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Area Sports Briefs: Goodine sparks North; Rowan baseball teams wins five of six

From staff reports

Baseball roundup …

SPENCER — Jordan Goodine pitched a complete game with 80 pitches and led North Rowan to a 6-2 win against Albemarle on  Friday.

Goodine allowed one earned run. Shortstop Kobe Dupree keyed North Rowan’s defense.

North (2-0, 2-0 YVC)  finished an early  sweep of the Bulldogs in Yadkin Valley Conference play.

Jonathan Spry and McGwire Smith had doubles for the Cavaliers.


LANDIS — South Rowan completed an early Central Carolina Conference sweep of East Davidson by beating the Golden Eagles on Friday, 4-2.

Jaxon Miller got the win for the Raiders (2-0, 2-0 CCC), pitching into the sixth inning. Zach Powers and Kory Moss helped out in relief, with Moss notching the save.

The key hit was Bryson Bebber’s two-run single in the fifth when the score was tied 1-all.

Bebber had three hits. Moss made some good plays in the outfield before moving to the mound.

“We played more solid in the field tonight than we did in our opening game,” South coach Thad Chrismon said. “We did enough to win and  this was  big for us going into a really tough week  with Ledford, Carson and then Ledford again.”


CHINA GROVE — Carson bounced back  from an opening loss with a 5-2 win against Davie County on Friday.

The Cougars (1-1) got four shutout innings from Owen White, who struck out seven. Logan Rogers, a young lefty, pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Luke Barringer powered Carson’s offense with a homer and a double. His two-run homer came after White was hit by a pitch in the third.

Catcher Garrett Alewine also had two hits for the Cougars.Cameron Prugh and Maddux Holshouser drove in runs.

Guy Brunelli got Davie on the board in the seventh, driving in two runs.


MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan pulled out a wild, 11-10, victory against Mooresville in eight innings on Friday.

West walked off in the eighth on a Mooresville error.

It was the opener for West. Mooresville is 0-2.

It was a sloppy game, with the teams combining for 10 errors. West received 13 walks.

Daniel Durham was the winning pitcher in relief for the Falcons.

Mykal Berger had two hits and two RBIs. Olen Stamper had a run-scoring single, while Cameron Graham knocked one in with a double.

“Crazy night,” Graham said. “Cold and windy and some balls fell in the outfield that we’re normally going to make a play on. We didn’t hit very much for an 11-10 game, but we did a good job of being patient and drawing all those walks.”


MOORESVILLE — East Rowan was the victim of a perfect game on Friday against Lake Norman’s Justin Jarvis, a potential draft pick.

Jarvis struck out the first nine Mustangs (0-1) he faced and finished with 18 strikeouts. Lake Norman won the non-conference game, 5-0.

“Jarvis is good and I guess he was unhittable,   literally unhittable tonight,” East coach Brian Hightower said. “He was at  88 to 91 mph and just blew fastballs by us.”

Hayden Setzer was on a pitch count of 60 and took the loss. He left in the third after allowing two earned runs. Freshman Jake Hunter pitched very well in relief, and Jake Davis finished up.

East also got sparkling pitching from freshman JD Basinger in the jayvee game. He threw four scoreless innings and will also be counted on for varsity duty.

“We actually pitched it good enough to win most  games tonight,” Hightower said. “But we’ve got to swing it better and we’ve got do better defensively. That really should have been a 2-0 ballgame.”


THOMASVILLE — Salisbury shelled Thomasville again on Friday, pummeling the Bulldogs, 15-0, for  a Central Carolina Conference win.

Joe Steinman  homered and drove in two runs. He also combined with Bo Rusher on a one-hitter in the abbreviated game.

Salisbury (2-0, 2-0 CCC)  got three more RBIs from Chandler Lippard who has eight in the first two games. Lippard had two doubles.

Will Taylor had two hits and two RBIs, and so did Griffin Myers.

Prep softball

WALLBURG — South Rowan’s softball team lost to Ledford, 9-5, on a 10th-inning grand slam on Friday.

Whitley Arnott struck out 17 for the Raiders (1-1, 1-1 CCC) and has 32 Ks in two games.

Jalee Rollins had three hits. Brooke Lowery and Summer McKeon had two hits each.

“Very proud of the effort, fought all the way,” South coach Dean Mullinax said. “We just couldn’t pull this one out.”


MOUNT ULLA — Freshman Taylor Walton hit a homer in her first varsity at-bat,  and Lauren Coughenour also homered for West Rowan in a 13-3 non-conference win against Northwest Cabarrus on Friday.

Hannah Roberts was strong in the circle for the Falcons.

  Coughenour, Morgan Corriher and Alex Linder had two hits each for the Falcons (1-0).


Salisbury lost to West Davidson, 20-5, on Friday in CCC play.

Kayla Caldwell had a double for the Hornets, who built an early 4-0 lead. Ellen Yang had a walk and a hit in her two trips to the plate.


MOCKSVILLE— Anna Devereaux and Sydney Wyatt drove in three runs each for Davie in a 10-9 loss to Forbush on Friday.

Forbush hit four homers in the non-conference matchup.

Prep soccer

LANDIS — South Rowan’s girls shut down Ledford in a 3-0 win on Friday.

Madison Henry scored two goals and has six in South’s first two games. She also had an assist.

  Rhiannon Kimmer also scored for South (2-0, 2-0 CCC). Katelyn Goodman and Taylor Mauldin had assists.

Michelle Rivera had the clean sheet in goal.

South’s Leslie Sanchez signed with Pfeiffer on Friday.


MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s girls opened with a 9-0 romp against North Rowan in a non-conference match.

Stacey Ketchie scored four goals for the Falcons.

MacKenna Clifton, Jasla McDaniel, Grace Webb, Rustyn Orbison and Berkley Loeblein scored a goal each.

College baseball

SALISBURY — Catawba wasted a brilliant pitching effort by Riley Myers and lost to Lenoir-Rhyne, 3-2, on Friday in the opener of a three-game South Atlantic Conference series.

Myers started on the mound for Catawba (7-10,3-1 SAC) and pitched into the eighth. He allowed four hits and one earned run.

Clay Young took the loss.

Jackson Raper and Jacob Nester had two hits each for the Indians. Lee Poteat and Nester drove in runs for Catawba. Nester’s RBI single in the eighth after hits by Cameron Morrison and Joe Butts, made it 2-all.

  Clayton Jeffries homered to right field for Lenoir-Rhyne (14-6, 3-1 SAC) in the top of the ninth for the go-ahead run for the Bears.

The Indians had runners in scoring position but were unable to put a run on the board in the bottom of the ninth.

Catawba will finish the series with Lenoir-Rhyne atNewman Park on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

College swimming

The   Division II swimming and diving championships will be held in Greensboro on March 14-17.

Wingate University and the Greensboro Aquatic Center will co-host the  championships.




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