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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba baseball eliminated from tournament

From staff reports

Catawba’s top-seeded baseball team exited the South Atlantic Conference tournament on Sunday with a pair of losses.

The 20th-ranked Indians lost to No. 2 Lincoln Memorial, 10-6, in a winners bracket game in the afternoon in Kodak, Tenn.

Bryce Fowler had three hits and three RBIs. Jeremy Simpson had three RBIs, including a single that put Catawba ahead in the sixth, 4-3. Malachi Hanes had two doubles.

Connor Johnson started on the mound and left in the sixth in a tight game. Clay Young took the loss.


Catawba lost another game late Sunday — and early Monday morning — falling to seventh-seeded Carson-Newman, 13-8.

Bryan Ketchie started and took the loss. Chance Bowden had three hits, Hanes drove in two runs, and Jacob Nester went 3-for-3.

Catawba (37-14) overcame an early 4-0 deficit with a four-run second, but  the Eagles just kept scoring and finally took control with a three-run seventh.

Lincoln Memorial and Carson-Newman will play for the championship today.  Carson-Newman will have to beat Lincoln Memorial twice to get the SAC’s automatic regional bid.


Top-seeded Mount Olive knocked Pfeiffer out of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Sunday with a 16-2 victory.

Dylan Goodman (South Rowan) pitched well in relief for the Falcons.

College softball

Top-seeded Pfeiffer lost to No. 3 North Greenville, 4-0, in the Conference Carolinas championship game.

Sydney Poole (East Rowan) relieved in the second inning and finished the game with another strong   effort but got no decision. Poole allowed one earned run.


Top-seeded Carson-Newman beat Coker, 2-0, for the SAC tourney championship on Sunday.

College golf

George Mason’s Eric Edwards (Salisbury) shot 69-78-74 — 221 and tied for 22nd in the Atlantic 10 Championships.

Beach volleyball

West Rowan freshman Tori Hester and partnerMadelyn Lichty (West Forsyth) won an AAU national qualifier and will play in the nationals in California

Crucitti honored

1st Lt. Jon Crucitti, who played  football, baseball and basketball at West Rowan and football and baseball at Army, was honored at Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-Chicago Cubs game at Fenway Park.

Crucitti was saluted as he stood on the Red Sox dugout as part of Boston’s Hats Off To Heroes program.

   Crucitti is a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division headquartered at Fort Bragg.

Intimidators fall

  Alec Hansen took a no hitter into the sixth inning, but Lakewood tagged the Intimidators starter with a hard-luck loss, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood.

Kannapolis (11-12) dropped its final two games of the week-long road trip after winning three of the team’s first four games on the road this week.

Hansen (1-2) opened with five no-hit innings.  The 6-foot-7 Kannapolis pitcher allowed one hit in six innings.

Kannapolis opens a seven-game home stand on Tuesday with a three-game series against the Augusta GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants) and former Catawba star Will Albertson.

Rowan winners in recent track meets:

Super Makeup Meet at East Rowan (9 teams)

100 — Tyrone Johnson, Salisbury 11.31

800 — Andrew Burgess, West  Rowan2:00.32

1600 — Nathan Zauner, West Rowan 4:51

300 hurdles — Jalen Houston, West  Rowan 43.15

Shot put — Lee Sharum, East Rowan 42-10


200 — Mikayla Childress, South Rowan 29.91

800 — Bailee Elliott,  South Rowan  2:42

 1600 — Elliott, South Rowan 6:04

100 hurdles — Katelyn Sprinkle, East Rowan  17.07

SPC meet at South Rowan (5 teams)

Boys team scores — Cox Mill 114.7, East Rowan 101, Central Cabarrus 64, Carson 54.7, South Rowan 39.7

110 hurdles — Christian Turner, Carson 17.90

1600 — Sean Incardona, East Rowan 4:39

3200 —Incardona, East Rowan 10:48

Shot put — Lee Sharum, East Rowan 42-1

Pole vault — Sharum, East Rowan 12-8

100 — Scott Stephens, South Rowan 11.14

4×100 — South Rowan

4×800 — East Rowan

Discus — Cody Tidwell, East Rowan 112-4

High Jump — Deontae Gallman, East Rowan 5-10

Long jump — Brenden Westbrook, Carson 21-7

Triple jump — Brenden Westbrook, Carson 45-2


Team scores — Cox Mill 124.5, Central Cabarrus 113, East Rowan 52, South Rowan 38.5, Carson 36

3200 — Faith Faller, East Rowan 12:11

4×800 — East Rowan

Discus — Iyahnna Neal, 91-4

Pole vault — Victoria Trexler, East 6-6

Mount Pleasant (5 teams)

Boys team scores — A.L. Brown 127, MP 113.5

100 — Jacquerius Bost, A.L. Brown 10.75

400 — Joshua Parks, A.L. Brown, 52.69

High jump — Parks, A.L. Brown, 6-3

Triple jump — Parks, A.L. Brown 40-10.25

3200 — Brandon Hernandez, A.L. Brown 11.42

4×100 — A.L. Brown

4×200 — A.L. Brown

Girls team scores — MP 125, A.L. Brown 109

Shot put — Ajianna Britt, A.L. Brown, 33-2

Discus — Britt, A.L. Brown 93-0

Wonders swept relays

100 — Cambrea Sturgis, A.L. Brown 11.9

200 — Sturgis, A.L. Brown 24.41

1600 — Christina D’Amelio, A.L. Brown 6:00

100 hurdles

Savannah Jordan, A.L. Brown 16.25



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