Area Sports Briefs: Wonders win tournament; SHS gets third seed
From staff reports
A.L. Brown’s softball team added the MECKA tournament championship to its regular-season title on Friday.
The Wonders took a 7-0 lead and held off Hough, to win, 7-5.
The Wonders (21-3) had 11 hits. Kaitlin Moore and Brandi Blackmon led the way. Ashlynn Stokes drove in four runs.
Kaylee Cook pitched a complete game and struck out six.
Cox Mill scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh and beat Central Cabarrus, 7-6, on Friday for the South Piedmont Conference Tournament championship.
Seeds for the league for the state playoffs: 1. Hickory Ridge. 2. Cox Mill, 3. West Rowan
Central Cabarrus and East Rowan also should make the playoffs.
East Davidson beat West Davidson, 3-2, in eighth innings for the Central Carolina Conference Tournament championship.
Salisbury won 6-0 against Thomasville in a game for the third seed.
Caroline Forbis struck out nine batters for the Hornets.
Bryanna Troutman and Calissa Andersen had two hits each.
Seeds for the playoffs: 1. East Davidson, 2. West Davidson, 3. Salisbury
Playoff pairings are expected to be released on Monday.
The Salisbury doubles team of Spencer Storey/David Derrick won twice on Friday and qualified for the state tournament.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions defeated Raleigh, 6-3, on Friday.
AJ Knight had two hits, including a three-run homer. Dalton Lankford had two hits and two runs.
Camron Wallace pitched a complete game and allowed six hits.
The Stallions (28-6) will play Home Plate Citadels (Ga.) at 9 as well as the Charlotte Stampede in a 4:30 game today.
South Piedmont Conference coaches of the year are West Rowan’s Ralph Ellis (boys) and Hickory Ridge’s Jennifer Duft (girls).
Girls MVPs were Northwest Cabarrus’ Kara Dunkle (Distance), Hickory Ridge’s Torri Weathers (Sprints) and Cox Mill’s Destanee Hunsucker (Field).
Boys MVPs were Carson’s Zachary Marchinko (Distance), West Rowan’s J.T. Sanders (Sprints) and Concord’s Gabe Stainback (Field).
Marchinko, Nick Cox, Silas Wertz, Brenden Westbrook, Andrew Jerman, Dylan Koontz
Max Wall, Sam Wall, Devaniel Dale, Chance Brown, Lee Sharum
Sanders, Joel Thomas-Morales, Juwan Houston, Javon Quarles, Deyquan Byrd
McKenzie Gadson, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Krystina McGrady, Mikaila Gadson
Faith Faller, Jocelyn Lowe, Brittany Small
Josie Heglar, Destiny Shaver, Brieanna Owens, Debryah Turner, Takia Robbins
Mid. school baseball
Southeast defeated West Rowan Middle, 6-2.
Josh Allman pitched a five-hitter and he also had three hits. Deandre Wilkerson, CP Pyle and Jake Harris had two hits each.
Wilkerson homered. Aaron Misenheimer, Max Blackledge and Steven Smith added a hit each.
Pfeiffer split two games in the Southeast Regional.
The Falcons lost, 2-0, to host Armstrong, but also won, 8-3, against Lenoir-Rhyne to eliminate the Bears.
Pfeiffer plays Armstrong today and would have to beat Armstrong twice to advance.
WR Basketball Camp
West Rowan Falcon basketball camps will be held on June 13-15 and July 11-13.
The cost is $50 for a three-day session. Coach Mike Gurley will lead the camp.
Camps are for boys who will be heading to grades 7-9 and for boys and girls heading to grades 2-6.
Players interested in playing for the Carson Junior Legion baseball team should report to the ball field for a meeting on May 15 at 6 p.m.
Call 704-798-2243 for information.
The Kannapolis Spring Fling at Northwest Cabarrus on May 28 will include a Kannapolis vs. Cherryville game at noon, followed by Rowan games against Cherryville and High Point.
The games will be seven innings.
Catawba tennis coach, Jeff Childress, announced the addition of two players to the men’s and women’s rosters for the 2016-17 season.
Sophie Hirsch (Germany) and Olivia Wooldridge (New Zealand) will bolster the women’s team.
Cason Hiers (Ft. Myers, Fla.) and Adam Rocko (Ga.) will join the men’s team.
Corey Zangari crushed a three-run homer and Intimidators pitching silenced the Hagerstown Suns for a 5-3 win on Friday night at Intimidators Stadium .
Zach Thompson (2-2) struck out five and held the league’s best offense to one in six innings of work.
The win gave the Intimidators their first home series win of the year and handed the Suns their first series loss on the road.
Asheboro’s Nick Coe and Hiwassee’s Haylie Shope were named NCHSAA Athletes of the Year.
The winners received the 31st annual edition of the Pat Best Memorial Trophy. The awards were presented as a part of the NCHSAA’s Annual Meeting at the Dean E. Smith Center in conjunction with the conclusion of the NCHSAA’s Spring Board of Directors meetings in Chapel Hill.
Coie is a three-sport star, playing football, wrestling and track for Asheboro High School.
He has committed to play football at Auburn.
Shope has had a phenomenal career as a three-sport star for the Eagles, playing volleyball, basketball and softball.She’s been conference player of the year in all three sports.
A reunion of all of coach Pete Stout’s former players, colleagues and friends will be held today at Catawba’s Goodman Gym from 2-5 p.m.
Family members are welcome.