Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
The second day of qualifying for the Horace Billings Rowan Amateur was completed on Saturday.
Derek Lipe, playing in the afternoon round, shot a 72. Joe Harrell had a 78 and Andrew Morgan a 98.
Terry Julian had the best score of the morning round with an 84. Grey Medinger shot 85, Jeff Quan 87 and Andy Lombard 89.
Dusty Holder led Friday’s qualifying with a 71. David Boger shot 72 Friday.
The qualifying leader will join defending champ Keith Dorsett to head the field for the 30th tournament, which will be held next weekend.
n Country Club golf
The Country Club of Salisbury played host to and won the annual Donald Ross Interclub tournament on Saturday.
Salisbury shot 882 to beat Alamance Country Club (906) and Catawba Country Club (997).
Bill Haynes led Salisbury with the top gross score. John Murphy was fourth.
Salisbury’s Jack Seybold had the top net score. Tied for third were Burl Brady and Jay Dees, both of Salisbury.
n County schools golf
Bailey Kepley and Becky Isenhour won the County Schools Golf Tournament held on Saturday at Rolling Hills.
The shot a 60.
Placing second at 62 were Bruce and Preston Rogers.
Rufty and Tom Patterson were third with a 63.
Tying for fourth with a 65 were the teams of Louis Jeffries-Lauren Martz and Rufty-Stephen Patterson.
This was a county schools fundraiser with proceeds distributed between all six of the county’s high schools.
n Salisbury Palomino
Salisbury split Palomino League baseball games in Greensboro on Saturday.
Salisbury beat Rockingham 3-2 in eight innings. Anthony Ijames knocked in the winning run for Salisbury, which got outstanding pitching from Alex Britt, who threw a complete game and won his fourth game of the summer.
Robbie Ijames had a two-run double for Salisbury (10-2).
Salisbury lost 9-8 to Renos of Greensboro, which scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to win.
Robbie Ijames and Zach Burkhart had three hits each for Salisbury.
Forrest Buchanan and Dakota Brown did the pitching for Salisbury.
Salisbury plays at Carson today and is home for doubleheaders next Tuesday and Thursday.
n Intimidators win
The Kannapolis Intimidators beat the Rome Braves 8-2 on the road on Saturday.
Sergio Miranda blasted his first home run of the season off the scoreboard in left-center for Kannapolis (14-8).
Starting pitcher Jason Rice (6-5) earned his fifth win in seven starts with five shutout innings and allowed only three hits.
Miranda went 2-for-4 . Christian Marrero had three hits, including a triple.
The Intimidators play in Rome this afternoon.
Kannapolis returns home Wednesday, July, 16 to face the Charleston RiverDogs to open an eight-game homestand. For tickets call 704-932-FANS or go online to intimidatorsbaseball.com.
n Minor leagues
Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) had a rough start for New Britain Saturday in an 8-6 loss to Portland in the Eastern League.
Ward pitched 41/3 innings and allowed nine hits and four earned runs. He struck out four and walked one.
Ward’s ERA is 3.76 and his record dropped to 2-6.
n Brett Bartles (A.L. Brown) had two hits and one RBI for Billings in its Pioneer League with Orem on Saturday.
n Coastal Plain League
Brett Hatley (West Rowan, Catawba) threw two scoreless innings for Asheboro in a 7-3 loss to Forest City on Friday.
n Blake Ketner (Catawba) pitched a scoreless inning for Thomasville in a 7-4 victory against Wilson on Friday.
n Keegan Linza (North Rowan) pitched seven strong innings for Columbia on Friday in a 3-2 victory against Outer Banks. Linza allowed six hits and no earned runs and struck out two, but he didn’t get the decision.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-463-3238 and one will b sent to you.
n Kannapolis hoops camp
A.L. Brown basketball camp will be held July 28-31.
The camp runs from 9-1 each day at Kannapolis Middle School.
Cost is $55 for each week.
Contact A.L. Brown coach Shelwyn Klutz at (704) 933-5241.
n West baseball camp
West Rowan summer baseball camp for pitchers ages 9-14 will be held on July 21-25.
On July 28-Aug. 1, a defense camp will be held for ages 9-14, with a maximum of 15 participants.
Camps run from 9-3 Monday-Thursday and 9-noon on Friday.
Contact West varsity coach David Wright at 704-278-9233 or e-mail email@example.com.