Area Sports Briefs (April 16)
McIntire tosses 3-inning perfect game
Ryan McIntire threw a three-inning perfect game as East Davidson topped Lexington 15-0 on Monday.
The Central Carolina 2-A contest was stopped after three innings because of the mercy rule.
Nathan Campbell went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, and Tyler Rhodes was 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Golden Eagles (12-4, 7-0 CCC).
Eagles blank Surry Central
Tyler Rhodes tossed a four-hit shutout as East Davidson downed Surry Central 3-0 late Saturday night in Thomasville.
Rhodes improved to 4-0 on the season and also went 1-for-2 with a triple for the Golden Eagles (11-4). Nick Williams finished 2-for-2 for East, while Ryan McIntire was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
Surry Central fell to 7-6.
East JV's hammer Jackets
Adam Fore pitched East Davidson to a 14-2 win over Lexington Monday in five innings.
The Golden Eagles are now 9-2 overall.
Panthers cruise to county title
Ledford posted four of the top five scores and handily won the Davidson County tournament on Monday at Lexington Golf Club.
The Panthers finished with a 303 total, 35 strokes better than runner-up West Davidson. North Davidson was third at 349, followed by East Davidson (374), Central Davidson (378), South Davidson (379) and Thomasville (487).
Jordan Mayo of Ledford carded a 74 to take medalist honors and edge his teammate Parker Hughes by a stroke. Cameron Easter of North was third with a 76. Ryan McClellan and Anthony Bradley of the Panthers tied for fourth at 77.
Nathan Curry of West (78), Logan Herrman of West (84), Zach King of East (85), Chris Davis of North (86), and Kendall Kruse of West were the rest of the top 10.
EDHS takes care of Central
Brooke Walser struck out five as East Davidson topped Central Davidson 4-0 on Monday.
Leading hitters for the Golden Eagles included Selena Metcalf (2-for-3, RBI), Morgan Key ( 1-for-3, RBI), Brooklyn Hopkins (2-for-3, double), Bailey Jones (two RBIs) and Allie Wike (2-for-3)
Eagles whip Hornets
East Davidson blanked Salisbury 10-0 in five innings in Central Carolina 2-A Conference action on Friday night.
Bre Carroll got the win for the Golden Eagles, striking out three with no walks in three innings. Brooke Walser closed the game, striking out two and allowing one hit in two innings.
East’s Sydney Bowles went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk. Walser finished 2-for-3.
Panthers handle NW Guilford
Megan Hayworth went the distance on the mound and struck out seven for Ledford in a 8-2 nonconference victory over Northwest Guilford on Monday.
Leading hitters for the Panthers (14-3) included Mackenzie Cranford (2-for-3 with a double and RBI), Erin Crotts ( 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs), Grace Holland (1-for-2 with a double and RBI). Bayleigh Griffith (1-for-3 with a double and RBI) and Mary Davis (1-for-3, RBI).
Bean hits grand slam for LHS junior varsity
Hannah Bean hit a grand slam for Ledford in a 6-1 win over Northwest Guilford on Monday.
Summer Mickey was 2-for-2 and scored two runs as the Panthers improved to 7-0. Jane Coats was the winning pitcher.
CCC Tennis tourney
The first day of the Central Carolina Conference tennis tournament is complete with a duo of East Davidson players reaching the semifinals and qualifying for the regional tournament. The doubles team of Jake Finlay and Brett Fuller defeated Adam Schofield and Collin Simerson of West Davidson 6-2, 6-3.
The Matt Ridge Basketball Academy will be held June 23-26 from 8:30 a.m.-noon each day at Ledford Middle School.
For rising 1st-12th grade students, the goal of the Matt Ridge Basketball Academy is to give campers instruction in the fundamentals of basketball, as well as emphasize team play and sportsmanship. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability level. Instruction will be provided by Coach Matt Ridge and members of his coaching staff, former players and other area coaches.
Cost is $95 per camper which includes tuition, instruction, insurance and T-shirt.
Contact Matt Ridge at 239-3819 to register or to receive additional information.
HiTom Home Run
The third annual HiTom Home Run sponsored by Novant Health will be held Saturday, June 21 at 9 a.m.
The 5K route will begin at the Big Chair in Thomasville and will end at Finch Field's home plate. There will be a Kid's Fun Run held at 10 a.m at the field. There will be a post-race hospitality table sponsored by Sheets, along with Novant Health gift bags with performance wear shirt, gift cards, a Team USA baseball game ticket and other great inclusions. Entry fee is $25 with proceeds benefiting the Post 87 American Legion program.
A pre-race party will be held June 20 at the HiToms game against Columbia at 7 p.m.