Area Sports Briefs: Moors take 2-0 edge
From staff reports
Mooresville’s American Legion baseball team took a 2-0 advantage in its best-of-five first-round series with Concord with a 7-5 win at Central Cabarrus on Saturday.
Catawba signee Aaron Meadows broke a 2-2 tie with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.
The big blow of the game was a two-run homer by West Rowan graduate Brantley Horton for a 6-2 lead. Jacob Mays added a sacrifice fly in the eighth for coach Josh Graham’s Moors, who won their fifth in a row.
Taylor Thurber was the winning pitcher in relief. Wes Dumford got the save.
The Moors will go for a sweep ó weather permitting ó tonight at home.
n Stanly blasted Lexington 11-2 on Saturday at Holt-Moffitt Field and can sweep tonight in Albemarle.
The Stanly-Lexington winner plays the Rowan-Mocksville winner in the second round. The South Rowan-Wilkes winner plays the Mooresville-Concord winner.
n Rudisill gets ace
After 51 years of playing golf, Harold “Rudy” Rudisill of Mount Pleasant recorded his first hole-in-one on Friday at McCanless.
Rudisill aced the 165-yard No. 12 hole with an 8-iron.
Witnesses were Dan Raper, Roger Burris and Larry Stratton.
n Minors: Intimidators roll
Dexter Carter pitched a season-high eight innings as the Intimidators beat Delmarva 6-1 and won their seventh straight game Saturday at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
Carter (4-2) gave up one run on five hits. He struck out nine, boosting his season total to 106, while walking one. Carter became the first Kannapolis pitcher to throw eight innings in a game this season.
Lee Fischer had a two-run double for the Intimidators.
Four Intimidators recorded multi-hit games, including Kenny Williams, who went 3-for-4.
The win moved Kannapolis (7-2, 44-35) into first place in the second-half Northern Division standings. West Virginia was rained out to fall a half game behind the Intimidators.
– Chicago White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin reported to the Charlotte Knights for a rehabilitation assignment on Saturday.
Quentin has been on the DL since May 26 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Quentin went 2-for-3 to help the Knights win 11-2 against Durham on Saturday.
n Jerry Sands (Catawba) hit his fifth homer to help Ogden beat Casper 14-7 on Saturday.
Sands also had a double, knocked in two runs and scored three. He bumped his batting average to .490.
n Spencer Steedley (East Rowan, Charlotte) pitched a scoreless inning for Fort Myers on Saturday to lower his ERA to 0.92.
n Wood bat leagues
Forest City’s Wade Moore (West Rowan, Catawba) went 2-for-3 Friday to raise his batting average to .306.
n Asheboro’s Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) had his 16th RBI of the season on Friday. He’s batting .347 with two homers.
n Asheboro’s Zach Brown (South Rowan) worked out of the bullpen Friday and pitched 11/3 scoreless innings.
n Justin Roland (East Rowan, Charlotte) is batting .355 with the Bethesda (Md.) Big Train in the Cal Ripken Sr. League.
n Ryan Overcash (NW Cabarrus, Davidson) was named to the North squad for the Southern Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game.
n South Carolina’s Whit Merrifield (Davie) is batting .191 in the Cape Cod Baseball League. He’s 9-for-47 in 16 games and has stolen five bases.
n Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart participated in High Point’s team camp run by former UNC players Scott Cherry and Wes Miller.
Sacred Heart won two of its eight games with five close losses.
Eric Edwards and Banks Fisher led the Dolphins in scoring. Both averaged 12.0 points a game. Edwards hit 13 3-pointers. Fisher averaged 13.1 rebounds per game.
Other team member are Bobby Cardelle, Chili Chilton, Max Fisher, Reilly Gokey, Christian Hester, Yonathan Sorto and Spencer Storey.
SH is relocating to a new facility this month.
Anyone interested in learning more about the school’s basketball program can contact Bob Burges at 704-633-4512.
n UNC, Nike reach deal
CHAPEL HILLó North Carolina will continue to lace up Nikes for the next nine years.
School officials said Wednesday they have signed a 10-year contract for Nike to supply athletic footwear, apparel and accessory products to the Tar Heels.
The contract was signed in late May and was made retroactive to July 1, 2008.
The Beaverton, Ore.-based footwear maker will provide shoes, uniforms, balls, coaching gear and other equipment for the school. The athletic department also will receive $1 million from the deal, with those funds being used for lighting and sound improvements at the Dean Smith Center.