Area Sports Briefs: 15th win for Carson baseball, 7th shutout

Published 12:52 am Sunday, April 15, 2018

From staff reports

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s baseball team won again on Saturday, beating Cox Mill, 6-0, in a non-conference play. It was the seventh shutout of the season for Carson’s pitching staff.

Carson (15-4) got five shutout innings from winner Cameron Prugh. He struck out seven.

Sollie Holshouser and Cole Hales finished off the shutout with an inning   of work apiece.

Carson scored on an error for a 1-0 lead in the second. Clayton Gilmore doubled, moved up a base on Brycen Holshouser’s bunt and scored on Prugh’s sac fly for a 2-0 lead in the third.

Brycen Holshouser smacked a three-run homer in the fourth to give the Cougars a comfortable lead.


KANNAPOLIS — A.L. Brown played twice on Saturday.

In an 11-6 loss to Kings Mountain, Antonio Knight, Dylan Shubert and Brady Hathcock had two hits each. Colby Teal had two RBIs.

In a 19-1 romp against North Rowan, Caleb Beaver went 3-for-3 and Austin Lowery had three RBIs.

Justin Rodgers and Cord Butler had two hits each.

Ryan O’Kelly was the winning pitcher.

Prep softball

CHINA GROVE — Jordan Baker drove in five runs as Central Cabarrus’ softball team beat Carson on Saturday, 15-4, in non-conference action.

Riley Tucker, Jordan Baker and Emily Baker homered for the Vikings.

Katie Jewell homered for the Cougars (9-6)  and had two of her team’s four hits.

College baseball

Mars Hill’s Matt Honeycutt (South Rowan) went 7-for-8 with his 14th homer in a weekend series with Anderson.

Honeycutt is batting .399 with 47 RBIs in 44 games.

College golf

Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 78 on the second day of the Peach Belt Championships.

She made two birdies.

College football

Former East Rowan receiver Naquis Caldwell announced via social media that he’s transferring from Ventura College (Calif.) to    Garden City Community College in Kansas.