Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury, Carson play home baseball games tonight

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 11, 2018

From staff reports

SALISBURY — Seeded 22nd in the 2A West bracket, Salisbury’s baseball team didn’t anticipate any home games in the playoffs, but the Hornets have one.

Salisbury (16-10) will host Hibriten tonight at 7 p.m. in a second-round contest.

Hibriten, seeded 27th, won at No. 6 Bunker Hill on Wednesday, while Salisbury was winning at No. 11 Bandys.

Hibriten (12-10) has a modest record, but it’s a senior-heavy team.

Salisbury used ace Jack Fisher as well as Griffin Myers on the mound to win   in the first round. That leaves the hurling tonight in the hands of Joe Steinman and Bo Rusher.

Myers, Rusher and Chandler Lippard are batting over .400. The Hornets have a team batting average of .314.

Tevin Williams and Noah Haney  swatted two-run homers for Hibriten in Wednesday’s game. Haney, the first baseman, is a football standout headed to Lenoir-Rhyne.

The winner plays the North-Davidson-Franklin winner in the third round. Salisbury would be on the road against either of those teams.


Carson pulled out its first-round game against West Rowan, 2-1, on a seventh-inning single by Clayton Gilmore and takes on Eden Morehead tonight at 7 p.m. in Round 2.

The fifth-seeded Cougars (22-5) will rely on lefty Maddux Holshouser (8-1) to pitch tonight’s game. Holshouser, headed to UNC Greensboro, has an ERA of 0.84 and has struck out 78 batters in 59 innings.

Luke Barringer has hit six of Carson’s eight homers. Owen White, a potential high MLB draft pick who pitched Wednesday, is batting .341 with 21 RBIs.

Morehead (20-8) is coming off a  dominating 6-1 victory against Gastonia Forestview in the first round.

Morehead, seeded 12th,  hasn’t shown  much power  and relies on good pitching and defense.

Morehead missed the playoffs the last two seasons but was a second-place team in its conference this year.

The winner takes on the Marvin Ridge-Weddington winner. Carson would host Weddington but would have to travel to fourth-seeded Marvin Ridge.


On Saturday at 7 p.m., East Rowan will play at Southwest Guilford in a 3A second-round matchup.

Prep softball

Ninth-seeded West Rowan plays at No. 8 Marvin Ridge tonight at 6 p.m. in a second-round 3A game.

The Falcons (18-6) swung the bats in Wednesday’s 12-2 win against Asheville Reynolds, especially senior catcher Parker Greene, who had two homers and seven RBIs.

Jessica Davis has powered eight homers for Marvin Ridge (19-4) and is batting .472.  Ally Bigham is batting .468 with five homers.

Next for the winner is a likely trip to No. 1 Parkwood. Parkwood is taking on No. 17 Rockingham County in Round 2.


Davie County hosts West Forsyth tonight in the 4A playoffs.


In 3A, fourth-seeded Carson (17-6) will play at home on Saturday against No. 13 Kings Mountain (17-7). That second-round game will start at 7 p.m.

South Rowan also will play Saturday, with the 17th-seeded Raiders (17-9)  traveling to No. 1 West Stanly (23-1) in the second round of the 2A playoffs.

Prep soccer

Top-seeded Salisbury (22-0) plays at home against No. 17 South Rowan (17-6) on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Mid. school golf

Sacred Heart’s Nick Antosek shot 36, even par, for medalist honors in the nine-hole conference championships.

Antosek made four birdies, four bogeys and one par and helped  Sacred Heart win the PESAA  tournament on Thursday at High Point Country Club’s Emerywood course.

  Ben Childress finished second with a score of 38.  Other scores for Sacred Heart were Jacob Trainor with 42, Kaiden Dulkoski with 46, Hannah Lineberry with 56, and Jacob Shores with 67.

Coaches are Derron Dulkoski and Joe Trainor.


Sacred Heart 162

Saint Pius – 171

Saint Leo’s – 173

Blessed Sacrament School – 199

Immaculate Heart of Mary – 212

Mid. school tennis

Sacred Heart won against Salisbury Academy, 6-1.

Ben Childress, Will Koontz, John Sentilles, and Soyer Cornelison  won singles for the Dolphins.  Childress/Koontz and Sentilles/Cornelison won doubles.

Jeff Childress is the coach.

Prep tennis

Salisbury tennis players will be in action today in the 2A individual championships in Cary.

The Salisbury doubles team of Adam Drye/Roarke Burton plays Shelby’s Kenji Price/James Mabry in the first round.

Salisbury’s Jander Rodas-Palacios takes on Maiden’s Patrick Lichtenwainer in the first round of singles.

Prep track and field

The 3A Midwest Regional track meet will be held today at Greensboro Dudley.

A.L. Brown’s boys have a good chance to make an impact. Josh Parks is seeded in the top four in the 110 hurdles, 400, 200 and high jump. Nick Lyerly is seeded second in the high jump. Brandon Hernandez is seeded fifth in the 3200.

For the girls, A.L. Brown sprinter Akeena Maxwell and thrower Ajianna Britt will be high seeds.

Carson’s Mikalia Gadson  has run the fastest  400 of the regional qualifiers, with West Rowan’s Deja Phillipe ranks third.

West Rowan’s Jalen Houston is a threat in the 110 hurdles and 100, while   East Rowan’s Christian Bennett is the leader in the shot put.

Legion softball

Rowan Legion Lady softball will hold a tryout today from 7-8:30 at East Rowan.

Junior Legion

Carson Junior Legion sign-ups are on Monday, May 14, at  7 p.m. at the ball field.  Bring a parent  to fill out paperwork  and bring a birth certificate.


Salisbury Parks and Recreation announced dates for its 2018 summer sports camps.

•Baseball Camp June 11-15  from -12

• Fast-Pitch Softball Camp June 11-14 from 9-12

  Volleyball Camp June 18-21 from 9-12

• Football Skills Camp July 9-13 from 5:30p-7

  Wresting Camp August 6-9 from 9-12.

To register, visit  or call 704-638-5289.