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Prep Baseball: Carson stays tied with Falcons for first

From staff and wire reports
Carson’s baseball team stayed tied for first place in the SPC with a 5-3 win at Central Cabarrus on Friday.
Michael Morrison’s two-out, two-run double in the fourth was the biggest blow for the Cougars (11-4, 9-1 SPC). Ryan Bearden also had a run-scoring double. Brandon Newton had two hits and drove in a run.
The winning pitcher was Maddux Holshouser (4-1), who pitched six innings. He walked three and struck out two. Caleb Hall pitched the seventh for a save.
East wins
Third-place East Rowan stayed two games back of West Rowan and Carson by winning 10-0 at Cox Mill.
Jordan Wise (1-0) pitched six innings of shutout ball for the Mustangs (11-5, 7-3). Colby Myrick pitched the seventh.
It was a close game until East took advantage of walks and scored six runs in the fifth inning.
Chandler Blackwelder and Wise had two hits each. Jackson Justus went 1-for-1 with three walks.
South wins
Bo Corriher drove in three runs as South Rowan built a 4-0 lead and held off Northwest Cabarrus for a 4-3 home win.
Corriher had a two-run double to get the Raiders (10-5, 6-4) off to a good start.
Blake Johnson knocked in a run with a sac fly.
Walker Joyce (3-1) was the winning pitcher. He struck out 11.
Cal Hubbard had a big night at the plate for the Trojans, including a triple. David Grimm also had a big hit for the Trojans.
Stallions win
Noah Jarrett tossed a two-hitter as the Greater Cabarrus Stallions beat South Pointe 3-1 in Rock Hill, S.C.
Tyler Hartsell drove in Caleb Threadgill with the Stallions’ first run. Hartsell scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch, and Seth Cauble singled home Dalton Lankford for insurance.
Cauble and Hartsell had two hits each.
The Stallions (17-4) will play Nation Ford on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Prep soccer
Goals by Cierra Josey and Hannah Smith lifted Carson to a 2-1 SPC win at Central Cabarus on Friday.
Taylor Jones scored a goal as the Carson jayvees won 1-0 against Central.

Prep softball
East Rowan got a big win at Cox Mill, pulling out a 6-5 victory.
Anna Shafer was the winning pitcher. Coryn Soul had a homer for the Mustangs.
West loses
West Rowan lost its second straight, falling to Robinson, 1-0, on Friday.
Jordan LeMaster struck out seven for the Bulldogs. She walked three and allowed six hits.
Maddie Crowe drove in the only run of the game in the first inning with a double. Jill Williams also doubled for the Bulldogs.
Peyton Greene had two hits for the Falcons.
Greene took the loss in the circle despite striking out eight with no walks.
Alex Linder had a triple for West, while Parker Greene had a double.
Wonders romp
A.L. Brown got 17 hits and rolled 15-4 at North Meck on Friday.
The Wonders led 14-1 after three innings.
Allie Baker had three hits. Kelly Chrismon and Kaitlin Moore had two hits and two RBIs each.
Ashlynn Stokes did the pitching and struck out six.
A.L. Brown stayed unbeaten in MECKA play.
Davie wins
Olivia Boger pitched a no-hitter in a shortened game and Davie routed R.J. Reynolds 15-0 on Friday for a CPC win.
Hannah Woody homered and drove in five runs for the War Eagles. Katelyn Webb knocked in three runs.

College baseball
Catawba was pounded 14-5 at sixth-ranked Tampa on Friday in the first game of a road trip.
Jeremy Simpson homered for the Indians. Chance Bowden had two hit and drove in two runs.
Shaefer Shepard took the loss. He was knocked out in the fifth.
Michael Elwell pitched well in relief.
Tampa scored five runs in the third for an 8-1 lead.

Intimidators baseball
Three homers by the Hickory Crawdads beat Kannapolis, 8-2, on Friday.
Intimidators starter Ryan Riga allowed solo home runs to Andy Ibanez and Dylan Moore. Moore drove in two more runs in the third inning with a two-run triple.
Tyler Sanchez hit a two-run homer for Hickory.
The Intimidators (0-2) failed to muster offense against three Crawdads pitchers. Fourteen Intimidators struck out.

