Area baseball briefs: Carson, West still tied for first

Published 12:37 am Wednesday, April 6, 2016

From staff reports
Owen White pitched a shutout and struck out eight to lead Carson’s baseball team to a 3-0 SPC win against Cox Mill on Tuesday.
Grayson Whicker drove in two runs for the Cougars, while Logan Ridenhour knocked in one.
Cameron Prugh, Michael Morrison and Ben Shoaf made outstanding defensive plays.
Carson (10-4, 8-1) stayed tied for first with West Rowan.
West Rowan spotted Hickory Ridge four runs in the top of the first inning but roared back to beat the Ragin’ Bulls, 12-7.
The Falcons (13-2) got another win from Bryan Ketchie, his sixth, and strong relief work from Brandon Walton. Ketchie and Walton combined for 10 strikeouts.
Brett Graham swung a hot bat for the Falcons, pounding out three hits, including a two-run homer, and driving in five runs. Lee Poteat had two hits and two RBIs. Kacey Otto walked five times.
Salisbury got a CCC victory by winning 5-1 at Lexington.
Will Steinman had a big game for the Hornets. He pitched a complete game and struck out seven.
He went 2-for-2 at the plate and knocked in two runs. Griffin Myers also had two RBIs for Salisbury (6-7, 3-0).
The Hornets are tied for first in the CCC with West Davidson.
West Davidson’s Green Dragons rallied to beat North Rowan 5-4 in Tryo.
Jake Pritchard had three hits for the Cavaliers. Robbie Monroe drove in two runs.
North got strong pitching from Noah Gonzalez, who worked into the sixth, but the defense faltered in the seventh with Brandon White on the mound.
North led 3-0 going to the bottom of the sixth and led 4-3 going to the bottom of the seventh. West Davidson scored the winning runs on two walks and an infield hit that plated both baserunners.
Davie handed North Davidson its first loss on Tuesday, winning the CPC contest, 4-3, in nine innings.
Isaac Campbell pitched well for seven innings for the War Eagles. Nathan Harrell pitched the last two innings and got the win.
Ryan Harrell drove in two runs. Paul Davenport doubled in the ninth and scored the winning run on a hit by Brandon Lankford.
Jarrett Smith pitched Robinson to a 4-2 win against Concord in SPC play.

Catawba baseball
Dylan Richardson walloped a grand slam and drove in seven runs as Catawba clobbered Mount Olive 19-7 at Newman Park on Tuesday.
Luke Setzer, Will Albertson and Zac Almond also homered for the Indians, who have won 11 in a row.
Setzer’s two-run homer in the first inning got Catawba (24-11) started. Almond’s three-run blast made it 7-1.
Richardson and Albertson had three hits each, and Albertson extended his hitting streak to 18 games.
Bryce Fowler , Jake Kimble and Chance Bowden had two hits each.
Bowden has 17 doubles in his last 12 games.
Riley Myers pitched six innings and improved to 2-0 on the season. He allowed four runs off six hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Heath Mitchem made his collegiate debut and recorded a strikeout in a perfect ninth inning.
Catawba hosts Belmont Abbey today.