Freeman, Peeler all-tournament
Two East Rowan players were named to all-tournament teams at the Perfect Game World Wood Bat National Championships held in the Atlanta area.
East rising junior shortstop Ike Freeman, who has committed to UNC, went 11-for-20 with three doubles, eight runs and five RBIs in the 16U tournament to help the South Charlotte Panthers win their pool and advance to the playoff round of 32 in a 307-team event. The Panthers lost in extra innings in the round of 32 to the Indiana Outlaws.
Freeman is batting .376 (29-for-77) for the season with eight doubles.
The Panthers complete the summer portion of their season with regional events at College of Charleston and N.C. State the next two weeks.
• East rising senior pitcher Joe Peeler pitched six innings to earn a victory in pool play for the South Charlotte Panthers in the 17U tournament. Peeler alowed three hits and an unearned run while fanning eight.
Brittany Ellis of the Rowan Express Track Club competed in the USATF Junior Olympics Regional held in Durham.
Ellis broke the meet record in the 8-under shot put with a throw of 21 feet, 4 inches. The previous record was 20 feet, 8 inches.
Ellis also placed first in the javelin with a throw of 56 feet, 1 inch. She was fourth in the long jump at 9 feet, 9 inches.
Ellis qualified for the Junior Olympics in Humble, Texas, on
The alumni basketball tournament starts Friday at North Rowan. See Scoreboard. A tournament pass is $10. Daily admission is $5.
There will be a dunk contest and 3-point contest on Sunday.
• There will be a free basketball clinic at North on Friday from 9:30-12:30 in conjunction with the Nightcrawlers. The clinic is for ages 5-15.
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) drove in three runs as Birmingham won at Jackonsville in the Southern League on Monday. Wagner hit a two-run homer, his second of the season.
• Corey Seager (NWC) has struck out five times in his first 10 Double-A at-bats for Chattanooga, but he has three hits. The Dodgers prospect tripled in his debut and had a single and double in his second outing.
• Justin Seager (NWC, Charlotte) has driven in a run in each of his last three games for Clinton, Iowa. He has 25 RBIs in 76 games.
• Whit Merrifield (Davie) had two hits for Omaha on Monday and is batting .359 in 38 games in Triple-A.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Jerry Sands (Catawba) is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Sands was placed on the disabled list in late June, and A tendon injury in Sands’ left wrist required surgery.
Mooresville’s Erin Settle was the MVP as the West girls rolled 4-1 against the East in Tuesday’s soccer all-star game in Greensboro.
There will be a softball tournament at Royal Giants Park in East Spencer all day on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.
Teams from Charlotte, Statesville and Rowan are entered.
East Rowan’s Nick Lyerly shot 68 to win the Dan Dobson Junior Golf Tournament held at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club in Morganton.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice earlier this week.
The team of Bryan Reynolds, David Huneycutt and Jay Crane took first place. Randy Honeycutt won longest putt.
• Salisbury’s Grace Yatawara shot 79-79 — 158 in stroke play in the U.S. Girls Junior Championship in Arizona but didn’t qualify for match play.
Sixty-four golfers advanced to match play.
• The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played its regular game on Tuesday.
The winners were:
1st gross – Mary Seaford
1st net – Asalee Storey
1st gross – Monica Greet
1st net – Eileen Full
In his Chicagoland Speedway ARCA Racing Series debut, Justin Allison (West Rowan) earned his fourth consecutive top-10 finish.
Allison started eighth and finished eighth.
He was seventh when his car spun on the backstretch, causing the first caution of the race. No contact was made.
CIAA Media Day is today in Durham.
Head coach Daryl Williams, quarterback Drew Powell and defensive lineman Hillman Evans will represent Livingstone’s Blue Bears, who open the season on the road on Sept. 4.
Upcoming leagues and sports camps at Hall Gym:
• Men’s Open League Softball Coaches Meeting – Thursday, July 24 – 6 p.m.
• Speed and Agility Camp – July 28-29 – 9-12 – $25
• Youth Soccer Camp – Aug. 4-8 – 9-12 – $40
• Youth Wrestling Camp – Aug. 4-8 – 6-8 p.m. – $40
Call 704-638-5291 for additional information. View, register and pay for programs online at www.salisburync.gov/play.
All athletes trying out for East Rowan sports teams must have a current NCHSAA pre-participation physical examination on file with East Rowan.
Team practice schedules for Aug 1-9
• Football: Aug. 1, 8-11 a.m.
Aug. 2, Midnight Madness 12:01 a.m.-2 a.m.
Aug 4-9, 8-11 a.m.
• Boys soccer: Aug 4-8, 9 to noon
• Girls volleyball: Aug. 1 and 2, 9:30-noon
Aug 4-8, 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.; Aug. 9, 10 until noon
• Girls tennis: Aug. 1, 9-11
Aug. 4-8, 9-11
• Boys and girls cross country at front gates of Dan Nicholas Park
Aug. 1, 9-11
Aug. 4-8, 9-11
Call coach Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334 or coach Jon Hiedrick at 704-213-2365 with cross country questions.
Information is at www.eastrowanathletics.com.
• East Rowan all-sport passes and football reserved seating are on sale in the main office from Mrs. Phelps on Monday-Thursday from 8 until 2 from July 23-Aug. 14 and also on Monday-Friday from 9 until 2 on Aug. 18-Sept. 1.