Providence moved into first place in the SoMeck 7 4A baseball race Friday without even playing.
The Panthers entered the day tied with Ardrey Kell for the conference lead, each at 7-1. But while Providence was idle, Ardrey Kell suffered a 4-3 loss to visiting South Mecklenburg.
The day’s results left the Panthers atop the league, followed by Ardrey Kell (7-2), Olympic (6-3) and South Mecklenburg (5-3).
South Mecklenburg scored four times in the top of the third, with Conner Gibbs delivering a three-run double. Jake Slattery and Matt Hill each had two hits for the Sabres.
Friday’s top performers
Wilson Glasgow (Myers Park): Glasgow pitched a complete-game five-hitter, and the Mustangs blanked Butler 3-0.
Mikey McRorie (Mountain Island Charter): McRorie had a huge day, slamming four doubles and a home run, scoring four times, and driving in seven runs. His team trounced Mooresville Carolina International 23-3.
Nick Ward (West Iredell): Ward pitched a complete-game four-hitter and struck out nine, as the Warriors blanked Valdese Draughn 4-0. Ward also had two hits at the plate.
Kason Williams (Lincolnton): Williams fired a five-hitter as Lincolnton scored a 3-0 victory over Catawba Bandys, knocking the Trojans out of first place in the South Fork 2A.
Friday’s other results
Hough 23, West Charlotte 0 (Game 1): Charlie Chason slammed a two-run homer and drove in three runs, and Cade McGahon was the winning pitcher for the Huskies.
Hough 21, West Charlotte 1 (Game 2): Clemson commit J.D. Brock swatted two doubles and a triple, and he drove in four runs. The Lions were held to one hit in each game.
Lake Norman 13, Vance 1: Dylan Arment had three hits, and Jay Sadoff and Harrison Livingston added two apiece for Lake Norman.
Mallard Creek 11, North Mecklenburg 0: The Mavericks built a 6-0 lead after one inning and coasted. They held the Vikings to two hits.
Mooresville 8, Hopewell 0: Quin Ferguson singled, hit two doubles, and drove in three runs.
SO MECK 7 4A
Berry Academy 20, Harding 10
Olympic 9, West Mecklenburg 7: West Mecklenburg led 6-1, but Olympic scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth and pulled away. West Mecklenburg’s Tyler Barnes had two doubles and three RBI.
East Mecklenburg 16, Garinger 0: Skyler Strzelecki had three hits and two RBI, and Will Treadaway scored twice and drove in two runs.
Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 15, Rocky River 1: The Ragin’ Bulls improved to 9-1 in the conference, scoring in every inning.
Independence 2, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 0: The Patriots held the Pirates to two hits.
Myers Park 3, Butler 0: The host Mustangs scored twice in the bottom of the first inning and held on for the victory, despite getting only four hits. Paul Alvarez had two of those hits, while Johnny Hummel had a single and two walks for Butler.
Covenant Day 15, Charlotte Latin 14: Latin scored 12 runs in the top of the third and led 12-5, but Covenant Day battled back. Leadoff hitter Phillip Abner went 2-for-2 with three RBI for Covenant Day, and teammate Grant Lovelace slammed a double and triple.
Providence Day 3, Charlotte Country Day 0: Owen Tappy scattered eight hits, as the Chargers improved to 4-0 in the league. Bryce Daniel had two hits and reached on a walk for the victors.
Alexander Central 9, West Caldwell 1: Nate Moretz had three hits, and Josh Lefore had two hits and three RBI for the Wildcats. Thomas Melton drove in West Caldwell’s run.
Hickory 6, McDowell 5: The Red Tornadoes broke a 4-4 tie with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Kell Smith had three hits for McDowell.
Hickory St. Stephens 7, Morganton Freedom 6: Sophomore J.D. Everett was the winning pitcher.
South Caldwell 3, Boone Watauga 1: Winning pitcher Daniel Dye went 6.2 innings, allowing three hits and striking out 12.
BIG SOUTH 3A
Boiling Springs Crest 13, Gastonia Ashbrook 3: The Chargers improved to 10-0 in the conference, getting three home runs. Winning pitcher Nick Melton got relief help from Riley Cash.
Gastonia Forestview 4, North Gaston 3: Forestview broke a 3-3 tie with a fifth-inning run. The loss dropped North Gaston to 8-2, two games behind first-place Crest.
Kings Mountain 3, Gastonia Huss 0: Joe Ruffalo pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out nine.
Lawndale Burns 4, Cramerton Stuart Cramer 3
NORTH PIEDMONT 3A
China Grove Jesse Carson 6, North Iredell 1: Clayton Gilmore had two hits and scored three times, and teammate Maddux Holshouser got the victory, pitching six innings and scattering five hits.
South Iredell 14, Statesville 1: Three Viking pitchers held Statesville to four hits.
West Rowan 5, East Rowan 3: The Falcons’ J.C. Fecteau and Daniel Durham each drove in a pair of runs.
SOUTH PIEDMONT 3A
Central Cabarrus 5, Kannapolis A.L. Brown 4: Winning pitcher Stephen Kutay went the whole way, striking out eight. Jake Rowden slammed a two-run double for the victors. Antonio Knight had two RBI for the Wonders.
Concord Cox Mill 7, Concord 4: The Spiders led 4-0 after four innings, but Cox Mill rallied, going ahead with four runs in the sixth. Cory Mullis had two hits for Cox Mill, and Justin Fox went 3-for-4 with three RBI for Concord.
