Area Sports Briefs: South soccer wins in OT

Published 1:20 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

From staff reports

South Rowan’s girls soccer team won in overtime against league foe Robinson, 3-2, on Friday.

South got goals from Jennifer Siller, Rhiannon Kimmer and Madison Henry. Taylor Mauldin had two assists, while Katelyn Goodman had one.

Both teams are 5-3 in the South Piedmont Conference.

Prep softball

Carson lost 2-1 to Hickory Ridge in SPC softball on Friday.

Rylie Stewart pitched a four-hitter for the Cougars and struck out eight.

Stewart drove in a run for Carson. Madison Barnhardt doubled and scored.

Breezy Yelton pitched a  three-hitter for the Bulls with five strikeouts.


South Rowan lost to Robinson, 8-7, on Friday despite five RBIs by Karley Wood.

South had nine hits.

Whitley Arnott pitched a complete game with six strikeouts.


Central Cabarrus scored five runs in the eighth inning and beat East Rowan on Friday, 7-2.

Riley Turner starred for the Vikings. She struck out seven in the circle and knocked in four at the plate.

Elaina Bost had three hits for the Vikings.

Bree Medlin pitched a complete game for East.

The Mustangs were limited to four hits by Turner.

Prep baseball

Chandler Norton had the game-winning hit in the eighth inning as South Rowan topped Robinson, 7-6, in a back-and-forth game.

South trailed 3-1, then led 6-3, before Robinson forced extra innings.

Walker Joyce’s double set up the winning run for  South in the eighth.


Carson won in the bottom of the seventh, taking a struggle from Hickory Ridge, 4-3, on Friday.

Ben Shoaf delivered the walk-off hit  when his single to deep right, with the outfield playing shallow, brought in Logan Ridenhour from third base.

Cole Hales got the win in relief. Cameron Prugh was outstanding, striking out nine and pitching into the seventh for the Cougars.

Carson had eight hits. Prugh, Luke Barringer and Owen White had two each.

HR hurler John-Riley Hathcock fanned eight.

Jake Whitcomb had two hits for the Bulls.


East Rowan got back in the win column on Friday by beating Central Cabarrus, 5-1.

Hayden Setzer (4-0) pitched a complete game.

Corbin Moss tripled and drove in three runs, and Nathan Hill had two hits for the Mustangs. Chandler Blackwelder drove in a run.


North Rowan allowed 11 unearned runs in a 14-4 loss to Albemarle on Friday.


Davie County won against West Forsyth, 4-0, in Central Piedmont Conference baseball, on  Friday.

Carson Whisenhunt pitched a two-hitter, struck out six and walked one.

Whisenhunt had a two-run double. Landon Bandy had a key hit.


The Greater Cabarrus Stallions defeated Providence South Carolina (SC) 12-1 on Friday.

Jeremy Whitehead and Dalton Lankford with 2 had two hits each.

Seth Cauble doubled and drove in four.

AJ Knight had   a triple.

McConner Wallace pitched four scoreless innings for the win.

  The Stallions(12-3) will  play two today in Columbia against Anderson, S.C., and Marietta, Ga.


The Stallions defeated Christ the King 5-1 on Thursday.

Thaddaeus Lankford pitched a six-hitter.

  Clay Pinion and Thdaeus Lankford had two hits each.  Wallace had a two-run double.

Men’s basketball

Augusta’s Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) scored 22 points in the Division II All-Star Game played in  Sioux Falls, S.D. on Friday night.

Sherrill shot 9-for-18, made four 3-pointers, pulled down six rebounds and handed out two assists. He helped the East team beat the West stars, 125-114.

College baseball

Eric Tyler (South Rowan) had three hits and three RBIs for East Carolina in Friday’s 9-4 win against Towson.


Brian Bauk (Salisbury) and Matt Vernon (Davie) had two hits each in Appalachian State’s 6-3 loss to Texsas State in 11 innings on Friday.


Charlotte’s Colton Laws (Carson) pitched seven innings, allowed two runs and struck out six in Friday’s 13-7 win against Louisana Tech.

Laws allowed six hits and walked one.


Lincoln Memorial took the opener of a three-game South Atlantic Conference baseball series with 28th-ranked Catawba on Friday afternoon at Hennon Field.

The 11-9 win by the Railsplitters improved LMU to 16-14 overall and 7-3 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians fell to 20-8 and 10-3.

Zac Almond and Malachi Hanes launched two homers each for the Indians.

Almond has nine for the season, while Hanes has eight.

Catawba had two runners on base in the ninth when Luke Setzer grounded out to end the game.

Catawba had 13 hits and five walks but left 10 on base. Setzer, Almond, Chance Bowden, Hanes and Ben Bomberger had two hits each.

Catawba starter Russ Weiker (2-2) was knocked out in the fifth.

LMU hit three homers.

  The teams will finish the series with a double this afternoon in Harrogate, Tenn.

Sacred Heart sports

Sacred Heart’s boys tennis team won against Salisbury Academy, 8-1.


The Sacred Heart golf team shot 173 and defeated Concordia Lutheran (181), Salisbury Academy (184) and North Hills (203) at The Revival at The Crescent.

Ben Childress was medalist with a 39.  Luke Graeber shot 43, Nick Antosek shot 45, and Jake Trainor shot 46.


Sacred Heart’s girls soccer team defeated Salisbury Academy, 3-2.

Caroline Cardelle had two goals and one assist. Sutton Webb scored a goal.

  Ellie Cardelle and Spencer Hansen had assists. Caroline Clark defended well in goal.

Erwin soccer

Erwin’s girls soccer team went 3-0 for the week,  winning 8-0 against North Rowan, Corriher-Lipe 7-0 and Southeast 8-0.

  Goals were scored by Lani Isley, Hannah Isley, Riley Isley, Carleigh Perry, Elizabeth Avalos, Lyndsey Cook, Leah Hinceman, Morgan Hoffman and Alix Vazquez.

Lydia Miller, Itzia Pena and Sofie Graham combined for the shutouts in goal.

College tennis

Catawba wrapped up its home tennis schedule, splitting  SAC  matches with Coker on Thursday afternoon. The Catawba  men took a 6-3 win, while the Coker women pulled out a 5-4 victory.

Catawba’s men are now 11-9 overall and 4-4 in the SAC.

Catawba’s women are  11-8 and 2-6.