Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Chris Myers said he scheduled a road trip to No. 2-ranked Brevard so his defending state 2A tennis champs could see some of the best teams in the West.
Brevard may be good, but it still wasnít in Salisburyís class as the Hornets won 8-1 on Friday.
Singles winners were Katelyn Storey, Erika Nelson, Madeline Hoskins, Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer and Alexandra Drye.
Winning in doubles were the teams of Nelson-Joy Loeblein, Hoskins-Storey and Carolina Graham-Savannah Ware.
Salisbury continues its western swing by playing today at Asheville, another of the top teams in the West.
n Pro baseball
The Hagerstown Suns rallied for five runs off the Kannapolis Intimidatorsí bullpen, defeating Kannapolis 6-1 on Friday at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
The Intimidators lead in the Northern Division second-half standings is back down to one game ahead of the Suns with two games left in this series and three weeks left in the regular season.
The loss marred a strong start by Kannapolisí Matt Heidenreich, who allowed one unearned run over seven innings.
Kannapolis scored in the first inning when Carlos Sanchez doubled to left field. Then, with two outs, Dan Black dropped a base hit into shallow left field to bring home Sanchez.
n Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) hit his first homer in the majors on Friday, connecting for Seattle against Tampa Bayís Wade Davis.