Area Sports Briefs: Five Rowan baseball teams win

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018

From staff reports

GRANITE QUARRY — Hayden Setzer pitched a four-hitter as East Rowan beat North Iredell, 10-0, in North Piedmont Conference baseball action on Tuesday.

Setzer (4-1) didn’t walk or hit a battter and struck out five.

East (11-4, 4-1)  couldn’t solve North Iredell starting pitcher David Highman for three innings, but the Mustangs used a flurry of hits, walks and errors to score 10 runs in the fourth.

Wayne Mize had two hits in the big inning and had the single that got the rally started. Will Brown went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Corbin Moss was 2-for-2.Trevor Scruggs had two run-scoring hits in the fourth.

East has won five in a row.


TROUTMAN — Owen White pitched a five-inning shutout as Carson rolled at South Iredell, 14-0, in NPC action on Tuesday.

White (6-0) struck out five and allowed two hits.

Carson (12-4, 5-0) stayed unbeaten in the NPC.

Brycen Holshouser went 2-for-3. CP Pyle had two RBIs. White had two doubles and a sac fly. Cole Hales and Sollie Holshouser scored three runs each.


MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan found itself in an unexpected struggle with Statesville, but the Falcons pulled away with a six-run sixth and beat the Greyhounds, 13-5, on Monday.

Statesville held a 5-4 lead  in the  fourth in the NPC contest, but Daniel Durham’s two-run homer put West ahead to stay.

Durham drove in three runs. Payne Stolsworth went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Cameron Graham and Mo Salazar had two hits each. Dillon Simpson had two hits and three RBIs.

Cullen Davis pitched two shutout innings and was the winner.


LEXINGTON — Jaxon Miller pitched a one-hitter for South Rowan, and the Raiders romped at Lexington, 12-0, for a Central Carolina Conference victory on Tuesday.

South is 6-9 overall and 5-7 in the CCC.


CONCORD — Robinson  won against Central Cabarrus, 2-1, in a  South Piedmont Conference pitching duel on Tuesday.

Jason White pitched brilliantly for the Bulldogs, while Joe Muhonen was strong for Central.

Marshall Raper drove in both runs for Robinson (10-4, 4-1).


KANNAPOLIS — Concord topped A.L. Brown, 5-2, in SPC action on Tuesday.

Antonio Knight had three hits for the Wonders, while Dylan Shubert had two. Cord Butler pitched most of the game for the Wonders (3-11, 0-5).

Maven Parker was the winning pitcher. Toney Little and Cory Mullis had two hits each for the Spiders (5-10, 2-4).


Northwest Cabarrus knocked off Cox Mill, 5-4, in 10 innings.


SPENCER — North Rowan beat Gray Stone, 7-6, in a Yadkin Valley Conference game on Tuesday.

McGwire Smith pitched well and had two hits and two RBIs for North.

Kobe Dupre had the hit that got North’s winning rally started, and Jonathan Hillard knocked him in.

North led early, 5-0, but Gray Stone stormed back to take a 6-5 lead.

North (4-10, 4-7) stopped a nine-game skid.

College baseball

Catawba first baseman Chance Bowden (Salisbury) has been named the South Atlantic Conference  Baseball Player of the Week.

The senior led Catawba to a 3-1 record last week, including a weekend sweep of Newberry in SAC play. In the three-game conference series, Bowden went 11-for-15 (.733) with three home runs and seven RBIs.

He hit two home runs in the opening game of the series and capped off the weekend with a walk-off homer in the final game.

For the week, Bowden batted .632 with 12 hits, including two doubles and three home runs with seven RBIs and seven runs scored.

Prep softball

TROUTMAN — Carson got down early against South Iredell and lost, 5-3, in NPC play on Tuesday.

South Iredell scored three runs in the first.

Katie Jewell had two hits  and knocked in a run for Carson (8-4, 3-2). Katelyn McGee had two hits. Kaitlyn Honeycutt drove in a run.

