Area Sports Briefs: Hornets forfeiting football wins
From staff reports
Salisbury has forfeited its three football victories from the 2015 season.
Salisbury’s record will change from 3-8 to 0-11.
The SHS victories that will be switched to 2-0 forfeit losses in the record book came against South Rowan, West Davidson and Surry Central.
That means South will be 1-10 instead of 0-11. The West Davidson game was Salisbury’s lone CCC victory last season. The Surry Central game was non-conference.
Salisbury self-reported a violation. The Hornets are expected to make a statement on Friday.
Mount Tabor scored four runs in the first, five in the third and five in the fifth and battered Salisbury, 14-2, on Wednesday at Robertson Stadium.
Alex Dunn drove in three runs for the Spartans, who had 12 hits.
The game was stopped after five innings.
Salisbury had three hits. Will Steinman knocked in a run.
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.
Concord scored two runs in the seventh and won 6-5 against A.L. Brown in Wednesday’s annual Jonathan Foundation Game at Intimidators Stadium.
Concord came back from a 5-2 deficit.
Sam Rodgers had a walkoff hit for the Spiders. Drew Yoos had the hit that tied the game in the seventh.
A.L. Brown’s Austin Coward made the All-MECKA golf team.
Hough won the conference tournament, with Hopewell second. A.L. Brown tied Mallard Creek for third. Tyler Johnson shot 92 to lead the Wonders in the conference tournament at Birkdale.
West Rowan was denied a three-peat in the South Piedmont Conference by a 7-0 loss at Hickory Ridge on Wednesday.
Hickory Ridge (18-4, 15-3) took the regular-season title.
West (16-5, 14-4) will at least tie for second. Cox Mill can tie the Falcons if its wins its regular-season finale against Carson.
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.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Freshman catcher Ben Carrick belted a one-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Samford over Alabama, 3-2, in front of a season-high 1,917 fans at Joe Lee Griffin Field.
Carrick, who played high school baseball at Ardrey Kell in Charlotte, is the grandson of Duane Carrick of Salisbury.
His parents, Allen and Kimberlie Carrick, are Catawba College graduates.
Appalachian State’s Matt Vernon (Davie County) and Brian Bauk (Salisbury) had two hits each in Tuesday’s 10-7 loss to Wake Forest.
Mars Hill catcher Matt Honeycutt (South Rowan) has completed his season.
Honeycutt batted .232 in 25 games. He had a double, a triple and four RBIs for the Lions.
Alexandra Drye (Salisbury) won her singles match in three sets, but Christopher Newport lost to Mary Washington in the championship match of the Capital Athletic Conference.
Bethany Davis made a school-record 18 saves and Megan Shortt scored four goals as Catawba beat Wingate 13-12 in a first-round SAC tournament game on Tuesday.
Catawba takes on Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday in a semifinal at Queens.
Mid. school golf
Sacred Heart hosted a match at the Country Club of Salisbury against Hickory Christian and Erwin Middle School.
Sacred Heart shot 171 to win. Ben Childress (40), Luke Graeber (42), Will Webb (43) and Nick Antosek (46) were the scorers.
Colby Patterson shot 42 to lead the Eagles, who took second with a 196 total.
Sacred Heart shot 167 and won against Immaculate Heart of Mary of High Point (183).
Childress shot 40. Graeber and Antoseky shot 42s, and Webb shot 43.
Salisbury Academy had its lowest round of the season (149) to finish first in match with Community school of Davidson (157), Concordia (175) and North Hills (210).
Pacing the Jaguars were Hank Robins (35), Charlie Barr (36) , Mitch Jeter (39) and Will Fowler (39).
Salisbury Academy finishes the regular season 11-0 and prepares for the conference championship on May 3 at Warrior.
Mid. school baseball
West Rowan defeated Corriher Lipe, 13-3, on Tuesday.
Bryson Coleman was the winning pitcher. Daniel Sell led the Bulldogs at the plate.
West (10-1) defeated Mooresville, 6-5, in eight innings on Wednesday. Sell was the winning pitcher. Cullen Davis had two hits, and Zeb Burns ended the game with a walk-off homer.
The Bulldogs play at Southeast next Tuesday.
Physicals will be made available to any rising 9th-graders through rising seniors on Saturday, May 14, at the Wilson Smith Center at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center beginning at 11 a.m.
Physicals will be $10. The front side of the physical form must be filled out by a parent/guardian prior to obtain a physical.
Johnathan Frebis took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Kannapolis rallied for four runs in the eighth for a 4-3 win at Augusta on Wednesday.
Dillon Dobson singled up the middle to spoil the no-hit bid.
Kannapolis is 8-12.
Intimidators left-hander Tanner Banks earned South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of April 18-24,
Banks tossed a shutout on April 20 at West Virginia.
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