Area briefs: Sands debuts with grand slam
From staff reports
Jerry Sands (Catawba) got his pro career off to a good start on Thursday, belting an eighth-inning grand slam to lead the Gulf Coast Dodgers to a 7-1 victory over the Gulf Coast Mets.
Sands was 1-for-5, but he made his first pro hit memorable. His homer broke a 1-1 tie and left the park in center field.
David Thomas (Catawba) tweaked a quad muscle and hasn’t played yet for Vancouver.
– Sherrill loses debut
Garrett Sherrill (A.L. Brown) was the losing pitcher in his pro debut for the Helena Brewers.
Sherrill entered Wednesday’s game in the eighth inning and allowed two runs in the 11th in a 7-5 setback to Great Falls. Sherrill struck out five and walked one.
– Wonder named to Hall
Former A.L. Brown basketball player Amy Privette Perko has been selected for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.
Perko was a three-time Academic All-American at Wake Forest and a two-time All-ACC player. She is the school’s all-time top 10 in points, rebounds, assists and steals.
Perko scored 38 points against Appalachian State in 1986 to set a home record for Wake players.
She was Wake’s Female Athlete of the Year for 1986-87.
Perko, who now lives in Fayetteville, will be the first Wake graduate to enter the Academic Hall.
Induction ceremonies will take place in Tampa, Fla., on June 30.
– Coastal Plain League
Ryan Query (Catawba, A.L. Brown, Catawba) homered for Asheboro’s only run in a 4-1 loss against Martinsville on Tuesday.
* Wade Moore (West Rowan) had two hits for Forest City in a 7-3 loss to Outer Banks on Wednesday and also had two in a 9-2 loss to Thomasville on Tuesday.
– Cape Cod League
Yarmouth-Dennis’ Whit Merrifield (Davie County) went 2-for-2 in a 9-8 victory over the Cotuit Kettleers on Wednesday.
Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) is batting .395 with two homers, nine RBIs and eight steals for the Morganton Aggies of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League.
* Jerod Faggart (NW Cabarrus) is batting .323 for the Lake Norman Copperheads.
Nick Daniels (NW Cabarrus) is 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA in five appearances for the Copperheads.
– Intimidators lose
The Kannapolis Intimidators opened the second half of the South Atlantic League season with a 10-2 loss to West Virginia. Kannapolis scored two runs in the first inning. Logan Johnson singled in Sergio Morales, and Christian Marrero plated Jim Gallagher on a sacrifice fly.
Starter Levi Maxwell took the loss, lasting four innings and giving up six earned runs.
Kannapolis continues the five-game series at home against West Virginia tonight with postgame fireworks scheduled.
First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
Call 704-932-FANS for tickets or buy them online at intimidatorsbaseball.com.
– GARS event
Fifty-seven GARS members played golf at Lexington Country Club on Monday.
Low ‘A’ player was Tom Talbert with a net of 60.54.
Low ‘B’ player was a Dick Hatoway with a net of 61.64.
Low ‘C’ player was Norman Schenk with a net of 65.05.
Low ‘D’ player was Harold Caudill with a net of 65.99.
– Local golf update
Johnny Kyger won his first two match-play rounds in the Junior Boys State Championship in Greenville before falling in the Round of 16 to Cary’s Michael Marshburn.
* Allison Lee lost in the first round of Junior Girls State Championship in Greenville. Lee lost 5 and 4 to Greensboro’s Lane Gakeler.
* Lauren Smith shot 83-82-72 ó 237 in the N.C. Women’s Amateur State Championship at Lexington’s Sapona Club.
Kannapolis’ Brittany Beltran shot 75-78-77 ó 230 and tied for ninth.
Raleigh’s Joanna Saleeby and High Point’s Madison Overbey tied for first and will have a playoff.
– Volleyball camp
Carson coach Trish Hester will conduct a volleyball camp for middle-school age girls and rising 9th-graders at the school on June 23-26 from 9 a.m. until noon daily.
The cost is $75 and includes a camp T-shirt.
Players should contact Hester at 704-855-5026.
– East soccer camp
East Rowan will hold its first East Rowan Soccer Camp from July 7-11 at the high school.
Led by Erwin coach and camp director Steve Lundgren, the camp will run from 8 a.m. to noon each day and is for boys and girls who will be in grades fifth-through-ninth next school year. Cost is $60 and includes camp insurance, a T-shirt and a ball.
East Rowan varsity soccer players also will help with the camp. For more information, contact Lundgren at (980) 622-9015 or Eduel Atkins at (704) 224-4452.
-Scooter Sherrill camp
The inaugural Scooter Sherrill basketball skills camp will be held July 21-24 at Carson High School.
The camp, which is for boys and girls who will be in grades 6-through-12 next school year, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. It will include fundamental basketball skills and drills to focus on the individual improvement of each camper.
Cost is $95 and includes lunch and a camp T-shirt. For more information contact Scooter Sherrill at (919) 413-1050 or Brian Perry at (704) 855-5039.
– East baseball camp
East Rowan baseball coach Brian Hightower will hold his annual camp at Staton Field on June 23-27.
The camp is for ages 7-14 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 to noon on Friday.
The cost is $110 and includes a videotape of the player, a written evaluation and camp T-shirt.
Competition events for prizes will be part of the popular camp.
Contact East Rowan at (704) 279-5232 or Hightower at (704) 876-6211.
– Catawba football
The Catawba Football Camp will be held July 7-9.
Contact coach D.J. Summers at (704) 645-4558 or e-mail email@example.com.
– Carson hoops camp
The second annual Cougar Basketball Camp will take place July 14-17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Carson gym.
The camp is for boys and girls who will be in grades second-through-six next school year. All campers will receive T-shirts, and awards will be given for free-throw and hot-shot contests.
Cost is $55. For more information, contact Brian Perry at (704) 855-5039.
-The first annual Rowan Junior Open Golf Championship will be held July 7-8 at the Club at Irish Creek and the Warrior Golf Club.
There is an entry fee of $50, and players can apply through July 2.
Entries are open to male and female amateur golfers who have not reached their 19th birthday by July 8 and who have not started college. Entries are open to the first 96 applicants.
The format is a two-day individual stroke play.
For more information call the Club at Irish Creek at (704) 933-4336 or The Warrior at (704) 856-0871.
– Reale honored
Pfeiffer soccer player Angela Reale is the Conference Carolinas female Lefko Sportmasnship Award winner.