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Area Sports: Rowan County beats Mocksville, loses to High Point

From staff reports

MOCKSVILLE — Rowan County’s American Legion baseball team beat Mocksville 13-6 at Rich Park on Saturday night.

Wayne Mize, who went 4-for-4 with six RBIs, and Jordan Goodine, who had two doubles and three runs scored, led an offensive onslaught by Rowan County (5-2).

Jonathan Spry had three RBIs. Bo Rusher had a run-scoring triple in the first inning. Steven Smith had two hits. Parker Lippard scored three runs.

Daniel Sell started on the mound and was relieved by Bryson Wagner and Jake Davis. Davis settled things down and pitched very well the last three innings, recording five strikeouts.

Both  teams had 12 hits.

Joe Johnson led Mocksville (4-3) with three hits and two RBIs. Patrick Usher and Troy Clary had two hits each. Bailey McKnight had two RBIs.


Rowan lost to High Point 10-9 on Saturday evening at Rich Park.

High Point had a huge lead after putting up eight runs in the second inning, but Rowan came back  to tie.

High Point scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the seventh.

Rowan got two hits each from Daniel Durham, JT Fecteau, Wagner and Davis.

Both teams had 10 hits.

Rowan used four pitchers. Olen Stamper started. Michael Molenda pitched effectively in relief and gave Rowan a chance to rally.


High Point (3-1) outslugged Mocksville 21-9 in the first game of the tripleheader.

Trey Jackson drove in six runs for Post 87 and Isaiah Hairston went 5-for-5.

Spencer Claus knocked in three runs for Mocksville. Johnson drove in two, and David Hyman went 2-for-2.


In Friday’s home opener at Newman Park, Rowan smacked Kannapolis 14-4 in five innings.

Goodine’s bases-clearing double was the key blow. Mize had three hits, including a homer.

Spry was the winning pitcher.

A full story on that game is online.


Maven Parker hit a three-run homer and was the winning pitcher in Concord’s 9-4 win over Kannapolis on Saturday.
For Post 115, Bryson Bebber went 2-for-2, Jacob Baucom had two hits and Andrew Jones had two RBIs.


  Carson Lowder and Colton Austin drove in two runs and Cody Kidd had three hits in Stanly County’s 8-5 win against Mooresville on Friday.

Stanly hosts Kannapolis at Joe Ferebee Field tonight.


Johnathan Conway pitched a shutout for Davidson County in Friday’s 6-0 win against Eastern Randolph.

College baseball

UNC junior infielder Ike Freeman (East Rowan) had three hits and two more RBIs on Saturday in a 13-5 win against Boston College in the ACC tournament semifinals.

Freeman has eight RBIs in three games.

UNC plays Georgia Tech in today’s championship game on ESPN 2.


Freshman Maddux Holshouser (Carson)  has pitched in 15 games for UNC Greensboro.


High school soccer

Thirteen Rowan County girls were named to all-region teams by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association.

Carson’s Sarah Christy, Gracie Thomason, Lindsey Conrad, Lani Isley and Hannah Isley; West Rowan’s Kacy Cole, Briana Saelinger, Lejla Mehmedovic and Ryley Corriher; Salisbury’s Piper Muire, Sutton Webb and Lillie Rusher, and South Rowan’s Madison Henry were recognized.

Making all-region makes them eligible to be chosen for All-State honors, as well.

Local golf

In the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Bandon Dunes in Oregon,  the team of former Davidson College teammates Alex Nianouris (Salisbury) and  Ralph Blasey shot 8-under 62 at Pacific Dunes.

They are one of  three teams at 8-under.

East Carolina teammates Logan Shuping (East Rowan) and Blake Taylor are tied for eighth  place after  a 6-under par  65  on the Old Macdonald Course.

Nianouris/Blasey will play the Old Macdonald Course today, while Shuping and Taylor will play at Pacific Dunes.


Nick Lyerly (East Rowan, UNC Greensboro) will be competing in U.S. Open Sectional qualifying at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Ga., on June 3.


High school softball

Brantleigh Parrott drove in four runs and Catawba signee Riley Tucker had four hits as Central Cabarrus outscored Marvin Ridge 11-8 on Friday to take the regional championship series two games to one.

Central’s Vikings will take on Eastern Alamance for the 3A state title.


Mooresville lost on Friday in the deciding game in the 4A West Regional championship series.

The Blue Devils fell to South Caldwell 1-0 in nine innings. Regan Weisner homered in the top of the ninth for South Caldwell (23-4).

Anna King pitched a two-hitter for South Caldwell. Kali Morton pitched  all the way for Mooresville (27-5) and allowed four hits.

Junior Legion

Carson and West Rowan split two games on Saturday.

Noah Loeblein drove in three runs in an 8-2 West win.

In a 16-4 Carson victory, Aaron Bradshaw led the way with three RBIs.


Jacob Foggin homered for Kannapolis Post 115  in Saturday’s 7-5 win against Concord.


South Rowan  is 4-1 after Friday’s 1-0 win in eight innings against East Rowan.

Luke Hiskey and Chandler Oddie did the hurling. Caleb Nesbitt had the RBI in the 8th.

Chance Mako, Dylan Valley and Maddox Henderson pitched for East.




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