West Caldwell 11, West Lincoln 4
Cy Smith’s three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning set the tone Saturday afternoon as the Warriors (4-3, 4-0) defeated the Rebels (5-2, 3-1) 11-4 at West Caldwell. The loss was West Lincoln’s first in the Southern District-7 2A conference, dropping them out of a first-place tie. The Warriors scored in each of the first four innings to build a 9-0 lead before the Rebels put three runs on the board in the sixth inning, including a solo home run by Brett Eurey. Starting pitcher Cy Smith picked up the win for West Caldwell, allowing 3 runs in six innings. Smith struck out seven Rebels and walked one. Smith homered twice for the Warriors. Logan Carpenter and Eurey had two hits each for West Lincoln, who had 9 hits. Dallas Bridges took the loss on the mound. The Rebels will be at home against Maiden on Tuesday, while West Caldwell host East Lincoln.
East Lincoln 17, Newton-Conover 4
Taylor Michel tied a school record with 7 RBIs as the Mustangs (6-1, 4-0) pounded the Red Devils (2-6, 1-3) 17-4 Friday night in SD-7 action at East Lincoln. Michel, who went 4 for 5 at the plate, hit a three-run home run early in the sixth and a game-ending grand slam later in the same inning when the Mustangs put 11 runs on the board. Newton-Conover had built a 4-1 lead in the third inning, before the East Lincoln bats got going. Other leaders for the Mustangs included Trevor Childers 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs, Kooper Hogue 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored, Nate Kinsch 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored and Alec Burleson 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs and 4 runs scored. Tyler Cox picked up the win in relief for East Lincoln, pitching 3 ⅓ shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out 3. The Mustangs travel to West Caldwell on Tuesday. The Red Devils will host Lincolnton.
North Lincoln 13, Statesville 3
Tyler McPeak had 5 RBIs and the Knights (6-1, 3-1) rebounded after their first loss of the season with a 13-3 North Piedmont 3A/4A win over the Greyhounds (0-7, 0-4) at Statesville. North Lincoln scored in each of the first four innings, including 3 runs in the first, 4 in the second and 5 in the fourth aided by six Greyhound errors. McPeak went 3 for 3 at the plate with a single, double and homerun to lead the Knights. Ty Lilly pitched three innings, picking up the win for North Lincoln. Lilly, along with Trevor Whitley, Brady Heavner and Ben Taylor had RBIs. The Knights will host South Iredell on Tuesday, while Statesville visits West Iredell.
Lincoln Charter 10, Bessemer City 0
West Lincoln 12, West Caldwell 2 (suspended in 4th inning)
With the Lady Rebels leading 12-2 after four innings, the game was halted due to rain. The suspended game will resume on April 11 at 5 p.m. at West Lincoln prior to the scheduled matchup between the Lady Warriors and the Lady Rebels.
Lincoln Charter 11, Bessemer City 0
East Lincoln 5, Newton-Conover 1
North Lincoln 18, Statesville 1
Maiden 13, Bandys 2