High school softball: Mustangs edge Carson; Hornets, Raiders romp

Published 9:08 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2023


From staff reports

GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan scored in the bottom of the seventh to beat Carson 1-0 in South Piedmont Conference softball on Tuesday.

Both teams came into the game unbeaten in the SPC.

Eleni Miller and Camryn Perkins combined on the shutout.

Miller pitched five innings, striking out four and allowing three hits and two walks.

Perkins got the win. She pitched the sixth and seventh. She walked one, allowed one hit and struck out two.

Chloe Shank, Maddie Roberts, Kori Miller, Lily Kluttz and Myah Sifford had hits for the Mustangs (9-2, 5-0).

Miller started the bottom of the seventh with a single. Gracie Barber and used her speed to scored the game’s only run on a two-out steal.

Carson pitcher Lonna Addison struck out 13 and didn’t walk a batter.

Addison had two of Carson’s four hits. Landry Stewart and Cora Atwell had singles for the Cougars (6-4, 5-1).


Salisbury 20, Lexington 7, 5 innings

SALISBURY — Salisbury beat Lexington 20-7 on Tuesday in a Central Carolina Conference softball game.

Salisbury only had four hits, but benefited from 19 walks and four hit batsmen.

The Hornets (5-5, 3-1) scored eight runs in the second inning and nine in the third to swamp the Yellow Jackets (0-6, 0-2).

Ashley Yang hit a home run for the Hornets. She had three hits, scored four runs and drove in four.

Mia Cowan, Jayla Robertson and Allison Peeler scored three runs each.

• Yang had two hits and drove in the run for the Hornets in Monday’s 11-1 loss to North Stanly.

Katie Peeler pitched five innings, allowed one earned run and struck out four.


South Rowan 13, Lake Norman Charter 0, 5 innings

LANDIS — South Rowan scored six runs in the first inning and went on to cream Lake Norman Charter 13-0 on Tuesday for a South Piedmont Conference victory.

The Raiders (8-3, 3-2) had another six-run inning in the fourth to crush the Knights (2-8, 0-6).

South had a dozen hits with Eva Shue, Kynlee Dextraze, Margo Maples and Carmen Thomas getting two each.

Maples drove in three runs, while Shue knocked in two.

Thomas had a triple and a double, South had six doubles, including two by Dextraze. Lexie Ritchie, Maples and Shue had one double.

Ritchie pitched the shutout, allowing three hits and no walks.

She struck out five, and the Raiders had an errorless game in the field.


CONCORD — Central Cabarrus scored six runs in the sixth to pull away from West Rowan and beat the Falcons 9-0 on Tuesday in a big South Piedmont Conference game.

Ashlee Ennis, Taylor Keller and Karsen Simpson (double) had the only hits for the Falcons.

Lacey Houghton pitched for the Falcons (5-2-1, 3-2).

Central is 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the SPC.


TYRO — Hannah Rollins homered and scored four runs as West Davidson beat North Rowan 14-0 in a five-inning Central Carolina Conference game on Tuesday.

Mylee Friedberg-Kittleson held the Cavaliers (3-2, 2-2) to two hits and struck out nine.