Charlotte Christian and Charlotte Country Day appear to be the powers in the CISAA 4A Conference this season, and each team opened league play Tuesday with a victory.
Joining them was Covenant Day.
Charlotte Christian (10-3 overall) ran its winning streak to four games with a 7-0 blanking of Providence Day.
J.B. Awolowo hit a home run for the Knights, who broke open a close game by scoring six times in the bottom of the second inning. Calvert Clark also had two hits for Charlotte Christian.
Brad Rivera had a pair of hits for Providence Day, now 6-2 and 0-1.
Charlotte Country Day (8-1, 1-0) rolled over Charlotte Latin (1-4, 0-1) 9-1. Will Jeffries went 3-for-3, and Cameron Greene added two hits and two RBI.
Covenant Day got a three-hitter from Jon Rossi and beat Concord Cannon School 6-1. Rossi went 6.1 innings, striking out seven. Jackson Bertelsen had two hits and two RBI for the victors (6-4, 1-0). Cannon School dropped to 0-3-1, 0-1.
Tuesday’s top performers
J.D. Brock (Hough): Brock hit a pair of solo home runs as the Huskies walloped North Mecklenburg 8-1.
Jordan Little (Hickory Grove Christian): Little, a junior, had a big day in his team’s 4-3 and 6-4 doubleheader victories at Rock Hill Westminster Catawba. He totaled 5-for-6 in the two games, with three home runs and five RBI.
Evan McGee (Central Cabarrus): McGee, a senior, nearly single-handedly beat Northwest Cabarrus. At the plate, he homered and drove in two runs in his team’s 8-2 triumph. On the mound, he worked 5.2 innings, allowing four hits and striking out 11. For the season, McGee is batting .429 and has a 4-0 record with a 1.11 ERA as a pitcher.
Tuesday’s other results
Hopewell 4, Mallard Creek 3: Freshman Seth Christmas slammed a single and two doubles for Hopewell, which scored a walk-off winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Hough 8, North Mecklenburg 1: J.D. Brock’s two homers led the Huskies. Hough scored in the first inning on a Jon Schuldt RBI double and never trailed.
Mooresville 2, Lake Norman 0
SO MECK 7 4A
Ardrey Kell 15, West Mecklenburg 2
Providence 10, Berry Academy 0: The Panthers got only four hits but took advantage of five Berry errors and nine walks.
Butler 7, Independence 4: Down 4-3, Butler scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Justin Bennett had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs.
Myers Park 8, Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 2: The Mustangs won this first-place showdown with a big sixth inning. Myers Park led 3-2 after five but scored five times in the top of the sixth off Hickory Ridge starter Nolan DeVos. Starter Wilson Glasgow got the victory for the Mustangs, allowing only a triple to Graham Brown. Preston Hall had two hits for Myers Park.
Richmond Senior 4, Raeford Hoke County 1: Jake Ransom and Garet Weigman each had two hits in support of Hunter Paris’ complete-game six-hitter for Richmond Senior.
Alexander Central 5, Hickory St. Stephens 2: Easton Rhoney (three hits, three runs) and Jacob Bebber (four RBI) paced the Cougars.
Hickory 5, South Caldwell 0: The Red Tornadoes broke open a close game with four runs in the top of the sixth inning.
Morganton Freedom 10, Marion McDowell 3: Up 4-2, Freedom scored six runs in the top of the sixth.
BIG SOUTH 3A
Boiling Springs Crest 12, Kings Mountain 0 (5 innings)
Gastonia Ashbrook 12, Gastonia Huss 1 (5 innings): Ashbrook bolted to a 9-0 lead after two innings.
Gastonia Forestview 3, Cramerton Stuart Cramer 2: The Jaguars got the winning run in the top of the seventh. Jackson Harbin tripled and drove in a run.
North Gaston 9, Lawndale Burns 3
NORTH PIEDMONT 3A
China Grove Carson 2, East Rowan 1: Cole Hales pitched a complete game, allowing only two hits and striking out nine. He also tripled and scored a run.
North Iredell 10, Statesville 0 (4 innings): Lance Johnson’s two doubles and three RBI led North Iredell.
West Rowan 7, South Iredell 6: Payne Stolsworth went 3-for-4 with a home run, and Steven Smith added two RBI for West Rowan.
SOUTH PIEDMONT 3A
Central Cabarrus 8, Northwest Cabarrus 2: Evan McGee went 5.2 innings, allowing four hits and striking out 11 for the Vikings. Sam Yelton added two hits and two RBI.
