Area Sports Briefs:

  • Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 12:54 a.m.

From staff and wire reports

Livingstone sophomore Quanera Hayes won the 400 meters in the Division II outdoor track and field national championships on Saturday in Colorado.

Hayes was clocked in 51.54 seconds.

Hayes also placed fourth in the 200 with a time of 23.30 seconds.

Southern Rowan falls

The Southern Rowan Legion team lost 1-0 at Shelby’s Keeter Stadium, home of the Legion World Series, on Sunday.

Aaron Bare pitched six shutout innings for Southern Rowan (4-1). Austin Bracewell (0-1) allowed a run in the eighth and took the loss.

Tyler Fuller had two hits for Southern Rowan.

Southern Rowan is home tonight against Winston-Salem. Veterans of the Armed Forces will be admitted free.

• Trace Hagler pitched six strong innings to lead Kannapolis to a 5-3 win against the Mooresville Legends on Sunday.

Tanner Bigham and Grayson Miller scored two runs each for Kannapolis.

Brock Williams led the Legends (1-2) at the plate with a double and an RBI. Jack Kolls pitched seven innings and held Kannapolis to four hits.

Junior Legion

The Rowan Junior Legion won 3-1 against Mocksville on Sunday.

Alec Hamilton was the winning pitcher. Jeremy Simpson earned another save.

Scott Sapp led the offense with two doubles and a triple. Dustin Ritchie had two doubles. Simpson and Harrison Smith had two hits each.

Rowan is at Kannapolis (NW Cabarrus field) tonight.

•West Rowan Junior Legion won 18-8 against the Mooresville Legends and 3-2 against the Mooresville Moors to improve to 4-3. West is at South Iredell tonight.

Intimidators baseball

Nomara Mazara’s bloop hit in the ninth gave the Hickory Crawdads a 6-5 walkoff win against Kannapolis on Sunday.

Micah Johnson had two hits for the Intimidators, including a home run off the scoreboard in right-center.

College baseball

NCAA selections will be announced today at noon on ESPNU.


DURHAM — Skye Bolt drove in two runs and North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 4-1 on Sunday in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

Taylore Cherry worked five solid innings in his first career start to help the top-seeded Tar Heels (52-8) earn their sixth ACC tournament title but just their second since 1990.

North Carolina claimed its 19th straight victory against the Hokies (38-20) and denied them their first conference title since they won the Atlantic-10 tournament in 2000.

The Tar Heels finished up with an exhausting 4-0 record this week in Durham, and the middle two wins lasted a combined 32 innings. They needed 14 innings to beat Clemson on Friday night and 18 to defeat rival N.C. State.


HOOVER, Ala. — Pinch-hitter Chris Sciambra’s single in the top of the 11th inning scored Jared Foster and lifted LSU to a 5-4 victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game.


Greenville, S.C — Elon came from behind for the sixth straight time and beat The Citadel 6-5 for the Southern Conference tournament championship.

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