Rowan romps at Randolph County

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rowan County’s American Legion baseball team beat Randolph 15-5 on Wednesday in a game at Asheboro’s McCrary Park.
Rowan pounded out 18 hits and made no errors in a game that was ended after seven innings by the mercy rule.
Rowan (3-1) scored four runs in the first and never looked back. Doubles by Michael Caldwell and Chance Bowden in the first got Rowan rolling. Bowden doubled home Harrison Baucom and Caldwell, and Riley Myers singled to drive in Baucom.
Myers is limited to DH duties by an elbow issue, but he went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs as Rowan’s cleanup hitter.
Dustin Ritchie had a two-run single as Rowan’s lead swelled in the fifth.
Bowden and Ritchie went 3-for-4. Michael Pinkston drove in two runs.
Baucom, Rowan’s center fielder, made the defensive play of the game with a diving catch in the sixth.
Ryan Jones started on the mound for Rowan but was knocked out in the second. Winner Brandon White and Cory Fries pitched well in relief.
White pitched 3 1/3 innings and didn’t allow a run. He struck out two.
Rowan returns home tonight to face Eastern Randolph at Newman Park at 7.

Rowan 452 040 0 — 15
Rand. 130 000 1 — 5
Kannapolis rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the seventh and won 7-6 against the Mooresville Legends on Wednesday.
Trey Mazza homered for the Legends in the first inning. Jack Carty had a double and drove in two runs.
Dalton Binkley took the loss.
In other games, High Point beat Concord 17-4, Eastern Randolph edged Davidson County 9-8, and Taylorsville beat the Mooresville Post 66 Moors 7-5.
Catawba’s Craig Brooks became a unanimous All-American as he was named second team by the American Baseball Coaches Association on Wednesday. Brooks is the first Catawba player to appear on all three All-America teams since both Ryan Query and Craige Lyerly achieved the honor in 2009.
A junior starting pitcher, Brooks had earlier earned second team All-America honors from Daktronics and was a third team selection by the NCBWA. Brooks finished the season with a 12-3 record and a 2.32 ERA.
With only the games remaining at the College World Series, Brooks was still tied for the most wins in Division II. He also ranked 10th with just 5.74 hits allowed per nine innings (57 in 89 1/3 innings) and was sixth in total strikeouts with 104.
There will be 12 members of the latest Salisbury-Rowan Hall of Fame Class inducted in August, including four chosen through a “veterans vote,” which will honor athletes whose careers were 50 or more years ago. The new inductees will include the annual Horace Billings Memorial Award given for contributions to Rowan County sports beyond the playing field.
The new members will be listed when all of them or their families have been contacted and have accepted the honor.

East Rowan’s Dustin Ritchie and Michael Caldwell are signing today with Pitt Community College. East Rowan’s Connor Johnson is signing with Catawba today.
South Rowan softball pitcher Logan Lowery is signing with Southern Wesleyan on Friday.
• South Rowan soccer’s Brooke Helms has signed with Laurel.
• West Rowan softball pitcher Leah McCoy signed with Spartanburg Methodist.
• South Rowan baseball’s Chase Labbe has signed with St. Andrews.
• South Rowan golf’s Evan Neas has signed with North Greenville.
• East Rowan wrestling’s Wyatt Blume has signed with Belmont Abbey.
Carson thrower MyQuon Stout was named SPC Field Athlete of the Year, West Rowan’s Raykwon Torrence was named SPC Sprinter of the Year, NWC’s Gil Gilreath was named Distance Runner of the Year, and East Rowan’s Jason Barnes was named SPC Coach of the Year.
East’s Chase Brown, Calvin Edwards, Colton Trexler, Connor Honeycutt, Devoniel Dale, Donte Means, Jason Basso, Josh Little, Josh Rowell, Joshua Moses, Justin Allen, Marshall Shank, Tad Bowers, Wesley Haynes and Willie McCree were All-SPC.
Carson’s Andrew Hower, Nick Cox, Tre Williams, Tyler Mason and Zachary Marchinko joined Stout on the All-SPC team.
West Rowan’s Chris Patterson and Daisean Reddick joined Torrence on the All-SPC team.
West Rowan jumper Khaila Hall was named Field Athlete of the Year for the SPC.
Other honorees were NWC distance runner Maddie Lowe, NWC cocah Daniel Helms and SPC Sprinter of the Year Millie McCoy.
All-SPC athletes from South Rowan wer Dakotah Lambert and Brittany Luckey.
All-SPC from West were Hall, Alison Manley, Rebecca Parker and Takala Lyles.
All-SPC from East were Brittany Small, Haley Lyerly, Jocelyn Lowe, Melonye McCree, Shenell Pharr, Shenique Pharr, Taylor Hodges, Taylor Kirk, Tori Gaul and Katie Barnes.
East Rowan’s Ainsley Kovanda was named SPC Coach of the Year after leading the Mustangs to an 8-0 SPC season.
Ike Emerson, Justin Allen, Chance Brown and Robert Gray made All-SPC.
Carson’s Marshall Wood, Jonathan Martin and Graham Purcell made All-SPC.
NWC’s Kyle Kennedy was the SPC Player of the Year.
West Rowan’s Jake Kennedy was the SPC Golfer of the Year, while South Rowan’s Steve Beaver was the SPC Coach of the Year.
South’s Davis Richards, Evan Neas and Hunter Chapman are on the All-SPC team.
East Rowan’s Nick Lyerly and Logan Shuping made All-SPC.

