Area sports briefs: Fleisher hits two homers
From staff reports
The Kannapolis Intimidators got two home runs from Mark Fleisher and another by Matt Inouye and beat Columbus 6-1 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing skid.
Fleisher started the scoring for the Intimidators (12-8) with a two-run homer in the first inning. The Radford product added another two-run shot in the third inning, and for good measure a run-scoring single in the fifth. He finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs.
Inouye hit his second homer of the season.
Starter Johnnie Lowe improved to 3-4 for Kannapolis. The right-hander threw five innings, giving up four hits and one run. He was making his first start since May 14 after spending three weeks on the DL with an arm injury and pitching out of the bullpen since returning from the disabled list.
The Intimidators are in the midst of an eight-game road trip to Columbus and Rome.
Kannapolis returns home Wednesday, July 16, against the Charleston RiverDogs to open an eight-game homestand.
– American Legion playoffs
Lefty Nick Lomascolo pitched a three-hitter as No. 2 seed Mooresville battered seventh-seeded Kannapolis 10-0 at Veterans Field to take a 2-0 lead in a first-round playoff series.
Lomascolo struck out 11 in seven innings. He got help from Brantley Horton, who had two hits and three RBIs. Joe Manser had two hits, and Sam Allen knocked in three runs.
The teams play Game 3 tonight in Mooresville.
Kevin Feezor recorded his first hole-in-one recently at Smoky Mountain Country Club in Whittier.
He used a pitching wedge on the 133-yard No. 17 hole.
Feezor, who grew up in Spencer and now lives in Charlotte, got his ace as Dan Wales, Steven Patterson and Mark Wooten looked on.
– Fall League
Fall baseball teams will be playing at Sertoma Park in Statesville.
Age groups are 7-8 (machine pitch), 9-10, 11-12 and 16 under
The cost is $25 per player and the deadline is Aug. 3. the season begins at the end of August and runs through the end of October.
The first six teams in each age group will make up the league. Coaches will have a say in what days they would like to play.
For more information, call Wayne Harwell at 704-876-2540 (night) or 704-902-6039 (cell).
– Spencer all-stars
The Spencer Little League 9-10 all-star team consists of Zack Bates, Corey Fries, Javine Goodine, Joseph Harrison, Caleb Heffner, Jake Herchler, Henderson Lentz, Robbie Monroe, Lee Sells, Hunter Shepherd, Corbin Smith, Trey Stoner and Brandon Walton.
Spencer is doing well in the district tournament.
Spencer defeated South Little League 6-5. Lentz was the winning pitcher. Monroe had three hits, while Lentz had two.
Spencer beat Walkertown 12-0.
Lentz was the winning pitcher. Lentz. Heffner, Monroe, Sells and Walton had two hits apiece.
Spencer lost to Kernersville White 6-5. Lentz and Monroe had two hits each.
Spencer defeated King Purple 5-4. Lentz was the winning pitcher.
Walton, Lentz and Harrison had two hits each.
Spencer defeated High Point National 11-1.
Monroe was the winning pitcher. Walton and Monroe had three hits, while Sells and Heffner had two each.
– Rob Lyerly: all-star
Rob Lyerly, a Charlotte outfielder/DH whose parents, Robert and Sandy, are Rowan County natives, was named to play in the Northwoods League All-Star Game.
Lyerly has been on fire for the Madison Mallards in the wood bat league.
He’s batting .351 with eight doubles and 22 RBIs and enjoyed a 12-game hitting streak in June.
Lyerly is batting .444 on the road.
– Linza honored
Pitcher Keegan Linza (North Rowan) was one of three South Carolina baseball players named to the SEC Freshman All-Academic team.