Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Updated playoff results: Lake Norman stuns nationally ranked Alex. Central

The biggest surprise in Tuesday's baseball and softball playoffs was in 4A softball where Lake Norman upset nationally ranked Alexander Central in Taylorsville 5-3.

Lake Norman scored five runs in the third inning and withstood a final, seventh inning rally by Alexander Central. Alexander Central scored three runs in the seventh.

Lake Norman's Kayla Pine got the win and hit 2-for-4. Lauren Elder was 2-for-4 for Alexander Central, which was ranked No. 12 nationally by ESPN.

Lake Norman







Alexander Central







WP: Kayla Pine (2-0). LP: Chelsea Wilkinson. Leading hitters–LN: Kayla Pine (2-4), Stacy Houser (1 -3, 2 RBIs), Dominique Wilson (1-3, 2 RBIs); AC: Lauren Elder (2-4, RBI), Jessica Childers (1-3, 2 RBIs, HR).


Tuesday's regional semifinals

4A West: East Forsyth 8, Kernersville Glenn 1; Skyland Roberson 10, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 0

4A West Regional (best of 3, starts Thursday): Skyland Roberson at East Forsyth

3A West: Northwest Cabarrus at East Rowan, ppd, tonight, 7; Waynesville Tuscola 9, Morganton Patton 1

3A West Regional (best of 3, starts Thursday): Tuscola at East Rowan/NW Cabarrus

2A West: East Rutherford 10, Unionville Piedmont 0; Surry Central 3, Wilkes Central 2

2A West Regional (best of 3, starts Thursday): Surry Central at East Rutherford

1A West: Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 19, Albemarle 6; West Wilkes 6, Murphy 0

1A West Regional (best of 3, starts Thursday): Bishop McGuinness at W Wilkes


Tuesday's third round

4A West: Kernersville Glenn 5, Davie County 0; N. Davidson 2, East Forsyth 0; Lake Norman 5, Alexander Central 3; Skyland Roberson 9, Porter Ridge 3

4A West Sectional finals Friday: . N. Davidson at Kernersville Glenn; Lake Norman at Skyland Roberson

3A West: East Rowan 5, Marvin Ridge 2; Concord Robinson 7, Anson Senior 1; Boiling Springs Crest 5, Asheville Erwin 0; Enka 3, Franklin 2

3A West Sectional finals Friday: Robinson at East Rowan; Enka at Boiling Springs Crest

2A West: Central Davidson 5, E. Rutherford 1; West Stanly 7, Waxhaw Cuthbertson 2; Boonville Starmount 2, North Henderson 1; East Bend Forbush 2, Canton Pisgah 0

2A West Sectional finals Friday: W. Stanly at Central Davidson; Starmount at Forbush

1A West: South Stanly 6, Cherryville 1; East Surry 3, North Moore 0; West Wilkes 4, Murphy 2; Swain County 22, Hiwasee Dam 4

1A West Sectional finals Friday: E. Surry at South Stanly; Swain Co. at West Wilkes


Regional championships

4A West: North Mecklenburg at East Forsyth, tonight, 7

4A East: Wilmington Hoggard 1, Raleigh Leesville Road 0

3A West: Hickory at Marvin Ridge, tonight., 7

3A East: Jacksonville vs. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons

2A West: Cuthbertson at East Bend Forbush, tonight, 7

2A East: Carrboro vs. Swansboro

1A: Avery vs. Southwest Onslow, 1A state final, Saturday at N.C. State

Note: Soccer state finals match the regional champions Saturday at N.C. State