Area Sports Briefs: Catawba knocked out of regional tournament

Published 11:59 pm Friday, May 20, 2016

From staff reports
Catawba’s baseball team was ousted from the double-elimination Southeast Regional on Friday.
Sixth-seeded Catawba (34-21) dropped two tough ones — a 6-5, 12-inning affair that started late Thursday night and dragged into Friday morning and a 6-4 decision on Friday night.
Catawba’s 12-inning loss to third-seeded Belmont Abbey was decided by Loreno Wright’s walk-off single in the 12th. That hit came at 2:43 a.m.
Dylan Richardson hit his 12th homer for the Indians. Kyle Smith and Luke Setzer drove in two runs apiece. Smith, Richardson and Jeremy Simpson had two hits each.
Setzer’s two-run single in the seventh gave Catawba a 5-4 lead, but Belmont Abbey got one in the ninth to tie and finally won in the 12th.
Shaefer Shepard pitched eight innings for Catawba and struck out a career-high 12. Avery Bowles took the loss.
In the 6-4 loss to seventh-seeded Mount Olive, Catawba was trailing 4-0 in the top of the sixth when it got clutch hits by Zac Almond and Simpson and tied the game at 4-all.
But Mount Olive came right back with the decisive runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Ryan Kahny relieved Connor Johnson in the fifth and took the loss. Smith, Simpson and Richardson had two hits each.
Catawba left 10 on base against Mount Olive after stranding 12 against Belmont Abbey.

College baseball
In Appalachian State’s 9-2 win against Longwood, Brian Bauk (Salisbury) had two hits and scored twice.
Matt Vernon (Davie) homered and drove in three runs. Mt. Pleasant grad Grayson Atwood also homered for ASU.

College softball
Catawba senior pitcher Carley Tysinger has earned second team All-America honors from both the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association and the Collegiate Commisioners Associaion.
Tysinger was picked to an All-America team in each of her four seasons.
Tysinger racked up a school and conference record 413 strikeouts over 297 innings this season.
Tysinger set a school record with 32 wins and posted 10 shutouts which matched her school mark.

The Kannapolis Intimidators and Asheville Tourists were rained out on Friday night at McCormick Field. The teams will play two seven-inning games today, starting at 5:05 p.m.
The Intimidators return home on May 26.

Legion baseball
Weather permitting, fans will be admitted free tonight at Kannapolis’ 7 p.m. home game against Greensboro.
There’s been a lot of rain at Northwest Cabarrus, and there’s a chance the game will be moved from NWC to A.L. Brown.

College football
Appalachian State’s 2016 season opener at Tennessee has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 1, to accommodate a national telecast on the SEC Network.

College soccer
Pfeiffer’s defending national champion men’s team will start play on Sept. 1 against Lander.

College track
In the Southern Conference Championships, UNC Greensboro’s 4×400 relay team placed fifth. Jonathan Hodge (A.L. Brown) is part of that relay unit.
Western Carolina’s teams swept the SoCon championships.
WCU’s Jordan Bostian (West Rowan) finished seventh in the steeplechase. Josh Little (East Rowan) was ninth in the 100.

Spencer baseball
Register at Eighth Street Ballpark today and on June 4 for Spencer Cal Ripken summer baseball.
Registration is from 10 until 1.
The cost is $60 for:
Coach Pitch (ages 6-8), Minors (8-10) and Majors (10-12).
Cost also is $60 for girls softball leagues.
For information, go to or call 704-216-7783.

East hoops camp
Mustang Basketball Camp will be held at the East Rowan gym this summer. East boys coach Kurt Misenheimer is the head instructor.
Note some camp changes.
There are two sessions.
The June 13-15 session is for boys and girls who will be in grades 2-5.
The June 20-22 session is for boys and girls who will be in grades 6-9.
Camp is from 8 until noon.
The cost is $60 and includes a camp T-shirt and lunch.
Contact or call 704-202-9424.

Rotary tennis
Entry deadline for the Salisbury Rotary Tennis Championships is May 23.
The tournament is scheduled for May 27-30.
For more information , call Reid Leonard at 704-633-1495 or email

South youth camps
South Rowan High School Youth Baseball Camp will be held at the baseball field.
June 20-24. 9 until 1. $80. Rising 1st-8th Graders Registration: or 704-640-8704
South Rowan High School Youth Basketball Camp at the South gym for boys and girls.
July 11-14. 8 until noon.Drop off as early as 7:15. Cost $40. Rising 2nd-8th graders. Registration:, or 704-857-1161, ext. 100
South Rowan High School Youth Volleyball Camp in the gym. June 20-23. 9-11 a.m. Rising 3rd-5th Graders.
2-5 p.m. Rising 6th – Rising 9th Graders. $40, 1st Day of camp. For information, contact

South Y hoops camp
South Rowan Y is offering a basketball camp and shooting clinic this summer for grades 2-8.
The camps will be instructed by Damien Argrett, a former South Rowan and Pfeiffer player who played pro ball overseas.
Argrett manages camps in the Mooresville.
Basketball Camps: First session June 13-16, and second session Aug. 8-11. Time is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $95 for members, and $115 for potential members.
Participants will receive a T-shirt, snack and lunch.
The shooting clinic will be July 11-13 from 9 until noon. Cost is $60 for members and $75 for potential members.
For more information, or a camp form, contact Carvie Kepley at 704-857-7011 or Contact Damien Argrett at

Kann. hoops camp
A.L. Brown varsity boys basketball coach Shelwyn Klutz’s camp for boys and girls will be held on June 20-22 in Kannapolis.
The camp is from 9 until noon daily and is for ages 7-16.
The cost is $60.
Contact Klutz at 704-491-3752.

West girls camp
West Rowan girls basketball camp will be held on June 27-29.
The cost is $50.
Campers in grades 2-5 from 9-11 a.m. and campers in grades 6-9 from 11-1.
Call Coach Poole at 704-433-7713 or email Contact Coach Wilson at 704-798-9117.

Rotary tennis
The entry deadline for the Salisbury Rotary Tennis Championships is Monday, May 23.

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.
Call 704-798-2074.

Carson girls hoops
Carson girls basketball camp dates:
June 8-10 — Summer Kick-off Mini Camp
4-6 p.m.— current kindergarten-4th grade girls
6-8 p.m. — current 5th-8th grade girls Cost — $25
July 11-14 — Rising 5th-8th grade girls, 3-7 p.m. Cost — $65 — includes T-shirt and camp insurance
July 25-28 — Rising Kindergarten-4th grade girls, 9 a.m.-noon Cost — $50, includes T-shirt and camp insurance
Contact Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034 or to register.