Area briefs: South down 2-0 in series
From staff reports
South Rowan lost 10-0 in seven innings to Randolph County at McCrary Park on Sunday night and trails the best-of-seven, third-round series 2-0.
South elected to save left-hander Cameron Park (5-1), who has been very effective at home in South’s big ballpark for tonight’s Game 3 in Landis.
Scott Ashby (0-2) started on the mound for the first time this summer for South and took the loss.
Austin Moyer pitched a shutout for Randolph (29-8) in the 10-run rule game and struck out 10 batters.
Matthew Wheless had a two-run double and a two-run single for Randolph, the defending Area III champs.
Ethan Marsh and Nolan Seawell hit three-run homers.
Ryan Bostian had two of South’s six hits. Maverick Miles, Caleb Shore, Walker Snow and Brett Huffman had the others.
South fell to 21-15 for the season.
The winner of this series qualifies for the double-elimination state tournament at Sims Field in Gastonia and advances to the best-of-five Area III championship series against the winner of the Burlington-Graham-Rowan County series that is tied at a game apiece.
South has won six straight home games including a 4-0 home mark in the playoffs and will play host to Randolph for the next two games.
Left-hander Zach Wright is the probable Game 4 starter for South.
– Intimidators lose again
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost a series opener to Savannah 8-6 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Sunday.
The loss was a season-high seventh straight for Kannapolis (14-15).
The Intimidators fell behind 2-0 in the first inning but responded with a pair of homers in the bottom half.
Sergio Morales led off with a solo shot. Eduardo Escobar doubled to left-center before Jim Gallagher smacked a two-run home run over the right-field wall for a 3-2 lead.
Kannapolis extended the lead to 4-2 in the second on a run-scoring single by Escobar. Christian Marrero had a run-scoring single in the third to score Mark Fleisher.
– Intimidators camp
The Kannapolis Intimidators have scheduled a specialty hitting and pitching camp on Aug. 15-16 in which campers learn directly from Intimidators coaches Andy Tomberlin and Larry Owens.
The camp runs from 9-11 a.m. On Friday, the campers go through a hitting clinic with Tomberlin. On Saturday, it’s a pitching clinic with Owens.
For more information or to register, call the Intimidators front office at 704-932-3267. The cost of the camp is $100 for both days. The camp is for ages 12-18.
Parents and coaches are encouraged to attend/participate/videotape and ask questions at the camp with their child or player to ensure they get the most from the experience.
– Minor leagues
Garrett Sherrill (A.L. Brown) pitched three scoreless innings with no hits, no walks and three strikeouts for Helena on Saturday.
– South Rowan cross country
Anyone wanting to run cross country for South Rowan should contact coach Bob Marchinko at 704-855-7165.
The team is now meeting on Mondays at the Corriher-Lipe Middle track and Tuesdays and Thursdays at South Rowan YMCA soccer fields.
All practices start at 8:30 a.m.
– Rowan Little League
Rowan Little League will take sign-ups July 26- Aug. 16 at Godley’s Garden Center for its fall baseball and softball leagues.
Online registrations are currently being accepted at http://www.eteamz.com/rowanlittleleague.
Fall ball is for ages 5-14. Cost is $30. Ages are as of April 30, 2009, and games begin after Labor Day.
Rowan Little League boundaries now include players that live north of the Kannapolis city limits and that are west of I-85.
Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-855-9849 for information.
– East tennis practice
East Rowan girls tennis practice will begin Monday, August 11, at 6 p.m. at the Erwin courts.
Girls will need to have a physical to participate.
If they have any questions or concerns, they can contact Laurie Wyrick at 704-639-1002.
– Salisbury soccer camp
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.
Coaches Tom Sexton, Matt Parrish and Megan Robinson will lead the camp, along with goalkeeper coach Daniel Guertin (Emory University).
Contact Sexton at (704) 232-2296.
– 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.
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