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Area Sports Briefs: Davie baseball blanks East

From staff reports

MOCKSVILLE — East Carolina signee Carson Whisenhunt struck out 12 East Rowan hitters in six innings on Monday and led Davie County to a 5-0 victory over the Mustangs.

Aaron Williams knocked in two runs for the War Eagles (3-0).

Jake Davis took the loss for East (2-1). Charlie Klingler and Cameron Padgett had the only hits for the Mustangs.

• MOORESVILLE — East Rowan won at Mooresville, 3-2, on Saturday.

East (2-0) got strong pitching from  Padgett and JD Basinger (1-0).

Davis  had two RBIs, but East’s bats were quiet until the seventh when the Mustangs strung together three hits. Bryson Wagner singled home the game-deciding run.


South Piedmont Conference teams are playing each other three times this season, and Central Cabarrus started strong at A.L. Brown on Monday, 16-5.

Sam Yelton led the onslaught for the Vikings with four hits.

Antonio Knight drove in two runs for A.L. Brown (1-1, 0-1).


Cox Mill (1-1, 1-0) got three runs scored from Jarrad Presutti and beat Concord 16-6 in SPC action on Monday.


In rescheduled games, Carson’s varsity will play at home today at 4:30 p.m. against Mount Pleasant and will go to Mount Pleasant on Wednesday afternoon.


Tanner Tesh threw a no-hitter as Oak Grove beat North Davidson in a Central Carolina Conference game on Monday, 7-0.

HS softball

SALISBURY — East Rowan rolled against Salisbury, 16-0, in non-conference softball on Monday.

Haley Strange pitched a two-hitter for East (1-1) and also starred at the plate with two hits and four RBIs.

Strange had a triple. Mackenzie Sprinkle had a double and a triple. Emma Walker and Nicole Fleming had triples, while Izzy Schroeder had a double.

East lost to North Stanly in its opener, 5-2.

Ellen Yang and Journie Dawson had hits for the Hornets (0-1).


OLIN — Davie County won against North Iredell on Monday in a non-conference game, 11-6.

Davie (1-0) got a homer and four RBIs from Karli Queen and three runs scored from Emma Patterson. Shea Woody drove in two runs.

Macie York homered and drove in four for the Raiders (0-2).

HS tennis

North Rowan’s  boys tennis team defeated Uwharrie Carter Academy on Monday in Yadkin Valley Conference action, 9-0.

Winning easily in singles for North were Hans Roemer, JD Hager, Ray Montes, Terrance Settlemeyer, Arizona Day and Garrett Jennings.  Winning double teams were Roemer/Hager, Montes/Settlemeyer and Day/Jennings. Romer/Hager won 10-8 in the tightest match.


Salisbury rolled in a Central Carolina Conference match against Lexington on Monday, 9-0.

Roarke Burton won a tough match at No. 1, while  Sean Archer, Ethan McGee, Leo Schiavinato, Juan Salazar and Parker Chmiel breezed to singles wins.

Winning handily in doubles were the teams of Burton/Archer, McGee/Schiavinato and  Chmiel/Salazar.

College baseball

Pitt Community College won against Catawba Valley CC, 6-3, on Sunday.

John Owen (East Rowan) was the winning pitcher. He struck out nine in six innings.

Chandler Blackwelder (East Rowan) homered for PCC.

College track

Catawba sophomore Maddie Bohannon and freshman MeKayla White were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Southeast Region team.

Bohannan made all-region (top 5)  in the 200 meters, while White made it for the triple jump.

College tennis

Catawba (7-1) shut out  Johnson C. Smith 7-0 in women’s tennis action on Saturday morning at the Johnson Tennis Center.

• Catawba lost to ninth-ranked Florida Southern in Hilton Head, 5-2, on Monday.

• Catawba’s men’s tennis team (6-2) beat Edinboro in Hilton Head, 4-3, on Monday.

College golf

Host Catawba is in fourth place after Monday’s first round of the Richard Rendleman Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament. at the   par-71 Country Club of Salisbury.

Catawba’s Tanner Bibby shot an opening  72 and is one shot back of the lead set by Alex Hodge of Walters State. Tyler Mulkey (North Rowan) shot 75 for the Indians, while Bryson Sprinkle (East Rowan) shot 80.

Lenoir-Rhyne leads the team scores with an opening 292. Cape Fear is two shots back, while Belmont Abbey is third with a 303.

One of the top golfers for Cape Fear is former South Rowan standout Parker Chavis.


BLUFFTON, S.C. —  Catawba is in a tie for ninth after Monday’s first round of the Low Country Invitational Women’s Golf Tournament at the Crescent Pointe Golf Club.

Kaley Barts led Catawba with a 76 in the first round.

Catawba posted a 326 team score.

Western Michgan shot a 308 and holds a one-shot lead over UNC Pembroke.

UNCP’s Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 76 and is tied for ninth.


Local golf

The team of Justin Lefler and Jared Barnette shot 62-64 — 126 to win the Championship Flight of the Two-Man Mulligan tournament held at Warrior.

Blake Wray and Chris Williams shot 64-64 — 128 for runner-up honors.


The Salisbury-based Phoenix Racing Honda team had the top three finishers in the Chicago AX.

Jace Owen, Isaac Teasdale and Fredrik Noren finished 1-2-3.

Sacred Heart hoops

Sacred Heart’s varsity boys and girls ended their season at the Annual Shamrock Basketball Tourney in Charlotte.

The boyss were defeated by Franciscan School of Raleigh 36-29, but came back to win  against St. Pius of Greensboro, 35-29.  Nick Loeblein had 10 points. Cooper Fleeman and Kevin Nguyen scored seven each.  Fleeman and Nguyen made all-tournament.


Sacred Heart’s varsity girls   were defeated by Our Lady of Assumption of Atlanta, 47-19, but came back to defeat Holy Cross from Virginia, 41-16.

Gianna Patella scored 16,   Kyna Zaldivar  had 13, and Angelina Pierson scored six for Sacred Heart.




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