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Area Sports Briefs: East soccer wins

From staff reports
East Rowan’s soccer team got its first South Piedmont Conference win on Tuesday by beating Central Cabarrus, 2-0.
Kelby Porter scored both goals for East, her seventh and eighth of the season.
Deyynne Brown had two assists.
Freshman Lauren Weisensel made four saves for the shutout. She has 305 saves this season.
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Salisbury’s Senior Night matchup with North Rowan was postponed by weather and will be played tonight.

Prep softball
Fourth-seeded Central Cabarrus won, 2-0, against fifth-seeded East Rowan in the first round of the South Piedmont Conference Tournament on Tuesday.
It was a scoreless game until the sixth.
East (15-8) is expected to be an at-large team in the 3A state playoffs.
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Top-seeded Hickory Ridge scored six runs in the fourth and beat eighth-seeded Carson, 10-1, on Tuesday in a first-round game. The loss ended the season for the Cougars (5-16).
Hickory Ridge hosts Central Cabarrus in a semifinal that is scheduled for today.
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No. 6 Robinson and No. 3 Cox Mill were washed out on Tuesday. Second-seeded West Rowan won its first-round tourney game on Monday and awaits the winner of that game.

Prep track
The Central Carolina Conference Championships will be held today at Thomasville.
The South Piedmont Conference Championships will begin at East Rowan today and will conclude on Thursday.

Prep tennis
Undefeated East Rowan (13-0) takes on Pisgah (8-4) in the first round of the 3A playoffs, while undefeated Salisbury (15-0) hosts Surry Central (9-4) in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

Pro baseball
Omaha’s Whit Merrifield (Davie) has a six-game hitting streak and is batting .289 for the Royals’ top farm club.
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Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) is pitching well for Toledo, Detroit’s top farm club. Parnell has a 1.13 ERA in eight relief outings.
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Craig Brooks (Catawba) struck out the side in his latest relief outing and has fanned 16 batters in 10 1/3 innings.
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Jordan Jankowski (Catawba) has a 1.46 ERA and 15 strikeouts as a reliever for Houston’s Triple A team in Fresno, Calif.

College golf
Richmond’s Isabella Rusher (Salisbury) shot 75-82-78 — 235 and tied for 12th in the Patriot League Championships. Richmond starts regional play on Thursday.
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George Mason’s Eric Edwards (Salisbury) shot 72-72-75 – 219 in the Atlantic 10 Championships. He tied for third and made all-conference.
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N.C. State’s Davis Richards (South Rowan) shot 75-80-80 — 235 in the ACC Championships and tied for 57th. The Wolfpack hopes to get a regional bid.
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Davidson’s Alex Nianouris (Salisbury) shot 78-82-79 — 239 in the Atlantic 10 Championships.
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Elon’s Troy Beaver (Salisbury) shot 81-79-75 — 235 for 34th in the CAA Championships.
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Gardner-Webb’s Jake Kennedy (West Rowan) shot 75-77-81 — 233 and tied for 44th in the Big South Championships.

College baseball
Brian Bauk (Salisbury) got the save as Appalachian State beat North Carolina A&T, 10-9, on Tuesday.

College softball
Catawba pitcher Carley Tysinger was named MVP of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament.
Catawba’s Taylor Adams, Gina Gerone and Caroline Turner made all-tournament.

Catawba awards
Catawba announced athletic award winners for the 2015-16 school year on Tuesday. Heading the list of award winners were softball’s Carley Tysinger and baseball’s Dylan Richardson. They received the Lomax and Kirkland Awards as the top male and female senior athletes who have been in attendance for at least three years.
Basketball’s Greta Tamasauskaite and football’s Gary Williams received the Wurster Awards for team leadership.
Tysinger is a three-time South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Year and three-time All-American.
Richardson was all-conference and a Gold Glove winner as a senior.
Men’s soccer player Tobias Iriah was awarded the Darris Morris “Ironhorse” Award for returning to action following a severe injury.
Kyle Mechling (tennis) and Lauren Sledd (cross country) were recipients of the SAAC Award for the highest cumulative GPA’s.
Team MVPs: Will Albertson (baseball), Jameel Taylor (men’s basketball), Bri Johnson (women’s basketball), Abbie Adams (women’s cross country), Curtis Carmack (men’s cross country), Kyle Kitchens (football), Jordan Taylor (men’s golf), Victoria Hedrick (women’s golf), Connor Eakes (men’s lacrosse), Bethany Davis (women’s lacrosse), Kenny Bonilla (men’s soccer), Angelica Pawlowski (women’s soccer), Carley Tysinger (softball), Marcia-Mariel Erhart (women’s swimming), Aly Hegazi (men’s swimming), Mitchell McDonald (men’s tennis), Erisa Onchi (women’s tennis), Bri Howard (volleyball), Cody Hummel (cheerleading), Kersten Nagy (athletic training) and Duane Beckley (sports information).

Mid. school golf
Salisbury Academy capped off a 15-0 season on Tuesday by shooting 158 in the conference championship match at Warrior.
The Jaguars finished ahead of Sacred Heart (172), Concordia (182), Hickory Christian (212) and North Hills (220).
Sacred Heart’s Ben Childress won the individual championship in a playoff with Salisbury Academy’s Charlie Barr. They shot 36s.
Salisbury Academy’s other scorers were Hank Robins (39), Will Fowler (41) and Mitch Jeter (42).
Making the All-Conference team for the Jaguars were Barr, Robins, Fowler and Jeter.

Local golf
The Corbin Hills Women Golf Association held a low-gross, low-net play day on Tuesday.
The First Flight gross winner was Kristi Laton and Net winner was Susan Morris.
Second Flight gross winner was Faye Cline and Susan Wydner was low net.

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