Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Versatile Salisbury senior Brian Bauk has been named CCC Player of the Year.
Bauk, who signed with Appalachian State, is the first Rowan County athlete to win CCC Player of the Year in baseball since North Rowan’s Daniel Moore won back-to-back awards in 1999 and 2000.
Also making All-CCC from Salisbury were first baseman Chance Bowden, pitcher/outfielder Scott Friedrich, third baseman Parker McKeithan, outfielder Ryan Jones and shortstop/pitcher Riley Myers.
Runner-up for player of the year honors was East Davidson’s Braxton Shetley. East Davidson’s Dan Tricarico was named CCC Coach of the Year. Runners-up were West Davidson’s Jerry Walser and Salisbury’s Scott Maddox.
• Salisbury’s Caroline Forbis, Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer, Katie Wolfe and Laney Gokey were named to the All-CCC softball team. East Davidson’s Morgan Gallimore was named CCC Player of the Year, with Central Davidson’s Morgan Roach runner-up.
East Davidson’s Amanda Akins was named CCC Coach of the Year, with Salisbury’s Leigh Miller runner-up.
The Black Knights of Army qualified for the NCAA tournament by sweeping Holy Cross 9-4 and 5-4 on Sunday to win the Patriot League championship series.
Jon Crucitti (West Rowan) is the leadoff man and right fielder for the Black Knights.
• Senior lefty Dan Meyer pitched Coker to a 7-2 win against Georgia College on Sunday, as the Cobras won the Southeast Regional at Mount Olive.
Coker was the No. 4 seed in the six-team event. The Cobras, from Hartsville, S.C., will open play in the Division II World Series in Cary next Sunday.
• The eight-team ACC tournament starts Wednesday with three pool-play games in Durham. See Scoreboard for pairings.
The Mooresville Post 66 Moors opened the season with an exciting 6-5 win against Concord on Saturday.
Jesse Seaford knocked in the decisive run. Sam Marshall drove in three runs.
Paul Blankley, Eythan Kramm, Marshall and Mike Knight belted four consecutive doubles in the second inning.
Logan Beegle was the winning pitcher. Ryan James earned a save.
Seth Graham, former Catawba and Rowan County American Legion assistant, is piloting Post 66 this season.
• Rowan is scheduled to play High Point at Newman Park on Tuesday.
• Southern Rowan is scheduled to open at Mooresville Post 66 on Tuesday.
Minor league baseball
The Kannapolis Intimidators were rained out at home on Sunday night.
The game will be made up next month when the Intimidators travel to Hagerstown.
• Jerry Sands (Catawba) hit his first homer of the season for Indianapolis on Saturday.
The McCanless Couples played a Texas Scramble format on Sunday.
First-place team members were Tabitha Warren, Jared DeVlieger, Todd DeVlieger and LeeAnn DeVlieger.
The team of Jeff Warren, Harry Owens, Allen Drew and Treva Honeycutt was a close second.
Honeycutt won closest to the pin. David Skinner won longest putt.
• Recent Furman graduate Johnny Kyger and 13-year-old Michael Childress teamed to win the inaugural Men’s Spring Classic at The Country Club of Salisbury with a two-day total of 127. Jerry Wright-Chris Smith finished second at 129. The winner of the Second Flight was Lee Frick and Josh Brincefield, while the winner of the Third Flight was Jared Barnette-Jason Barnette.
The Rowan Hurricanes 5th-grade basketball team won their third straight championship over the weekend at the Catawba Challenge.
Team members are Taylor Poole, Abigail Wilson, Cindy Connolly, Mary Sobotaka, Gabrielle Blabon, Anayia Fulsom, Rylea Carter and Cayla Hartsell.