Area Sports Briefs: Lots of baseball, softball, track
From staff reports
THOMASVILLE — Salisbury’s baseball team rallied for an 8-4 Central Carolina Conference win at East Davidson on Friday.
The Hornets trailed 4-0 going to the sixth inning. They got two runs in the sixth and scored six times in the seventh.
Salisbury (3-2, 2-2) had 11 hits, with Chad van der Poel and Parker Lippard getting two each.
A run-scoring single by Jackson Murphy and Patrick Taylor’s steal of home in the sixth got the comeback started.
Salisbury scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh when Nick Peltz walked with the bases loaded.
Vance Honeycutt started on the mound for Salisbury and struck out seven in three innings. Lippard pitched the fourth and fifth. Peltz pitched the sixth and seventh and got the win.
Salisbury swept the Golden Eagles.
LEXINGTON — South Rowan won in extra innings at Central Davidson on Friday in a Central Carolina Conference game.
The Raiders (3-2, 2-2) scratched out two runs in the eighth to take a 4-2 victory. South trailed 2-1 going to the seventh.
South had eight hits, with Drew Huffman and Ty Hubbard getting two each.
Nolan Eudy pitched six strong innings and struck out seven. Jack Weaver got the win with two scoreless innings.
South swept the Spartans.
GRANITE QUARRY — Wayne Mize smacked two homers, continuing a hitting rampage, as East Rowan beat Mooresville 7-1 on Friday at Staton Field.
Mize’s three-run homer in the first inning after Charlie Klingler and Griffin Warden got on base in front of him was the key blow.
Mize added a solo blast in the fifth, his fifth homer of the season.
The Mustangs (5-1) got a complete game on the mound from Cameron Padgett. He allowed five hits, struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter.
NORWOOD — Jonathan Spry pitched well for North Rowan (2-4, 2-2) in Friday’s 3-0 Yadkin Valley Conference loss to South Stanly.
Hayden Brown won the pitching duel for the Bulls.
KANNAPOLIS — In a 5-2 South Piedmont Conference win against Northwest Cabarrus, Chris Allen pitched a complete game for the Wonders (2-3, 2-1), and Aiden Schenck knocked in two.
CONCORD — Tyler Grady had three hits and Brandon Moore drove in two runs as Robinson (2-3, 2-1) topped Cox Mill 4-2 in a South Piedmont Confernce game played on Friday.
Nick Pratico had three hits for the Chargers.
MIDWAY — Catawba recruit Levi Perrell had three hits and scored four runs to lead Oak Grove (4-0, 4-0) to a 9-3 Central Carolina Conference win against Ledford on Friday.
High school soccer
CHINA GROVE — Gracie Thomason scored four goals to lead Carson to 6-0 win against A.L. Brown.
Kate Carter and Sydney Borst scored the other goals.
High school softball
LEXINGTON — South Rowan got its first win on Friday, pounding Lexington 30-0 in three innings for a Central Carolina Conference victory.
South (1-5, 1-2) scored 15 runs in the first inning.
Zoie Miller pitched a no-hitter for the Raiders. She struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
South put up huge offensive numbers. Clara Bean had three extra-base hits. McKinley Faw had two triples and five RBIs. Miller scored four and drove in five.
Miller and the McGuire twins, Madison and Makenzie, hit home runs.
The McGuires had identical days — four at-bats, two hits, three RBIs.
Breanna Ramseuer had two hits and three RBIs. Bailey Yon scored four runs.
KANNAPOLIS — Tali Hagler pitched a shutout as A.L. Brown beat Northwest Cabarrus 6-0 in Friday’s South Piedmont Conference game.
Lauren Ritchie had three hits and two RBIs. Gracie Brown, Maddy Daniels and Lindsay Wolford had two hits apiece.
Salisbury swept Thomasville in Friday’s doubleheader, 16-1 and 18-7.
Ellen Yang struck out 16 and won both games.
In the first game, Alli Tuck had three hits and Yang and Caroline Cozart had two hits and three RBIs each. Cozart had an inside-the-park homer.
