Area sports briefs: Wagner promoted
From staff reports
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) has been promoted by the Chicago White Sox from advanced Class A to Double A baseball.
Wagner batted .253 at Winston-Salem in the first half of the season with 18 RBIs, 28 runs and 17 steals. Wagner and pitcher Spencer Arroyo were sent to Birmingham of the Southern League.
In corresponding moves, Kannapolis promoted infielder Kyle Shelton and pitcher Blair Walters to Winston-Salem.
The Kannapolis Intimidators opened the second half of the SAL season by beating Delmarva 6-5 in 11 innings at CMC-NorthEast Stadium on Thursday.
Ross Wilson and Garis Pena homered. Leighton Pangilinan drove in the winning run.
Wade Moore (West Rowan) is planning a return to the gridiron this fall and plans to suit up for the Catawba Indians.
Moore, 24, has left pro baseball and hopes to rekindle his football career.
Moore is working out this summer with many of the Indians. He hasn’t played football since the fall of 2005 when he was a senior at West. He played four years of college baseball (three at N.C. State, one at Catawba) and was a Division II All-American at Catawba in 2010.
He signed with the Washington Nationals after being selected on the 19th round and played for three Nationals farm teams.
Moore was one of the top running backs in county history, rushing for 1,491 yards and 18 TDs as a junior and 2,225 yards and 28 TDs as a senior.
He scored 54 TDs in his three varsity seasons.
Catawba coaches won’t be able to comment about Moore until he is officially re-enrolled, but he would still have football eligibility in Division II. A story will be upcoming.
The Wingate-Carson-Newman game on Sept. 27 will be televised at 8 p.m. by CBS Sports Network.
The Rowan County Junior Legion baseball team beat Cornelius 4-2 at Newman Park on Thursday.
Brandon White (2-0) was the winning pitcher, while Harrison Bell got the save.
Rowan plays at Carson tonight at 7 p.m. and will be back home June 25 against Lake Norman.
Catawba offers soccer camps for boys and girls, ages 5-14, this summer: June 25-28 half day ($120) and full day ($200); July 16-18 half day ( $75); July 15-18 Residential/Elite Camp ($305).
All campers receive a shirt, ball and backpack
Register online at www.catawbasoccercamp.com or contact Liam Farrell email@example.com (704) 637-4348.
Catawba basketball camps for boys and girls will be held this summer in Salisbury, Concord, Charlotte and Myrtle Beach
Camps are for ages 5-15.
See www.e-timeout.com for information.
Seattle’s representative in next month’s All-Star Game in Kansas City?
There’s a decent chance it’ll be 24-year-old third baseman Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus, UNC), who has been the most impressive Mariner so far this season.
Seager homered on Tuesday and again on Wednesday to raise his season totals to 10 homers, 18 doubles and 45 RBIs.
Seager is among the American League leaders in two-out RBIs.
On his swift journey through the minors, Seager made all-star teams in the California and Southern leagues.
Seager’s brother, Corey, the Kannapolis American Legion shortstop and L.A. Dodgers’ first pick in the June draft hasn’t signed yet, although he is expected to.
Seager was picked 18th overall. Eleven of the players picked ahead of him have signed.
Strong relief outings on Tuesday and Wednesday by Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) helped the New York Mets win two games.
Mocksville is in first place in the Southern Division of Area III largely on the strength of its first back-to-back wins against Rowan County since the 1991 season.
Mocksville won 17-6 and 7-6 in 1991.
Ryan Foster’s 15 strikeouts against Rowan on Monday were the most by a Mocksville player since the late Erik Walker struck out 16 in 10 innings in a 5-4 win against Concord in 2001.
In games tonight, South Rowan is at home against the Mooresville Moors, while Rowan County travels to play the Mooresville Legends at Mooresville High.
In the N.C. Junior Championship being held at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, Alex Nianouris lost 4 and 2 to Cary’s Eric Bae in the round of 16.
In the girls division at Carmel, Isabella Rusher has advanced to the semifinals.
She won twice on Thursday, beating Winston-Salem’s Hanna Craver 1-up and topping Charlotte’s Bethany Galloway 2 and 1 in a quarterfinal.
Roy Dixon III shot 71 in sectional qualifying for the Carolinas Amateur Championship held at Salem Glen in Clemmons.
Seventeen players who shot 71 or better advanced to the Championship, which will be played at Charlotte Country Club on July 12-15.
In the annual handicap tournament at Country Club of Salisbury, Kathy Carlton took first with a 64. Jo Shaw was second at 69, and Jayne Hubbard was third at 70.
Mechelle Kuld shot 91 to win low gross.
Parks and Rec
Salisbury Parks & Recreation will host a volleyball camp on June 25-27 from 9-1 for ages 8-14 and All-Star Basketball Camp on July 2-6 (no camp on July 4) from 9-12 for ages 7-14. Volleyball camp will be conducted by Leslie Messisco and basketball camp by Paul Blaire. Cost is $40. For more information and to register call 704-638-5289.
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