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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba gets road win

From staff reports

GREENVILLE, S.C.— Catawba’s baseball team won a matchup of D-II top-30 teams on Wednesday night, beating North Greenville, 8-4, in baseball action at Fluor Field. The Indians, ranked 23rd, improved to 32-12. The 28th-ranked Crusaders fell to 34-13.

Catawba trailed 3-0 in the sixth when Zac Almond’s two-run homer, one of his four hits, got the Indians back in the game.

Then Catawba scored six runs in the seventh. Cameron Morrison had the hit that put Catawba  up, 4-3, and Luke Setzer’s three-run homer and Chance Bowden’s run-scoring double provided a cushion.

Jeremy Simpson had two hits. Catawba used six pitchers. Starter Michael Elwell went four innings. Ryan Kahny got the win. Nick Coble relieved with two on and no outs in the ninth and got  his first save.

Catawba concludes conference play this weekend, hosting Brevard for a three-game series that starts Friday at 6 p.m.


Lee Poteat (West Rowan) had three hits for St. Andrews in Tuesday’s 8-6 win against Pfeiffer. Poteat is batting .386 with 35 RBIs.


Montreat’s Ross Hoffner  (Davie County) went 3-for-7 with four RBIs and scored three runs as the Cavs won a series vs. Union College.

Prep baseball

Tyler Roberts pitched a four-hitter to lead Davie County to a 3-0 win against Glenn on Wednesday.

Prep softball

South Rowan’s tournament is today through Saturday. Carson is participating, along with Lake Norman and Stuart Cramer.

South takes on Stuart Cramer today at 4:30 p.m. Carson plays Lake Norman at 7 p.m.

College softball

Logan Lowery (South Rowan) finished the season at N.C. Wesleyan with a 9-8 record. She had a 2.47 ERA and 78 strikeouts.


Hunter Gibbons (West Rowan (West Rowan) is  batting .330 with seven homers, 13 doubles and 31 RBIs for Western Carolina.


Sydney Poole (East Rowan) boosted her record to 13-0 on Wednesday as Pfeiffer swept Belmont Abbey.


Bernardo Flores set the tone on the mound early, and the Kannapolis Intimidators bullpen slammed the door in a 2-1 win over the Asheville Tourists to complete a series sweep on Wednesday night at McCormick Field.

Kannapolis beat first-round draft pick Riley Pint.

Kannapolis (6-8)  hosts Hickory tonight.

Local golf

PINEHURST — Michael Childress of Salisbury shot a 4-over par 76 as Cannon School finished in a tie for seventh place at the Pinecrest High School Invitational here Wednesday at Pinehurst No. 8.

Host Pinecrest won the tournament with a score of 283, followed by Green Hope (297), O’Neal School (298), Marvin Ridge (298), Broughton (301), Myers Park (303) and Cannon, New Bern and Hough all at 310.

Landsdon Robbins led Cannon with a 5-under par 67 and Salisbury’s Mitch Jeter posted a 87.

A.J. Beechler of Pinecrest was the medalist with a 7-under 65.


  The Corbin Hills Womens Golf Association held a low gross / low net event on Tuesday. The First Flight low gross winner was Faye Cline. Low net first place was Mary Seaford. Second place was won by Ruth Bowles.

In the Second Flight, Susan Wydner was low gross winner, with Sheryl Johnson first low net and Beverly Cobb second low net.



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