Rogers, Tyler shine in wood bat leagues
College wood bat leagues
Avery Rogers (East Rowan, Guilford) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with one strikeout Friday as the Kernersville Bulldogs won 9-4 against the Mooresville Spinners in the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League.
• Eric Tyler (South Rowan, ECU) hit his first homer of the summer as the Lake Norman Copperheads won 7-1 against the Statesville Owls on Thursday.
• Greg Tonnesen (Carson, Campbell) went 1-for-2, walked five times and scored four runs as Coral Springs swept a doubleheader in the South Florida Collegiate Baseball League on Saturday.
The Kannapolis Intimidators won 8-4 at home on Saturday against Lakewood.
The Intimidators had 13 hits. Adam Engel had four, Christian Stringer had three, and Tyler Williams hit a home run.
• After an awful start, Paul Kronenfeld (Catawba) has started to hit for the Reds rookies playing in the Arizona League. Kronenfeld homered Thursday and tripled Friday. He’s batting.333 in his last 10 games.
High Point got a two-run single early from Evan Edwards and rode a complete game by hurlre Bryce Lance to a 3-0 win against Winston-Salem on Saturday in Game 2 of their best-of-five Area III championship series.
Lance needed only 89 pitches and held Winston-Salem to six hits.
Game 3 is at Rich Park tonight.
The McCanless Ladies Group played a string tournament on Saturday.
1st place — Tammie Drew
2nd place —Trudy Csanyi
3rd place — Robin Leslie
4th place — Sharon Miller
Closest to pin winners were Leslie and Susan Houston. Longest putt winners were Leslie and Mary Seaford.
In its inaugural Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Division I FBS campaign, Appalachian State football has been picked to finish seventh in the Sun Belt preseason coaches poll.
Appalachian State had 47 points, edging fellow Sun Belt newcomer Georgia Southern, which was picked to finish eighth with 44 points.
Louisiana-Lafayette was the unanimous choice among the Sun Belt’s coaches to win the 2014 conference championship, followed by Arkansas State, South Alabama, Troy, Louisiana-Monroe and Texas State. After App State and Georgia Southern, Idaho, Georgia State and New Mexico State rounded out the preseason poll.
Appalachian State opens the season Aug. 30 at Michigan (noon — ESPN2) and plays its first-ever Sun Belt game on Sept. 25 with another nationally televised contest at Georgia Southern (7:30 p.m. — ESPNU).
• The ACC Network package of Atlantic Coast Conference football games syndicated by Raycom Sports will be available to nearly 80 percent of the United States this fall, covering over 90 million TV Households.
JOLIET, Ill. — Mason Mitchell won Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series event at Chicagoland Speedway for his first career victory on the circuit.
The 19-year-old Mitchell finished second in four of the previous six races, but he passed Justin Boston for the lead with five laps to go and was never challenged the rest of the way. Mitchell, from West Des Moines, Iowa, started ninth.
“We couldn’t stick on the bottom all day,” Mitchell said. “Halfway through the race, I realized we carried more speed up top. We started picking up speed, and I didn’t look back.”
Boston finished second, followed by Matt Tifft, Will Kimmel and Cody Coughlin in fifth.
Justin Allison (West Rowan) finished eighth.
Mitchell, who was coming off a second-place finish at Winchester on July 6, unzipped his suit in Victory Lane to reveal a Superman T-shirt. His average speed was 109.976 mph.
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