Area Sports Briefs: Carson, Salisbury get baseball wins
From staff reports
Carson pitchers held A.L. Brown to three hits and the Cougars beat the Wonders 6-1 on Wednesday in a non-conference game in China Grove.
Cameron Prugh pitched five innings and allowed only one hit.
Tanner Christy pitched the last two innings and allowed two hits.
Ryan Bearden led the offense for Carson with his third homer and a double. He drove in two runs.
Casey Ritchie homered for the Wonders. Jacob Tuttle took the loss.
Salisbury romped 14-1 in six innings at Albemarle on Wednesday for a non-conference win.
The Hornets scored six runs in the sixth.
Griffin Myers struck out nine was the winning pitcher. Myers threw a complete game, scattering seven hits. He didn’t walk a batter.
Harrison Smith went 4-for-4 at the plate. Bo Rusher and Myers drove in three runs each. Will Steinman had two hits and scored four runs.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions lost 4-3 in 10 innings to Rock Hill High school on Wednesday.
Tyler Hartsell had two doubles. Hunter Shepherd had two hits.
The Stallions will play St. Vincent on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rock Hill.
Hough won 4-0 against A.L. Brown on Tuesday to hand the Wonders their first MECKA loss.
Undefeated Salisbury won 9-0 against East Davidson in CCC tennis on Wednesday.
The Hornets (11-0) got singles wins from Spencer Storey, Hunter Carlton, David Derrick, Matt Sukkasem, Roarke Burton and William McGee.
Doubles winners were Storey/Derrick, Carlton/Sukkasem and Burton/Adam Drye.
Salisbury hosts Lexington on Monday.
East Rowan stayed unbeaten with a 9-0 SPC win against Northwest Cabarrus on Wednesday.
Ike Emerson, Chance Brown, Robert Gray, Addison Fry, Nikolas Pillsbury and Zakk Perdue won singles matches.
Emerson/Brown, Gray/Perdue and Fry/Pillsbury were winning doubles teams.
Prep girls soccer
Salisbury improved to 10-1-1 overall and 2-1 in the CCC with an 8-0 win over visiting Thomasville on Wednesday.
Julia Honeycutt, Katie Bullock and Ceci Cardelle, who scored two goals each, led the Hornets.
Cardelle made her season debut.
Ellen Simons and Amelia Steinman scored a goal each. It was the first goal of the season for Steinman.
Assists were by Bethanie Stauffer, Bullock, Kayla Honeycutt, Julia Honeycutt, Cardelle, Nellie Brown and Shelby Holden. Juliana Anderson recorded her eighth shutout of the season. Salisbury got outstanding play from Mary Kaufman, Giselle Nieto, Juliana Peele, and Ana Romero.
Salisbury takes on Central Cabarrus on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Gray Stone defeated conference rival Union Academy 3-2 on Wednesday in Misenheimer.
Down 2-0, Gray Stone (10-0) fought back with three second-half goals to remain undefeated.
Laurie Fogleman scored two goals and Kelsey Kiser had two assists for the Knights. Annie Habeeb added a goal and an assist.
Katie Hill and Isabel McLeod anchored the defense for the Knights.
Gray Stone travels to South Stanly for a conference matchup on Monday at 6 p.m.
In South Rowan’s 1-0 SPC win against East Rowan on Tuesday, Abbi Solano scored for the Raiders on an assist by Rhiannon Kimmer.
Carson keeper Megan Bolick made 27 saves in the Cougars’ 8-0 SPC loss to Cox Mill on Tuesday.
South Rowan’s Brittany Luckey cleared 11 feet in the pole vault on Wednesday for a school record.
East Rowan won the SPC golf match at Warrior on Tuesday.
East shot 147. Other team scores were Hickory Ridge (157), Concord (163), Carson (164), South Rowan (172), Robinson (174), Cox Mill (188), NW Cabarrus (188), West Rowan (190) and Central Cabarrus (195).
East’s Bryson Sprinkle was medalist with a 34, and East’s Nick Lyerly was runner-up with a 36.
Other top scores for the day were turned in by Concord’s Walker Cress (37) and Stephen Carroll (37), East’s Ben Rollins (37) and South Rowan’s Parker Chavis (37).
East’s Logan Shuping missed the match with illness, but freshman Alex Miller shot 40 for the Mustangs’ fourth score.