1A East: Whiteville vs. Rosewood
Game 1: Whiteville 14, Rosewood 5
Game 2: at Whiteville
Game 3: at Rosewood
1A West: Hayesville vs. East Surry
Game 1: East Surry 9, Hayesville 1
Game 2: at Hayesville
Game 3: at East Surry
2A East: North Lenoir vs. Midway
Midway wins series 2-0
Game 1: Midway 11, North Lenoir 1
Game 2: Midway 4, North Lenoir 2
2A West: East Davidson vs. Bunker Hill
Game 1: Bunker Hill 12, East Davidson 2
Game 2: at East Davidson, Thurs. 7
Game 3: at Bunker Hill
3A East: South Johnston vs. Topsail
Game 1: Topsail 10, S. Johnston 6
Game 2: at South Johnston
Game 3: at Topsail
3A West: Piedmont vs. Burns
Game 1: Piedmont 1, Burns 0
Game 2: Piedmont, Thurs., 7
Game 3: at Burns
4A East: Millbrook vs. Richmond Senior
Game 1: Millbrook 6, Richmond 5
Game 2: at Millbrook
Game 3: at Richmond
4A West: West Forsyth vs. Providence
West Forsyth wins series 2-0
Game 1: West Forsyth 10, Providence 5
Game 2: West Forsyth 2, Providence 1
Prep softball
1A East: Princeton vs. Whiteville
Game 1: Whiteville 4, Princeton 3
Game 2: at Whiteville Game 3: at Princeton
1A West: North Stokes vs. Hiwassee Dam
Game 1: North Stokes 4, Hiwasee Dam 1
Game 2: at Hiwassee Dam
Game 3: at North Stokes
2A East: Northeastern vs. Jordan-Matthews
Game 1: Jordan-Matthews 4, Northeastern 2
Game 2: at Jordan-Matthews
Game 3: at Northeastern
2A West: Forbush vs. East Rutherford
Game 1: East Rutherford 9, Forbush 6
Game 2: at Forbush
Game 3: at East Rutherford
3A East: C.B. Aycock vs. South Johnston
Game 1: S. Johnston 11, C.B. Aycock 5
Game 2: C. B. Aycock 4, S. Johnston 2
Game 3: at C.B. Aycock
3A West: Sun Valley vs. Enka
Game 1: Enka 5, Sun Valley 0
Game 2: Sun Valley 8, Enka 5
Game 3: at Enka
4A East: Cape Fear vs. Middle Creek
Game 1: Middle Creek 11, Apex 7
Game 2: at Middle Creek
Game 3: at Cape Fear
4A West: N. Davidson vs. Alexander Central
Alexander Central wins 2-0
Game 1: Alexander Central 12, N. Davidson 3
Game 2: Alexander Central 4, N. Davidson 2

Hunter Jones led off Wednesday’s game at Hickory with a home run, but that was it for the Kannapolis Intimidators. They fell 8-1 to the Crawdads. Evan Van Hoosier had two doubles for the Crawdads, and Nomar Mazara hit a home run.
Rancho Cucamonga’s Corey Seager (NW Cabarrus, Kannapolis Legion) had a stretch in May in which he had 20 hits in a nine-game span, including two four-hit games. He’s a cooled off some now, going 0-for-8 in his last two starts, but he’s still hitting .355 for the season. The top hitting prospect of the L.A. Dodgers, the 6-foot-4, 20-year-old shortstop is on track to move up to Double A at the All-Star break.
• Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) extended a modest four-game hitting streak on Wednesday. He singled and drove in a run. Wagner had doubles on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

In the Rolling Hills Thursday Scramble, Henry Morgan, Lee Fesperman, JR Howard and Johnny Carpenter won the front and back nines.
In a Memorial Day Tournament at Rolling Hills, Drue Davis, Mike Morgan, Larry Morris, David Fesperman and Teresa Rouecher were the winners.
• Fifty-six GARS members played an ABCD tournament at Warrior on Tuesday.
Low ‘A’ Flight winner with a net of 61.15 was Guy Schenk. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 62.12 was Bobby Bryant. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 60.08 was John Cress. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 62.68 was Gerald Osborne.
• Frank Adams III shot 71 in the first round of the eGolf Tour’s Sedgefield Classic in Greensboro.

Salisbury Parks and Recreation upcoming leagues and fitness programs:
• Adult Men’s and Co-Ed Dodgeball Dodgers League – Registration till 6/13 – Ages 18+ (Teams consist of 4-6 players)
• Adult Women’s Softball – Registration till 5/5 – Coaches meeting on 5/5
• Morning Fitness Bootcamp – Tuesdays/Thursdays – 7:00-8:00am – Session 1: 6/3 – 6/26, Session 2: 7/15 – 8/7
• Evening Fitness Bootcamp – Mondays/Wednesdays – 5:30 – 6:30pm – Session 1: 6/2 – 6/28, Session 2: 7/14 – 8/6
• Cardio Tennis – Mondays/Wednesdays – 9:00-10:00am – through 6/23 @ Salisbury Civic Center clay courts
•Yoga in the Park – 2nd / 4th Saturday through August @ Hurley Park – 9:00-10:15am
•Power Hour Aqua Fitness – Sundays, 6/15 – 8/3, 1:00-2:00pm @ Lincoln Pool
• Children, Youth and Adult Swim lessons taught throughout the summer @ Lincoln Pool
Call 704-638-2139 for additional information. View, Register and Pay for programs online at

East baseball camp
The dates for East Rowan’s baseball camp are June 16-20.
The camp is from 9-2 Monday through Thursday and 9 until 12 on Friday, the 20th.
Lunch is provided Friday. Campers should bring lunch the other days.
The cost of the camp is $110. The cost includes a camp T-shirt and video.
Sign up at