Brooks will play at Brunswick

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 10, 2013

From staff reports

East Rowan’s Hunter Brooks will play baseball at Brunswick Community College in Supply, N.C., next season.
Brunswick CC is on the coast, between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington.
Brooks, 6 feet, 205 pounds, played third base for East. He batted .310 with four homers and 13 RBIs as a senior. He led the Mustangs in walks with 13 and finished with a .414 On-Base Percentage. He batted leadoff a good chunk of the season and scored 18 runs on his way to All-North Piedmont Conference honors.
Three of Brooks’ homers and six of his RBIs came in a 10-0 win against Statesville at Staton Field in late April.
“I’ve never had a kid do that,” East coach Brian Hightower said. “And I don’t care who you do it against, three homers in one game is pretty amazing. He hammered them.”
Brooks first made noise at the varsity level when he was promoted from the jayvees in the 2011 season and homered in a 3-1 victory at Carson.
“That’s where it really started for him,” Hightower said.
As a junior, Brooks batted .266 with nine RBIs.
“He’s been solid defensively, he moves well, and he’s always been there for us with the bat,” Hightower said. “He had a good workout for Brunswick, andd I’m glad he’s getting a chance to play in college.”

Carson girls basketball camps will be held in July.
A camp for elementary school girls will be held July 8-11 from 4-7.
A camp for middle school girls will be held July 15-18 from 4-7.
The gym will open at 3:30 p.m. for both camps. The cost of either camp is $50. That includes a T-shirt and camp insurance.
Contact Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034 or

The Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader at Greensboro on Sunday.
A six-run sixth lifted Kannapolis to a 6-1 win in the opener, but the Grasshoppers won 4-3 in the nightcap.
Brent Tanner homered in the opener for the Intimidators (23-38). Mike Marjama homered in the second game.