Area briefs: Cody Ludwick Fund started

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 8, 2011

From staff reports
A Cody Ludwick Memorial Fund has been established by the track and soccer teams at East Rowan.
Donations can be dropped off to the school or mailed to East Rowan High School, 175 St. Luke’s Church Road, Salisbury, N.C., 28146.
Contact coach Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334 or Julie Trexler at 704-637-1704 for information.
Legion baseball
The Kannapolis-Wilkes game was rained out on Tuesday.
Randolph topped High Point 8-7 in the Northern Division.
MLB draft
North Carolina infielder Levi Michael (North Davidson) was a first-round draft pick — No. 30 overall — by the Minnesota Twins.
North Carolina pitcher Greg Holt (West Forsyth) was a sixth-round choice by the Washington Nationals.
Former Lake Norman High catcher Sean Cotten, who set records at Tusculum, was taken by the Nationals in the 29th round.
The draft rolled through Round 30 on Tuesday. Liberty pitcher Keegan Linza (North Rowan) and Charlotte catcher Ross Steedley (East Rowan) are draft possibilities today, and Catawba has a couple of pitchers who could hear their name called.
College basketball
Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) hit his third homer of the season for Charlotte in a season-ending NCAA tournament loss to Arkansas.
Pro baseball
Kannapolis Intimidators hurler Paul Burnside was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week.
Burnside went 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA.
The Intimidators lost 5-2 to the visiting Rome Braves on Tuesday.
Edward Salcedo drove in four runs for the Braves. Trayce Thompson knocked in a run for the Intimidators.
Whit Merrifield (Davie) hit his second homer of the season for Wilmington on Tuesday in an 8-2 win against Kinston.
Winston-Salem’s Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) went 2-for-4 on Tuesday to boost his batting average to .215.
Local golf
Salisbury’s Michael Childress, 11, shot a 79 to tie for first in the Matthews-Mint Hill Optimist Club junior golf tournament held on Sunday.
Childress will advance to the North Carolina West District Optimist Qualifier on June 27 at Catawba Country Club.
Sixty-six GARS members played a Captain’s Choice tournament at Corbin Hills on Monday.
The team of Gerald Barker, Larry Luther, Ralph Luther and David Scearce shot minus-13 and took first place in a scorecard playoff.
Finishing second was the team of Ross Howard, Doug Lingle, Clive Mahaffey and Ernest Wagner.
Two teams shot minus-12.
Clyde Crawford was closest to the pin on No. 12. Barker made the longest putt on No. 9.
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
Catawba basketball camps for boys and girls ages 5-15 are set for June and July.
Go to for information.
Youth basketball
The Phenoms 6th-graders won the Silver Bracket championship at the Queen City Athletic Association Rumble.
Players are Malon Cuthbertson, Nick Warren, Nygil Dalton, Otis Smith, Alonzo Sirleaf, Joseph Scott, Kortez Weeks, Amoni Hogue, Daniel Carlton, Toby Brown, Jake Murphy and Elijah Moss.
Coaches are Dadrian Cuthbertson, Scooter Dalton, T.J. Gaither and Toby Brown.
North hoops camp
North Rowan girls basketball coach Tony Hillian will hold his Skills Training Camp June 21-23 at North Rowan.
The camp is for girls and boys ages 6-16 and lasts from 8-12 daily. The cost is $25 per camper. Special instructors include pros Shayla Fields and Terris Sifford and coaches Andrew Mitchell and Chris McNeil.
Contact Hillian at 704-202-7275.
Golden Eagle Camp
The purpose of the Golden Eagle Baseball and Softball Camp is to provide quality instruction in fundamentals.
The cost is $60 and includes T-shirt, daily snack and insurance.
Camps are for ages 7-16, from 9 until noon daily, and will be held at East Davidson Community Park.
The baseball camp will be held June 20-24, while the softball camp will be conducted June 27-July 1.
Contact East Davidson baseball coach Dan Tricarico at 476-7633.