Area sports briefs: More preseason accolades for Indians
From staff reports
Catawba offensive tackle Terence Crosby was named a preseason first-team All-American byD2football.com.
The Web site lists Crosby, defensive linemen Brandon Sutton and Melquan Fair and quarterback Cam Sexton on its preseason All-SAC team.
Fair is D2football.com’s preseason SAC Defensive Player of the Year.
A preview of Catawba’s upcoming season will appear in the Post on Wednesday.
– Intimidators win
Drew Garcia knocked in three runs to lead the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 7-5 victory against the Lexington Legends on Thursday at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
Garcia’s two-out, two-run single broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth. Josh Phegley homered.
It was the sixth straight win for Kannapolis and the 10th straight loss for the Legends. Kannapolis leads the division by 3 1/2 games.
– Minor leagues
L.A. Dodgers prospect Jerry Sands (Catawba) is thriving for the Great Lakes Loons in the Class-A Midwest League.
Sands hit his third homer and added a double in an 18-4 romp against South Bend on Thursday. Sands scored four runs in the game and knocked in three.
Between stints at Ogden and Great Lakes, Sands has 17 homers and 49 RBIs in 56 games.
* Minnesota prospect Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) had a strong relief outing on Thursday, pitching 21/3 shutout innings against Binghamton to lower his ERA at Double-A New Britain to 3.97.
* Class-A Clinton’s Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) hit his fifth double of the season on Thursday.
– Prep soccer
East Rowan edged Carson 4-3 for third place in the Rowan County Tournament on Thursday.
East led 3-1 at halftime on the strength of a hat trick by Jon Garus.
Taylor Owen gave the Mustangs (2-1) a 4-1 lead with a second-half goal.
Anthony Melton scored the game’s first goal for the Cougars (1-2). Isais Guerrero and Ivan Espinosa scored in the second half as Carson mounted a comeback attempt.
– Prep cross country
The NCHSAA announced the state cross country championships are moving back to Tanglewood Park.
The NCHSAA earlier had announced a switch to SAS Soccer Park in Cary starting this year but a scheduling conflict couldn’t be worked out.
– Prep volleyball
Carson beat Southwestern Randolph on Wednesday for its third straight victory. The Cougars won 25-18, 25-18, 25-19.
Carson’s jayvees won 25-17, 25-21.
– Adams leads event
Salisbury resident Frank Adams III leads the eGolf Professional Tour’s South Charlotte Classic after two rounds.
Adams sits atop the leaderboard at 13-under 130, with 18 holes to go.
– Carson directions
Carson AD Jim Grkman offered the following directions for those interested in traveling to the Cougars’ football game tonight in Harrisburg against Hickory Ridge.
Take Old Concord Road to Concord. Turn left at the stoplight on Branchview. Take Branchview to Highway 49.
Take Highway 49 to Harrisburg. Take a left at Hardee’s onto School Circle Road.
The next left is Hickory Ridge. Cross tracks to a four-way stop. Go straight and the school is on the left.
The school’s address is 7321 Ragin’ Ridge Road.
– McCanless Couples
Gene and Mary Seaford shot 33 with a Captain’s Choice format and won the latest McCanles Couples outing.
Samanatha Haviland and Caleb Allen shot 34 and took second in a scorecard playoff with Andy and Dolly Canup.
Kim Kincaid was closest to the pin on No. 3. Brenda Mosely made the longest putt on No. 7.