A.L. Brown finished fourth in the MECKA match at The Tradition.
The Wonders shot 205. Austin Coward’s 48 led the Wonders.
In CCC golf at the Country Club of Salisbury on Tuesday, West Davidson shot 155. Salisbury finished second at 165.
North Rowan was fourth at 213.
Alex Antosek’s 38 lead the Hornets. Robbie Bergstone shot 40, Simon Post shot 41, and Miles Robisnon shot 46.
Spencer Everhart shot 46 to lead the Cavaliers.
West Davidson’s Nicholas Lambert was medalist with a 37.
Corbin Moss pitched a shutout in East Rowan’s 3-0 win against South Rowan on Tuesday.
A.L. Brown won 9-3 against Hopewell on Tuesday to stay undefeated in the MECKA.
Ashlynn Stokes had three hits and two RBIs. Kaylee Cook pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts.
Davie’s softball team pounded Parkland 17-0 on Tuesday for a CPC win.
McKenzie Barneycastle had three hits. Olivia Boger and Julie Gough combined on a one-hitter.
Salisbury lost 5-1 at Stuart Cramer on Wednesday.
The Hornets won 4-0 against Thomasville on Tuesday on Caroline Forbis’ shutout.
Prep boys soccer
Carson’s Ricky Maldonado has committed to UNC Pembroke.
The NCHSAA announced recipients of the Toby Webb Coach of the Year Awards on Tuesday. Winners are Darlene Joyner from Northwest Guilford and Monroe’s Johnny Sowell
Mid. school soccer
Lani Isley scored three goals as Erwin’s girls won 4-0 against Southeast. Macy Abramson scored a goal. Anna Hester had the shutout in goal.
Catawba’s Blue-White Spring Game is set for 11 a.m. this Saturday.
Livingstone announced its 2016 football schedule.
The season will open Sept. 3 in Columbia, S.C., against Benedict in the 15th annual Palmetto Capital City Classic.
Livingstone will host four games — Sept. 10, Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15.
Homecoming is against Shaw on Oct. 15.
The Blue Bears will play at Davidson on Sept. 15, the first meeting ever for LC with the Wildcats.
UNCP’s Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 79-76-78 — 233 for 11th place in West Georgia’a Wolf Invitational.
Catawba’s Victoria Hedrick placed 10th at the Agnes McAmis Memorial women’s golf tournament.
Hedrick followed her opening 79 with an 81 to card a two-round total of 160.
Catawba’s men’s team finished 11th at the Tennessee River Rumble on Tuesday.
Tyler Mulkey (North Rowan) had the best two-round total for Catawba with a 162 and was 42nd. Jay Minter shot a season-low 74 on Tuesday and was 45th.
Catawba plays in the SAC Championships at the Etowah Valley Golf Club from April 17-19.
Charlotte and Davidson are the co-hosts for the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate this Saturday and Sunday at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis.
Teams entered include No. 7 Florida State, No. 10 Wake Forest, No. 24 North Carolina, Appalachian State, East Carolina, UNC Greensboro and UNC Wilmington.
Davidson County Community College’s Tre Williams (Carson) was named to the NJCAA Division III All-America team.
Williams signed with Claflin.
Dylan Goodman (South Rowan) had a two-run single for Pfeiffer, as the Falcons split Tuesday’s doubleheader with St. Andrews.
Sixty-two GARS members played a Captain’s Choice at Corbin Hills.
Two teams tied for first place at minus 9.
The team of Winsten Mahaffey, Bobby Clark, Clive Mahaffey and Buddy Barger won a scorecard playoff for first place.
Tony Labarbera, Bert Bollinger and Bob Sidden finished second. The third-place team with a minus 8 consisted of John Cress, Jan Kichefski, Frank Rowell and Mick Rowell.
Closest to the pin on No. 2 was Barger. Longest putt on No 9 was made by Bruce Shuping.
The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association opened the season on Tuesday with a low gross, low net game.
• 1st Flight: Low Gross – Phyllis Durland, Low Net – Azalee Story
• 2nd Flight: Low Gross – Treva Honeycutt , Low Net – Becky Isenhour
• 3rd Flight: Low Gross – Beverly Cobb, Low Net – Susan Houston
• 4th Flight: Low Gross – Eileen Full, Low Net – Susan Wydner