Local sports briefs
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 28, 2011
From staff reports
Rowan Countyís home game with Kannapolis was rained out before a pitch was thrown on Tuesday and postponed until Sunday.
Rowan (14-6, 10-4) still has a chance to finish on top in the regular-season race in the Southern Division of Area III.
Kannapolis (3-9, 3-8) is scrambling just to qualify for the playoffs (eight of 10 teams make it) and still has two big games left with Rowan.
The teams also will meet on July 4 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
Rowan is home against Concord tonight. South is home against Statesville. Kannapolis enjoys a night off.
n The Mooresville Moors were rained out for the third time in Wilkes County on Tuesday night.
The teams plan to play on Thursday afternoon. Wilkes already has a doubleheader scheduled for today and also will have to play on Thursday night.
n The Mooresville Legends were also washed out in their game with Statesville on Tuesday night.
n The playoffs are scheduled to start July 8. Rowan will be at home that night, assuming it finishes in the top four in the Southern Division of Area III.
n Major leagues
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the New York Mets on Tuesday in a rout of the Detroit Tigers.
Parnell got three outs with just five pitches and lowered his ERA to 3.26.
n Minor leagues
Tacomaís Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) continued his hitting rampage on Tuesday, collecting a single, double and triple in his first three at-bats in a late game at Las Vegas.
Seager is batting .560 (14-for-25) since his promotion to Triple A. The Mariners have him playing third base at Tacoma, which now looks like his quickest path to the big leagues. Seagerís former UNC teammate Dustin Ackley is playing second base in Seattle.
Seager is a .330 career hitter in the minors in 1,000 at-bats.
n The Kannapolis Intimidators will play a doubleheader against Hickory today after being washed out on Tuesday. First pitch will be at 5:05 p.m.
n Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) went 2-for-2 with two steals for Hudson Valley in an 11-9 loss to Staten Island in the New York-Penn League on Tuesday.
Lyerly may have suffered an injury stealing third base, as the boxscore indicated he was replaced by a pinch-runner.
n Keegan Linza (North Rowan) worked out of an eighth-inning jam and helped Bristol beat Bluefield 8-7 in the Appalachian League on Tuesday.
Linza entered from the bullpen in the eighth and gave up a single and a double to put runners at second and third with no outs.
He got some help from his left fielder, who threw out a runner at the plate tagging up on a flyball. Then he got the third out on a groundball.
Linza has made three one-inning relief appearances and hasnít given up a run. He isnít likely to receive a heavy workload after pitching a lot of innings at Liberty.
n Local golf
Eighty-nine GARS members played at Warrior Golf Club on Monday.
Low ěAí flight player was Dale Cobb with a net of 57.89.
Low ëBí flight player with a net of 57.12 was Don Julian.
Low ëCí flight player with a net of 53.29 was Dave Allen.
Low ëDí flight player was Stan Grabowski with a net of 58.29.
Many outstanding rounds were carded.
Jack Swicegood shot six strokes under his age, while Labe Little shot four strokes under his age. Boyce Caudle beat his age by three strokes. Cobb and Julian were two strokes under their age.
nThe Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association played in a Noseís event on Tuesday.
First low gross was won by Beth Calhoun, while Phyllis Durland and Ruth Bowles tied for second. Third went to Susan Morris, and Mary Seaford and Faye Cline tied for fourth. Gail Capone was fifth.
n Amateur Charlie Moore won the Cabarrus Carolinas PGA Senior Open held at Cabarrus Country Club. Moore shot 67 to make up a five-stroke deficit on the final day and won on the second playoff hole with a 6-foot birdie.
n Minor leagues
Infielder Kyle Eveland was promoted from Kannapolis to Winston-Salem on Tuesday.
n Youth baseball
The Wallace Realty Braves went 13-3 to win the National League Division championship and won the Rowan County B League with a record of 16-3.
The team includes Zach Martlock, Carsen Bailey, Zeb Burns, Trace Beaver, Jaxon Tucker, Evan Baty, Dakota Pittsley, Chance Reading, Ray Beaver, David Holden, Jacob Greene and Bryson Coleman.
Coaches are Tyler Holden, Tim Burns, Brian Bailey and T.J. Martlock.
n YMCA summer league
Boys summer basketball registration will run until July 15. This league aims to help improve skills and create new ones for young players. Skill night will be held July 15 at the J.F. Hurley YMCA. If interested in coaching, contact sports director Phil Hilliard at 704-636-0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.