Area Sports Briefs: Goodman qualifies for states
From staff reports
Salisbury senior Joe Goodman qualified for the 2A state tennis championships by winning two matches in Midwest Regional play Friday at Catawba College.
He won 6-0, 6-0 against Mount Pleasant’s Max McClamrock in the first round and prevailed 6-1, 6-0 against East Davidson’s Brandon Phillips in the quarterfinals.
Goodman (18-3) will face Newton-Conover’s Won Lok Choi in one semifinal today. The other semifinal will pit Patton’s Corey Carter against Newton-Conover’s Josh Gill.
Salisbury’s doubles team of Austin Flynn-Steven Page played in the regional but lost 6-0, 6-3 to Newton-Conover’s Alan Pernell-Will Huggins in the first round.
n Catawba baseball
Catawba baseball coach Jim Gantt didn’t attend his team’s game against Erskine on Friday at Newman Park.
He was a pallbearer at Theo Heilig’s funeral.
Catawba’s players still gave Gantt his 400th career victory. The Indians hit five home runs in an 11-5 win.Chris Ahearn, Craige Lyerly, Chad Baker, David Thomas and Jerry Sands connected for Catawba (40-16). The Indians and Erskine (44-11) are tied for 19th in the national poll.
Sands now has 23 home runs this season. He had two RBIs to push his season total to 80, surpassing the previous school record of 79 set by Jimbo Davis in 2004. David Trexler hit a school-record 24 home runs in 1999.
Thomas’ homer was his 20th of the season.
Blake Ketner (8-3) allowed four runs on 11 hits over five innings. Brett Hatley notched his second save.
n Catawba fan bus
Parents of players on Catawba’s baseball team have organized a tour bus for the probable trip to Tampa, Fla., next week. Catawba will find out Sunday if it is part of the Division II South Regional.
The Indians are ranked third in the regional poll, and the top six teams make the tournament field.
If Catawba is selected, the fan bus will depart the Newman Park parking lot on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and travel all night in order to arrive in time for Thursday’s first game.
The bus is open to any Catawba fan by contacting Bob Query at 704-938-9389. Cost is $230, which includes the hotel room and bus charge. Query said the cost could come down some if enough people sign up for the 56-passenger bus.
n Minor leagues
Lakewood scored twice in the top of the 12th inning to claim a 5-3 win against the homestanding Kannapolis Intimidators on Friday night.
Designated hitter Ronnie Gaines made his Kannapolis debut with a game-tying, two-run home run in the eighth inning.
Jim Gallagher hit a first-inning homer for the Intimidators (16-18).
Starting pitcher Johnnie Lowe extended his scoreless innings streak to 222/3 before giving up an unearned run in the sixth. Lowe received a no-decision after allowing three hits and the one unearned run in six innings. He had seven strikeouts.
n Brett Bartles (A.L. Brown) has been reassigned from Dayton to extended spring training. He was batting .186 with one homer and three RBIs in 43 at-bats.
n College baseball
Junior Craig Beasley (West Rowan) is on the pitching staff of the Mount Olive Trojans, the top-ranked team in Division II.
Beasley has made eight appearances. He is 0-0 with a 3.68 ERA, and he has struck out 11 batters in 142/3 innings.
n Wingate catcher Blair Troutman (Concord) has been named to ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-District II second team.
Troutman hit .326 for the Bulldogs this season.n Legion baseball
Kannapolis will play its Legion opener at Concord on Friday. The game was originally set for May 17 but was moved because of the Northwest Cabarrus prom.
n Prep soccer
West Rowan’s Allie Hester will play college soccer for St. Andrews next season in Conference Carolinas.
n College softball
UNC Pembroke rallied to defeat Carson-Newman 6-3 in South Atlantic Regional play Friday.
n West Rowan golf
The West Rowan basketball team is sponsoring a captain’s-choice golf tournament at Foxwood next Saturday.
The fee is $35 per player for the 1 p.m. shotgun start. There will be prizes, mulligans and tee-busters.
For more information, call Mike Gurley at 704-798-2074.
n Livingstone golf
Livingstone’s third annual celebrity faith-based scholarship golf tournament will be held Saturday, June 20, at the Country Club of Salisbury.
The tournament is designed to raise funds for scholarships.
For more information, contact Leslie Jones at 704-216-6046 or 336-884-0744.
n West hoops camp
The West Rowan Falcon Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held June 16-19.
Gurley, West’s coach, directs the camp at the school. West players will help with the camp.
Campers will take home a Falcon T-shirt in addition to top-flight instruction. The cost is $50.
The camp for rising second-sixth graders is from 9 a.m. until noon. The camp for rising seventh-ninth graders is from 1-4 p.m.
Contact Gurley at 704-798-2074.
n Bobby Jackson camp
The 12th annual Bobby Jackson Basketball Camp will be held from July 20-24 at Hall Gym, Livingstone and Salisbury High. The camp focuses on fundamentals, conditioning and leadership skills.
Registration is at Salisbury High next Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The daily schedule begins with open gym at 8:30 a.m.
Campers should register on Sunday afternoon between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Campers should be picked up at 4 p.m.
Lunch is provided Monday through Thursday.
Contact Andrew Mitchell at 704-267-1122 (cell) or 638-9261 (home) for information.
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