Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators sweep
From staff reports
The Kannapolis Intimidators swept a doubleheader from West Virginia Sunday, winning 5-4 and 3-2 in eight innings.
Jon Gilmore knocked in Justin Greene with the deciding run in the opener. Greene’s squeeze bunt scored Sergio Morales with the winning run in the nightcap.
– Junior Legion
Rowan rallied to beat the Salisbury Cavornets 5-4 at Newman Park.
Jamey Blalock’s two-run single in the seventh was the winning hit.
Will Sapp and Justin Morris had three hits each. Alex Bost was the winning pitcher.
Rowan plays host to Lexington at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
* Carson got off to a good start with a four-run first inning and beat Mocksville 12-8.
Justin Morrison pitched into the fifth inning for Carson, scattered four hits and struck out four. He got relief help from Ethan Free and Caleb Trexler.
Zach Gragg paced a 12-hit attack with a 4-for-4 effort. All his hits were doubles.
Caleb Srackangast and Mitch Galloway had two hits each.
– Senior American Legion
Ian Walters and Wes Dumford pitched Mooresville to a 3-2 victory against Lexington on Sunday.
Walters allowed three hits in eight innings.
Mooresville’s Jacob Mays’ tied the game 2-2 with an RBI double in the eighth.
In the ninth, Nathan Abraham singled, moved to third on an error on a pickoff try, and scored the deciding run on a balk.
Alex Grubb hit a home run for Lexington.
Lexington is at Kannapolis tonight.
– Prep baseball
NPC champ Lake Norman won the 3A baseball title with an 8-7 victory against Eastern Wayne on Saturday.
Left-handed pitcher Nick Lomascolo was MVP. He won the opening game and saved Game 3. He had two RBIs in the third game and threw out a runner from the outfield.
Taylor Thurber was the winning pitcher. Ross Whitley started on the mound. Josh Hennessee had three hits for the Wildcats. Eric Manser and Joe Faist had two hits each.
Eastern Wayne forced a third game in the championship series by beating the Wildcats 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Zebulon’s Five County Stadium.
Lake Norman, 13-14 in 2008, finished 28-3.
– McCanless golf
It took 21 holes to win the Grady B. McCanless Four-Ball tournament.
In the end, Drue Davis and Don Davis became the 2009 champs with a win against Cole Buckwell and Gene Mothershead.
Derek Lipe-Daryl Lipe defeated Brandt Corl-Chris Ledbetter, 3 and 1
Todd Shuping-Mark Hoesman defeated Cory Sides-Travis Spencer, 1-up
Andre Metcalf-Tommy Gatton defeated Ron Blythe-Clyde Geelen, 4 and 3
Harry DeVlieger-Todd DeVlieger defeated James Lohr-Jared Hough, 2 and 1
David Sifford-Mike Vestel defeated Alex Safrit-Gino Green, 4 and 3
– Wood bat leagues
Rudy Brown (South Rowan, UNC Pembroke) pitched well Saturday for the Asheboro Copperheads.
Brown didn’t get the win, but he held Martinsville to one run in five innings, and Asheboro scored late for a 6-1 victory.
* Gastonia’s Micah Jarrett (East Rowan, Wake Forest) has been knocked out by a shoulder injury.
Jarrett will have surgery to repair a torn labrum and will be sidelined for months.
– Minor leagues
Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) turned in another dominant relief outing in the Florida State League Friday as Ft. Myers topped Clearwater 3-2.
Steedley (4-0) was credited with the win. He worked 21/3 scoreless innings. His ERA dropped to 0.68.
* New Britain’s Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) pitched a scoreless inning Saturday, finishing up an 8-3 loss against Harrisburg.
– Wonders camp
Kannapolis Wonder Youth Football Camp will be held June 15-17 from 8:30 to noon daily. Camp divisions are for grades 4-6 and grades 7-8. Camp cost is $60 before June 9 and $70 after June 9.
Camp staff includes A.L. Brown coaches, varsity players and guest speakers.
Contact A.L. Brown coach Ron Massey at 704-932-6125, ext. 500, for information.
– South baseball camp
South Rowan baseball camp is June 15-18 from 9-1 daily. The camp is for grades 1-8. Cost is $80. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the 15th. Contact coach Thad Chrismon at 704-640-8704.