Area sports briefs: Mooresville Legion wins
From staff reports
Mooresville’s American Legion baseball team beat Kannapolis 8-5 on Monday at Veterans Field.
Ian Walters pitched eight innings for Mooresville before Brantley Horton nailed down the last three outs.
Kannapolis (2-5, 2-3) led 4-2 late before Mooresville rallied. Nathan Abraham’s two-run single in the ninth broke a 4-4 tie, and Billy Nantz added another two-run single for the Moors (2-1, 1-1).
Wes Honeycutt homered for Kannapolis. Starting pitcher David Larmond limited the Moors to two runs in the first seven innings.
– Minor leagues
Kannapolis blasted Delmarva 10-3 on Monday at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. Kannapolis (25-26) scored nine runs in the first two innings, including a two-run homer by Jon Gilmore.
n Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) allowed one hit but got the last out in the eighth and the first out in the ninth in Ft. Myers’ 3-0 victory against Brevard Sunday.
Steedley (3-0) didn’t allow an earned run in nine relief appearances in the month of May. He has an ERA of 0.76 with 24 strikeouts and four walks in 232/3 innings.
* David Thomas (Catawba) had two hits in Stockton’s 9-6 win against San Jose on Sunday.
* Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) tossed a scoreless inning to close out New Britain’s 15-7 win against Binghamton on Sunday.
– College baseball
Belmont’s Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) performed well in a recent pre-draft workout for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Wagner has at least a temporary spot on the roster of the Cotuit Kettleers in the elite Cape Cod Baseball League. Cotuit opens its season June 11. The MLB draft is June 9-10.
* Catawba shortstop Chris Ahearn was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team. Ahearn had a 3.97 GPA in sports management and batted .356.
– Middle school baseball
Southeast beat West Rowan 10-4 and China Grove defeated Corriher-Lipe 5-3 in the tournament semifinals on Monday.
Southeast will play China Grove tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the final at Corriher-Lipe.
K.J. Pressley, Devon Peacock, Chance Bowden, Justin Evans, Greg Tonneson and Bryson Prugh led Southeast in hitting. Colton Laws (32/3 innings) and Tonneson (31/3 innings) did the pitching.
– McCanless Couples
The McCanless Couples played a nine-hole match Sunday, with 27 golfers participating.
The format was 2-man Captain’s Choice.
Walt and Kim Kincaid shot 34 and won on a scorecard playoff with Charlie Gillispie and Joan Stebbins.
Paul and Nancy Ceremuga shot 36 for third place. Winning closest to the pin was Cliff Full.
– East wrestling camp
East Rowan Wrestling Camp for all ages will be held June 30 and July 1.
Camp will be held from 8-11:30 and resume from 1-4:30 after lunch.
The cost is $50, payable to East Rowan High.
The lead clinicians are former Mustang standouts Garry Eller and Jordan Shinn.
Contact East coach Barry Justus at 704-642-2324.
– Coastal Plain League
Micah Jarrett (East Rowan, Wake Forest) started the season 3-for-7 for the Gastonia Grizzlies.
n Wade Moore (West Rowan, N.C. State) hit a homer opening night for the Forest City Owls and was 4-for-12 with five RBIs in his first three games.
* Cameron White (Catawba) went 2-for-7 in his first two games for the Columbia Blowfish.
* Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) batted .222 in his first four games for the Asheboro Copperheads. He had two RBIs and two steals.
* Rudy Brown (South Rowan, UNC Pembroke) struck out six in his first four-inning outing of the season for Asheboro.
– Kannapolis camp
A.L. Brown boys basketball coach Shelwyn Klutz is offering three sessions for his annual camp.
Camp dates are June 29-July 1, July 13-15 and Aug. 3-5 at Kannapolis Middle School.
Cost for a session is $45.
Contact Klutz at 704-933-4251.
– All-CPC War Eagles
Davie’s Morgan Wyatt shared CPC Player of the Year honors for softball with North Davidson’s Tisha Mahon.
Davie also placed Tori Clontz, Tisha Funderburk, Sara Handy, Jordan Schultz and Samantha Tarleton on the All-CPC team.
* Davie’s Jess Cartner, Shelton Howard, Alex Newman and Jacob Vernon made the All-CPC baseball team. Mt. Tabor’s Mat Batts and North Davidson’s Zach Joyce shared CPC Player of the Year honors.
* Davie’s Nick Capri and Jason Gallimore made the All-CPC boys golf team.
* Davie’s Alex Flemming made the All-CPC boys tennis team.
* Davie’s Ricky Bell was named Field Events MVP for CPC boys track.
* Davie’s Falon Hooper, Rachel Howell, Kaitlyyn Hutchins, Emerald Tuthill and Caitlin Tutterow were All-CPC in girls track.
Tutterow was league MVP for distance events.
* Davie’s Clare Moser and Hannah Stroupe were named All-CPC for girls tennis.
* Davie posted the highest GPA among all the state’s boys soccer teams (3.418) and was recognized by the NCHSAA.
– Kirk Bell golf tour
The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour for ages 12-18 completed its Spring Championship on Sunday at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Courtney Taylor of Lincolnton won the Bell Division in the two-day event with rounds of 76-70 ó 146. Cary’s Katherine Perry was second at 147.
Four Salisbury players competed, including Lily Yatawara (89-89 ó 178), Caroline Dula (90-89 ó 179), Allison Lee (93-90 ó 183) and Amber Lyerly (101-98 ó 199).
In the Futures Division , Isabella Rusher of Salisbury shot 81-83 ó 164 and finished fourth.
On Sunday, Rusher was overtaken by Allyson Markiewicz of Charlotte, who shot a 73 to win the tournament by two strokes.