East Lincoln baseball

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Mustangs rally, force decisive Game 3


DENVER – With the season on the line the East Lincoln Mustangs dug deep, rallying in the late innings Friday night to defeat South Rowan 6-4 and force a winner-take-all Game 3 in the 3A West Regional Final.  The Raiders wasted no time building on the momentum gained from an 11-1 victory in Game 1 Wednesday, scoring twice on three […]

PHOTOS: East Lincoln baseball defeats St. Stephens in fourth round

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: North Lincoln falls, Mustangs win with another complete game

CHINA GROVE – The North Lincoln baseball’s quest to return to the state championship ended when it fell to top-seeded South Rowan 7-3 Friday in the fourth round of the 3A state playoffs. With freshman lefthander Kellen Karr on the mound, the 5-seed Knights enjoyed a 3-2 lead heading into the sixth inning. But that’s when things unraveled, and the […]

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: CSD buries conference foe Eagles early


DENVER – Community School of Davidson jumped on Lincoln Charter early for 4 first-inning runs en route to a 15-8 win in the third round of the 2A baseball playoffs. Lincoln Charter took both regular-season matchups between the Catawba Shores conference foes, but the 7-seed fell at home to the 15-seed Spartans under the highest stakes. CSD knocked out Eagles […]

See how lake-area teams fared in the second round of the baseball playoffs

Three of the Denver-area schools won their second-round playoff games Thursday night, with North Lincoln winning 2-1 in walkoff fashion after Crest tied the game at 1 in the top of the seventh. Meanwhile, Lake Norman High played its second straight extra-inning game, but fell at home to South Meck. And the two teams remaining in the Catawba Shores 1A/2A, […]

Here are the NCHSAA playoff matchups for Lake Norman area baseball teams

The brackets have been finalized for the NCHSAA baseball playoffs, which begin Tuesday, May 10. All six teams in the Catawba Shores 1A/2A qualified over two classifications, while all four Denver-area teams will host first first-round games between the 2A and 3A brackets. Here are all of the Lake Norman-area matchups with seedings: 4A Hough (3) vs. Cuthbertson (30) Lake […]

East Lincoln second baseman leads state in home runs


DENVER – Garrett Michel is putting up video game numbers for East Lincoln this spring. The senior second baseman was often pitched around last year, being walked 25 times in 17 games for a .652 on-base percentage in his conference Player of the Year season. But this year in the Mustangs’ first in a 3A conference, he’s being pitched to […]

Denver, Mooresville athletes land Hot Stove honors

CHARLOTTE – Several local athletes were honored recently in the annual Greater Charlotte Hot Stove League Awards. The awards are given to current high school softball and baseball players in the Charlotte area.  Softball East Lincoln’s Betsy Eatmon was named the High School Catcher of the Year. As a sophomore last year, she hit for a .527 batting average with […]

Michel, Reeves honored for offensive, pitching prowess

Mustangs' Matile named Coach of the Year

Garrett Michel from East Lincoln and Landon Reeves from North Lincoln were named South Fork players of the year in the late-spring baseball season. Michel was Offensive Player of the Year after leading the conference champion Mustangs with a .442 batting average, four home runs and 19 RBIs. Getting on base often via walks, the junior second baseman led the […]

Baseball teams look for pitching, mental makeup to advance through postseason

The sport that usually ends the first weekend of June enters its postseason in the middle of the month this year, and the Hough baseball team enters with its sixth straight conference championship. The Huskies finished off their 14-0 record by scoring 10-plus runs in their final nine games. But coach Jimmy Cochran said the personal makeup of his players […]