Area Sports Briefs: West softball wins in first round
From staff reports
Peyton Greene struck out 14 batters (with no walks) and led West Rowan’s softball team to a 3-0 win at Southwestern Randolph in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.
Greene pitched a three-hitter.
The 17th-seeded Falcons (18-6) got two RBIs from Parker Greene and one from Morgan Corriher.
Parker Greene and Camryn Nooner had two hits each. Corriher, Peyton Greene, Alex Linder and Hannah Pratt had one apiece.
Davie (16-9) was on the road but smashed Hough, 12-0, in a 4A first-round game on Tuesday.
K’lea Parks had three hits for the War Eagles . Desiree Lewis homered. Olivia Boger fired a one-hitter in the five-inning contest.
Kaylee Cook struck out six batters for the Wonder (22-3)in a 10-4 win against Myers Park in the first round of the 4A state playoffs.
Cook and Kelly Chrismon had three hits each. Savanna Hagler had two hits. Ashlynn Stokes drove in two runs. Down 3-2 in the fifth, the Wonders scored four runs. They got four more in the sixth to take control.
West Iredell 5, East Rowan 4
Western Guilford 8, Hickory Ridge 3
Owen 3, Salisbury 0
East Davidson 7, Smoky Mountain 3
Salisbury started the 2A playoffs with a 4-0 victory over Surry Central on Tuesday.
Julia Honeyycutt had a had trick as the 16th-seeded Hornets dictated the action against the 17th-seeded visitors.
Salisbury got on the board just three minutes into the match. After gaining possession and taking a couple of early shots, Salisbury was awarded their first of 11 corner kicks.
Ceci Cardelle sent a driven ball to back post and Julia Honeycutt headed it home to stake SHS to a 1-0 lead.
“That gave us momentum and sent a message to Surry that resulted in them playing on their heels for a large portion of the match,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said.
Cardelle found Honeycutt a second and third time early in the second half. The second goal was a give-and-go that Cardelle slotted through Surry’s defense.
“Honeycutt put the biscuit in the basket,” Parrish said.
Just 90 seconds later the Hornets were awarded a free kick from 25 yards out and Salisbury executed a perfect set piece that saw Cardelle slip a ball wide of the Surry wall. Honeycutt finished to extend the lead to 3-0.
With less than two minutes in the match Honeycutt took a corner that Katie Bullock deftly finished on back post. Juliana Anderson had the shutout.
Salisbury (18-3-1) plays at Forbush in the second round. The 18th victory made it the winningest season for Salisbury’s girls program. Five teams (06, 07, 10, 11, and 15) reached the 17-win plateau.
“That speaks volumes for all of the girls on the team and especially the senior class of Shelby Holden, Kayla Honeycutt, Amelia Steinman, and Kathryn Rusher,” Parrish said.
Salisbury got excellent defensive play from Nellie Brown, Rusher, Holden, and Maria Capito.
Salisbury will play at Forbush in the second round.
Cannon’s varsity golf team successfully defended its conference championship at Cabarrus Country Club. The Cougars were lead by medalist Tim Bunten with a 3-under 69.
Lansdon Robbins shot 70, Michael Sanders shot 73, and Michael Childress shot 75.
Cannon won by eight shots over second-place Charlotte Christian.
NCISAA state championships will be held at the Country Club of Salisbury on Monday and Tuesday.
Carson’s Graham Purcell won his first-round match in the 3A Midwest Regional.
He lost in the second round to Marvin Ridge’s George Lovitt, a two-time state runner-up.
East Rowan lost, 6-0, to Marvin Ridge in the second round of the 3A dual team state playoffs on Tuesday.
Salisbury fell, 5-1, to Brevard in the 2A playoffs.
Cody Daily finished a home run shy of the cycle, collecting four of the Intimidators’ six hits in a 5-3 loss to Lakewood on Tuesday night at Intimidators Stadium.
Kannapolis (15-17) split the four-game series with the BlueClaws.
Sixty-three GARS members played a Texas Scramble at Crescent Golf Club. The first-place team with a minus-10 consisted of David Adams, Johnny Shook, Gwyn Huie and Bob Niekras.
The second-place team with a minus-9 was Winsten Mahaffey, Clive Mahaffey, Bobby Clark and Buddy Barger. Third place with a minus-3 was Don Martin, Guy Schenck, Gary Schenk and Ken Miller.
Augusta basketball player Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) was a finalist for the school’s Male Athlete of the Year Award for 2015-16.
Mid. school soccer
Erwin defeated Knox, 1-0. Carleigh Perry scored the goal. Lauren Trayah made the throw-in that led to the score.
Mid. school baseball
West Rowan finished the regular-season in first place by defeating Knox 15-0 and China Grove 10-0.
Daniel Sell and JD Basinger were the winning pitchers. Cullen Davis, Jonny Hassard, and Michael Molenda led the Bulldogs at the plate.
West Rowan will play in the middle school tournament starting on Saturday.
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