in a non-conference game at Mooresville (3-3) on Saturday.
Ike Freeman had two hits, two walks and two RBIs for the Mustangs (4-1). Jordan Wise had two hits and drove in a run. Jackson Justus had a run-scoring single.
Nathan Hill was the winning pitcher in relief of Will Brown. Colby Myrick earned a save.
East trailed early but took the lead with a five-run fourth inning.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions lost to the Carolina Royals 6-4 on Friday.
AJ Knight hit a two-run homer and Caleb Threadgill had two hits.
The Stallions travel to Monroe on Monday to play CATA.
Carly Campbell scored the goal for Carson in a 1-0 win against West Rowan on Friday.
The CCC announced all-conference teams on Saturday.
North Rowan’s Jalen Sanders was named CCC Player of the Year.
North’s Andrew Mitchell was named CCC Coach of the Year, with Salisbury’s Bryan Withers runner-up.
Joining Sanders on the all-conference team were teammates Joseph Scott and Josh Handy. Salisbury’s all-conference players are DJ Alexander, Tre Oats and Isaac Baker.
In girls basketball, North Rowan’s Aliyah Farmer was runner-up for CCC Player of the Year. Also all-conference from North are Special Washington and Brianna White.
Salisbury’s all-conference players are Bryanna Troutman and Tyzarea Alexander.
The CCC Player of the Year is East Davidson’s Bayley Plummer. The CCC Coach of the Year is West Davidson’s Jamie Payne.
North’s Brian Lytton was runner-up in the CCC Coach of the Year voting.
South Rowan freshman Janiya Downs has been chosen to participate in the “Select 60 Showcase” on March 26 in Charlotte.
The event features 60 of the best female basketball players in the state in grades 9-11. The “Select 60” is a day of skill development and games, with scouts evaluating players.
Robinson’s boys rallied to beat Fayetteville Terry Sanford 59-55 in the 3A state championship game on Saturday in Chapel Hill.
Daniel Spencer shot 11-for-16 and scored 24 points for the Bulldogs. Lavar Batts Jr. scored 16 points, and Jordan McKenzie had 11.
East Davidson lost 68-65 to North Pitt in the 2A girls state championship game on Saturday.
Madi Hallman scored 19 points for the Golden Eagles, while Bayley Plummer had 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Dorian Sharp had 21 points and 14 rebounds for North Pitt. Nyjanique Langley had 20 points and 10 boards.
Unbeaten Farmville Central won the 2A boys championship by topping East Lincoln 81-71.
Sage Surratt scored 32 for East Lincoln.
Kai Crutchfield made a shot as time expired to lift Raleigh Millbrook’s girls to a 46-45 win over previously unbeaten Northwest Guilford in the 4A girls championship game.
Collin Faucette scored 19 points to lead Durham Voyager Academy to a 69-56 win against Winston-Salem Prep in the 1A boys championship game.
Mychala Wolfe scored 13 points to lead Winston-Salem Prep to a 66-34 win against Plymouth in the 1A girls title game.
Undefeated Freedom beat Northern Guilford 53-30 in the 3A girls championship game. Ariyana Williams had 16 points for the Patriots.
Charlotte Catholic rallied from 19 points down and beat Cary 49-46 in the 4A boys championship game.
In the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York, JT Sanders (West Rowan) ran 22.41 in the 200. He was ninth and just missed advancing to thefinal.
Sanders was 22nd in the 400 in 50.33.
Catawba split with Millersville on Saturday.
In a 10-1 loss, Reagan Bray and Morgan Brann had two hits each for the Indians (15-10).
In a 9-8 win, Beth Ann Martin (South Rowan) had three hits and drove in two runs. Winning pitcher Caroline Turner (4-4) and Gina Gerone also had three hits each. Brann homered.
Delane Smith had the game-winning hit in the seventh.
Radford’s Marissa Yow (West Rowan) hit her first college homer on Saturday. Yow had three hits and four RBIs in an 8-6 win against Western Carolina.
UNC Greensboro’s Sidney Grkman (Carson) had two hits in a 7-2 win against UNC Wilmington on Saturday.
East Carolina’s Eric Tyler (South Rowan) hit his second homer of the season on Friday in a 10-1 win against Rice.
Mars Hill’s Matt Honeycutt (South Rowan) went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a 3-2 win against Carson-Newman on Saturday.
Queens sophomore McKenzie Stevens (Salisbury) placed fourth in the 200 butterfly in the Division II Nationals in Indianpolis and swam on a championship 800 relay team.
In UNCW’S Seahawk Invitational, N.C. Central’s Jaleesa Smoot (Salisbury) placed second in the 400 in 56.80 and Christa Landy (West Rowan) placed fourth in 57.05.
Erwin’s boys won 34-24 against Southeast in a first-round tournament game on Saturday.
Devon Shaver, Sammy Pinkney and Colby Patterson scored six points each for the Eagles.
The Eagles will play top-seeded North Rowan at China Grove on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Erwin’s top-seeded girls won 45-12 against No. 8 seed China Grove in a first-round game on Saturday.
Carleigh Perry led the Eagles (15-0) with 18 points, 16 in the first quarter. She added eight rebounds seven steals and four assists.
Lani Isley had 10 points, six rebounds and six steals. Colbie Perry scored six points.
Haley Strange grabbed seven rebounds.
Erwin plays No. 4 West Rowan, and No. 2 Southeast takes on No. 3 Mooresville in Monday’s semifinals, which start at 4 p.m. at China Grove Middle.