High school sports: Hornets top Cavs 24-9, baseball, softball, soccer

Published 2:20 am Tuesday, March 15, 2022

From staff reports


SPENCER — Salisbury’s baseball team used a six-run third and a 10-run fifth to beat North Rowan 24-9 in a wild non-conference game on Monday.

Salisbury (4-2) had only eight hits, but with the aid of 18 walks and 10 errors, Hornets scored early and often.

North (1-3) stayed with the Hornets for three innings — Salisbury led 11-9 at that point — but the Hornets got three in the fourth for a 14-9 lead and then blew it open with that huge fifth frame.

Aiden Mowery, Jack Everson and Hank Webb had two hits each for the Hornets. Will Webb scored four times.

Kaleb Burleyson had four RBIs. Evan Koontz had three. Mowery and Everson drove in two each.

Koontz pitched the bottom of the second, and the Hornets took the lead for good in the top of the third, so he earned a wild win.

For North Rowan, Malakie Harris had two hits. He homered and drove in six runs.

North had seven hits and benefited from SHS errors.

Losing pitcher Trey Johnson didn’t get a lot of defensive support. Johnson scored three runs. Isaiah Montgomery had two hits.


CONCORD — West Rowan won 9-4 in eight innings against West Cabarrus in Monday’s non-conference game.

The Falcons (3-2) swung the bats late — five doubles and three triples — to beat the Wolverines (2-5).

West had 13 hits, with Luke Graham Noah Loeblein, Casey Gouge, Brice Knox and Matthew Connolly getting two each.

Gouge had a double and a triple. Zander Burton and Loeblein drove in two runs each.

Winner Drew Burton was sharp in relief of Alex O’Rourke, with four scoreless innings and six strikeouts.

West trailed 4-3 going to the seventh, but Connolly tied the game with a run-scoring double.

Knox’s double started the winning surge in the eighth. Gouge lined a triple to right to put the Falcons ahead, and Graham made it back-to-back triples. After a walk, Zander Burton doubled home two. Loeblein’s double tackled on another run.

West starts South Piedmont Conference play today at home against Northwest Cabarrus.


KANNAPOLIS  — A.L. Brown lost Monday’s non-conference game to East Meck 4-2.

Jaden Johnson had a triple for the Wonders (1-4).

Ja’Lan Chambers struck out nine Eagles (4-3).



STATESVILLE — West Rowan won 8-0 against Statesville on Monday in a non-conference matchup.

Anna Mead scored two goals. Brittany Vanhoose, Lesli Guerrero, Lily Carillo, Lauren Corriher, Melissa Mehmedovic and Mia Arntsen scored one.

Vanhoose had three assists. Guerrero had two helpers.  Jisel Suarez. Diamond Hernandez and Mead had one each.

Emily Kelly and Alison Campos made two saves each.

The Falcons (3-1-1) scored four goals in each half.



MOORESVILLE — Lauren Vanderpool’s two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh gave Mooresville a 6-5 walk-off win over Carson on Monday in an exciting non-conference game.

The Blue Devils got two homers from Brooke Piper and one from Bentli Meadows.

Campbell Schaen was the winning pitcher for the Blue Devils (4-1).

Carson pitcher Lonna Addison struck out nine and had no walks.

Addison homered for the Cougars and drove in three. Addison and Phoebe Cole had two hits each.

Addison’s two-run single in the fifth gave Carson a 5-3 lead.

Piper’s solo homer in the sixth cut the Cougars’ edge to 5-4.

Carson’s only error of the game started the bottom of the seventh and gave Mooresville an opening. A one-out single put two runners on.

The Blue Devils were down to their last out when Vanderpool tripled to right.

Carson is 0-4, but the Cougars’ luck should turn around this week.