Adams shoots 67, contends
In the eGolf Tour’s 10th annual Southern Open at The Club at Irish Creek, 117 golfers opened play on Wednesday.
Jack Fields of Southern Pines, Jesse Hutchins of Kirkersville, Ohio, and Garrett Okamura of Wailuku, Hawaii shared the first-round lead with 6-under 65s.
Salisbury’s Frank Adams III shot 4-under 33-34 — 67. Salisbury’s Will Collins shot 36-33 — 69. Salisbury’s Johnny Kyger shot 74.
• Fifty-three GARS members played a Captain’s Choice at Corbin Hills.
Dale Cobb, Clyde Crawford, Nelson Earnhardt and Everett Hancock Sr. shot minus-13 and won a hole-by-hole playoff with the team of Ron Ervin, Don Martin and Gary Schenk.
Two teams shot minus-11 to tie for third.
William Saunder won closest to the pin on No. 2. Crawford won longest putt on No. 9.
High Point beat Kernersville 3-2 and Winston-Salem clobbered Eastern Randolph 12-1 on Wednesday.
Both those series will be decided by Game 5 tonight.
Rowan awaits the winner of the Eastern Randolph-Winston-Salem series.
Rowan would be home Saturday if Eastern Randolph wins. If Winston-Salem wins, a coin flip will decide who hosts Game 1 in a best-of-five series. Like Rowan, Winston is a No. 1 seed.
The Mooresville Moors will play the survivor of the Kernersville-High Point series.
One day after Kannapolis pounded out a season-high 18 hits, the Intimidators were held to a season-low two hits as the Greensboro Grasshoppers avoided a sweep with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday afternoon at NewBridge Bank Park.
The Intimidators return to CMC-NorthEast Stadium tonight to start a four-game series against the Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies).
Asheville outfielder David Dahl is one of the Rockies’ top prospects.
Call the F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267 or visit IntimidatorsBaseball.com.
• Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) pitched two scoreless innings Tuesday for the State College Spikes. Lomascolo struck out four.
• Chris Dula (Catawba) had his fourth straight scoreless relief outing on Tuesday. He struck out two in one inning of work.
Brian Bauk (Salisbury, App. State) had three hits Saturday and is batting .278 for the Brockton Rox of the Futures League.
• Connor Bridges (Carson, App. State) is batting .333 for the Rowan Patriots of the All American Collegiate Baseball League.
• Eric Tyler (South Rowan, ECU) is batting .273 with five doubles and six RBIs for the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League.
• T.J. Wharton (Catawba) is batting .322 with three homers and 13 RBIs for the Kernersville Bulldogs of the Virginia-Carolina League.
Salisbury 49ers Police Athletic League football practice is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7 behind Hall Gym at 1300 West Bank St.
The league has teams for ages 5-12.
Contact Brian Miller at 704-754-1863 or George Miller at 704-223-0179.
Coaches and team moms are needed as well as players.
The 2014 CIAA Football Media Day is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 24, at 11:30 a.m.
The event will take place in Durham at the Marriott City Center.
Head coaches and select returning student-athletes will be interviewed, and media are welcome to conduct one-on-one sessions after. Football media day is a long-standing tradition in the CIAA and provides unprecedented access to the schools’ coaching staff and top student-athletes. The CIAA will reveal the predicted order of finish for each division and the entire conference, in addition to the All-CIAA preseason offensive and defensive teams.
This year, two new head coaches will be welcomed to the conference: Mark James of Virginia Union University and Kienus Boulware from Winston-Salem State University.
The CIAA football season kicks off Thursday, September 4, 2014 when Livingstone travels to Millersville and The Lincoln University faces Cheyney University.
To register for a media credential to attend the event, please go to www.theciaa.com. The Deadline to submit your application is July 15, 2014.