Area Sports Briefs: Carson wins on road
From staff and wire reports
Carson’s baseball team won 5-1 at Robinson on Wednesday and stayed tied with West Rowan for first place in the SPC.
Cameron Prugh pitched six innings for the Cougars and struck out six. Caleb Hall pitched the seventh.
Brandon Mock, Grayson Whicker, Ryan Bearden and Logan Ridenhour had two hits each for the Cougars (13-5, 5-2 SPC).
Ridenhour drove in two runs. Michael Morrison had a two-out, run-scoring hit. Bearden had a run-scoring double, and Whicker had a sac fly.
Carson hosts West Rowan on Friday.
Salisbury lost to Mount Tabor 12 -2 in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
Chandler Lippard had two hits. Lippard and Alex Link had RBIs for the Hornets (9-8).
Will Steinman was charged with the loss. He allowed 12 runs in four innings, walked three and struck out one.
Dakota Jacobson pitched East Rowan to a 10-0 win against Concord on Wednesday.
The Kannapolis Intimidators scored four runs in the seventh and won 8-7 against Delmarva on Wednesday in front of 3,442 screaming students at the team’s annual Education Day game.
Corey Zangari slugged his first homer for the Intimidators.
Landon Lassiter went 4-for-4.
The Intimidators will now hit the road for a seven-game trip, starting tonight in Hickory.
East Rowan stayed unbeaten on Wednesday with an 8-1 win at Robinson.
Salisbury stayed unbeaten with a 9-0 win against Thomasville on Wednesday.
East Rowan won Wednesday’s SPC match at The Club at Irish Creek.
East shot 143. Scorers were Nick Lyerly (34), Bryson Sprinkle (35), Logan Shuping (36) and Christopher Queen (38).
Lyerly shared medalist honors with South Rowan’s Parker Chavis and Concord’s Walker Cress.
Carson had a strong day, finishing second at 155. Joseph Mitchem and Zain Tucker shot 37s. Patrick Street shot 38.
Leading West Rowan was Davis Tadlock’s 46.
West Rowan held off South Rowan, 5-4, on Wednesday in SPC action.
The Raiders scored four runs in the seventh.
Taylor Martin and Parker Greene had two hits each for West. Peyton Greene drove in two runs. Morgan Corriher knocked in one.
Peyton Greene struck out 10 and pitched a complete game.
Brooke Lowery had three hits for South. Mataya Reynolds and Autumn McKeon drove in runs.
Jalee Rollins struck out two.
Carson won 6-2 against Robinson in 10 innings on Wednesday.
Krista Peninger and Rylie Stewart combined in the circle.
Katie Jewell and Kaitlyn Honeycutt homered.
Peninger, Brie Bauer, Jessica Freeze and Sarah Freeze had two hits each.
Allie Baker drove in six runs as A.L. Brown outscored Weddington 15-6 on Wednesday.
Ashlynn Stokes and Kaitlin Moore had two RBIs each. Kaylee Cook and Stokes had three hits each.
Cook pitched a complete game and struck out three.
Salisbury won 6-0 against North Rowan on Wednedsay in CCC action.
Salisbury (12-2-1, 3-2 CCC) got goals from Katie Bullock, Julia Honeycutt, Ceci Cardelle, Juliana Anderson, Ana Romero and Jennifer Dela Sancha.
It was the first goal of the season for Romero and the first career goal for Dela Sancha.
Shelby Holden, Ellen Simons, Maria Capito, Kayla Honeycutt and Bullock had assists.
Anderson and Holden combined for the shutout in goal.
“We got terrifically unselfish play from Kayla and Julia Honeycutt, Katie Bullock, and Ceci Cardelle,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said.
Parrish also praised the efforts of Lila Harry and Mary Kaufmann.
Salisbury plays at Concord, coached by former SHS assistant Taylor Strode, tonight at 5:30 p.m.
Pfeiffer’s Sydney Poole (East Rowan) pitched a three-hitter and struck out seven in a 5-0 win against Lees-McRae.
Catawba (31-10, 15-1) swept Queens 9-1 and 3-2 on Wednesday to stay on top in the SAC.
A three-run homer in the nightcap by Gina Gerone secured a sweep. Gerone homered in the sixth after Taylor Adams and Morgan Brann reached base.
Carley Tysinger won both games. She held Queens to three hits and struck out nine in the first game. She struck out 11 in the nightcap.
Lynnsey Taylor had four hits in the doubleheader.
Katherine Shumaker, Kristen Stinnard and Brann had three apiece.
Catawba is at Anderson on Saturday.
Alyssa Corace scored with 34 seconds left in the first overtime to lift Catawba’s women’s team to a 12-11 win against Pfeiffer on Wednesday.
Catawba got three goals and three assists from Meredith Jones.
Catawba’s men’s team lost to Pfeiffer 14-8 on Wednesday.
Connor Kennedy and Dalton Cook had two goals each for Catawba.
PITTSBURGH — Patric Hornqvist had his first playoff hat trick and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away from the New York Rangers 5-2 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Wednesday night.
Hornqvist added an assist, Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and backup goaltender Jeff Zatkoff did just fine in his first postseason start, finishing with 35 saves.
Lightning 3, Red Wings 2
TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov scored twice and Alex Killorn snapped a third-period tie, lifting Tampa Bay past Detroit in Game 1 of their series.
Ben Bishop had 34 saves for the defending Eastern Conference champions, who got the winner from Killorn less than two minutes after a potential go-ahead goal was waived off when Detroit coach Jeff Blashill successfully challenged that Tampa Bay was offsides before Victor Hedman scored.
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