Area briefs: Mustangs named all-district

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 22, 2011

From staff reports
East Rowan’s Chelsea White was named Co-Pitcher of the Year for District 6 by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association, sharing the honor with Marvin Ridge’s Caitlin Kurtz.
East’s Ericka Nesbitt, Kayla Kirk and Bobbi Thomas joined White on the All-District 6 team. Northwest Cabarrus’ Katie Williford, Taylor Allen and Andrea Jones made the all-district squad.
East’s Sydney Poole, Steffi Sides and Jesse Rummage were Honorable Mention along with Northwest’s Michaela Boyd and Hannah Eudy.
Prep track
Salisbury’s Alisha Bradshaw placed seventh in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the discus (142 feet) and was 21st in the shot put (38-43/4 inches) and 36th in the hammer throw (92-41/4).
Major leagues
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) allowed two hits and a walk but pitched a scoreless ninth in the New York Mets’ 7-3 loss to Oakland on Tuesday.
Independent leagues
Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) is 3-3 in seven starts with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks of the American Association. He’s fanned 34 and has a 4.36 ERA.
Also in the American Association, David Thomas (Catawba) hit his third homer of the season for the Grand Prairie Air Hogs on Monday.
Thomas ranks seventh in the league with 32 runs scored and has knocked in 27.
College baseball
Charlotte’s Ross Steedley (East Rowan) was named as the catcher on the NCCSIA All-State baseball team.
Steedley led the 49ers with a .342 batting average.
He was joined on the team by players from Charlotte, High Point, UNC Wilmington, Elon, Western Carolina and North Carolina A&T.
Minor leagues
The North All-Stars dropped the South Atlantic League All-Star Game 6-3 to the South squad on Tuesday in Salisbury, Md.
Kannapolis’ Brady Shoemaker had a double for the North team. Kannapolis’ Trayce Thompson and Ross Wilson both went 0-for-2. Hagerstown’s Bryce Harper was 0-for-2.
Augusta’s Adam Duvall and Savannah’s Cory Vaughn homered for the winners.
Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) was 0-for-3 in the Southern League All-Star Game on Tuesday.
Hudson Valley’s Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) stole two bases on Tuesday.
Drew Maher (A.L. Brown) made his pro debut as an umpire behind the plate on Monday as the Gulf Coast League Yankees held off the GCL Braves 6-5.
Legion baseball
Carson’s Josh Martin is now playing for the Kannapolis Legion team.
Martin, a rising junior infielder/pitcher, was an all-county player this season.
The Mooresville Moors-Wilkes County game was rained out on Tuesday.
The teams rescheduled for June 28. Wilkes has only played four league games and will face some doubleheaders in the days ahead.
Wood bat leagues
John J. Tuttle (A.L. Brown, Catawba) pitched four scoreless innings in relief as the Morganton Aggies beat the Carolina Stingers 2-1 in Fort Mill on Monday.
Ryan Bostian (South Rowan, Catawba) went 1-for-2 for Asheboro in a 9-2 Coastal Plain League loss to Gastonia on Tuesday.
Austin Moyer (Catawba) took a loss in relief as Thomasville fell to Forest City 6-2 in CPL action on Tuesday.
Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) tossed a gem in his most recent start for Forest City’s Owls, pitching into the seventh and allowing one run.
Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus, Charlotte 49ers) is playing for the Woodstock (Va.) River Bandits of the Valley Baseball League.
Prep baseball
Salisbury’s Philip Tonseth, the Norris Award winner as the Rowan County Player of the Year, has been in Europe and will report to West Point on Saturday.
His first mail pickup will be the week of June 27. Tonseth is allowed to receive newspaper clippings, photos, post cards, etc., but he isn’t allowed to receive any food or gifts.
His address is:
New cadet: Philip Tonseth
P.O. Box 4183
United States Military Academy
West Point, N.Y. 10997-4183
Local golf
Seventy-six GARS members played an ABCD tournament at Lexington Country Club on Monday.
Low ‘A’ flight winner was Nelson Earnhardt with a net of 59.85. Low ‘B’ flight winner with a net of 61.47 was Bill Hathcock. Low ‘C’ flight winner with a net of 61.47 was Guy Schenk.
Low ‘D’ flight winner with a net of 61.73 was Nelson McDaniel.
YMCA programs
Today is the final day to sign up for J.F. Hurley YMCA T-Ball and Coach Pitch.
Registration has begun for boys summer basketball and will run until July 15. Skills night is July 15 at 6 p.m. The league is intended for ages 5-14.
For more information, contact Phillip Hilliard ( or 704-636-0111.
Catawba camps
Spots are still available for Catawba’s half-day tennis camp June 27-30.
Contact Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or
Catawba Football Day Camp will be held on July 17-19.
Contact Todd McComb at 704-637-4733 or