Area sports briefs: Parnell to close
From staff reports
With Frank Francisco on the disabled list with an oblique injury, Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) will get a chance to close games for the New York Mets.
While working mostly in the seventh and eighth innings, Parnell has 30 strikeouts in 30 innings and a 3.30 ERA.
Salisbury will honor 11 J.C. Price, Boyden and Salisbury coaching legends on Tuesday in the SHS auditorium.
The late Spencer W. Lancaster, who won state titles at Price in 1940 and 1952, coached four undefeated teams and owns the most wins of any football coach in county history, will be honored posthumously.
Bill Ludwig, who coached Boyden to football state titles in 1955 and 1957, and Jack Turney, who guided Boyden to 66 straight wrestling victories in the 1960s, also will be honored posthumously.
Living legends to be honored include Pete Stout, who piloted Salisbury to WNCHSAA championships in football and track; Bob Pharr, who coached multiple WNCHSAA championship basketball teams, and Sam Gealy, who coached the 1987 NCHSAA basketball state champions and guided teams that went 60-4 in 1987-88.
Lancaster, Ludwig, Turney, Stout, Pharr and Gealy are members of the Salisbury-Rowan Hall of Fame, as is Charles Hellard, who made an impact on the basketball, football and baseball programs.
The other four SHS legends are candidates for future Hall of Fame enshrinement.
They are Aaron Neely, who coached track champions and assisted on football champions; Bill Lee, who coached tennis champions and assisted on basketball champions; Carolyn Murray, who coached tennis and other sports with great distinction, and Tom Sexton, who coached baseball and football but is best known for building SHS into a soccer powerhouse.“These people are going to relive some great memories,” AD Joe Pinyan said. “If there is J.C. Price, Boyden or Salisbury in your blood, you ought to be there.”
The Mooresville Moors beat the Mooresville Legends 9-7 on Sunday night in a battle for third place.
Jack Edmiston tripled in the first, homered in the fourth and doubled in the fifth to lead the Moors. Edmiston had a shot at a cycle but didn’t get the single. He was intentionally walked in his last two trips to the plate.
Nathan Sharpe had three hits, including a homer, for the Moors.
Sam Marshall was the winning pitcher, and Alex Cagide finished up.
The Kannapolis Intimidators and Delmarva Shorebirds had their game at CMC-NorthEast Stadium suspended in the fourth inning on Sunday.
The teams will finish the game on Aug. 14 when the Shorebirds are back in Kannapolis.
The Hickory Crawdads play at Kannapolis tonight.
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) had two hits for Birmingham in an 8-2 loss to the Mississippi Braves on Sunday.
Wagner is 4-for-9 since being promoted to Double A.
Rudy Brown (South) was the winning pitcher in relief for the Kane County (Ill.) Cougars in Saturday’s night’s Midwest League victory against the Clinton (Iowa) LumberKings.
Brown pitched 21/3 scoreless innings and allowed two hits. He struck out three and walked none.
Keegan Linza (North Rowan) made his second start in the Pioneer League for Great Falls (Mont.) and got no decision in a 5-4 win against Missoula.
Linza allowed four runs in 52/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one.
The 6-foot-6 Linza has 10 strikeouts and one walk in 102/3 innings.
Wood bat leagues
Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) pitched Forest City to a 3-2 win against Asheboro in the Coastal Plain League on Saturday.
Lomascolo (2-0) allowed two runs in seven innings. One of the six hits he allowed was to Corbin Shive (East Rowan).
Zack Russell-Myers (Davie) is 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA for the Columbia Blowfish of the CPL.
Ross Whitley (Catawba) is 2-1 for the Wilmington Sharks of the CPL with an ERA of 0.59.
Whitley has fanned 21 in 151/3 innings.
In the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, Craig Brooks (Catawba) is 3-0 on the mound and is batting .333 for the Morganton Aggies.
Cameron Beard (Catawba) is batting .302 for the Aggies, while Russell Michalec (Salisbury, Catawba) is hitting .242.
The East Rowan Diamond Sports 7U all-stars defeated McDowell County 11-10 on Sunday in the WNC Cal Ripken Area 2 championship game in Mooresville.
It was East’s second victory over McDowell in the tournament. East defeated McDowell 12-0 on Saturday after rolling past Upper Cleveland 22-6 in their first game.
East will open the WNC Cal Ripken State Tournament on Thursday in Lexington.
East Rowan’s 8U all-stars were 2-2 in the WNC Cal Ripken Area 3 tournament in Lexington.
East opened Thursday night with a 25-10 thrashing of Yadkin County but dropped a 6-4 defensive battle to Eastern Randolph on Friday night.
East eliminated host Davidson County 23-12 on Saturday but fell 13-5 to Yadkin County to finish the tournament.
Buddy Helton made a recent hole-in-one at the Club at Irish Creek.
Helton recorded his seventh career ace with a 7-wood on the 156-yard No. 18 hole.
The feat was witnessed by Bill Carrier, Van Kelly and Nelson Hawkins.
The McCanless couples played with a four-man Captain’s Choice format on Sunday.
The winning team was Gene Seaford, Yvonne Barger, Robin Leslie and Mary Seaford. Tim Earnhardt, Frank Foster, Casey Cofer and Treva Honeycutt placed second.
Closest to the pin was won by Foster. Longest putt was won by Leslie.