Prep golf
In SPC golf at Cresecent on Thursday, East Rowan shot 140 to win easily.
East Rowan scores included medalist Logan Shuping (32), Nick Lyerly (35), Christopher Queen (36), Bryson Sprinkle (37) and Ben Rollins (38).
Other team scores were Robinson (165), Concord (168), Carson (170), Hickory Ridge (180), South Rowan (183), West Rowan (184), Cox Mill (194), NW Cabarrus (197) and Central Cabarrus (211).
Concord’s Stephen Carroll and Zach Boatwright shot 37s. Concord’s Walker Cress and Robinson’s Riley Smith shot 38s.
Patrick Street’s 40 led Carson. Parker Chavis shot 41 to lead South Rowan. Davis Tadlock’s 43 led West Rowan.
CCC
In CCC action at Corbin Hills, West Davidson won with a 162 total.
Other team scores were Salisbury (172), East Davidson (180), North Rowan (218) and Thomasville (256).
West Davidson’s Nic Lamberth was medalist with a 39.
Salisbury scores were Simon Post (41), Robbie Bergstone (42), Alex Antosek (43) and Jacob Pryor (46).
Leading North Rowan were Jonathan Britton (45) and Spencer Everhart (47).

Prep tennis
Carson won 5-4 against South Rowan in SPC tennis.
Graham Purcell, Lucas Sides, Trexler Cloninger and Hunter Smith won singles matches for the Cougars.
The team of Purcell/Smith won in doubles.
East
At the top of the SPC, East Rowan is headed toward a showdown at Robinson next Wednesday.

Local golf
The 14th annual Bob Hundley Golf Tournament will be held on April 30 at Corbin Hills.
This is a fundraiser for North Rowan athletics.
Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Shotgun start at 2 p.m.
Cost is $50 per player.
Call 704-267-2414 for information.

American Legion
Rowan County American Legion baseball sign-ups are at the Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342 on April 17 at 4 p.m.
Bring birth certificate or drivers license. There will be a notary public on hand to notarize the insurance forms free of charge.
If you plan on trying out for the team plan to attend with a parent or notify Mark Cauble with any questions at 704-798-9991.
Rowan’s tentative opening date is May 21 at 7 p.m.
Southern
Southern Rowan Legion will have a second call-out on April 17 at 3 p.m. at Gary’s Barbecue.
Kannapolis
Senior Legion meeting is on Sunday, April 17, at Legion Hut in Kannapolis, 615 South Main Street.
Important day for paperwork. If Form 2 is not completed and notarized, players can’t try out.
Call 704-796-1480 with questions.

Salisbury Academy
Salisbury Academy’s baseball team defeated North Hills, 18-4.
Chad van der Poel pitched a complete game with six strikeouts and he also hit three doubles.
Harrison McCall had three hits. Graham Smith had a triple and a double.
The next game is Monday against Hickory Christian at Ellis Park.

Mid.school tennis
West Rowan won 5-4 over Southeast.
Singles winners for the Bulldogs were Trevor Mervine, Ben Baker andParkston Myers.

Mid. school golf
Salisbury Academy won a tri-match against Hickory Christian and Concordia 166-215-222 at Catawba Country Club.
Scoring for the Jaguars (9-0) was led by medalist Mitch Jeter (40). Other top scores were turned in by Charlie Barr (42), Hank Robins (42), and Will Fowler (42) and Harrison McCall (45).
Next up for the Jaguars is a home match on April 26.

Mid. school soccer
The North Hills girls lost to Sacred Heart 5-1.
The goal for the Eagles was made by Abigail Zunk. Elizabeth Jones saved 20 of the 25 shots Sacred Heart attempted.
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North Hills won 4-0 against Arborbrook of Indian Trail.
Zunk scored two goals and had one assist. Morgan Trexler scored two goals and had an assist. Ashley May shad an assist.
Jones stopped all 12 of Arborbrook’s attempts.

College tennis
Queens swept Catawba’s women’s tennis team 9-0 on Thursday. Queens won the men’s match 8-1.

College lacrosse
Brevard scored a tie-breaking goal in the final minute and beat Catawba 11-10 on Friday at Shuford Stadium in women’s lacrosse.
Megan Shortt led Catawba (5-7, 3-3) with three goals.

College football
The Catawba Blue-White Spring Football Game is today at 11 a.m.

Racing
FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch completed a NASCAR sweep in a week.
Busch led 150 of 200 laps at Texas on Friday night for the fourth victory in five Xfinity Series starts this season. After wins in the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck races at Martinsville last weekend, he has won in each of NASCAR’s top three series in a seven-day period.

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