From staff reports
North Rowan’s softball season ended with a 4-0 loss at East Wilkes on Friday in the second round of the 1A state playoffs.
“The girls played their tails off, but in the end it came down to a pitchers’ duel and errors,” North coach Jeff Shuping said. “We made two; they made none. I am very proud of the way my girls battled to the end after a couple of extremely questionable calls.”
A diving catch by third baseman Lindsey Hinson on a bunt attempt would have resulted in a double play, but Hinson was ruled not to have held onto the ball. East Wilkes scored a run on the play.
North pitcher Samantha Jacobs struck out nine, walked three and allowed two hits.
Taylor Sells and Emily Gobble had the only hits for the Cavaliers. North batters struck out 13 times.
Four-year starter Kristin Harmon caught for the last time for the Cavaliers.
n West Rowan’s season ended with an 8-1 loss to Robinson.
n Northwest Cabarrus clobbered Weddington 8-0 and will be home against East Rowan on Tuesday for a third-round 3A matchup.
n Prep basketball
Salisbury’s Ayanna Holmes and Olivia Rankin will play for the West squad in the East-West All-Star Game in Greensboro in July.
Concord coach Scott Brewer is the assistant for the West boys team, and Concord Jacquise Moore will be in action for the West.
nSouth Rowan’s Nicole Barringer is headed to Averett mostly to play volleyball, but she’s also been invited to join the basketball squad once volleyball season is over.
n College baseball
No. 3 seed UNC Pembroke scored the deciding run on an error in the eighth inning and beat No. 5 seed Catawba 4-3 in a winner’s bracket game in the Southeast Regional on Friday in Mount Olive.
UNCP (44-10) has won 11 in a row.
Catawba (41-14) plays an elimination game today at 3 p.m. against Francis Marion. The winner of that game must play again at 7 p.m.
Keith Whitman went 4-for-4 for UNCP’s Braves. Braxton Lewis was the winning pitcher in relief.
Ryan Bostian (South Rowan) and Chris Dula knocked in runs for the Indians, and Catawba also scored a run on a wild pitch.
Nathan Furr (3-1) allowed two hits and an unearned run and was the hard-luck loser in relief.
Catawba starter J.J. Jankowski was effective. He struck out 12.n Dan Hayduk hit a grand slam in the top of the 10th inning to lead top-seeded Mount Olive to a 6-2 win against No. 4 seed Columbus State.
Columbus State was eliminated.
n Michael Wilson’s three-run homer led No. 2 seed Francis Marion (38-15) to a 6-1 win against No. 6 seed Wingate on Friday.
Wingate (34-22) was eliminated.
n Pro baseball
Kipp Schutz had three doubles to lead the visiting Delmarva Shorebirds to a 7-1 win against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Saturday.
Delmarva’s Mike Flacco had three hits and teamed with Schutz to knock in five runs.
Phil Negus tossed three scoreless inning of relief for Kannapolis, but it wasn’t enough.
n Prep baseball
East Rowan center fielder Will Sapp has signed with Wingate, while East third baseman Avery Rogers has signed with Guilford.
Stories are upcoming.
East Rowan baseball camp dates are June 27-July 1.
n Prep track
Gray Stone’s girls won the 4x800 relay at the 1A state championships held on Friday in Greensboro.
The unit of Janna Featherstone, Illa Jones, Caroline McLeod and Hunter Latimer was clocked in 9:52.07, the second fastest time in meet history.
Jones was second in the 800.
McLeod placed sixth in the 3200, and Featherstone was seventh.
All four runners will return next season.
n Carson hoops camps
The Carson girls basketball program will be hosting two camps in July. The elementary school girls camp for rising kindergarten through fifth- graders will be held July 5-7 from 9 until noon. Cost is $40.
The middle school girls camp for rising 6th-8th graders will be held July 11-14 from 4:30-7:30. Cost is $50.
Each camper will receive a T-shirt and will be covered by camp insurance. Please contact Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034 to register.
n The 5th annual Carson Basketball Camp for rising 2nd-6th graders will be held July 11-14 from 9-12.
