Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Red-hot Joe Manser had three hits to lead second-seeded Mooresville to a 12-2 American Legion baseball victory over Kannapolis on Friday.
Mooresville (19-8) swept the first-round series.
“We’re playing good baseball again,” said Mooresville coach Josh Graham, whose team hit a slump late in the regular season.
Lefty Scottie Williams pitched six innings for the Moors.
Sam Allen knocked in four runs with two doubles and two sacrifice flies. Dylan West homered and had a two-run single.
Daniel Welch took the loss for No. 7 seed Kannapolis, which finished the season 10-15.
Mooresville will play host to No. 3 seed Rowan County (23-8) in the opener of a second-round series on Sunday.
Rowan swept Mocksville.
Mooresville is expected to send lefty Aubrey Meadows to the mound for the first game of its series with Rowan. Nick Lomascolo, another southpaw, would pitch Game 2 at Newman Park on Monday, and Williams would likely be ready to go in Game 3 on Tuesday.
n Mooresville’s Junior Legion team beat Eastern Randolph 2-1 in a second-round playoff game on Friday.
n Lexington blasted Stanly 14-1 Thursday to sweep a first-round playoff series and will take on the South Rowan-Concord survivor in the second round.
The first game of that series will be at Holt-Moffitt Field on Sunday.
The second round series will be best-of-five. Teams will play a best-of-seven series in the third round when state playoff berths are determined.
n Top-seeded Burlington swept No. 8 Surry in a Northern Division series that ended on Thursday.
Third-seeded Kernersville wrapped up its series with High Point on Friday while fourth-seeded Western Forsyth eliminated Eastern Randolph.
The only Northern Division series still in doubt is second-seeded Randolph’s series with No. 7 Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem evened that series on Friday with a 10-4 victory.
n Bartles gets key hit
Brett Bartles (A.L. Brown) hit a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning to lift Billings to a 4-3 victory over Ogden in the Pioneer League on Friday.
n Coastal Plain League
Ryan Query (A.L. Brown, Catawba) and Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) had three hits apiece for the Asheboro Copperheads in an 11-6 victory over Forest City on Thursday.
n Knights keep streak going
The Charlotte Knights beat Richmond 4-3 for their seventh straight win on Friday.
Chris Getz hit a two-run homer for the Knights, and Josh Fields added a solo shot.
n Intimidators win
Mark Fleisher hit his fourth home run in four games to lead the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 4-2 victory at Rome on Friday.
Intimidators starter Miguel Socolovitch (3-4) picked up the win, allowing three hits and two runs in six innings. Leroy Hunt earned the save with two scoreless innings of relief.
The Intimidators continue the series in Rome tonight.
Kannapolis returns home Wednesday, July 16.
n East Rowan football
There will be a parents meeting for East Rowan football on July 24 at 7 p.m. in the school library.
n L-R gets radio deal
Lenoir-Rhyne has announced Kicks 103.3 WKVS-FM in Lenoir as its new broadcast partner for Bears football.
Davy Crockett will serve as the play-by-play man while Jack Huss returns as the color analyst and Ju Ju Phillips is back as the sideline reporter.
Kicks 103.3 WKVS-FM is part of the Football Hills Radio Group.
The station reaches all or portions of Caldwell, Catawba, Burke, Lincoln, Watauga, McDowell, Avery and Alexander counties.
n China Grove girls softball
The China Grove Youth Baseball League is offering girls softball this fall for the first time.
The league is open to girls ages 6-13.
If you are interested in participating in the program, go to Dale’s Sporting Goods in China Grove and pick up a registration form.
The price is $45.00.
The league will start after Labor Day and divisions will be set up at a later time.
Registration will be accepted through August 15. Contact James Solomon at 704 857-1439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
n Pfeiffer hoops camp
Pfeiffer Falcon Basketball camp has been moved one day to Aug. 5-8 (due to a graduation ceremony) and still has openings. The camp is for girls and boys ages 6-17 and is designed for fun and fundamentals.
The cost is $125 and includes lunch each day, swimming in the Pfeiffer pool, and a camp T-shirt. You can download a brochure from falconsports.com, or e-mail email@example.com or call 704-463-3238 and one will b sent to you.n Salisbury soccer
Salisbury’s soccer program will offer a skills camp from July 21-24 and a team camp from July 28-Aug. 1, with both being held at the practice facility at old Wiley School field.
The skills camp costs $50 and includes a match ball and soccer T-shirt, while the team camp costs $90 and includes a match ball, soccer T-shirt and soccer hoodie.
Each camp runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a reduced price of $100 covers both camps. Daily rate is $23.
Any player registering before July 15 will receive a free camp visor.
The camp is for boys and girls from the Salisbury High district who attend Knox, North Hills, Sacred Heart, Salisbury Academy, and Southeast middle schools and Salisbury High. Registration forms are available at each of those schools.
Campers should bring standard soccer attire, their own water bottle, any medical needs, proof of insurance and an athletic physical. Fruit, ice, fluids and training supplies will be provided.
Coaches Tom Sexton, Matt Parrish and Megan Robinson will lead the camp, along with goalkeeper coach Daniel Guertin (Emory University).
For more information, contact Sexton at (704) 232-2296.
n 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.
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.
n Catawba baseball camps
Catawba Future Stars Camp for ages 8-14 will be held on July 21-24 from 9-4 and costs $195.
Future Stars camps feature individual instruction by Catawba staffers, including head coach Jim Gantt.
Contact Catawba assistant coach Steven Sawyer at (305) 360-6699.
n Morgan offers lessons
Former Radford pitcher and current Salisbury High pitching coach Justin Morgan is offering pitching lesson to players ages 9-18 at a rate of $25 per hour.
Both indoor and outdoor facilities are available for use. If interested, contact Coach Morgan at 276-219-2811 and leave a message to set up an appointment.
n South Men of Summer
The South Rowan Men of Summer program runs from 7-10 a.m. Monday-Thursday. All young men need to be at the fieldhouse by 6:50 a.m.
The first official day of football practice is Aug. 1.
Contact coach Jason Rollins at 704-762-0268.