Area sports briefs
From staff reports
East Rowan’s Avery Rogers pitched well on Wednesday in the State Games for graduating seniors.
Rogers entered with an 8-7 lead and pitched two scoreless innings to earn a save. Rogers walked one, struck out one and allowed two hits.
Rogers got the last out on a groundout with runners at second and third.
The Kannapolis Intimadators were held to just two hits by Greensboro starter Jheyson Manzueta in a 4-0 loss Thursday night at home.
Orlando Santos threw 31/3 innings of scoreless relief for Kannapolis (35-30).
• The Winston-Salem Dash had its series-opener against the Wilmington Blue Rocks delayed due to heavy rains. Wilmington led 9-0 with two outs in the bottom of the fourth with play resuming today at 5 p.m. followed by a seven-inning affair shortly after.
• Former Catawba standout Jerry Sands doubled and scored a run for Albuquerque against Oklahoma City Thursday night. Sands currently owns a .347 average after going 1 for 5 in an 8-2 win for the Isotopes.
• Kyle Seager (NWC) forced a walk in his only at- bate in a game that was suspended against the Carolina Mudcats Thursday.
Winners in the first Junior Mac summer nine-hole tournament series were:
9-year-olds: Gavin Sprinkle shot 49 to win. Cade Cranfield and Brodie Perry shot 57s to tie for second.
Ages 10-13: Bryson Sprinkle shot 42 to win. Mason Basinger was second at 45.
14-up: Jimmy Ritchey won with a 48.
The next tournament is Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m.
• Fernando Mechereffe (Charlotte) and Matt Ryan (Santa Clarita, CA) lead the eGolf Professional Tour’s Bolle Classic after 36 holes at Sapona and Salisbury Country Club.
Both Mechereffe and Ryan carry a 13-under 129 through two rounds. Thomasville’s Chad Wilfong carries a 134 while Frank Adams III of Salisbury currently has a 138.
The Rowan County YMCA will extend registration for T-Ball and Coach Pitch baseball leagues for an additional week.
For information, email Youth Sports Director Phillip Hilliard (Philliard@rowanYMCA.org). Interested coaches and assitants can email Hilliard or call 704-636-0111.