Area Sports Briefs: Mustangs keep winning
From staff reports
Will Brown pitched East Rowan to a 12-1 win at Hickory Ridge on Friday.
The Mustangs (14-5, 10-3) won in five innings. It was their sixth straight victory.
Ike Freeman had a triple to start a 10-run fifth, and Tanner File, Chandler Antosek, John Owen and Trevor Scruggs had doubles.
Dillon Norton pitched South Rowan to a 5-2 win against Cox Mill on Friday to move the fourth-place Raiders to 7-6 in the SPC.
Tyler Shepherd got a save.
Bo Corriher and Peyton Penninger had two hits each to lead South’s offense.
Jake Pritchard’s three-run homer propelled North Rowan to a 9-2 win at East Davidson on Friday.
North (10-7, 5-1 CCC) trailed 2-0 in the fifth when Pritchard connected for his second homer. Henderson Lentz followed Pritchard’s homer with a double and scored on a sac fly by Brandon White.
Then North scored five runs in the sixth.
West Rowan won 17-4 at Carson in SPC softball on Friday.
Katie Jewell drove in an early run for Carson and Brie Bauer hit a homer to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead.
But West got six runs in the fourth to turn the game around. The big blow was a three-run homer by Parker Greene.
Alex Linder had two hits and knocked in four runs for West. Cam Nooner had two hits and three RBIs. Hannah Pratt went 4-for-4 and knocked in three runs. Mary Sobataka had two hits and scored three runs. Morgan Corriher went 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Taylor Martin drove in two runs.
Davie lost 5-3 to West Forsyth on Friday.
McKenzie Barneycastle and Katelyn Webb had two hits each for the War Eagles.
West Rowan won 4-2 against South Rowan.
Keirsten Morgan and Katelyn Goodman scored goals for South.
Freshman Julia Patrum had a hat trick and led Concord to a 7-1 win against East Rowan on Friday.
Seby Zavala had two doubles and led the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 4-2 win at Hickory on Friday.
Tanner Banks (1-0) shutout the Crawdads for five innings to earn the win.
Will Albertson led off the 11th with a home run to give visiting Catawba a 2-1 win over Carson-Newman in SAC baseball action on Friday at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.
The Indians (26-15, 14-5) got eight strong innings from pitcher Shaefer Shepard. He struck out seven and allowed seven hits.
D.J. Laxton (4-1) got the win. Bryan Blanton earned his fifth save.
Chance Bowden doubled to extended his hitting streak to 18 games and scored Catawba’s first run on a hit by Bryce Fowler.
Bowden (Salisbury) leads the nation with 27 doubles.
Dustin Batson (3-4) took the loss . He fanned 14 over 11 innings and logged 166 pitches.
Livingstone finished second in the CIAA Golf Championships at Larkhaven.
The Blue Bears shot 640 in the two-day event. Chowan won with 634, while Fayetteville State was third at 642.
Livingstone’s Philip Harrison shot 151 for medalist honors. Also making the all-tournament team was Stephen Washington. He finished fourth.
Sydney Poole (East Rowan) helped Pfeiffer sweep Emmanuel on Friday.
Poole improved to 6-2 in the circle. The junior tossed a complete game and allowed only one earned run. Poole struck out eight Lions.
West Rowan Junior Legion Baseball is holding sign-ups on Sunday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at 5080 Sherrill’s Ford Road.
Contact Jeff Link 704-310-6529 or Jeff Bernhardt 704-267-1146 for more information. Junior Legion baseball is for players born on Jan. 1, 1999, or later.
Rowan County American Legion sign-ups are at Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342 on Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m.
Contact Mark Cauble with any questions at 704-798-9991.
The Senior Legion meeting will be on Sunday April 17, at 2 p.m. at the Legion Hut in Kannapolis at 615 South Main Street.
Southern Rowan American Legion will have a second call-out on April 17 at 3 p.m. at Gary’s Barbecue.
A special basketball training series is being offered to girls in grades 3-8.
These training sessions are hosted by the Rowan Lady Flames in conjunction with The National Basketball Academy.
Former Salisbury and NC State standout Shayla Fields and former High Point University star Ashlee Samuels will led the workouts.
Sessions start on Monday, April 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m, at Grace Academy in Rockwell.
Cost is $20 per session. The cost for the six-week program is $100.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Coach Randolph at 470-313-4278.
Mid. school tennis
West Rowan Middle defeated Knox, 9-0.
Singles winners were Kevin Sullivan, Cyrus Brown, Carter Jenkins, Ben Baker, Parkston Myers and Trevor Mervine.
Doubles winners were Myers-Gabe Coffield and Mervine-Drew Collins.
Mid. school golf
Sacred Heart’s golf team shot 182 and won against Newton-Conover (217) and Hickory Christian (229).
Ben Childress shot 40 to lead the Dolphins.
Luke Graeber shot 45, Nick Antosek shot 48 and Sean Archer shot 49.
Sacred Heart’s next match is at the Country Club on Tuesday.
Rowan is hosting a large girls and boys basketball tournament today.
Forty-one teams will be in action, with games being played at Salisbury High, North Rowan High, Knox Middle, China Grove Middle , South Rowan High and South Rowan YMCA.
Games start at 8 a.m. and will be played throughout the day.
Varsity games will be played at South YMCA.