Area briefs: Parnell dominant vs. Braves

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 16, 2011

From staff reports
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) had a tremendous relief outing for the New York Mets on Wednesday night in a 4-0 win against Atlanta.
Entering the game in the seventh, Parnell struck out Chipper Jones, Eric Hinske and Alex Gonzales in order.
He stayed in for the eighth, retiring Jason Heyward on a groundball back to the mound and striking out Joe Mather. After allowing a single to Brooks Conrad, Parnell finished his impressive outing with a strikeout of Jordan Schafer.
Parnell threw 32 pitches, 22 for strikes, in racking up those five quick Ks — all swinging. Parnell got credit for his first win of the season and lowered his ERA to 3.46.
Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 5-3 to visiting Delmarva on Wednesday despite homers by Trayce Thompson, his 12th, and Juan Silverio, his fifth.
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) had two hits for Winston-Salem in a 9-1 romp against Frederick on Wednesday.
Jerry Sands (Catawba) doubled and scored the only run for Albuquerque in a 2-1 setback against Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday, Jackson’s Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) got a chance to bat against Aroldis Chapman, the Cincinnati fireballer who is rehabbing with the Double A Carolina Mudcats. Seager led off with a groundout to second base against Chapman, who pitched only the first inning.
Wood bat leagues
Trey Holmes (East Rowan, ASU) hit his fifth homer of the summer to lead the Asheboro Copperheads to an 11-6 win against High Point on Wednesday in the Coastal Plain League. Holmes knocked in three runs.
Ryan Bostian (South Rowan, Catawba) went 1-for-4 with an RBI for the Copperheads.
Ross Whitley (Catawba) pitched a scoreless inning for the Wilmington Sharks in a 2-1 CPL win against Morehead City.
Independent leagues
David Thomas (Catawba) had a double and a triple to lead the Grand Prairie Air Hogs to an 8-1 win against the Fort Worth Cats on Wednesday. Thomas has been hot, and his batting average is up to .288. He’s second on the Hogs with 25 RBIs and has 13 extra-base hits.
Indian now a Globetrotter
Former Catawba athlete Jolly Manning, who played basketball and football for the Indians, is one of the coaches working this week’s Catawba College Basketball Camp for ages 8-14.
Manning led the SAC in shooting percentage as a senior in 2005-06, making 69.2 percent from the field.
An accomplished musician, Manning has been a middle school math and music teacher, but the former East-West All-Star became a member of the Harlem Globetrotters after making one of the organization’s two traveling teams in tryouts in New York. He started his career on the road with the Globetrotters in January. Manning is known as “Cobra” when he’s in uniform for the Trotters.
Local golf
Doug Garwood and Matt Cannon shot 63s on Wednesday to share the first-round lead in the Egolf Professional Tour’s Bolle Classic being contested this week at Sapona and the Country Club of Salisbury.
Salisbury’s Frank Adams III shot 66.
Salisbury’s Alex Lee shot 79 and tied for second in a CGA Junior event this week.
Other local scores included Jared DeVlieger (87), James Lohr (89), Tyler Russ (92) and Jesse Pinkston (94).
Baseball camp
The 23rd annual Piedmont Area Baseball Camp will be held on July 6-7 (8:30-noon) at Central Davidson.
The cost is $60. The camp is for ages 5-18.
Instructors will include Appalachian State’s Chris Pollard and Davidson’s Dick Cooke and many other outstanding coaches.
Contact Mike Lawson (336-239-0139) or Jonathan Brown (336-357-2920).
Football camp
Catawba Football Day Camp will be held on July 17-19. Contact Todd McComb at 704-637-4733 or
Parks and Rec
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department’s City Park Center, is currently accepting registration for high performance, power, speed and agility training for junior tennis players.
Players can learn from Jack Thompson, PTR Master Professional. There are three sessions at City Park Tennis Complex from 9-11 a.m. The first session is July 11-15. The second session is July 18-22, and the third is July 25-29. All sessions are $20 per day.
Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department’s Civic Center is currently accepting registration for summer junior tennis camps for beginners. This is an in-depth camp for children ages 6-12 and is taught by Thompson. Lunch will be provided.
There will be two sessions at the Salisbury Civic Center. Session I is June 20-24 from 9-1. Session II is Aug. 1-5 from 9 a.m.-1pm.
Contact Thompson at (980) 234-2341 or call City Park Center at (704) 638-5295.