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Area Sports Briefs: East baseball wins

From staff reports

Hayden Setzer threw five strong innings for the win and Colby Myrick finished for a save as East Rowan’s baseball team beat Hickory Ridge on Monday night at Staton Field, 6-3.

“We pitched it well, but it was an ugly game,” East Rowan coach Brian Hightower said. “We gave them some runs with errors and then they gave us a bunch.”

None of the runs scored  in the South Piedmont Conference against Setzer (5-1) were earned.

Nathan Hill had a run-scoring double for the Mustangs (11-6, 4-0 SPC), while Matthew  Mathis had two hits.

East plays at league-leading West Rowan tonight.


Darin Spivey pitched East Davidson to a 3-1 win against North Rowan in Thomasville in Central Carolina Conference action on Monday.

North hosts East Davidson on Wednesday.


Central Cabarrus won against Concord on Monday, 8-2, in SPC action.

Jacob Allred struck out nine Spiders. Cole Foster and Brenden McGee drove in two runs each.


Will Lancaster hit for the cycle in Lexington’s 20-3 win against Carver.

Prep girls soccer

Julia Honeycutt scored two goals to lead Salisbury’s girls soccer team to a 5-0 Central Carolina Conference win against Thomasville on Monday.

The Hornets (11-1-1, 4-0) stayed in first place in the league.

Katherine Sullivan, Katie Bullock and Ceci Cardelle also scored for Salisbury. Cardelle had two assists, while  Ellen Simons, Bethanie Stauffer and Bullock had one each.

With Juliana Anderson on a college visit, Emily Mann collected the shutout in goal.


Madison Henry scored four goals as South Rowan rolled to an 8-0 South Piedmont Conference win against West Rowan on Monday.

Rhiannon Kimmer had two goals for the Raiders, and Mary Jester and Katelyn Goodman had one each.

Prep softball

West Rowan scored nine runs in the sixth inning and came back to Carson, 10-3, on Monday in Mount Ulla.

Parker Greene homered for the Falcons and drove in two runs.

Tori Hester had two hits and two RBIs. Hannah Pratt and winning pitcher Hannah Roberts had two hits.

Katie Jewell, Madison Barnhardt and Rylie Stewart had two hits each for Carson.

Carson has moved a home game with A.L. Brown from Thursday to today at 6:30 p.m. Carson is scheduled to play Concord at 4:30.

The Wonders (16-1) won 5-3 against Providence on Monday.


Davie County got homers from Sierra Ferguson and Desiree Lewis on Monday and pounded South Iredell, 9-1.

Olivia Boger pitched four innings for the win, and River Simpson earned a save.

Davie lost to Alexander Central, 8-7, in extra innings on Saturday. Ferguson had two RBIs.


East Rowan lost to Hickory Ridge, 6-3, on Monday in SPC action.

It was 3-3 in the sixth.

East got three hits from Maddie Trexler, while Coryn Soul and Caroline Johnson had two each.

Karley Teague struck out three Bulls.

Hickory Ridge pitcher Lindsey Powell fanned seven. Dakota Christie had two hits and three RBIs.

Prep track

The Rowan County Championships are scheduled for this afternoon at East Rowan.

The defending champions are the West Rowan boys and North Rowan girls.

Prep boys golf

East Rowan shot 153 and won a South Piedmont Conference match at Cabarrus Country Club on Monday.

Medalist Nick Lyerly led the Mustangs with a 33.

Bryson Sprinkle and William Garland shot 39s.  Austin Miller shot 42.

Concord (160), Robinson  (160), South Rowan (162) and Hickory Ridge (168) followed the Mustangs.

Carson’s Zain Tucker shot 36.

South’s top scorers were posted by Parker Chavis (38) and Andrew Coward (39).

Leading West Rowan was Nick Klutz (45).

Robinson’s Riley Smith shot 35.

The 18-hole South Piedmont Conference Tournament is set for Warrior on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

The county tournament is scheduled for Corbin Hills on April 24.


The 18-hole Central Carolina Conference Tournament will be held today at Corbin Hills.


Cannon School won the TYGA NC High School Challenge at Treyburn in Durham.

Cannon’s Michael  Childress birdied five of the first eight holes and finished at 2-under 70 to share medalist honors.

Mid. school tennis

Erwin  defeated North Rowan Middle 9-0, at Erwin on Monday.

  Singles: Landon Shuping (E) over Noah Williams, 8-0; Jaden Collins (E) over Ty Buechler, 8-0; Ryan Brady (E) over Arizona Day, 8-2; Garren Hudson (E) over Imier Adkins, 8-3; Greyson Trexler (E) over Justin Henderson, 8-1; Caleb Nesbitt (E) over Logan Halstead, 8-0.

  Doubles: Shuping-Collins (E) over Williams-Day, 6-0; Brady-Hudson (E) over Buechler-Adkins, 6-0; Trexler-Berg (E) over Henderson-Cerritos, 6-0. Exhibition: Nesbitt-Hopper (E) over Halstead-Hill, 6-0.


Salisbury Academy tennis (3-1) defeated Sacred Heart on Friday.

Top singles players for the Jaguars have been Charlie Barr, John Paul Shadroui and Quinn Lockhart.    The No. 3 doubles team of Jude Lockhart and Joshua Portilla is undefeated.

Gavin McDaniels and Tom Bristol have also scored wins for the team.

The next match for the Jaguars is against Lexington Middle School.

Local golf

McCanless Couples played a Captains Choice.

Alex Miller and Gene & Mary Seaford won in a scorecard playoff.

The second-place  team was David Huneycutt, Azalee Story and Lexie Miller

Lexie Miller won closest to the pin. Melinda Rigger won longest putt.

College lacrosse

  Catawba’s men (7-6, 4-3) scored a pair of late goals and claimed a 12-10 win over host Brevard in South Atlantic Conference men’s lacrosse action on Saturday at the Brevard Turf Field.

Cole Fanzo scored three goals for the Indians.


Catawba’s women   set a school record with their 10th win of the season, rolling to a 19-6 victory over host Brevard  on Sunday afternoon at the Brevard Turf Field.

Kirstyn Cruse scored four goals for Catawba (10-4, 3-3).

Intimidators win

Yosmer Solorzano struck out nine batters, one shy of his career high, to pitch the Intimidators past the Rome Braves, 5-1, on Monday at Intimidators Stadium .

Kannapolis (1-4) picked up its first win of the campaign.

Joel Booker and Brandon Dulin had two hits each and drove in runs.

The victory is the first  as manager for Intimidators skipper Justin Jirschele,  youngest manager in the minor leagues.

The Intimidators continue the series against Rome tonight at 7:05 p.m.

College tennis

  Catawba blanked host Winston-Salem State in women’s tennis action on Monday afternoon at the WSSU Tennis Courts. The Catawba Indians improved  to 13-10, while the Rams fell to 6-9.

Catawba will finish its season today, traveling to Lenoir-Rhyne at 2 pm.

College golf

Catawba’s women are in ninth place in the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golf Championships following Monday’s second round.

Catawba shot 316 on Monday after opening with a 322  at  the 5,910-yard, par-72 Link Hills Country Club.

Former Cox Mill star Jaime Cassell shot 78 on Monday for the Indians and made two birdies.

Victoria Hedrick and Kaley Barts  carded 79s. Barts had an eagle.

Tusculum is in first place and leads Lenoir-Rhyne by three shots.

Individually, Carson-Newman’s Elizabeth England moved into the lead after a 6-under 66.   



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