Area Sports Briefs: South loses 3-2 to Moors
From staff reports
Dylan Walker pitched well enough to win for the South Rowan Legion on Saturday night at Lake Norman High School.
But South could manage only two runs and lost to the Mooresville Moors 3-2.
The winning run scored in the bottom of the eighth against reliever Dylan Atwell when a blooper over third base rolled to the left-field corner, scoring a runner all the way from first.
Walker pitched six innings, giving up just four hits. He was followed to the hill by Preston Penninger, then Atwell, who tossed two scoreless innings with four strikeouts against Rowan County on Friday.
Joseph Basinger returned to the lineup earlier than expected from an oblique strain and led South (1-6, 1-3) with two hits, including a double. Jacob Dietz also had two hits.
Coach Michael Lowmanís club will try to bounce back Monday when it plays host to Wilkes at 7 p.m.
A great individual performance by Kannapolisí Dylan May also was wasted on Saturday night.
May slugged two home runs in a 10-8 loss to Statesville. Hot Jarrin Hogue went 4-for-5 for Kannapolis (0-4, 0-3).
n Rowan is home tonight against Rocky Mount in a non-league game.
In Southern Division contests, Kannapolis travels to Lake Norman High to play the Mooresville Moors; Concord and Stanly tangle at Albemarleís Don Montgomery Park, and Mocksville travels to face Alexander County.
n Minor Leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators put together a pair of multi-run innings to beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-2 in front of 1,894 fans Saturday night at Grayson Stadium. The first-place Gnats (30-25) finished their seven-game home stand with a 5-2 mark.
Paul Burnside (5-2) pitched another strong game for the Intimidators. Brady Shoemaker whacked a pair of doubles.
Down 1-0, the Intimidators (29-25) struck for three runs against Savannah starter Gonzalez Germen in the fourth inning.
n Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) collected his 21st double of the season on Saturday for Double A Jackson and is batting .314.
n Wilmingtonís Whit Merrifield (Davie) has been in a slump that has knocked his batting average down to .268. He was 0-for-4 on Saturday in the Carolina League.
n Hagerstownís Wade Moore was 0-for-5 on Saturday and is batting .164 in the South Atlantic League.
n College baseball
Charlotte trailed Arizona State 15-0 heading to the ninth inning of their game late Saturday night in the Tempe Regional at press time.
The 49ers had been limited to two hits ó by Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) and Ross Steedley (East Rowan).
Assuming the 49ers didnít stage one of the great comebacks in baseball history, theyíll play Arkansas in a 4 p.m. elimination game today, with Arizona State awaiting the winner.