Ad Spot

July 4, 2020

NC3 baseball: Rowan romps

By Mike London

mike.london@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Logan Rogers’ two-out, bases-loaded double  to deep center in the second inning broke the game wide open and Rowan County romped against Davidson County 12-3 in NC3 baseball on Tuesday at Newman Park.

“We pitched it pretty well,” said Davidson coach Keaton Hawks, a former Catawba outfielder. “Rowan was just good hitting it with two outs — and even with two strikes.”

Only 25 fans were allowed in the park to watch Rowan cruise in the nine-inning. non-league contest that took nearly three hours to complete.

It was a rough night for Davidson County infielders, who committed seven errors. Rowan took advantage, scoring runs in six different innings.

“They gave us extra chances, with errors on their part,” Rowan coach Jim Gantt said. “But you still have to put the ball in play and we did a good job of it. We came out swinging the bats.”

Rowan starting pitcher Casey Gouge faced only 10 batters over the first three innings, as Rowan (2-0) took a 7-1 lead.

Five relievers — Mattox Henderson, Chase Shoaf, Dylan Driver, Andrew Kennerly and Scout Nichols — held that big edge with little difficulty.

Those hurlers had the assistance of two double plays, a diving catch by left fielder Jordan Goodine and a charging catch by center fielder CP Pyle.

Rowan opened the game with Charlie Klingler, Cole Hales, Wayne Mize and Goodine reaching base and took an immediate 3-0 lead against Davidson starter Noah Sams, who balked in Rowan’s third run.

In the second inning, with two outs and the bases empty, Hales, Mize and Goodine got on base in front of Rogers’ booming double, and it was 6-0.

No. 9 batter Evan Yates smacked a Gouge fastball out of the park for the visitors in the third, but Rowan answered with a run-scoring hit by Klingler in the bottom of the inning.

Two Davidson errors allowed Rowan to expand its lead to 9-2 in the bottom of the fifth.

Goodine doubled to open the sixth, advanced to third on a flyball and scored on JT Fecteau’s sac fly for a 10-2 bulge.

Davidson (0-2) managed a run in the eighth with the help of two walks and an error.

Run-scoring doubles by Bryson Wagner and Caden Hudson — both entered the game in the seventh — accounted for Rowan’s last two runs.

Goodine’s diving catch on his belly came in left-center in the fifth and turned a potential problem into a harmless sacrifice fly off the bat of  Yates.

Pyle made his charging grab in the seventh.

Klingler and Goodine had three hits each for Rowan. Hales and Mize had two.

 

 

Davidson    001   010  010   —  3

Rowan        331    021   02x   — 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Local

‘Stay safe. Stay healthy, America’: Winners of High Rock Lake dock decorating contest encourage use of face masks

Nation/World

Trump backs Dan Forest in governor’s race

News

Jimmie Johnson first NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

Nation/World

At Mount Rushmore, Trump says protesters seek to ‘defame’ heroes

Nation/World

Police officers fired over photos of chokehold used on Elijah McClain

Coronavirus

Officials warn about case spike from holiday weekend after highest one-day increase of positive tests

News

Cooper’s veto means people can’t have concealed weapons on church properties that have schools

Coronavirus

County health officials distribute 1,000 free face masks

Crime

Former Landis staffers face embezzlement charges

Landis

‘First step in getting some closure’: Former, current Landis officials react to indictments

Nation/World

With recent jobs surge, Trump sees sunshine but Biden says ‘no victory yet’

Crime

Two face drug charges after vehicle chase, near collision

News

Cooper vetoes bills seeking to reopen businesses

Crime

Crime blotter: July 3

Coronavirus

County nears two weeks of continuous double-digit increases

Crime

Former Landis Town Manager Reed Linn, others indicted for felony embezzlement

Education

‘Never in my wildest dreams’: Moore ready to take the helm of Salisbury High

News Main

Raising the Barr for Rowan golf

Local

Greenway expansion, traffic signal maintenance submitted for federal funding

Local

Salisbury VA says telehealth usage up 971%

Education

Shoutouts

News

Many offices closing Friday to observe July 4th

Local

Sheriff offers July 4th safety tips

Local

Faith resident won’t let COVID-19 infect patriotic spirit