Rylie Stewart pitched a complete game. She allowed one earned run and struck out four.

South Iredell got good  pitching for Gracye Bustle and a homer from Abbey Goodrum.


East Rowan won against North Iredell, 5-4, in NPC play on Tuesday,


MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan rolled against  Statesville, 14-1, on Tuesday in NPC action.

Taylor Walton and Camryn Nooner did the pitching for the Falcons. Nooner struck out seven in three innings.

Alexandra Linder had two doubles. Parker Greene and Walton had doubles. Faith Moore had a big hit.


MOCKSVILLE — Davie County mauled Reagan, 17-5, in Central Piedmont Conference play on Tuesday.

Sydney Hendren homered and drove in five runs  for the War Eagles (6-7, 2-2).

Sierra Ferguson knocked in three runs.

Prep soccer

CHINA GROVE — Carson rolled against Statesville, 9-0, in North Piedmont Conference  play on Tuesday.

Lani Isley scored three goals. Gracie Thomason, Hannah Smith and Sarah Musselwhite scored two each.

Thomason had two assists, with Smith, Isley and Emily Sloop getting one each.

Carson (8-2, 3-0 NPC) led 6-0 at halftime.

Carson hosts West Rowan tonight.


West Rowan lost to North Iredell, 7-0, on Tuesday.

Ryley Corriher made 10 saves for the Falcons.

Prep basketball

Davidson County Community College announced the signing of North Stanly’s 6-foot-5 forward Jason Doerr on Tuesday.

Prep golf

Salisbury’s Alex Antosek shared  medalist honors with a 37 in a three-team match with Davie County and North Rowan on Tuesday at the Country Club of Salisbury.

Salisbury finished second. Hank Robins shot 40 for the Hornets.

Mid. school baseball

West Rowan defeated North Rowan, 15-0, on Tuesday.

Justin Cole and Koen Franz combined on a two-hit shutout.

Zander Burton had three hits for the Bulldogs, and  Garrett Fesperman had two hits and five RBIs.

Local golf

Thirty-wo GARS members played an ABCD Tournament at Rolling Hills.

‘A’ Fight winner was Allen Hammill with a net of 60.46.

‘B’ Flight winner was Tommy Lambert with a net of 67.23.

‘C’ Flight winner was John Cress with a net of 63.21.

‘D’ Flight winner was Larry Luther with a net of 70.45.

Mick Rowell, 72, shot a 71 for low gross, and Hammill had low net.

Cress and Rowell eagled the par-5 No. 3 hole.

Lynn Shook eagled the par-4 16th hole.


Sixteen members of the Corbin Hills   Women’s Golf Association played a Low Gross/Low Net tournament  on Tuesday.

1st Flight Winners

Kristi Laton – Low Gross

Becky Isenhour – Low Net

Second Flight winners

Ruth Bowles – Low Gross

Cindy Carmazzi – Low Net

Third Flight winners

Eileen Full – Low Gross

Mary Seaford – Low Net

Salisbury Academy

Salisbury Academy golfers shot 178 and finished furst in a seven-team match at Warrior on Tuesday.

The Jaguars (16-0) were two strokes better than Concordia (180). Next were  Hickory Christian (193), Knox (201), Tabernacle (202), North Hills (208) and Southeast (214).

Pacing the Jaguars  with a 42 was Will Webb. He was followed by Warren Fesperman (44), Harrison McCall (46) and Drew Aron (46). Salisbury Academy moves to 16-0 on the season.


The Salisbury Academy  girls soccer team  defeated Forsyth Country Day School, 6-1.

Scoring goals for the Jaguars were Morgan Jeter,  Sydney Hlavcek, Ann Hunter Robertson and Maggie Antosek.

• In a 3-1 loss to Cannon, Jeter scored for the Jaguars.

  In an 8-0 win by Salisbury Academy against Summit School of Winsto-Salem, the Jaguars got goals from  Sadie Miller, Antosek, Jeter,   Robertson, Miles Abramson and Rodina Eliwa.