Area briefs: Sherrill notches first pro win
From staff reports
Garrett Sherrill (A.L. Brown) picked up his first professional win in Helena’s 10-7 victory against Missoula on Sunday night in Pioneer League play.
Sherrill (1-5) pitched the final four innings of the 14-inning marathon. He retired the final seven batters he faced, inducing six groundouts in that stretch.
He allowed three hits, gave up one run and struck out five batters in the relief appearance.
Sherrill allowed a leadoff double in the 11th and then threw a wild pitch. With a runner on third and nobody out, he got out of the jam.
Helena scored once in the 12th, but a leadoff triple and two-out single against Sherrill enabled Missoula to tie the game.
Sherrill has struck out 25 batters in 17-plus innings this season.
– Minor Leagues
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) pitched well but took the loss in Binghamton’s 2-1 setback against Akron on Sunday night.
Parnell (9-6) allowed four hits and two runs in seven innings. He struck out five and walked two.
Parnell departed after issuing a walk to begin the eighth. Matt LaPorta, a top prospect involved in the CC Sabathia trade, broke a 1-all tie with an RBI single later in the inning.
– Coastal Plain League
Asheboro’s Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) leads the Coastal Plain League with 63 hits. He ranks third in batting average (.344) and fourth in total bases.
Alex Fairweather (Catawba) leads the league with 68 strikeouts in 62-plus innings.
– Cobb wins at Warrior
Richard Cobb shot a 70 and 67 to finish at 5-under and capture the Warrior Golf Club championship on Sunday.
Cobb held off runner-up Jason Meadows on the back side with birdies on Nos. 10, 16, and 17 to take the title by three strokes.
Both players shot a 1 under 34 on the front nine. The turning point came on No. 13, a par 5. With the players tied, Cobb made par while Meadows taking a double-bogey 7.
Meadows birdied No. 14 to get back within with a shot of the lead. But Cobb, who played steadily all day without a bogey, made his birdies down the stretch.
– Salisbury meeting
Salisbury’s football team will have a meeting on today at 11 a.m.
– Junior Legion
Cary beat Mooresville 5-2 in the Junior American Legion state championship game Sunday.
– Knox football camp
Knox Middle School’s summer camp will begin this week, running from 6:30-8 p.m. today through Thursday at the school. All rising seventh and eighth graders who are interested in playing football this coming season are welcome to attend the camp.
For more information, contact Coach Bagley at 704-754-2103.
– Carson cross country
The Carson boys cross country team will have its first practice on Monday, Aug. 4.
Runners should meet in the former Captain’s Galley parking lot in downtown China Grove at 9 a.m. This is not part of the optional running program that has continued throughout the summer, but the first regular-season practice.
All interested runners should make plans to attend and should have an up-to-date physical. Please contact Coach Dwayne Fink at 70-856-0574 for more information.
– West reserved seats
West Rowan’s boosters club Boosters are beginning the renewal of reserved seating for the football season.
You need to contact John Lowe by e-mail at email@example.com or call 704-640-0742 and leave a message.
Any seats not renewed by August 6 will be sold along with other seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
– Salisbury Palomino
Salisbury defeated a team from Cincinnati, Ohio, 14-3 on Saturday to advance to the round of eight in the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series.
Salisbury used Zach Burkhart’s three-run homer in the first inning to grab a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Solid defense, good pitching and 14 hits produced the victory. Frank Johnson, a Greensboro Dudley product and N.C. A&T signee, pitched the first four inning to pick up the win. Burkhart and Jacob Vernon hit the ball well for Salisbury.
* Salisbury then dropped a 7-3 decision to Baltimore River Bend when Baltimore pushed across four runs in the ninth.
Nich Glass pitched well for Salisbury, scattering four hits in 5 innings of work but was not involved in the decision. Salisbury finished 4-2 and in the top eight.
“It was a great trip,and a good experience,” coach Scott Maddox said. “We left some kids at home for various reasons and picked up five guys and they meshed with the guys who had been together all summer great. As a coach it was a pleasure not to have any attitudes to deal with. Truly enjoyable.”
Team members traveling to the World Series were Salisbury’s Ryne Maddox, Forrest Buchanan, Jordan Fuller, Doug Seaman and Philip Tonseth; North Rowan’s Dakota Brown; Davie’s Vernon; West Davidson’s Burkhart; North Davidson’s Travis Swain; Ragsdale’s Kyle Brandenburg and Alex Walters; Dudley’s Johnson; NE Guilford’s Brandon Wyrick and Tyler Clemons; and Carson’s Glass.