Area Sports Briefs: Carson baseball wins
From staff reports
Carson’s baseball team pounded out 13 hits, including four homers, and rolled, 11-3, at Cox Mill on Thursday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Owen White, Ryan Bearden, Brandon Newton and Michael Morrison homered for the Cougars.
White also had a double and scored two runs. Bearden drove in two. Newton had three hits and drove in two. Morrison knocked in three runs. Brandon Mock had three hits.
Carson took a 7-1 lead with a four-run third.
Caleb Hall relieved Mddux Holshouser in the third and was the winning pitcher. Bearden pitched the seventh.
Carson (15-9, 12-6) snapped out of a slump to win its last two games and tied South Rowan for third place in the South Piedmont Conference. Carson will be the No. 3 seed for the SPC tournament and will host No. 6 Hickory Ridge on Monday in the first round.
East Rowan won 16-5 at South Rowan on Thursday and finished fifth in the South Piedmont Conference with a 12-6 record.
Leading hitters for the Mustangs were Maddie Trexler, Bree Medlin, Caroline Johnson, Schrade Daniel, Ashlyn Mills, Coryn Soul, Ashlyn Fritz and Mackenzie Sprinkle.
Medlin and Anna Shafer pitched.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions have reached the semifinals of the Homeschool World Series.
The field was 23 teams. Four still have a chance to win the championship.
The Stallions defeated the Houston Falcons, 7-4, on Thursday.
Dalton Lankford had three hits. Seth Cauble and Camron Wallace had two hits each. Cauble also scored two runs.
Noah Jarrett had a run-scoring double. McConner Wallace had three RBIs. Camron Wallace pitched a five-hitter and fanned six.
The Stallions(26-5) will play Wake County in a 2 p.m. game today.
Kannapolis lost 3-2 on Thursday night at Augusta.
The Intimidators (8-13) never led. Dillon Dobson and Corey Zangari homered for Kannapolis.
Catawba’s softball team opened SAC tournament play on Thursday with a 4-1 win against Newberry at Byerly Park in Hartsville, S.C..
Catawba took advantage of control issues by Newberry pitcher Maude McCourry to score three times without a hit over the first two innings.
Catawba won despite getting just three hits.
Carley Tysinger (28-8) broke the school record for wins in a season. She struck out six.
Catawba (35-13) plays Queens today at 10 a.m.
Top-seeded Catawba will play No. 6 Wingate in the SAC tournament today at noon.
Wingate won a play-in game on Thursday night.
The game will be broadcast on WSAT.
Freshman Isabella Rusher (Salisbury) helped Richmond win the Patriot League championship.
Richmond will be in NCAA regional play on May 5-7 in California.
Former East Rowan football stars Samuel and Seth Wyrick have transferred to Catawba.
Both broke county records at East; Samuel as a quarterback and Seth as a receiver.
They signed originally with Tusculum.
They will not be eligible to play this fall.
Gray Stone continued their undefeated season (16-0) Wednesday by beating South Stanly, 9-0.
Olivia Howard and Alex Disser scored two goals each. Also scoring were Steffi Dejak, Wesley Harrington, Sam Palian and Ivy Overcash.
Caroline Cody scored her first career goal.
The Senior All-Star basketball games at North Rowan have been rescheduled for Thursday, May 5.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5.
Former Catawba lefty Nick Lomascolo has signed with the Sioux City (Iowa) Explorers of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
Lomascolo was released by the St. Louis Cardinals in March.
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) is pitching well at Toledo and could get call from the Detroit Tigers soon.
In six one-inning stints, Parnell has fanned seven while walking one and allowing one run.
Craig Brooks (Catawba) is usually working two innings at a time out of the bullpen for the South Bend Cubs. He’s struck out nine in his last two lights-out outings.
East Rowan won 6-3 against South Rowan on Thursday.
Hayden Setzer got the win. Dakota Jacobson earned a save.