Area Sports Briefs: Weather wins vs. area baseball
Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 2, 2017
From staff reports
East Rowan’s baseball game with North Davidson was halted with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning on Wednesday, with the Black Knights leading, 9-6.
The game will be resumed and completed today at 5 p.m., at Granite Quarry’s Staton Field.
The last pitch before the rains came resulted in a three-run homer by Chandler Blackwelder, his third hit of the game.
Freshman left-hander Jake Davis started on the mound for the Mustangs.
North Rowan dropped its opener to Central Cabarrus, 11-2, on Wednesday in Spencer.
Joe Harrison took the loss, but North’s issues were mostly with the gloves. The Vikings (2-0) scored seven unearned runs.
Newcomer Mark Parra had the only hit for the Cavaliers.
The Carson-Mooresville game was postponed to today. The South Rowan-A.L. Brown game was postponed to Saturday afternoon.
South Rowan’s girls won against Salisbury, 2-1, on Wednesday.
The game at South was shortened because of lightning.
“It’s not how we wanted to win, but we did hold on,” South coach Kyle Neal said. “It’s a great way to start the season.”
Salisbury’s Katie Bullock, Julia Honeycutt and Ceci Cardelle put a lot of pressure on the Raiders’ defense in the second half.
South’s first goal came from freshman Madison Henry. Katelyn Goodman got the winning goal off an indirect free kick.
Raquel Landaverde assisted on both South goals.
The Pfeiffer softball team has moved into the national rankings thanks to a school-record 15-1 start.
Pfeiffer is No. 18 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll.
Of the Falcons’ 15 wins , five have come in Pfeiffer’s last at bat.
Pfeiffer has won a school-record 11 straight games. Pfeiffer’s loss was to No. 10 Lenoir-Rhyne.
RICHARD RENDLEMAN INVITATIONAL
1. Lincoln Memorial 296-285=581
2. Queens 291-291=582
3t. Coker 295-288=583
3t. North Greenville 292-291=583
5. Lenoir-Rhyne 299-292=591
6. Anderson 293-306=599
7. Pfeiffer 307-294=601
8. Brevard 304-299=603
9. Wingate 305-299=604
10. CATAWBA 308-299=607
11. Tusculum 310-301=611
12. Belmont Abbey 327-304=631
13. Livingstone 324-331=655
20. Tyler Mulkey, 76-72=148
29. Mack Sheppard, 76-75=151
39. Wes Cline, 78-76=154
39. Jordan Taylor, 78-76=154
65. Jesse Vensel, 84-80=164
Davie’s Heath Slabach was named to the All-CPC boys basketball team, while Davie’s Sha’veh Martinez was named to the All-CPC girls basketball team.
Davie’s Wyatte Copeland made the All-CPC swim team.
The 3A Western Regional finals will be played at Fleming Gymnasium at UNC Greensboro.
The Cox Mill boys will take on Freedom at noon.
The Hickory Ridge girls will take on Freedom at 2 p.m.
The J.F. Hurley is taking registrations for girls volleyball through March 13. The league is for grades 4-8. The cost is $42 for members and $70 for potential members.
Registration for spring soccer lasts through April 3. The league is for boys and girls, Pre-K through eighth grade. Cost is $42 for members and $70 for potential members. Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.
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