Area Sports Briefs: South wins third in a row
From staff reports
South Rowan beat Central Cabarrus, 10-2, in SPC baseball on Wednesday.
Shaggy Wyatt had a two-run double and drove in three runs for the Raiders.
Blake Johnson, Hayden Wilson and Peyton Penninger had run-scoring hits. Tyler Rary and Tyler Shepherd had doubles.
Walker Joyce (3-3) was strong on the mound, working six innings and striking out eight.
South Rowan’s game at Hickory Ridge has been moved up to tonight because of weather concerns.
Carson lost to Concord, 8-7, on Wednesday and fell into third place in the SPC.
Carson had a 6-4 lead after a four-run third but couldn’t hold it.
The Cougars (13-8, 10-5) got two hits each from Brandon Mock and Michael Morrison.
Morrison had a triple, while Mock had a double.
Owen White (5-4) took the loss. He struck out eight. Caleb Hall relieved White in the fifth.
Drew Yoos hit a three-run homer for the Spiders. Carter Mozingo and Matt Panner had three hits each.
Carson’s home game with Northwest Cabarrus has been moved up to tonight due to weather concerns.
Lee Sells pitched a complete game and struck out eight in North Rowan’s 19-1 win against Thomasville on Tuesday.
Jake Pritchard and Logan Stoner had two hits each. McGuire Smith, Stevie Thurston and Henderson Lentz drove in two runs each.
On Wednesday, the Cavaliers scored five runs in the sixth and rallied to beat A.L. Brown, 6-2, in Spencer.
Noah Gonzalez won it. He pitched six innings and struck out seven. Brandon White pitched the seventh.
Pritchard had two hits for North (12-7).
Cordarious Butler and Damon Johnson had two hits each for A.L. Brown (9-11). Jordan Reid pitched into the sixth inning.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions rolled 9-2 at Salisbury on Wednesday.
AJ Knight had three hits for the Stallions (21-5), while McConner Wallace and Seth Cauble had two each. Noah Jarrett and Hunter Shepherd had doubles.
Sawyer Strickland pitched five shutout innings and limited the Hornets to two hits. Jarrett and Camron Wallace pitched an inning each.
Alex Link drove in two runs for Salisbury (10-10) in the seventh.
The Stallions(21-5) will play a 5:30 p.m. home game Thursday against Union Academy.
Salisbury’s men’s tennis team closed out the regular season by beating North Rowan, 9-0, on Wednesday.
Winning for he Hornets were all six seniors — Spencer Storey, Hunter Carlton, David Derrick, Matt Sukkasem, Sam McNeely and Matt Washko.
Storey/Derrick, Carlton/McNeely and Sukkasem/Washko won in doubles.
Salisbury (15-0) won the CCC outright for the seventh straight year.
The Hornets tied for the championship with Lexington and Ledford in 2009.
Salisbury will send two singles and two double teams into next week’s conference tournament.
East Rowan won, 9-0, against South Rowan and finished a perfect regular season.
The Mustangs (13-0, 9-0) won their fourth straight conference championship — one NPC, three SPC — and went unbeaten in conference play all four seasons.
East starts SPC tournament play on Tuesday.
West Rowan rolled, 12-1, against East Rowan in SPC softball on Wednesday and stayed tied for first place with Central Cabarrus, Hickory Ridge and Cox Mill.
The top four teams all won on Wednesday.
Peyton Greene was the winning pitcher. She struck out nine and allowed two hits. Greene had three hits and two RBIs.
Morgan Corriher homered for the Falcons (14-4, 12-3 SPC) and drove in three runs. Mary Sobataka had two hits and two RBIs. Timber Hedrick had two hits. Taylor Martin had a double and scored two runs.
Schrade Daniel drove in a run for East, and Anna Shafer struck out five.
Salisbury improved to 14-2-1 overall and 5-2 in the CCC with a 5-0 win over the visiting Lexington on Wednesday.
Ceci Cardelle found the back of the net 12 seconds into the match, the earliest goal by Salisbury’s girls in 15 years.
Bethanie Stauffer got her first goal of the season on a penalty kick to make it 2-0. Julia Honeycutt scored unassisted for a 3-0 lead.
Cardelle scored her second goal an assist by Ellen Simons to make it 4-0.
The final goal was off of a direct kick from defender Kathryn Rusher from 22 yards out. Juliana Anderson secured the shutout in goal for the Hornets. Lila Harry and Ana Romero also played well.
Next the Hornets is Ledford tonight at Ludwig Stadium at 6 p.m.
Dean Harwood made a hole-in-one at Warrior, acing the 165-yard No. 16 hole from the blue tees.
Hole in One by Dean He used a 6-iron.
Nancy Harwood witnessed the feat.
Catawba (33-12, 17-3) lost twice to Wingate on Wednesday, 4-2 in 11 innings and 4-1, and fell into second place in the SAC.
Holli Chandler and Kristen Stinnard drove in runs in the first game. Gina Gerone had two hits and Morgan Brann homered in the second game.
Carley Tysinger struck out 15 batters.
Tanner Banks was money on Wednesday afternoon, tossing a nine-inning shutout to lead the Intimidators past the West Virginia Power, 1-0, at Appalachian Power Park. Banks worked around four hits and a walk while becoming the first Kannapolis pitcher to work nine innings in an outing since 2011.
Banks (3-0), who has won each of his first three starts in 2016, struck out five batters and threw a total of 97 pitches.
Landon Lassiter scored on a head-first slide on a hit by Grant Massey for the only run.
The game was played in 1 hour, 56 minutes.
Banks had the first individual shutout by an Intimidator since 2014.
The Intimidators return home Thursday to open a four-game series against Delmarva.
Mid. school baseball
West Rowan defeated North Rowan on Tuesday 13-1 to remain in a tie for first place.
The Bulldogs(7-1) were led by JD Basinger’s complete game. Michael Molenda had three hits, including a grand slam.
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