Area sports: Seager moves up to Triple A

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2011

From staff reports
Former Northwest Cabarrus, Kannapolis American Legion and UNC standout Kyle Seager has been promoted to Triple A.
The Jackson Generals announced that Seager, who played in the Southern League All-Star Game earlier this week, has been promoted to the Seattle Marinersí Triple A affiliate in Tacoma, Wash.
Seager made his Pacific Coast League debut late Thursday night with two hits.
Seager is primarly a second baseman, and that spot opened in Tacoma with the recent promotion of Seagerís former UNC teammate Dustin Ackley, the second pick in the 2009 draft, to Seattle.
Seager, 23, was leading Jackson with a .312 batting average and in doubles with 25 and RBIs with 37. Seager also had a team-best .381 on-base percentage.
With Ackley in front of him, Seager is a likely candidate to be traded, but heís also a potential third baseman for Seattle.
n Elsewhere in the PCL, Jerry Sands (Catawba) drove in his 27th run for Albuquerque on Thursday night.
n Wade Moore (West Rowan, Catawba) scored twice as Hagerstown beat Greensboro 6-3 in the South Atlantic League.
n Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) had two hits and helped Hudson Valley beat Brooklyn 4-1 in the New York-Penn League on Thursday.
n Wilmingtonís Whit Merrifield (Davie) led the Blue Rocks to a 10-7 Carolina League win against Lynchburg with his third homer of the season and three RBIs.
n The Kannapolis Intimidators were washed out in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday.
n American Legion
Teams swing back into action tonight after a rare night of rest for all the teams in the Southern Division of Area III.
Eight teams will make the playoff brackets in each division.
Tonightís games include Concord at South Rowan; Rowan at Statesville; Mooresville Legends at Mocksville; Stanly County at Kannapolis, and Wilkes at the Mooresville Moors.
Statesville plays its home games at South Iredell High in Barium Springs. Kannapolis is scheduled to play at Webb Field tonight.
n Local golf
Salisburyís Frank Adams III shot 66-74 ó 140 and made the cut in the eGolf Tourís Cowans Ford Open being played in Stanley and Huntersville.