From staff reports
The Rowan Masters Golf Tournament will crown a new champion today.
Defending champion Keith Dorsett, who had won four of the first five Masters, was eliminated in the second round Saturday by Jason Meadows 2 and 1.
Meadows used three birdies to topple the champion. Dorsett won the inaugural Rowan Masters and swept the last three.
The other past champion also lost. Gary Miller fell in the first round this year.
Ronnie Eidson, who led qualifying with a 6-under 66, defeated Tyler Brown in the second round and was 2-under through 17 to oust Richard Cobb in a quarterfinal.
The semifinal round will be played this morning at 8 a.m. The championship match is set for 12:30 p.m.
No. 17 seed Meadows takes on 23rd-seeded Matt Ray in a semifinal, while second-seeded Eidson faces No. 14 Gerald Staton.
Results are in Scoreboard.
n Isenhour contends
Salisbury native Tripp Isenhour shot rounds of 67-71-68 ó 206 in a Nationwide Tour event and is seven shots back heading into the final round of the $800,000 Wayne Gretzky Classic held in Ontario.
n Olympic Trials
Jeremy Scott, a world-class pole vaulter who is married to Salisbury’s Sarah Mayberry, cleared 18 feet, 1/2 inch in the first day of competition on Friday at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., and advanced to Sunday’s final round.
Scott tied for the second-best vault Friday. American record-holder Brad Walker cleared 18-41/2.
The top three finishers today will represent the U.S. in Beijing.
n American Legion baseball
Rowan County’s game at South Rowan was rained out and rescheduled for Thursday.
n Kannapolis beat Mooresville 5-4 behind strong pitching by starter Ryan Overcash, winner Graham Lawing and closer Jacob Wright.
Michael Boger and Jason Brown had two hits each for Post 115.
Scottie Williams pitched seven innings for Mooresville. Garrett Braun took the loss.
Aaron Meadows and Brantley Horton had two hits each for the Moors.
n Hernan Bautista and Seth Miller homered for Mocksville in a 12-11 victory over West Forsyth in the Erik Walker Memorial Game.
Zack Russell-Myers earned a save for Mocksville, and Chris Kinard had three hits.
n Intimidators score 20 runs
The Kannapolis Intimidators crushed Greensboro 20-6 on the road on Saturday.
The 20 runs were the most the Grasshoppers have ever allowed.
Kannapolis (7-3) had 23 hits and won its fifth straight game. The Intimidators scored four runs in the second to take control.
Mark Fleisher extended his hitting streak to 14 games by going 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs. Eduardo Escobar had four hits, drove in four runs and also scored four.
Christian Marrero, John Curtis and Nick Damas homered for Kannapolis.
Adam Bowling (2-0) earned the win with four innings of relief and allowed one earned run.
The Intimidators return home Monday.
n Salisbury Palomino wins again
Salisbury defeated the Davidson Spirits 11-5 in Palomino baseball action at Salisbury High on Saturday.
Salisbury (5-1) had a five-run third inning that included RBI doubles by Robbie Ijames, Doug Seaman and Dakota Brown.
Salisbury sent 10 men to the plate and scored six times in the fifth. David Ijames, Robbie Ijames and Alex Britt had run-scoring singles.
Dakota Brown scattered four hits over six innings to pick up the win.
Salisbury travels to Greensboro on Tuesday.
n Thomas makes pro debutDavid Thomas (Catawba) made his pro debut on Friday as the designated hitter for the Arizona League Athletics and went 2-for-3 and singled in his team’s only run in a 9-1 loss to the Angels.
Thomas, who has been limited by a quad injury, was 1-for-2 on Friday.
n Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) was the starting pitcher for New Britain on Friday and took a loss in a 3-2 setback against New Hampshire.
Ward worked six innings and allowed four hits, one earned run and one walk. He fanned five.
n Coastal Plain League
Ross Steedley (East Rowan) hit a walkoff solo homer to lift Wilson to a 4-3 victory over Columbia on Thursday.
n Asheboro’s Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) had three hits in a 7-3 victory over Forest City on Thursday. Brett Hatley (West Rowan, Catawba) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for Asheboro.
Ryan Query (A.L. Brown, Catawba) went 3-for-4, including a homer, in Asheboro’s 10-3 loss to Columbia on Friday.
n West football camp
The West Rowan youth football camp will be held July 9-10-11 from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, call football coach Scott Young at 704-639-0782 or go by the school office for a camp brochure.
n Brevin Knight to speak
Former NBA point guard Brevin Knight will speak to players in the Bobby Jackson Summer League on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Livingstone College’s New Trent Gym.
Knight has played for several pro teams, including Charlotte. There is no admission charge.
n Spencer Little League all-stars
Spencer’s 11-12 Little League all-stars are Austin Gelow, Luke Setzer, Justin Norman, Bryson Shepherd, Harry Shephard, Tyler Mulkey, Joseph Lingle, Chase Younts, Jamie Null, Nathan Little and Carter Thomason.
n Rowan Little League all-stars
The 9-10 Navy all-stars are managed by Bill Ingraham, who is assisted by Cash Earnhardt.
Players are William Ingraham, Jake Haire, Leea Earnhardt, Miller Graham, Matthew Long, Spencer Storey, Alex Link, Mackie Gallagher, Trent Berry, Will Steinman, Max Fisher, Cody Larue, Sam Kennedy.
The 9-10 Red all-stars are managed by Jeff Link. Coaches are Steve Yang and Steve Love. Players are Caleb Link, Tyler Bernhardt, Hunter Bernhardt, Zack Ham, Zack Shaver, Jeremy Simpson, Lee Poteat, Dylan Philips, Austin Love, John Yang, Alex Yang, Coyte Kyles, Davis Nelson and Tyler Wheeler.Rowan’s 11-12 all-stars are managed by James Collins. Coaches are Brian Atwell and John Stamp.
Players are Tyler Stamp, Dillon Atwell, Omar Bautista, Chance Bowden, Nick Collins, John Daughtery, Austin McNeil, Cody McNeely, John Patella, Ben Ritchie, Michael Pinkston, Adam Ratledge.
Rowan’s 10-11 all-stars are managed by Jeff Poteat. The coach is John Myers. Players are Riley Myers, Harrison Baucom, Frankie Goodnight, Nick Collins, Wood Poteat, Brendon Foil, Will Cody, Ryan Jones, Juan Garcia, Will Lytle and Tyler Poteat.
Steve Crandall manages the Rowan Junior all-star team. Players are Steven Crandall, Parker Murphy, Wesley Hubbard, Jared Brooks, Tyler Blume, Elliot Hayes, Chase Laing, Tyler Schenk, Cody Taylor, Brandon Hawkins, Jacob Watson, Chandler Collins, Mack Kennedy, Bryson Bogle and Walt Waggoner.