Area sports briefs: South Legion blanks Wilkes
From staff reports
South Rowan’s American Legion baseball team won 10-0 in seven innings at Wilkes County on Thursday.
Will Misenheimer pitched six shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out four. Randy Shepherd threw the seventh, the first inning he’s pitched this summer.
Ryan Bostian had a run-scoring double in the first inning to get South (7-2, 5-2) started. Dylan Walker’s two-out, two-run single keyed a three-run fourth inning.
Matt Ingold had two hits and two RBIs.
Due to off-days, rainouts and a two-game losing streak, it was South’s first victory since June 1.
“On the way up to Wilkes it started to rain a little bit, and I was thinking, ‘Here we go again,’ ” South coach Michael Lowman said. “Fortunately, conditions were perfect once we got there. It felt good to get back on the field. Will pitched good again and we found a way to score some runs.”
South is at home tonight against Concord.
* Justin Culp hit two homers and knocked in five runs to lead Stanly to a 9-2 win against Mocksville. Adrian Shepherd was the winning pitcher. Zeb Cope, Tyler King and Colby Seaford had two hits each for Mocksville.
– Area golf
Salisbury’s Alex Nianouris lost 3 & 2 to Cherryville’s Greg Bunner in the second round of match play at the 42nd North Carolina Junior Championship in Henderson.
* Salisbury’s Lauren Smith (76-80ó156) finished in a tie for 24th place at the 60th North Carolina Women’s Amateur in Wilson. Cary’s Katherine Perry (71-71ó142) finished at 2 under and won by two strokes.
– Minor Leagues
Charlie Leesman earned his team-best fifth win in the Kannapolis Intimidators’ 5-0 victory over Greensboro.
Leesman worked 62/3 innings without giving up a run in the home game Thursday. He allowed six hits, walked one batter and totaled five strikeouts.
Kannapolis (36-30) has notched nine shutouts. Charlis Burdie worked 11/3 innings, and Tyson Corley pitched the ninth. Jon Gilmore went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jose Vargas and Zach Larson also drove in runs.
– Rowan Junior Legion
Rowan County beat Carson 10-0 in six innings on Thursday. Rowan broke it open with a five-run third.
Alex Bost earned the win with five shutout innings.
Jamey Blalock had three hits and three RBIs for Rowan. Nathan Fulbright had two hits and three RBIs. Will Sapp, Justin Morris and Andy Austin had two hits each. Luke Thomas homered in the fifth.
– Wood bat leagues
Nathan Furr (Catawba) pitched seven strong innings for the Asheboro Copperheads in a 3-1 loss against Thomasville on Tuesday night.
– Baseball camp
The Piedmont Area Baseball Pitchers and Catchers Camp will be held June 29-30 at Central Davidson High. Camp is for ages 5-18. Cost is $60.
Featured instructor is Appalachian State head coach Chris Pollard, plus many more area coaches.
Contact Central Davidson coach Jonathan Brown at 336-357-2920 for information or Central athletics director Mike Lawson at 336-239-0139.
– East hoops camp
Brevard women’s basketball coach Shannon Reid will be holding a camp at East Rowan High School from June 24-25.
The cost is $100 per player. The camp, which is for ninth-12th graders only, will run from 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. each day.
– Carson volleyball
There will be a volleyball clinic at Carson for grades 6-9 from 5-7 p.m. on June 22. Cost is $10.
There will also be a volleyball 101 offered to parents from 6:45-7:45 for $5 to discuss basics and rules. Show up ready to play.
Contact Carson coach Trish Hester for info at 855-7297.
– South YMCA
The South Rowan YMCA is accepting registrations through July 18 for its youth baseball league.
The program is for ages 6-12 as of April 30 of this year. The three age divisions are 6-7coach pitch, 8-9 player pitch and 10-12 player pitch (12-year-olds cannot pitch). Games begin Aug. 3.
The cost is $36 for members and $60 for potential members.
For more information, contact Gary Earnhardt at the South Rowan YMCA at 704-857-7011.
– McCanless golf
A nine-hole tournament for Junior was held at McCanless on Thursday.
Bryson Sprinkle shot 41 to win the 9-under division.
Logan Shuping shot 40, including a birdie on No. 17, to win the 10-13 division. Evan Neas was second at 42. Taylor Scharf was third with a 51.
The next Juniors tourney will be held July 2. The fee is $9 for non-members.