American Legion baseball: Rowan bounces back with Sunday win

Published 3:07 am Monday, June 6, 2022



Staff report

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s American Legion baseball team got big offensive games from Aiden Schenck and Cole Johnson and returned to the win column on Sunday at Newman Park.

Rowan (7-4) scored five runs in the first two innings and held on to beat Mocksville 5-3.

It was another “staff” night for Rowan pitchers, as non-division games continued. Five Rowan hurlers got some work in. Casey Gouge, who is expected to start Tuesday’s division opener against Davidson County Post 8, earned a save, striking out three batters in the seventh. Matthew Connolly looked sharp in the sixth. Casey Crawford got the parade of pitchers started.

Schenck had a two-run homer in the first inning and a run-scoring double in the second. He added a single.

Johnson drove in runs with a triple and a single.

McCall Henderson, the biggest surprise of the summer, so far, had two more hits. Jackson Deal had a hit and scored two runs.

Parker Aderhold had three of Mocksville’s nine hits.


Rowan struggled Saturday in an 8-1 loss to Randolph County.

Tatum Marsh had a double and a triple for Post 45.

Robert Garner quieted Rowan’s offense for six innings.

Deal had a double and scored Rowan’s only run.