In the second game, Autumn Walser had three hits and four RBIs and Tanja Beck had three RBIs.
CHINA GROVE — Lacie Coubal and Kasey Lee homered as Central Cabarrus (4-0) beat Carson 11-4 on Friday.
Salisbury’s 6-foot-3 outside linebacker Jalon Walker, a sophomore, has offers from Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Kentucky, and more will come.
Walker visited Clemson recently.
West Rowan defensive lineman Zeek Biggers, a junior, is likely to end up as an offensive lineman for a D-I school.
Biggers (6-5, 315) has offers from N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Liberty and Akron and is attracting a lot of interest.
Mid. school baseball
West Rowan Middle defeated Knox 19-3 on Thursday.
The Bulldogs (3-1) were led by Tyler Kepley with four hits and Luke Ponczka and Chase Fisher with home runs.
Brice Knox picked up the win.
Mid. school tennis
Salisbury Academy’s coed tennis team won against Davidson Day in a match played at Hopewell High in Huntersville.
Millie Wymbs, Elizabeth Applewhite, Cora Wymbs, Ruby Walser, Meredith Williams and Reid Hlavacek won in singles.
Millie Wymbs/Applewhite, Peyton Hollar/Gray Davis and Kari Downs/Lucy Heilig won in doubles.
Former West Rowan offensive lineman Keldrick (K.J.) Wilson has been starting at Hampton, but the 6-foot-6, 305-pound Wilson will be playing at a new school next fall as a graduate transfer.
Among those who have offered Wilson are Georgia Southern, Florida International, Indiana, Central Michigan, Liberty, Georgia State and Charlotte.
Cameron Graham (West Rowan) hit a grand slam for Rockingham in Friday’s 14-2 win against Averett’s jayvees.
Holden Lanier (North Rowan) hit a three-run homer in the first inning and had three hits in Brevard’s 5-1 win against Emory & Henry on Wednesday.
High school track
Winners from the track meet at South Rowan, with Salisbury and West Davidson:
South Rowan girls
Anahi Reta 3200
Taylor Chapman 100 hurdles
Kira Rymer discus
Rebekah Allen shot
Azriel Simpson 100
Anayia Fulson 200
McKenzie Johnson 400
Leah Cressler 800
Kalijah Moody high jump
Arasjella Corpening long jump
South Rowan boys
Noah Julian 1600, 3200
JD Wood 100
Christian Morgan 200, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles
Max Morgan 800
Jalon Walker long jump, triple jump
Winners from the track meet at East Rowan, with A.L. Brown, Concord, Central Cabarrus:
East Rowan girls
Adalie Harrison 800, 1600
Ashley Boyd high jump
Cyanah Barger 100 hurdles
A.L. Brown girls
East Rowan boys
Quih’Mari McCall 100
Cooper Wright 400
Luke Heglar pole vault
A.L. Brown boys
Marcus Chapman 200
Onesimo Rosas 1600, 3200
Ryan Cuthbertson triple jump
North Rowan track teams won in a meet at South Davidson that also included South Stanly, Montgomery Central and North Moore.
North Rowan boys
Tyshon Sifford 100
Devin Kendall 400
Tyshaun Pratt 110 hurdles
Tsion Delaney 300 hurdles
Adrian Rudisell shot
North Rowan girls
Tareyah Murphy 400
Kimya Lynch 100 hurdles
Breasia Ellis shot, discus
Destiny Crawford long jump
Ke’Ara McCoy triple jump
East Rowan competed in a track meet with Concord, Robinson and Northwest Cabarrus at East.
Cooper Wright 400
Peyton Whicker 300 hurdles
PHOENIX — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he is organizing a “sandlot” baseball game.
He also is trying to raise $1 million for Major League Baseball game-day staff who could be affected by the league’s decision to delay the regular season at least two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Bauer tweeted an invitation on Friday to all players remaining in Arizona to see if anyone wanted to take part in the pickup game. He said it would be mandatory for pitchers and hitters to wear microphones. Arizona outfielder Josh Rojas and San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham said they were interested.
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