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Area Sports Briefs: East baseball wins easily

From staff reports

STATESVILLE — Hayden Setzer had four hits and four RBIs as East Rowan’s baseball team pounded Statesville, 17-1,  on Thurday in the NPC.

Blake White was the winning pitcher. Will Brown had two hits, including a homer, and knocked in four runs. Charlie Klingler had three hits and two RBIs.

East returns to action on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Staton Field against Mooresville.

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SPENCER — McGwire Smith pitched well enough to win, but North Rowan  made numerous defensive mistakes in Thursday’s 13-3 Yadkin Valley Conference loss to North Moore.

North (3-10, 3-7) has no games scheduled over the spring break.

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THOMASVILLE — Strong pitching by Jaxon Miller and Kory Moss led South Rowan to a 9-2 Central Carolina Conference win against Thomasville on Thursday.

South (4-7, 4-7) will take on A.L. Brown in the F&M Bank Classic tonight in Kannapolis at 6:30 p.m.

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KANNAPOLIS — Marshall Raper socked two homers for Robinson on Thursday in a 5-3 win vs. A.L. Brown in South Piedmont Conference action.

Cord Butler had three hits for the Wonders (1-9, 0-4 SPC).

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CONCORD — Chris Monteleone pitched four shutout innings and Northwest Cabarrus mashed Concord, 12-0, in South Piedmont Conference play on Thursday.

Devin Faggart homered for the Trojans  (6-7, 2-2).

Northwest is in the 4:30 p.m. game today in the F&M Bank Classic against West Forsyth.

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Davie County dropped a 4-3 Central Piedmont Conference decision against West Forsyth on Thursday.

Prep softball

WALLBURG — South Rowan lost at Ledford, 10-0, on Thursday in Central Carolina Conference action.

“It it could go wrong, it did,” South coach Dean Mullinax said.

Summer McKeon had the only hit for the Raiders.

SAC

Former Catawba College men’s golf standout Nick Sabol is one of five inductees named to enter the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame as announced by the league office on Thursday.

Joining Sabol in the Class of 2018 are former Lincoln Memorial University and Tusculum College president Dr. Nancy Moody, Carson-Newman alum Cedric Killings, Tusculum alum Corey Russell and Wingate alumna Dr. Lindsay Hinson-Knipple.

honorees will be formally inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame at the Hall of Fame Banquet in Greenville, S.C. on May 31.

Sabol was a four-year member of the Catawba College men’s golf team and is considered one of the best golfers in the College’s history. He was a four-time All-SAC first team selection from 1995-1999, earning SAC Player and Freshman of the Year honors in 1995. He also led Catawba to its first SAC men’s golf championship and first golf title since 1973.

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