Concord Cox Mill 12, Kannapolis Brown 9: Shortstop Nick Alderfer had three hits and three RBI for Cox Mill, and Nick Pratico added two hits. Pratico scored four runs.
SOUTHERN CAROLINA 3A
Monroe Parkwood 7, Marvin Ridge 6
Waxhaw Cuthbertson 10, Unionville Piedmont 2
Weddington 7, Charlotte Catholic 0: Winning pitcher Anthony Casciola threw a complete game, four-hitter.
Hickory Grove Christian 4-6, Rock Hill Westminster Catawba 3-4: The visiting Lions swept a doubleheader. In the opener, Jordan Little went 3-for-3 with a home run, and Travis Snell scored twice. In the nightcap, Little hit two more homers and drove in three runs.
Statesville Christian 7, Salisbury North Hills Christian 1: Logan Hirsch (two hits, two RBI) supported winning pitcher Charlie Jacobs, who tossed a complete-game three hitter with 12 strikeouts.
CENTRAL CAROLINA 2A
Ledford 9, Central Davidson 1
Midway Oak Grove 9, Salisbury 3: Jack Fisher went 3-for-3 for Salisbury.
North Davidson 12, Thomasville 0
West Davidson 5, South Rowan 1
Lenoir Hibriten 17, East Burke 0
Newton Foard 12, Valdese Draughn 1: Braden Wharton slammed two doubles, went 4-for-4, and scored three runs for Fred T. Foard.
ROCKY RIVER 2A
Marshville Forest Hills 6, East Montgomery 4: It was the first victory of the season for the Yellow Jackets (1-7, 1-3).
Mount Pleasant 2, Anson County 1: The host Tigers scored a walk-off winning run in the last of the seventh.
West Stanly 3, Monroe Central Academy 1: The host Colts scored twice in the bottom of the third for a 2-0 lead and held on. John Nixon had two hits for Central Academy.
SOUTH FORK 2A
East Lincoln 7, Maiden 6: The Mustangs handed Maiden its first loss in seven conference games.
Lake Norman Charter 9, Lincolnton 6: Jake Monti’s two-run double in the fifth inning provided the Knights with the go-ahead runs. Jared Ryan homered and drove in two runs for the Knights, and Peter Alperi had two hits. Sam Carpenter had a double and two RBI for Lincolnton.
West Lincoln 5, Catawba Bandys 3
Forest City Chase 12, East Gaston 0
R-S Central 9, Shelby 2
MOUNTAIN VALLEY 1A-2A
Boonville Starmount 14, East Wilkes 8
Elkin 2, North Wilkes 1
Wilkes Central 16, Alleghany 6
WESTERN HIGHLANDS 1A-2A
Marshall Madison County 15, Avery County 6
Polk County 20, Black Mountain Owen 3
Monroe Union Academy 3, Community School of Davidson 2: Drew Noblet slammed a pair of doubles and drove in three runs for Union Academy.
SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 1A
Bessemer City 10, Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson 8: The visiting Yellow Jackets took a 10-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth and held off a Gryphons’ rally. Luke Slawter had two hits and a pair of RBI for Thomas Jefferson.
Cherryville 10, Gastonia Highland Tech 0 (5 innings): The Ironmen improved to 10-2 overall and 8-0 in the conference.
Lincoln Charter 19, Gastonia Piedmont Community 0 (3 innings): Winning pitcher Vinnie Disabato got an abbreviated shutout.
YADKIN VALLEY 1A
North Moore 6, North Rowan 4
South Stanly 16, South Davidson 3 (4 innings): South Stanly rapped out 16 hits, with Crafton Mansfield going 3-for-3. Mansfield scored four times and drove in four runs.
S.C. REGION 3 5A
Fort Mill 12, Rock Hill Northwestern 0 (5 innings): The visiting Yellowjackets opened a three-game first-place lead, as J.T. Marr drove in three runs, and Connor Rasmussen homered and knocked in two runs.
S.C. REGION 4 3A
Indian Land 5, Camden 3: Lawson Olte and Conner Ouimet each had two hits and an RBI for the victorious Warriors.
Winnsboro Fairfield Central 11, Chester 5
S.C. REGION 4 2A
Chesterfield 3, Lancaster Buford 1
Kershaw Andrew Jackson 4, Kershaw North Central 0
Christ the King 5, Hickory Christian 1: The Crusaders held Hickory Christian to two hits.
Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 7, Waterford (PA) Fort LeBoeuf 1: The Warriors won in the Mingo Bay Tournament at Myrtle Beach.
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