Area sports briefs: Bautista sparks Mocksville
From staff reports
Carlos Bautista’s two-run homer broke a 2-2 tie and lifted the Mocksville American Legion team to a 4-3 victory against Concord Wednesday in the Southern Division of Area III opener for both teams.
D.J. Webb pitched six sharp innings for Mocksville and got relief help from Jake Koontz.
Jess Cartner and Colby Seaford had two hits each for Mocksville (3-0, 1-0).
Mocksville beat Kernersville and Randolph County in its first two games. Hernan Bautista homered in his first at-bat of the Legion season for Mocksville
Mocksville’s scheduled game with Stanly on Friday has been postponed. Mocksville will play at Rowan Saturday.
* South Rowan and Kannapolis open their seasons tonight at Veterans Field.
Mike Morton, a former A.L. Brown and NFL player, will throw out the first pitch.
– College baseball
North Carolina third baseman Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) was named to the All-ACC first team.
Seager is batting .390 with four homers, 46 RBIs and a league-leading 22 doubles. He batted .417 in ACC games.
* Appalachian State second baseman Wes Hobson was named to the All-Southern Conference second team.
Gil Hobson, Wes’ father, is a North Rowan graduate.
* Micah Jarrett (East Rowan) played in 30 games and started 15 as a Wake Forest freshman this season. Jarrett batted .214 with five RBIs and four steals.
* Belmont’s Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) is currently playing in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament. The junior has 10 homers and 55 RBIs.
– Intimidators camp
The Kannapolis Intimidators will host their annual youth baseball camp at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium July 6-9 in cooperation with Core Athletics Training Facility in Concord.
The camp, led by Intimidators players, will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily. The camp is for ages 6-13 at a cost of $165 before June 1 and $185 after June 1.
For more info, go to IntimidatorsBaseball.com, call 932-3267 or visit the ticket office.
– Minor leagues
Jon Gilmore and Jose Vargas had three hits each to lead a 14-hit attack as the Kannapolis Intimidators beat Hagerstown 9-4 on Wednesday afternoon at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
Vargas had an inside-the-park home run for the Intimidators (20-19).
* New Britain’s Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) hasn’t had a surplus of luck this season, but he raised his record to 2-0 on Wednesday.
Ward recorded the last two outs of the eighth inning with his team trailing Reading 4-3.
When New Britain, Minnesota’s Double-A team, rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth, Ward picked up the win.
– Bolle golf
Scott Weatherly, Jason Kokrak, Ray Franz, Frank Adams III, Matt Davidson, John Eades and Jake Grodzinsky shot 6-under 65s at Sapona to lead the 54-hole eGolf Professional Tour’s Bolle Classic that is being contested this week at Sapona and the Country Club of Salisbury.
– Corbin golf
The Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association played a low gross-low net event Tuesday.
Beth Calhoun won low gross, with Becky Isenhour second and Faye Cline third.
Bev Cobb won low net. She was followed by Carolyn Ries and Azalee Story.
Joy Maughmer won low putts.
– Carson hoops camp
Carson’s girls basketball program will hold a camp for rising 5th-8th graders June 22-25 from 8 until noon daily.
The cost is $60 and includes a camp T-shirt. Awards will be given for free throw and hot-shot champions.
Contact Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034 for additional information.
– College wrestling
The late Charlie Parker, a former Davidson head coach, was inducted into the North Carolina chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
– College award
Johnson C. Smith’s Stephen Joyner Jr. was honored as CIAA Athletics Director of the Year on Tuesday in Durham.
n Tennis tournament
The Salisbury Rotary Tennis Championships will be held May 29-31 at City Park.
The entry deadline is Friday, and entries can be submitted by emailing a name, address, phone number, birthdate, events and possible doubles partner to firstname.lastname@example.org. Players are limited to two events.There is a $10 fee for the first junior event (ranging from 10-under to 18-under) and $5 (per person if doubles) for a second event. There is a $20 fee for the first adult event and $10 (per person if doubles) for a second event.