Concord Jay M. Robinson 2, Northwest Cabarrus 0: Winning pitcher Brandon Dayvault went six innings, getting relief help from Noah Love. Luke Nelson and Chase Orrock had the Bulldogs’ RBIs.
SOUTHERN CAROLINA 3A
Indian Trail Sun Valley 5, Charlotte Catholic 1: Starting pitcher Landon Dennis went six innings, allowing four hits and striking out eight. Andrew Lane finished for the Spartans. Caleb Bruce had two hits for Sun Valley, and Nate Nygaard drove in two runs.
Unionville Piedmont 5, Monroe Parkwood 1: Starting pitcher Ryan Baucom went 6.2 innings, with Colby Lam in relief.
Weddington 3, Marvin Ridge 1: Weddington took two of three games from Marvin Ridge in the series and climbed to 8-4 in the conference, good for a tie with Cuthbertson. Marvin Ridge still leads the conference at 10-2.
CENTRAL CAROLINA 2A
Ledford 10, Winston-Salem Oak Grove 0
North Davidson 6, Central Davidson 3
Salisbury 10, East Davidson 7: Chandler Lippard slammed four hits and drove in three runs, and Bo Rusher had three hits, including a three-run home run in the sixth inning.
South Rowan 15, Lexington 0: Winning pitcher Matt Donahue tossed a shutout, and Isaiah Wade doubled and drove in three runs.
West Davidson 14, Thomasville 0
Claremont Bunker Hill 7, Lenoir Hibriten 6
Morganton Patton 6, Newton Fred T. Foard 3: Ty Causby smacked three doubles, and Drew Goforth had two hits and three RBI for Patton.
West Iredell 4, Valdese Draughn 0: Nick Ward and John Payne each had two hits for the Warriors.
ROCKY RIVER 2A
Anson County 6, Monroe Central Academy 3: The third-place Bearcats (6-3) took two of three games in the series against Central Academy. Joe Simpson had three of the Monroe team’s five hits.
Mount Pleasant 15, Marshville Forest Hills 4: Three pitchers combined on a six-hitter, as Mount Pleasant improved to 7-2 and stayed a game behind first-place West Stanly.
West Stanly 4, East Montgomery 1: Cody Kidd pitched the Colts to their eighth win in nine conference games. He held the Eagles to two hits.
SOUTH FORK 2A
Lake Norman Charter 18, Maiden 1: Michael Clark hit a single and two doubles, driving in five runs. Jake Monti added three hits and two RBI.
Lincolnton 3, Catawba Bandys 0: Lane Hoover and P.A. Masters each had two hits for the Wolves, while Andrew Patrick reached on a single and two walks for Bandys, which was knocked out of a first-place tie with North Lincoln. The Trojans are now 8-2 in the conference.
North Lincoln 9, East Lincoln 4: Tyler McPeak (two hits, two RBI) and Jake Soorus (two RBI) led North Lincoln, which leads the conference at 9-1.
East Gaston 4, Shelby 2: The Warriors scored three times in the bottom of the first and logged their second victory of the week over Shelby.
East Rutherford 5, Forest City Chase 0
PAC 7 1A
Mountain Island Charter 23, Mooresville Carolina International 3: Mikey McRorie’s seven-RBI performance was supported by Scottie England, who smacked two doubles, scored three runs, and drove in four.
SOUTH PIEDMONT 1A
Cherryville 11, Lincoln Charter 4: The Ironmen handed Lincoln Charter its first conference loss in 10 games. Cherryville is second in the league, at 8-3.
Gastonia Highland Tech 17, Gastonia Piedmont Charter 0: Ten players got at least one hit for the Rams. Winning pitcher Brandon Baucom fired a shutout.
YADKIN VALLEY 1A
Asheboro Uwharrie Charter 15, West Montgomery 1
Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 9, North Rowan 3: Jack Foley (two hits, three RBI) and Ben Whitesell (two hits, two runs) led Gray Stone Day.
Concord First Assembly 14, Northside Christian 4: Parker Ross had two hits and five RBI in leading the Eagles. Kyle Howard smacked two singles and three triples.
Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 8, Gaston Christian 1: Winning pitcher Ben Poplin went five innings, with Noah Jordan finishing. Jeff Townson had two hits for the victors.
Carmel Christian 11, Statesville Christian 2: Braden Smith and Lucas Martino homered for Carmel Christian. Josh Frye drove in both Statesville Christian runs.
Hickory Christian 14, Victory Christian 4: Tate Sigmon went 3-for-3, driving in four runs, for the victors.
S.C. REGION 4 5A
Fort Mill 8, Rock Hill 7: Fort Mill scored six times in the bottom of the fourth. J.T. Marr hit two singles and a home run, and Logan Stone and Bartow Keller added two hits each.
Rock Hill Northwestern 10, Clover 0: The Trojans improved to 9-0 in the region (15-2 overall).
S.C. REGION 4 2A
Chesterfield 4, Pageland Central 2: Chesterfield improved to 9-1 in the region.
Christ the King 6, Winston-Salem Bishop McGuinness 5 (8 innings): Gavin Fragale and Nicholas Hodges each had a pair of hits for Christ the King.
Concord Cannon School 15, Wake Christian 10: Cannon School scored eight times in the fifth and five more in the sixth for a road victory.
High Point Christian 6, Southlake Christian 1: Bailey Jones and Darien Farley each had two hits for Southlake.
Richmond Senior 11, Lumberton 0
Southwest Guilford 6, Waxhaw Cuthbertson 3
Report results of your school’s spring sports games and matches to firstname.lastname@example.org.