Area briefs: East softball plays Friday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011

From staff reports
East Rowan (24-2) will play Boiling Springs Crest (22-3) at 6 p.m. on Friday night at Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Complex in the first round of the 3A state softball tournament.
East also will play at 8:30 on Friday night in the double-elimination event against either Greenville D.H. Conley (23-4) or Southern Vance (23-3).
Play will resume at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning with the losers bracket final, with the championship game set to follow at 1:30. If a second championship game is necessary, it will be played at 4 p.m.
Southern Vance beat Southwestern Randolph 4-2 to claim the last spot in the Final Four.
This is the 18th year of NCHSAA fast-pitch softball championships.
Junior Legion
The Carson Junior Legion team beat Lexington 11-10 in an 11-inning thriller Tuesday.
Greg Tonneson had a game-winning double with two men out in the 11th. John Daugherty, Heath Mitchem and John Patella worked on the mound, with Patella getting the win in relief.
Dylan Carpenter had four hits and three RBIs. His big night included a clutch, game-tying homer in the eighth.
K.J. Pressley had two hits, while Colton Laws and Devon Peacock knocked in two runs apiece. Daugherty drove in one run.
Prep baseball
The All-SPC baseball team includes A.L. Brown’s Ryan Blackmon; Northwest Cabarrus’ Rob Bain, David Broome, Corey Seager and Tanner Bigham; Mount Pleasant’s Brandon Burris, Grayson Atwood and A.J. James; Robinson’s Dillon Ashburn and Brody Koerner; Central Cabarrus’ Brandon Porter and Ryan Yoder; Concord’s Ryan Burris; Hickory Ridge’s Blake Sides, Zach Andrews, Travis Baucom and Jake Barbee, and Cox Mill’s Travis Watkins and Austin Fox.
Minor leagues
New Britain’s Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) has been placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury.
The severity hasn’t been determined yet.
Bobby Parnell (East) pitched for the New York Mets in the ninth inning of a 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Parnell got two outs but allowed two hits, a walk and two unearned runs.
Jackson’s Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) had two hits, including his 17th double on Tuesday. Seager often leads off but has knocked in 31 runs.
Hagerstown beat Kannapolis 3-0 on Tuesday to split a four-game series.
Juan Silverio, Brady Shoemaker and Trayce Thompson had doubles for the Intimidators.
Southpaw Robbie Ray pitched the shutout for Hagerstown. Bryce Harper had two hits and stole three bases to lift his season total to 10. Wade Moore (West Rowan, Catawba) was 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base.
College baseball
Liberty pitcher Keegan Linza (North Rowan) was named to the All-Big South Conference Tournament team.
Charlotte’s Ross Steedley (East Rowan) and Justin Roland (East) made the Atlantic 10 all-tournament team.
Roland laid down two squeeze bunts to score runs in the tournament.
Three East Rowan players — Corbin Shive is the third one — are likely to be in the lineup when the 49ers (42-14) take on Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon. It’ll be 2 p.m. in Tempe, Ariz., but 5 p.m. here when the first pitch is thrown.
Catawba camps
Catawba Football Day Camp is set for July 17-19.
Contact Todd McComb at 704-637-4733 or email at
The dates for Catawba summer tennis camps are June 13-16 (full), June 20-23 (half), June 27-30 (half), July 18-21 (half), Aug. 1-4 (half) and Aug. 8-11 (half). Contact Jeff Childress at 637-4265 or e-mail
Local golf
Phyllis Durland won low gross in the weekly Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association tournament. Tony Iossi was second, with Mary Seaford third.
Eileen Full won low net, with Norma Burgess second and Beth Calhoun third.
Ruth Bowles won low putts.
Sixty-seven GARS members played at Warrior on Tuesday.
Low ‘A’ flight player with a net of 59.85 was Gerald Barker. Low ‘B’ flight player with a net of 59.39 was Jack Swicegood.
Low ‘C’ flight player with a net of 60.08 was Bruce Munn. Low ‘D” flight player with a net of 61.53 was Kenneth Miller.