Cost is $60 and includes instruction, camp T-shirt and camp insurance.
The 2nd annual Carson Little Dribbler Camp will be held July 18-20 and is for 4-year-olds through rising first-graders. Camp is from 9-11 daily.
Cost is $30 and includes instruction, T-short and insurance.
For information, contact boys basketball coach Brian Perry at 704-855-5039.
n College track
Livingstone junior Bryan Aycoth, a two-sport athlete in football and track and field, was named to the CIAA Commissioner’s All-Academic second team.
The announcement was made Friday by the league office.
Aycoth (West Rowan) has a 3.87 GPA as a biology major.
Aycoth led the football team in tackles (67) and won the conference championship in the javelin.
n Middle school baseball
West Rowan defeated Southeast 9-0 in Rowan County Middle School Conference tournament semifinal on Friday.
Juan Garcia pitched a one-hit masterpiece and fanned five.
Tyler Poteat led the offense with four hits, while Omar Bautista, Hunter Bernhardt and Garcia had two apiece.
West takes on Erwin on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Salisbury High’s Robertson Stadium for the championship.
n Erwin beat China Grove 12-6 in the first round. Harrison Bell and Samuel Wyrick had three hits each, while Ike Freeman and Scott Sapp had two apiece.
Brandon Sloop had two hits for the Red Devils.
Logan Towne was the winning pitcher.
n Erwin beat Mooresville 10-1 in a semifinal behind Bell’s two-hitter and five strikeouts.
Samuel Wyrick and Freeman had three hits each, while Seth Wyrick and Tyler Scruggs had two each.
n Middle school soccer
West Rowan’s girls topped Mooresville 2-0 in overtime.
Addie Coleman and Kelly Boley scored goals. Taylor Quinn and Claudia Patterson had good defensive games, and Joanna Samano made 14 saves for the Bulldogs (7-6-3).
n Carson Junior Legion
Carson Junior Legion will have a parents meeting and tryout this Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m., at Carson High.
Players must have a parent with them to attend the meeting prior to tryouts starting.
Legion rules this year include boundaries for Junior Legion baseball which will be observed.
n Sacred Heart awards
Sacred Heart honored more than 100 student-athletes in grades 4-8 at its annual athletic banquet held at the Boyd Dolphin Tank.
Athletics Director Katie Meseroll and principal Frank Cardelle hosted an event that was catered by Mark and Valerie Habeeb of Mr. Gattis.
Volunteer coaches honored each of the team members in girls tennis, jayvee and varsity volleyball, cross-country, jayvee and varsity coed soccer, jayvee and varsity cheerleading, jayvee and varsity boys and girls basketball, coed softball, track, boys tennis and coed golf.
CCISAA championship teams were recognized in girls basketball, cheerleading, and coed softball.
Guest speaker Philip Tonseth, a 2007 Sacred Heart graduate and Salisbury High senior, spoke of his experiences as a Dolphin student-athlete that helped prepare him for high school and his future as a cadet at West Point.
Meseroll, a former Dolphin, and Associate AD Bob Burges were further recognized for the school’s winning of the league sportsmanship trophy. The award is voted on in each sport by the 10 CCISAA schools.
Individual eighth-graders were honored for their achievements and dedication to the sports program.
Voted as Sportsmen of the Year were Meghan Hedgepeth, and Chili Chilton. Named Most Athletic were Erin Ansbro and Christian Hester.
The winners of the coveted Mr. Mike Thompson award were Ansbro and Chandler Blackwell. Thompson, a SHCS graduate and long-time teacher, made the presentation that was initially awarded to Jack Campbell and Allison Somers in 2000.
The evening concluded the 2010-11 sports year at the school.
n Hoops Unlimited
Applications are still being accepted for the 18th annual Hoops Unlimited Basketball Camp at East Rowan.
The camp on June 13-16 is for rising 2nd-5th graders. The camp on June 20-23 is for rising 6th-9th graders. Call camp director Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334.
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