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North Piedmont Conference Tournament, First Round:
Alexander Central: 15
Statesville: 0

Northwestern Conference Tournament, First Round:
Fred T. Foard: 6
Patton: 3

Hibriten: 8
Watauga: 1

South Caldwell: 10
Hickory: 0

St. Stephens: 1
Freedom: 0

South Mountain Athletic Conference:
Draughn: 7
Shelby: 3

East Burke: 9
Chase: 0

Southern District 7 Conference Tournament, First Round:
Bunker Hill: 6
Bandys: 2

East Lincoln: 2
Newton-Conover: 1

Maiden: 12
West Caldwell: 1

North Piedmont Conference:
South Iredell: 8
Alexander Central: 0

Northwestern Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 4
Freedom: 0

Hibriten: 1
South Caldwell: 1

Hickory: 9
Patton: 1

Watauga: 2
St. Stephens: 1

South Mountain Athletic Conference:
Chase: 0
East Burke: 0

Shelby: 7
Draughn: 0

Southern District 7:
East Lincoln: 2
Bandys: 0

Maiden: 6
Bunker Hill: 0

Newton-Conover: 5
West Caldwell: 0

Maiden: 5
West Stokes: 1
Blue Devils adavnce to the second round going to undefeated Shelby on Tuesday.

Mt. Pleasant: 5
East Burke: 1
Cavaliers season ends at 10-8.

Newton-Conover: 6
Surry Central: 0
The Red Devils advance to the second round going to Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday.

Weddington: 9
Fred T. Foard: 0
Tigers season ends at 9-4

Anderson Tejeda hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 5-2 win over the West Virginia Power on Tuesday.

The home run by Tejeda started the scoring in a four-run inning and tied the game 2-2. Later in the inning, Hickory took the lead when Franklin Rollin hit an RBI double and then added to it when Leody Taveras hit an RBI single.

The Crawdads tacked on another run in the ninth when Isaias Quiroz hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Brallan Perez.

Starter Jonathan Hernandez (1-3) got the win while Matt Eckelman (1-3) took the loss in relief in the South Atlantic League game. Matt Ball pitched two scoreless innings for his first save of the season.

Despite the loss, West Virginia is 3-1 against Hickory this season. However, Hickory improves to 10-15 on the second half of the season. They will play in West Virginia through Thursday, then travel to Maryland to take on the Hagerstown Suns over the weekend.

Matt Brill (Coal Valley, Ill./Moline) becomes just the seventh Mountaineer since 2010 to hit two home runs in a single game, however, Appalachian State University baseball couldn’t hang on for the win, falling in a dramatic 5-3 loss to UNC Asheville on Tuesday night at Greenwood Field.

The Mountaineers (18-27) were able to load the bases with two outs in the ninth, but the Bulldogs (18-24) were able to force a groundout to save the victory.

After Brill’s 2-for-3, two homer night, Tyler Stroup (Thomasville, N.C./East Davidson) led the rest of the hitters with two hits and two walks on the night, while Matt Vernon (Advance, N.C./Davie County (Florence-Darlington Tech)) and Jason Curtis (Waxhaw, N.C./Marvin Ridge) both finished with one hit.

The Black and Gold bullpen had a fine outing with Bobby Hampton (Pikeville, N.C./C.B. Aycock) going 4.1 inning, allowing five hits, one earned run and striking out four batters. Matt Schaeffer (Port St. Lucie, Fla./John Carrol Catholic (Tallahassee C.C.)) and Dallas DeVrieze (Moline, Ill./Moline) provided the next two innings of support, before Sean Mason (Austin, Texas/McNeil) went 0.2 innings and struck out two.

Tristan Helms (Aberdeen, N.C./Pinecrest) faced one batter and got the lefty hitter out before Reed Howell (Goldsboro, N.C./Rosewood) closed, going 0.2 innings and striking out two, allowing one run.

The Mountaineers will travel to Alabama to face Troy in a key conference showdown this weekend. Game One is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET. All three games of the series will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and the ESPN app.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 21:46

CVCC Volleyball Signs Bunker Hill's Mundy

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Karsyn Mundy of Bunker Hill High School in Claremont, signed on Monday, May 1st to play volleyball this fall at Catawba Valley Community College.

In her senior year at Bunker Hill, Mundy was awarded Most Valuable Player and was named to the All-Conference team for the third year in a row. In her sophomore year, Mundy was honored with the “Rising Star” Award. Mundy broke numerous records as a Bunker Hill Bear playing under Head Coach Dettman.

Mundy played club volleyball for Carolina Select with Head Coach Natalie Speagle.

CVCC Head Coach Shannon Hudson is excited to add Mundy to the Red Hawks roster for this fall. “Karsyn is an aggressive hitter with lots of experience. I am confident that she will rise to our level of competition and expect her to make an immediate impact in the fall.”

Mundy has been a Beta Club member since 2013 and plans to complete her Associate in Arts degree then transfer after her two years at CVCC.

Due to schedule conflicts, Appalachian State University softball’s midweek doubleheader with North Carolina Central University has been canceled. The twin bill was originally scheduled for April 19, but was postponed to May 3 due to weather concerns.

