area sports briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 1, 2009

From staff and wire reports
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 5-3 at Lake County on Saturday.
Two unearned runs did in the Intimidators.
Eduardo Escobar homered for Kannapolis. Starting pitcher Nevin Griffith (1-3) took the loss.
Jeremie Tice went 4-for-4 for the Captains.
n Minor leagues
Jerry Sands (Catawba) doubled and homered for Ogden on Saturday. Sands has eight doubles, 13 homers and 35 RBIs. He’s batting .359.
n Wood bat leagues
Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) finished as the leading hitter for the Asheboro Copperheads. He hit .323 with three homers and 27 RBIs and was 39-for-42 stealing bases.
n Wade Moore (West Rowan, Catawba) batted .306 with three homers and 22 RBIs for Forest City, which finished the CPL regular season with a 44-8 record.
n West boosters
Contact John Lowe at for fall sports passes and reserved seating, which is now on a first-come basis or call 704-640-0742 and leave message.
West has added football seats for this season, but they are going fast.
Bricks are being sold for the field house project.
Contact any booster for info.
West’s next booster meeting is Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Everyone is welcome to attend.
n South Raider Day
South Rowan High School Raider Day is Saturday, Aug. 8, and will include a car wash, yard sale and hamburger/hot dog sale. Raider Day lasts from 7 a.m. until noon.
To reserve a yard sale booth, contact Susan Crosby at 704-239-4407 or 704-857-0627.
n Palmer in Raleigh
RALEIGH รณ Arnold Palmer sent a wedge shot about 50 yards down the driving range Friday to open the golf course he designed at North Carolina State.
Palmer’s appearance marked the opening of the $12 million Lonnie Poole Golf Course, a par-71 layout on N.C. State’s campus that measures 7,358 yards.
“Only time will make it much, much better,” Palmer said. “With the maturity of the grasses and the things that are happening with the greens, I can’t tell you how good they are.”
The course offers views of Raleigh’s skyline and is the first built inside the city’s Interstate 440 beltline since 1948. It will be used by the school’s turfgrass program and the Wolfpack’s men’s and women’s golf teams. In two weeks, the course will play host to the V Foundation’s annual celebrity tournament.