Area Sports Briefs

  • Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 12:54 a.m.

From staff reports

Kevin Lentz paced qualifying for the Rowan Masters at Warrior Golf Club with a 68. Lentz will be the No. 2 seed, with defending champion Keith Dorsett the No. 1 seed.

The next best scores in qualifying were 73s by Richard Cobb, Ken Clarke and Seth Waller. Chris Owen, Sean Kramer and Ronnie Eidson shot 74s.

The final qualifiers turned in 82s.

Thirty-two golfers qualified for seeded match play that starts on Friday.

Dorsett will take on No. 32 Luke Dohn in the first round. Lentz will be opposed by No. 31 Jared Hough.

See Scoreboard for pairings.

American Legion

Rowan County is at Southern Rowan tonight in a key Southeastern Division matchup in Area III.

The starting pitchers are expected to be lefty Justin Evans for Rowan and right-hander Dillon Atwell for Southern Rowan.

Rowan is 4-0 in league play with four league games left. Southern Rowan is 3-1 after beating Stanly, also 3-1, at home on Sunday.

Rowan won its first matchup with Southern Rowan by a 6-2 score at Newman Park.

Concord is at Kannapolis tonight, and one of those teams will get its first divisional win. The fifth-place finisher in the Southeast Division won’t make the playoffs.

Junior Legion

The Mooresville Post 66 team edged Kannapolis 3-2 on Sunday.

Kameron Sherrill had three hits for Kannapolis. Jackson Raper and Joey Bonarrigo had two hits each.

Local golf

The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice format on Sunday.

Winning team members were Glenn Trexler and Ricky and Treva Honeycutt.

Second place went to David Huneycutt, Ritchie Kincaid and Tammy and Alan Drew.

Mary Seaford won longest putt. Kincaid won closest to the pin.

Minor leagues

The Kannapolis Intimidators pounded out 13 hits and won 5-3 at Augusta on Sunday.

Jeremy Dowdy had three hits. Kale Kiser, Micah Johnson, Tim Anderson and Mike Marjama had two each.

• Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) was the winning pitcher in his pro debut.

Lomascolo pitched three innings in relief on Saturday as the Johnson City Cardinals pounded the Kingsport Mets 8-1 in the Appalachian League.

Lomascolo struck out five, walked two and allowed one run.

• Justin Seager’s first pro RBI was a game-winning hit for the Everett AquaSox in a 6-5 victory on Sunday.

Seager (NW Cabarrus) delivered a walkoff single in the ninth.

• Corey Seager (NW Cabarrus) stayed really hot for the Great Lakes Loons on Sunday, as he belted his seventh homer in the Class A Midwest League.

In his last 10 games, Seager has four homers and 15 RBIs, while batting .421.

• Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) had two hits for Birmingham on Sunday to raise his batting average to .263.

Wagner is coming out of a slump. He’s had five hits in his last three games.

Youth racing

There is a new generation of Earnhardt, and it’s Karsyn Elledge, the 12-year-old niece of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and rising star in the Mini Outlaws Series. Elledge is competing in 23 races in North Carolina and California this year in the No. 3 Sandy Cheeks Mini Outlaws kart.

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