Area Sports Briefs: Carson’s White named SPC Pitcher of the Year
From staff reports
Carson junior Owen White has been named South Piedmont Conference Pitcher of the Year.
White was 8-1 with an ERA of 0.33.
He pitched four complete games and two shutouts. He struck out 94 and walked 14 in 64 innings.
White was undefeated in the SPC. His lone loss was 1-0 on an unearned run on opening day against Davie County. He pitched a no-hitter in his second start of the season against East Rowan. The most hits he allowed in a game this season was five.
West Rowan’s Seth Graham and Robinson’s Ryan Hodges were honored as co-coaches of the year.
West won the regular season championship.
Central Cabarrus’ Cameron Kepley, an Appalachian State-bound senior, was named SPC Player of the Year.
West Rowan catcher Trevor Atwood, shortstop Brett Graham, infielder Brandon Walton and pitcher/infielder Austin Love made All-SPC.
East Rowan pitcher John Owen and shortstop Chandler Blackwelder made All-SPC.
Carson first baseman Ben Shoaf and pitcher Maddux Holshouser joined White on the All-SPC team.
South Rowan shortstop Tyler Shepherd, pitcher Walker Joyce and second baseman Austin Chrismon made All-SPC.
Chase Orrock, Robinson
Jackson Aldridge, Robinson
Jason White, Robinson
Noah Love, Robinson
Davis Hurd, Cox Mill
Kayne Pfeifer, Cox Mill
Cameron Kepley, Central Cabarrus
Cole Foster, Central Cabarrus
Jake Rowden, Central Cabarrus
Michael Mutterer, Hickory Ridge
RJ Coard, Hickory Ridge
Jake Whitcomb, Hickory Ridge
SPC boys track
All-South Piedmont Conference boys track and field performers included West Rowan’s Andrew Burgess, Cameron Butler, Deyquan Byrd, Jalen Houston and Javon Lofton; East Rowan’s Lee Sharum, Sean Incardona, Sam Wall and Christian Bennett; Carson’s Brenden Westbrook and William Fuller, and South Rowan’s Tristan Gabriel.
Distance Runner of the Year, Ethan Bemis, NWC
Sprinter of the Year, Tyler Manigault, Cox Mill
Field Athlete of the Year, Gabe Stainback, Concord
Coach of the Year, Brandon Gentry, NWC
Champion: NW Cabarrus
SPC girls track
All-South Piedmont Conference girls track and field performers included East Rowan’s Faith Faller, Iyahnna Neal and Katie Barnes; West Rowan’s Tabitha Landy, Destiny Shaver, Deja Phillips and Miyanna Pruitt; South Rowan’s Janiya Downs and Madilyn Jones, and Carson’s McKenzie Gadson and Maddie Pait.
Distance Runner of the Year, Meg Rhoney, NWC
Sprinter of the Year, Joy Jackson, Cox Mill
Field Athlete of the Year, Destanee Hunsucker, Cox Mill
Coach of the Year, Daniel Helms, NWC
Champion: NW Cabarrus
Davie County’s Cody Hendrix, Chris Reynolds and Carson Whisenhunt made the All-Central Piedmont Conference baseball team.
North Davidson outfielder Austin Beck, expected to be a first-round draft pick in June, was named CPC Player of the Year.
Player of the Year, Austin Beck. N. Davidson
Pitcher of the Year, Will Sprinkle, Reagan
Coach of the Year, Doug Welch, RJ Reynolds
East Carolina third baseman Eric Tyler (South Rowan) was named to the All-American Athletic Conference first team.
Tyler, a co-captain , batted a team second-best .342 (78-for-228) with six home runs, 38 RBIs and 37 runs.
He collected at least one hit in 45 of 56 games this season which included a pair of double-digit hit streaks (12 and 10 games).
He set an ECU and AAC record reaching base in 39 consecutive games from March 11 to May 18, while earning league hitter-of-the-week honors May 1.
Tyler ranks among the league leaders in hits, doubles and total bases.
ECU catcher Travis Watkins (Cox Mill) also made the all-conference team.
Rowan County’s scheduled home game with High Point was washed out on Wednesday.
The game with Kernersville that was scheduled for tonight also has been postponed.
Rowan is scheduled to play at Kannapolis on Friday.
Western Carolina’s Devaniel Dale (East Rowan) was named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year.
Dale was the highest scoring freshman at the conference meet after registering 18.5 points with second-place finishes in the 200 and 400 meter dashes.
Dale also was a members of the Catamounts’ 4×400 championship relay team.
Dale set personal bests in both individual events with a time of 21.46 seconds in the 200 and 47.95 in the 400.
N.C. Central sprinter Jaleesa Smoot (Salisbury) was one of 21 student-athletes recognized as members of the MEAC outdoor track and field All-Academic Team.
Seby Zavala’s clutch hitting forced extra innings, but the Intimidators fell to the Greenville Drive, 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon in the second game of a doubleheader at Intimidators Stadium.
Zavala hit a walk-off single to left field in the first game for a 2-1 victory.
Kannapolis (24-20) took two of three games in the series against the Southern Division-leading Drive.
Kannapolis is at Greensboro tonight.
Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) hit his first homer of the season for the Double-A Arkansas Travelers on May 21.
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) picked up a win for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers on May 21.
Parnell is 2-2 with a 4.26 ERA in 13 relief outings. He’s struck out 16 in 19 innings while walking nine. He’s allowed one homer.
Jordan Jankowski (Catawba) made his debut in the big leagues on Wednesday for the Houston Astros.
Jankowski struck out the side in the top of the ninth against the Tigers, including Ian Kinsler, but he allowed a triple and a homer.
East Rowan YMCA
Last chance to register for Summer T-Ball at the East Rowan YMCA
Open to all boys and girls, ages 4 & 6
Summer T-Ball is a great introduction to the sport of baseball. This league teaches the fundamentals and rules of baseball along with YMCA values and principles.
Registration ends Saturday, June 4 The program’s success relies on its volunteers. Sign up today to become a volunteer coach, assistant coach, or official.
Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org
Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or email@example.com.
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