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Mustangs fall to Raiders
The East Lincoln Mustangs fell 10-0 at the hands of South Point on Thursday in their Big South 3A regular season finale.
Aaron Horne hit a three-run homer for the Red Raiders. Donny McCaskill and Johnny DeMarsico also hit homeruns.
Horne went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and McCaskill went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead South Point.
David Bumgardner, a Lenoir Rhyne signee, worked a complete game, striking out nine batters and allowing only three hits to record the win.
Mitchell Lynch suffered the loss for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs lost to East Gaston 5-1 on Tuesday and took a huge blow when they found out they had lost junior star shortstop/pitcher Greyson Schram to a cracked vertabrae for the remainder of the season.
Schram is not allowed to participate in any physical activity for 6-to-8 weeks following a MRI on Monday.
East Lincoln will meet South Point Monday on the Red Raiders’ home field in the first round of the conference tournament.

Lincolnton baseball
East Rutherford beat Lincolnton 9-2 on Thursday in the Midwest 2A regular season finale.
Shane Brackett suffered the loss, working four innings and gave up five earned runs.
Kyle Snyder went 2-for-3 with a one RBI. Parker Tate went 2-for-3 with a homerun with two RBIs.
Lincolnton finished fifth in the Midwest 2A with 10-11, 6-8.
“We obviously have to win the tournament to get into the playoffs. We’ll just have to play good baseball, it doesn’t matter who we play. We just need to play well and win,” Wolves’ head coach Cole Sigmon said.

Midwest 2A tennis
The Lincolnton Wolves were ousted in the opening round of the Midwest 2A Tennis Conference Tournament Tuesday.
Adil Huselja won his first set over Newton-Conover’s John Jones, but fell to Jones in three sets.
Lincolnton’s Michael Sharpe was competitive against Shelby’s Eldon Brockman losing 6-0, 6-3.
The doubles’ team of Bryan Clark/Daniel Earley fell in straight sets to Lee Griffith/Ian Blaylock from East Rutherford.
The Shelby Golden Lions won the tournament in singles and doubles’ play.
Newton-Conover finished second followed by Bandys, East Rutherford, West Lincoln and Lincolnton. The results were the same as the regular season standings.
A bright spot for the Rebels was the play of Matt Limone. Limone qualified for the 2A West Regional making his way through the consolation bracket.
Limone defeated Jones from Newton 8-5 and East Rutherford’s Kyle Moore 8-4 on Wednesday.
by John Mark Brooks

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