Area briefs: Litaker in All-Star game

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2011

From staff reports
Alex Litaker (East Rowan) will represent the Carolina Hurricanes in the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate All-Star game to be played this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Hickory’s LP Franz Stadium.
Litaker (1-0, four saves) has pitched 18 innings in eight relief appearances and has 21 strikeouts and an ERA of 0.00.
Youth baseball
Rowan’s 11-12 year old Little League all-stars split their last two games to stay alive in the double-elimination District 2 tournament held at the Southwest Forsyth Little League Complex in Clemmons.
After defeating Spencer and Winston Salem Nationals to advance in the winners bracket, Rowan lost to Kernersville 11-1, with Geoffrey Lillywhite’s solo homer accounting for the only run.
Rowan bounced back with a 6-3 win over Walkertown on Tuesday. Lillywhite provided the offensive spark with a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fourth inning.
Austin Love was the winning pitcher, with Lillywhite picking up the save.
Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators held on to beat the Rome Braves 6-5 on Wednesday. Juan Silverio had a two-run double, while Marcus Semien blasted a two-run triple.
West Middle camp
West Rowan Middle will be holding a basketball camp for girls and boys in grades 6-8 on July 18 – 21. The camp is from 9-noon daily.
Cost is $50 (shirt included).
Contact Jerry Pittman ( or Mitchell Anderson ( 704-633-4775 for more information.
Youth basketball
The 5th-grade Carolina Phenoms basketball team entered the 2011 USSSA State Tournament.
After winning the USBA state championship for their age group, the Phenoms entered both the 5th-grade and 6th-grade divisions for the USSSA State Tournament and won both age groups.
The Phenoms took home two state-title trophies in one day and ended with a 9-2 record in a tournament held at Greensboro Coliseum.
Next, the Phenoms are headed to North Myrtle Beach for the United States Basketball Association (USBA) National Championship.
Players include Joshua Ellis, Jamarius Hairston, Tre Oats, Cole Myers, Caleb Mauldin, Martavio Rankin, Trell Baker, Cole Perry, Jailen Williams, Davis Tadlock
AJ Mauldin and Carleigh Perry are managers. Kenyon Hairston is the ball boy.
Local golf
Ryan Nelson shot 8-under to lead the first round of the eGolf Tour event being held at The Club at Irish Creek this week.