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High School Spring Sports Roundup 05.07.14

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    North Mecklenburg’s Tony Amos beats the throw to the plate to Vance catcher Kyle Pate in the first round of the Mecklenburg 4A playoffs.

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↑  Cannon boys golf: Shot 287 Tuesday to win the CISAA conference tournament at Myers Park Country Club. Charlotte Latin (292) was second and Charlotte Christian (293) third. Charlotte Latin’s Louis Lambert’s 3-under 68 was the low round of the day.

↑  Julianna Roupas, Providence Day softball: Freshman pitched her fourth no-hitter and third perfect game of the season last week against Charlotte Country Day. She struck out eight. Roupas has an 0.17 ERA and is second on the team in hitting, batting .500.

↑  Ardrey Kell baseball: Ranked No. 28 in MaxPreps’ national poll.

↑  Charlotte Catholic boys tennis: Cougars beat Skyland Roberson 6-0 in the second round of the N.C. dual-team playoffs. Singles winners were Grant Stuckey, Riley Brosnan, Sean Nestor, Patrick Menkhaus, Jack Deering and Lance Clementi. Catholic is 12-1 and will play in the third round next week.

Tuesday’s Top Performers

Blair Anderes, Myers Park girls soccer: Hat trick in 9-0 victory against Garinger. Teammate Elizabeth Wallace had two goals for the Mustangs (18-1), who are ranked No. 3 in the N.C. 4A coaches poll. Myers Park hosts No. 1 Hough at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Logan Dunston, Kayla Roether, Freedom girls soccer: Both players had one goal and one assist in a 2-1 overtime victory against Fred T. Foard. Freedom won despite being outshot 24-7. Foard also had 10 corner kicks to three for Freedom.

Monica Pepe, St. Stephens softball: Was 3-for-4 with with three singles and a run scored in an 8-4 victory against Watauga. Teammate Erica Spencer had two hits and two RBIs.

Jamie Pisel, Lake Norman softball: Went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 6-1 North Piedmont conference semifinal victory against North Lincoln.

Ellie Teller, Charlotte Country Day girls soccer: Eight saves in a 1-1 tie with Cuthbertson. Princess Sutherland scored for Country Day on an assist from Murphy Brennan.

Tory Wilkison, Charlotte Latin girls soccer: Shutout for goalie in 2-0 CISAA conference victory against Cannon. Carrie Mittl and Amanda Fine scored for the Hawks (15-1-1, 6-1-1). Cannon is 9-7-3, 4-4.

Taylor Wike, Alexander Central softball: Had five RBIs in a 11-1 victory against North Iredell in the North Piedmont semifinals. Nationally ranked Alexander Central will face N.C. power Lake Norman in Thursday’s conference championship game.

Tuesday’s Roundup

Butler softball 12, East Meck 0: The Bulldogs had an easy time in their first-round Southwestern 4A tournament win. Pitcher Emma Swenson had 11 strikeouts and was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Butler got seven hits and allowed two.

Hough girls soccer 5, Hopewell 0: Alex Denny had two goals for Hough, ranked No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association poll. The Huskies (18-0-1, 13-0 MECKA 4A) also got goals from Emmily Cowie, Courtney Carroll and Brooke Sawyer. Ashley Johnson had two assists, and Marnie Merritt and Katie Easley shared the shutout.

Providence Day baseball 4, Covenant Day 3: Covenant Day’s Spencer Hutchinson had a huge night going 2-for-3 with a home run, but Providence Day scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-2 lead. Covenant Day scored once in the seventh and final inning. Both teams had five hits.

Country Day boys tennis 9, Charlotte Christian 0: The Bucs got straight set wins in all six singles matches and won all three doubles matches. Singles winners were Will Turner, Kavir Kumar, Evan Cater, Axel Rydberg, Naveen Paul and Jackson Motchar.

Notes: Hough basketball coach Batts resigns

 Hough athletics director Masanori Toguchi told the Observer on Tuesday that Huskies boys basketball coach Justin Batts has resigned.

 Batts plans to attend graduate school.

 Batts was selected the Observer’s coach of the year for its All-Lake Norman area boys team this year. Hough finished the season 22-6 and won the conference championship in the MECKA 4A, perhaps the toughest conference in North Carolina.

 In the 2012-13 school year, Batts led the Huskies to perhaps the school’s biggest win, an N.C. 4A sectional championship victory against heavily favored West Charlotte and then All-American center Kennedy Meeks to reach their first N.C. 4A Western Regional.

 Next season, Hough is expected to return 6-8 forward Luke Maye, a high-major Division I recruit. Maye made the All-Observer team for the second time this season.

 Besides Batts, Toguchi said the school also had openings for girls basketball, softball, track and cross-country.

• Cannon baseball player Matthew Randolph committed to Emory; basketball player Philip Jewell committed to Queens. ...Victoria Porter (South Meck, girls track events), Amaka Awuruouye (Olympic, girls field events), Wyatt Maxey (Providence, boys track) and Josh German (Ardrey Kell, field events) were named SoMeck 8 conference track and field athletes of the meet at last week’s conference meet.

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