area sports briefs
From staff reports
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) pitched for the New York Mets against the New York Yankees on Friday night in the Metsí 5-1 loss.
Parnell relieved Tim Byrdak in the eighth inning and allowed a run-scoring single to Eduardo Nunez.
After fielding a sacrifice bunt by pitcher Boone Logan, he struck out Nick Swisher with fastballs.
n Minor leagues
Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) had two hits for Tacoma on Friday and is batting .528 since his promotion to Triple A.
n The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 5-4 to Asheville on Friday.
John Spatola homered for Kannapolis and knocked in two runs.
n Rudy Brown (South Rowan) pitched for Burlington in relief in a 13-3 loss to Bristol on Friday.
Brown allowed five hits, two walks and one run in 21/3 innings, but he struck out four.
n American Legion
Rowan County and South Rowan are off tonight.
Kannapolis plays Wilkes in a doubleheader today at Webb Field.
Kannapolis has five games remaining and probably needs at least two victories to have a chance to make the playoffs.
Kannapolis takes on Rowan on Sunday and Monday and finishes the regular season at Mocksville on Tuesday.
That game will be a ěhomeî game for Kannapolis, but it will be played at Rich Park.
The playoffs start on July 8. Rowan County will be at home against a Northern Divison foe still to be determined. South Rowan will be on the road against a Northern team.