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Area Sports Briefs: Cougars win in extra innings

From staff reports

Garrett Alewine drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and Carson won at Northwest Cabarrus, 5-3, on Wednesday in South Piedmont Conference baseball.

Northwest Cabarrus (0-17, 0-15)  hasn’t won a game yet, but the Trojans have been close often. They lost to Carson, 2-1, early in the season.

Northwest got on the board first, but Carson (12-6, 11-5) took a 3-1 lead with three runs in the third. NWC tied it with two in the fifth.

Cameron Prugh started on the mound for the Cougars and pitched into the fifth. He struck out seven.

Winner Cole Hales relieved Prugh and finished the game. He struck out five, with no walks, and allowed only two hits.

Owen White and Brycen Holshouser had two hits each. Ben Shoaf drove in two, while Alewine, White and Holshouser drove in one apiece.

NWC’s Carson Hannah had four hits and two RBIs. Tim Furr had two hits.

Carson     003  000 02 — 5 8 3

NWC         100  020 00 — 3 9 1


North Rowan couldn’t hold an 8-2 lead and fell to East Davidson, 12-8, in Central Carolina Conference action on Wednesday in Spencer.

“The error bug bit us again,” North coach Tommy Small said.

Henderson Lentz had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Joe Harrison drove in three runs. Jordan Goodine had two hits and drove in a run.

Mark Parra took the loss.


Davie County overcame an early 3-0 deficit and beat Alexander Central on Wednesday, 5-4.

Prep softball

In South Rowan’s 8-0 loss to Central Cabarrus on Tuesday, Riley Turner pitched a one-hitter against the Raiders.

Kasey Rowden had four hits for the Vikings.

Brooke Lowery had the only hit for South.


In Carson’s 4-1 win against A.L. Brown on Tuesday, Rylie Stewart struck out seven. Stewart and Brie Bauer led the offense.

Ashlynn Stokes struck out 10 for the Wonders.

It was only the second loss of the season for A.L. Brown (17-2).


In Carson’s 8-4 South Piedmont Conference win against Concord, Stewart pitched a complete game and struck out 12.

Bauer had three hits and two RBIs. Katie Jewerll had two hits, including a homer, and three RBIs. Haley Howerton had two hits.


Carson (12-7, 9-7) won again on Wednesday, topping Northwest Cabarrus, 5-2.  Kaitlyn Honeycutt, Stewart and Howerton had two hits each. Bauer drove in a run.  Krista Peninger was the winning pitcher. She struck out five.

Carson had 10 hits. The Cougars scored three runs in the first inning.

Prep tennis

Salisbury (14-1, 10-0) completed another undefeated CCC tennis season on Wednesday by beating Thomasville, 9-0.

Salisbury has won eight outright league titles in a row since sharing the championship in 2009.

Prep soccer

Taylor Conrad scored for Carson in a 5-1 loss to Northwest Cabarrus on Wednesday.


College softball

Elaina Frantellizzi hit a walk-off three-run homer to complete a doubleheader sweep for Queens over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference softball  on Wednesday afternoon at Park Road Park.

The Royals won  7-0 and 9-7, in eight innings.

Catawba (10-34, 1-13) led 6-1 early in Game 2. Taylor Martin (West Rowan) had a two-run single. Katherine Shumaker homered. Martin and Ashley Wagoner had two hits.

College lacrosse

Catawba picked up a 15-10 win over North Greenville in women’s lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Pepsi Stadium. Kirstyn Kruse scored five goals for the Indians (11-4).

Mid. school tennis

Sacred Heart’s girls soccer team won against North Hills, 5-1. Sutton Webb had three goals, while Caroline Cardelle had two. Annie Tadiello and Shelbee Bryant were defensive standouts.


Sacred Heart’s boys tennis team lost to Salisbury Academy, 5-4.

Single winners for SHCS were Ben Childress and Will Koontz.  Double winners were Ben Childress/Luke Graeber and Colin Donaldson/Will Koontz.


Sacred Heart’s boys won vs. North Davie, 9-0.   Single winners were Childress, Graeber, Riley Dillon, John Sentilles, Donaldson and Koontz. Doubles winners were Childress/Graeber, Dillon/Sentilles and Donaldson/Koontz.   




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