Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Liberty’s Keegan Linza was the winning pitcher in the Flames’ 15-3 victory against UNC Asheville on Saturday. Linza (8-3) hurled six innings and allowed one run and two hits.
Linza has a team-best 2.31 ERA for the season and has walked only 19 in 852/3 innings.
South Legion callout
South Rowan Legion sign-ups are at 3 p.m. in the building behind Gary’s on Sunday, May 15. Call 704-213-3612.
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) had a successful outing in extended spring training on Saturday and could be back with the Mets by the end of the week. He’s had a finger injury.
Prep softball tournaments are this week, and a playoff spot will be determined today. The CCC gets four playoff berths. Salisbury and Thomasville tied for fourth with one league win each (Lexington didn’t field a team), so the winner of today’s SHS-Thomasville matchup in Thomasville will make it.
The NPC and CCC tournaments also begin today with higher seeds at home. See Scoreboard for pairings.
The Salisbury High Boosters meeting scheduled for tonight was pushed back to Tuesday because baseball, softball and golf teams are in action today.
Southeast’s girls soccer team tied Erwin 1-1. Karla Frogoso’s corner set up Kylie Cox for the Southeast goal.
Southeast’s boys rolled against Erwin 5-0. Silvestre Lopez scored twice, while Aaron Lippard, Jose Viveros and Geovani Hildalgo scored one goal apiece. Brandon Flores had two assists, while Lopez had one.
Southeast’s tennis team edged Erwin 5-4.