Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury baseball rallies
From staff reports
Salisbury’s baseball team unexpectedly had to rally against Lexington, but a five-run fifth propelled the Hornets to a 6-4 Central Carolina victory at Robertson Stadium on Tuesday.
Griffin Myers had three hits and two RBIs for SHS. Blaine Shellhorn also drove in two runs.
Salisbury out-hit the Jackets, 9-7.
Myers (4-2) pitched six innings and struck out nine.
Nolan DeVos had the game-deciding hit as Hickory Ridge beat Central Cabarrus, 8-7, in South Piedmont Conference baseball on Tuesday.
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions defeated Forsyth Home Educators, 9-2, on Tuesday.
McConner Wallace had two doubles and 3 RBIs. AJ Knight had a three-run double. Seth Cauble had a two-run double. Dalton Lankford and Thaddaeus Lankford had two hits each.
Clay Pinion tossed five scoreless innings to get the win with Knight and Thaddaeus Lankford pitching an inning each.
The Stallions (17-4) will play at High Point Christian on Thursday.
Prep girls soccer
Salisbury improved to 9-1-1 overall and 2-0 in the Central Carolina Conference with a 5-0 victory over East Davidson on Tuesday.
The Hornets got on the board in the first four minutes as Katie Bullock crossed a perfect ball that junior Emily Mann one-timed into the back of the net.
Less than 10 minutes later Bullock struck again, finding Ceci Cardelle who beat ED keeper Kegan Watford top shelf to double the Salisbury lead.
Bess Bryan found Bullock for a goal before halftime for a 3-0 lead.
In the second half, Cardelle connected for her second goal on an assist from Giselle Nieto, and Julia Honeycutt scored on Bullock’s third assist of the night.
Keeper Juliana Anderson and the defense of Ellen Simons, Nellie Brown, Olivia Dagenhart, Bethanie Stauffer and Lila Harry combined for the shutout.
Anderson made five saves for the Hornets.
East Davidson’s Watford thwarted at least six breakaways for the Hornets and compiled more than 20 saves.
Salisbury takes the field again tonight in a CCC match against upstart Lexington (8-1-1).
Hannah Roberts pitched a one-hitter as West Rowan beat South Rowan, 10-0, in South Piedmont Conference softball on Tuesday.
Tori Hester had three RBIs for the Falcons. Roberts had two hits and two RBIs. Hannah Pratt and Alexandra Linder had two hits each.
Whitley Arnott had the only hit for the Raiders.
South won the first meeting of the teams.
East Davidson swept a three-team Central Carolina Confernce meet at North Rowan. Both North teams finished second, with Salisbury third.
North’s boys won the 4×200. Individual winners were Dennis Rivers in the 200 (24.1seconds); Terry Cathcart in the discus (110 feet, 10 inches), Shamek Lyles in the triple jump (36-9), and Tykier Walker in the 110 hurdles (16.2) and 300 hurdles (45.9).
Salisbury’s boys won the 4×100. The Hornets also got wins from Brody Dillon in the 3200 (12:03) and Omari Sanders in the long jump (18-11).
Salisbury’s girls got a win from Nitavia Corpening in the long jump (15-2) and Leah Cressler in the 3200 (13:39).
North winners were Heavenly Robinson in the 400 (1:02.6); Payton Russell in the 200 (25.1); Lakayla Birst in the high jump (5-0), and Chevy Blaire in the discus (104-4) and shot put (36-3).
Salisbury rolled to a 5-0 win against North Rowan on Tuesday.
Davidson County Community College’s 6-foot-6 forward David Tripp (A.L. Brown) signed with Bluefield on Tuesday.
Guilford Tech’s Juan Garcia (West Rowan) hit his fifth and sixth homers of the season last week.
Lenoir-Rhyne, ranked 20th in Division II, shut out Catawba in both ends of a SAC softball doubleheader on Tuesday.
The Bears improved to 35-8 overall and 9-3 in the conference with the 7-0 and 11-0 victories.
Catawba fell to 10-31 and 3-9.
Catawba posted eight hits in the opener, but could not push across a run as the Indians left 11 runners on base. Kristen Stinnard (Cox Mill) and Taylor Martin (West Rowan) each had two hits.
Christina Walker led the Bears with three hits. Sydney Landreth had a two-run triple in the first and Mackenzie Cates capped the scoring with a grand slam in the fifth. Sydney Miller (8-4) tossed the shutout. In addition to the eight hits, she walked two and struck out three.
Ty Triplett limited Catawba to one hit in the nightcap as she upped her record to 9-2. Martin produced the lone hit for Catawba.
Catawba is at Mars Hill on Saturday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
Catawba was ninth among 14 teams at the Agnes McAmis Memorial Women’s Golf Tournament which finished on Tuesday.
Wingate was runner-up, 10 shots behind King. The Catawba Indians had a two-round total of 655.
Madison Moore led Catawba with a 36-hole score of 160. She had rounds of 78 and 82 and finished 25th. Victoria Hedrick had rounds of 80 and 82 and was 35th.
King’s Fiona Hebbel took medalist honors by six shots over Tiffany Elam, of Anderson. Hebbel posted a one-under-par 143 total after rounds of 73 and 70.
Catawba plays in the SAC Championships at Link Hills CC on April 9-11.
Catawba finished last in the 12-team field at the Tennessee River Rumble Men’s Golf Tournament that was reduced to an 18-hole event after Monday’s first round was canceled due to rain.
Lincoln Memorial won the tournament with a score of 288, beating Carson-Newman by four shots. The Indians carded a team score of 320.
Catawba was led by Jesse Vensel, who shot a 78 and was 42nd. Jordan Taylor was a shot back in 46th.
Mack Sheppard shot 81, Tyler Mulkey (North Rowan) shot 82 and Wes Cline shot 84.
Catawba next plays in the South Atlantic Conference Championships which will be held from April 23-25 at the Country Club of Salisbury.