App State will wrap up their 2017 campaign at the Coastal Carolina Softball Complex in Conway, S.C. May 5-6 to take on the Chanticleers. Friday’s doubleheader will begin at noon, and the series finale will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday.


2017 NCHSAA 2A Men’s Dual-Team Tennis First Round Pairings

#3 Newton-Conover (11-1) vs. #6 Surry Central (10-5)
#2 Mt. Pleasant (14-2) vs. #7 East Burke (10-7)
#3 West Stokes (11-3) vs. #6 Maiden (11-2)

2017 NCHSAA 3A Men’s Dual-Team Tennis First Round Pairings

#3 Weddington (9-3-1) vs. #6 Fred T. Foard (9-3), Foard to host (Higher Regional Seed)

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Abbey Hartsell has been selected as an individual to compete in the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf South Super Regional. The regional takes play at The Members Club at Woodcreek in Elgin, S.C., from May 8-10. Newberry College is serving as the host institution.

Hartsell, a sophomore from Taylorsville, N.C., is the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golfer Of The Year and a first-team all-league honoree who led the Bears to their first conference championship in 13 seasons earlier this month in Greeneville, Tenn.

Hartsell won two tournaments this year – Tusculum Fall Classic (Sept. 26-27 in Greeneville, Tenn.) and Patsy Rendleman Invitational (Oct. 10-11 in Salisbury, N.C.) – and fell in a playoff at the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational on March 6-7 in Hardeeville, S.C.

Lenoir-Rhyne last qualified either a player or a team to the NCAA Division II Playoffs in 2003.

Each super regional will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently with 12 teams and six individuals from non-qualifying teams at each site. All participants will compete through the 54 holes of competition. The top three teams along with the top three individuals not with a team from each super regional will advance to the championships.

The 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships will be held May 17-20 at Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio. The number of participants that qualify for the finals is 72.

NCAA Division II Women's Golf

South Super Regional

May 8-10, 2017

The Members Club at Woodcreek

Elgin, South Carolina

Host: Newberry College


1. Barry University

2. Saint Leo University

3. Rollins College

4. Nova Southeastern University

5. Florida Institute of Technology

6. Lynn University

7. University of West Florida

8. University of Montevallo

9. Lee University

10. University of West Georgia

11. Flagler College

12. Armstrong State University


1. Kiira Riihijarvi, University of Tampa

2. Abbey Hartsell, Lenoir-Rhyne University

3. Ciara Rattana, Tusculum College

4. Ashlii Thompson, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

5. Elizabeth England, Carson-Newman University

6. Marley Felthousen, Converse College

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Erin Boone is one of 25 players named to the 2017 Schutt Sports/NFCA NCAA Division II National Player Of The Year Watch List. NFCA is the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Boone, a sophomore outfielder from Creedmoor, N.C., has earned All-South Atlantic Conference First-Team honors the past two seasons (2016-17) and was named the 2016 SAC Freshman Of The Year.

This year, Boone leads the conference in batting average (.443), runs scored (65), hits (85) and on-base percentage (.511) to go along with seven home runs and 49 runs batted in. Boone is one of three Bears to start every game this season.

The Top 10 finalists will be announced on Thursday, May 11, and the Top Three on Wednesday, May 17, with the 2017 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II National Player of the Year revealed on Wednesday, May 24, prior to the start of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championships.

The award was created in 2015 to honor the outstanding athletic achievement among softball student-athletes throughout Division II. North Georgia's Courtney Poole was the inaugural winner of the award.

Lenoir-Rhyne (46-11), ranked No. 13 in NCAA Division II and the SAC Regular Season Champions, is the fifth-ranked team in the region and will wait and see if it earns a bid to the playoffs. The selection show is Monday, May 8.

2017 Schutt Sports / NFCA NCAA Division II
Player of the Year Top 25 Watch List

Stephanie Adkins, Sr., RHP, Saint Leo
Kaitlyn Bannister, Sr., 3B, UAH
Janessa Bassett, Jr., OF, Dixie State
Erin Boone, So., OF, Lenoir-Rhyne
Lyndsay Butler, Gr., P/OF, Wayne State (Mich.)
Kailyn Campbell, Sr., 1B, Central Washington
Maddie Dow, Sr., 3B/UTIL, Southern Arkansas
Julia Garcia, Jr., INF, CSU Monterey Bay
Haley Gilham, Jr., RHP, Chico State
Stephanie Hartness, Sr., OF, North Georgia
Haley Hodges, Sr., C, Southern Indiana
Brooke Hodgson, Jr, OF, Colorado Mesa
Amanda Houck, Jr., LHP, West Chester
Shea Ibrahim, Sr., INF, West Texas A&M
Bekah Kastning, Sr., OF, Hillsdale
Sarah Kennedy, Jr., SS, Augustana
Brandy Marlett, Jr., RHP, Angelo State
Brenna Martini, Jr., 3B, Adelphi
Marissa Monasseri, Jr., C, Caldwell
Christa Reisinger, So., OF, Truman State
Coley Ries, Sr., RHP, Minnesota State
Emmie Robertson, Jr., RHP, Pittsburg State
Kylee Smith, Fr., RHP, North Georgia
Kenedy Urbany, Sr., P, Angelo State
Hannah Vet, Jr., RHP, West Virginia Wesleyan

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