Area Sports Briefs: East, Carson win in extras
Published 12:54 am Wednesday, April 27, 2016
From staff reports
East Rowan’s baseball team trailed 4-0 in the sixth inning at Staton Field but came back to beat Central Cabarrus, 5-4, in eight innings on Tuesday.
East won in walk-off fashion in the eighth when Ike Freeman drove a pitch in the gap to score Chandler Antosek. Antosek had singled and he’d advanced on a single by Jordan Wise.
The win kept East (17-6, 13-4) a game behind West Rowan in the SPC standings. Both teams have one game left.
East got back in the game in the sixth by scoring four runs after loading the bases on walks. Wild pitches scored two, and Antosek had a two-run single.
Colby Myrick started on the mound for East. John Owen relieved in the sixth and got his ninth win.
Carson stopped a skid with a 3-2, nine-inning, win against Hickory Ridge on Tuesday.
Cameron Prugh (4-1) went all the way on the mound for Carson (14-9, 11-6 SPC). Prugh struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter . He won a duel with HR’s Andrew Friends.
Grayson Whicker’s walk started the winning rally. Brandon Newton had a hit to load the bases. Aldyn Blackwelder delivered the walk-off single.
Ryan Bearden had two hits and two RBIs.
Wonders vs. Spiders
Concord and A.L. Brown will play their annual Jonathan Foundation Game tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Intimidators Stadium.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions reached the Elite Eight in the Homeschool World Series in Florida on Tuesday by beating Houston, 8-5.
Leading hitters for the Stallions were Seth Cauble, Dalton Lankford, Caleb Threadgill, Hunter Shepherd and Camron Wallace with two each.
Sawyer Strickland pitched six innings for the win. Lankford pitched the seventh for a save.
The Stallions (25-5) will return to action on Thursday.
Corbin Moss pitched East Rowan to a 2-1 win against Central Cabarrus on Tuesday.
The Salisbury team of Spencer Storey/David Derrick won the CCC doubles championship in Tuesday’s tourney play in Lexington.
Salisbury’s Hunter Carlton was runner-up in singles, while Salisbury’s Matt Sukkasem took third.
The Salisbury doubles team of Roarke Burton/Adam Drye placed fourth.
The dual team playoffs start on May 3.
The individual regionals will be held on May 6-7.
Carson’s Graham Purcell finished third in singles in the SPC tournament and qualified for regional play.
Five East Rowan players moved on to regional play. Advancing in doubles were the teams of Ike Emerson/Chance Brown and Nikolas Pillsbury/Addison Fry. Robert Gray advanced in singles.
West Rowan got goals from Victoria Patterson and Emily Muire and won 2-1 against East Rowan in SPC soccer on Tuesday.
Abbi Solano, Katelyn Goodman and Rhiannon Kimmer scored for South Rowan in a 3-2 SPC win against Central Cabarrus on Tuesday.
Carson won 3-2 against Concord in SPC soccer, with Cassidy Sears, Cierra Josey and Hannah Smith scoring goals. Kiki Haynes and Suzanne Wright scored for the Spiders.
Davie rolled 8-1 against Mount Tabor on Tuesday.
Jessica Beck and Bridgett Tierney had two hits each. Julie Gough and Olivia Boger got the job done in the circle.
West Charlotte forfeited to MECKA champ A.L. Brown.
Catawba’s Carley Tysinger was named SAC Pitcher of the Year for the second time.
Tysinger has 27 wins, 10 shutouts and 361 strikeouts. Her 0.89 ERA ranks ninth nationally. She was SAC Pitcher of the Week six times.
Wingate’s Mellena Helms was named SAC Player of the Year. Helms hit nine homers.
L-R’s Shena Hollar was named SAC Coach of the Year.
Catawba outfielder Kristen Stinnard (Cox Mill) made the All-SAC first team. Catawba’s Katherine Shumaker made the second team at DP.
West Rowan’s Hezekiah Banks, a Shrine Bowl offensive lineman, will sign with Winston-Salem State on Friday.
Catawba’s Shaefer Shepard is the SAC Pitcher of the Week.
Shepard struck out 10 hitters in a complete game win over Wingate on April 23.
Catawba’s Meredith Jones, Nicolette Salay and Hannah Scott were named second team All-SAC.
Queens advanced to the semifinals of the South Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Tournament with a 13-5 win over visiting Catawba on Tuesday.
Catawba finished 5-10.
Liam Lynch scored two Catawba goals.
The Kannapolis Intimidators promoted catcher Sean O’Connell, second basemen Daniel Mendick, and outfielder Louis Silverio to Winston-Salem.
Corey Zangari launched his team-leading fourth home run to lead the Intimidators to a 7-5 win at Augusta on Tuesday.
Grant Massey finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored.
The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played in the State Handicap Tournament on Tuesday. The club winner of the low net tournament was Becky Isenhour.
Other winners were:
• 1st Flight: Low Gross – Kristi Laton, Low Net – Becky Isenhour
• 2nd Flight: Low Gross – Ruth Bowles, Low Net – Mary Seaford
• 3rd Flight: Low Gross – Eileen Full, Low Net – Tammy Drew
• 4th Flight: Low Gross – Sheryl Johnson, Low Net, Joy Maughmer
Sixty-six members played in foursomes at Rolling Hills. Low A Flight player was Gary Schenk with a net of 61.88. Low B Flight player was Rev. Jim Harris with a net of 60.64.
Low C Flight player was Bobby Miller with a net of 63.37. Low D Flight player was Richard Gould with a net of 71.07. Eight members shot their age or better: Donald Martin, Winsten Mahaffey, Clive Mahaffey, Buddy Barger, Dick Hatoway, Harry Agner, Harris and O.J. Chandler.
Catawba’s women’s lacrosse team stunned Wingate, upsetting the third-seeded Bulldogs 13-12 in the opening round of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Graham Gill Field. The sixth-seeded Catawba Indians improve to 8-9 and advance to face second-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne in Friday’s semifinals at the Queens Sports Complex. The Bulldogs end their season at 12-5.
Bethany Davis broke her own school record with 18 saves in goal for Catawba. Megan Shortt had four goals and Kirstyn Kruse added three goals and an assist.
East Rowan beat Central Cabarrus 4-3 in SPC softball on Tuesday.
Leading hitters for East were Schrade Daniel, Madison Trexler, Coryn Soul and Courtney Wagner. Caroline Johnson drove in the winning run.
Bree Medlin was the winning pitcher and struck out seven.
A.L. Brown won 5-4 against Hopewell in 10 innings on Tuesday in MECKA baseball. Jordan Reid started on the mound and pitched into the sixth. Matt Baucom was the winner in relief.
A.L. Brown’s Aaron Coward made the All-MECKA golf team.