Area Sports Briefs:
From staff reports
West Rowan Junior Legion defeated Rowan County 8-1 on Thursday to win a second-round playoff series.
Bryan Ketchie pitched a three-hitter at Staton Field and struck out three.
Micah Marsh went 3-for-4 with a double. Austin Love had a double. Margarito Romero, Noah Teeter, Tyler Poteat, Lee Poteat and Hunter Shepherd also had hits for West.
West starts a third-round series tonight at home at 7 p.m. against Kernersville.
Roy Dixon III (Salisbury) shot 34-37 — 71 in the first round of the Carolinas Amateur Championship at Kiawah Island. Dixon is tied for third, two shots back of co-leaders Zach Seabolt and Trace Crowe.
Andrew Morgan (South Rowan) shot 82. Andrew Purcell (Carson) shot 90.
After today’s round, the field of 147 will be trimmed to the low 60 and ties for the final two rounds.
• Second-round play in the eGolf Tour’s Southern Open at The Club at Irish Creek was suspended by darkness.
Donnie Baucom and Corbin Mills were co-leaders among the finishers at 134.
Will Collins shot a first-round 69 but did complete the second round. Frank Adams shot a first-round 70.
• Warren Fesperman shot 55 for nine holes and won the 6-under age group at Rocky River in a U.S. Kids Charlotte Summer Tour golf tournament.
• Charlie Barr shot 49 for nine holes and won the 10-year-old age group at Rocky River.
• Michael Childerss, Ben Childress and Chris Queen played in the Tarheel Youth Golf Associaton junior tournament at Pilot Knob on Thursday.
Ben Childress shot a 48 for nine holes and finished third in the 11-under age group.
Michael Childress shot 76 and finished second in the 12-13 age group.
Queen shot 86 and tied for 12th in the 16-18 age group.
The East Rowan Diamond Sports 12U team plays Indian Trail at 11 today at Churchland in the first round of the Western North Carolina tournament.
• The East 9U team plays the Stewards of the Game at 11 today in Bunker Hill in the first round of the Western North Carolina tournament.
• The East 8U team lost to Indian Trail in a winners bracket game in the state tournament in Marion. East beat Bunker Hill 6-0. East then won 2-0 against Indian Trail to make the semifinals but lost 4-1 to Indian Trail.
Minor league baseball
Kannapolis lost to West Virginia 5-0 in the completion of Wednesday’s suspended game.
In the regularly scheduled game on Thursday, West Virginia beat Kannapolis 4-3 on Barrett Barnes’ three-run homer in the seventh.
Jefferson Olacio pitched six sharp innings for the Intimidators and left with a 3-1 lead. Jason Coats had three hits for the Intimidators.
• The Kannapolis Intimidators will salute their Piedmont Boll Weevils roots on Saturday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.
The Intimidators will wear special throwback uniforms and will take the field as the Boll Weevils.
Fans can bid on game-worn jerseys in a silent auction during the game. Fans will have an opportunity to win prizes, including an autographed Jimmy Rollins uniform.
Fans wearing Boll Weevils apparel can buy a reserve seat ticket for the 1999 price of $5.
Concessions also will be set at 1999 prices.
“We’re very proud of our team’s history,” said GM Randy Long, who began working for the Weevils in 1997. “We’ve received an incredibly positive response from fans regarding this promotion.”
• Northwest Arkansas’ Whit Merrifield (Davie) has driven in 10 runs in his last 10 games.
Randolph County finished a second-round sweep of Davidson County with a 7-2 win at McCrary Park on Thursday.
Dylan Prevatte’s sacrifice fly broke a 2-all tie in the sixth. Kyle Smith knocked in two runs for Randolph.
Justin Freeman pitched into the eighth inning for Davidson County, and Chase Mitchell had three hits.
• The Stanly-Mooresville Moors and Kernersville-High Point series made no progress on Thursday with another washout.
Those best-of-five series must end Saturday, with the third round starting up on Sunday.
Rowan plays the Kernersville-High Point winner, while Randolph awaits the Stanly-Moors survivor.
Parks and Rec
Today is the last day Salisbury Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for teams for its adult coed softball league.
Upcoming youth sports camps include soccer (July 15-18),football (July 29-31), speed and agility camp (Aug. 5-6), wrestling (Aug. 5-8) and elite girls basketball camp (Aug. 12-15). Call 704-638-5289 for information.
SR volleyball camp
The South Rowan Volleyball Camp will be held Thursday, July 25, from 8-5 at South Rowan High.
The cost is $40.
Bring your own lunch.
Cavalier Football Camp
Cavalier Football Camp at North Rowan will be held July 29-31. Camp is for rising third-eighth graders and lasts from 9 until noon.
The cost is $40 for three days or $15 per day. Campers will receive a T-shirt. Water and drinks will be provided.
Bring cleats, tennis shoes and a great attitude. Make checks payable to North Rowan Football. Send checks to Coach Joe Nixon, North Rowan High, 300 N. Whitehead Ave., Spencer, N.C., 28159.
Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) hit his 14th homer of the season for Seattle in an 8-7 loss to Boston on Thursday.