Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators fall 7-6
From staff reports
Greensboro’s Justin Twine went 3-for-3 and hit a pair of two-run doubles to pace the Grasshoppers to a 7-6 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Friday at NewBridge Bank Park.
Alexander Simon homered for the Intimidators. Louie Lechich had a run-scoring double.
Kannapolis (15-13 second half, 50-47 overall) missed out on a series sweep despite rallying for two runs in the ninth inning.
Connor Walsh (0-1) took the loss for Kannapolis.
The Intimidators start a four-game series on Saturday at Lakewood.
Jerry Sands (Catawba) is batting .355 in his last 10 games for the Columbus Clippers.
Sands is batting .273 with 14 homers and 44 RBIs for the season.
• L.A. Dodgers prospect Corey Seager (NW Cabarrus) has 13 homers and 49 RBIs and is batting .305 in the minors this season. He’s played in Double-A and Triple-A.
• Justin Seager (NW Cabarruss) is batting .210 with 14 RBIs for the Bakersfield Blaze, a Class-A farm team of the Seattle Mariners.
• Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) had an outstanding relief outing on Wednesday.
Lomsacolo retired all eight batters he faced for the Peoria Chiefs and struck out six.
Lomascolo is 1-1 with a 2.30 ERA.
• Chris Dula (Catawba) has pitched 30 eventful innings for the Hickory Crawdads. He’s walked 27, hit 11 and struck out 26.
• Jordan Jankowski (Catawba) is 5-2 with a 3.18 ERA for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies.
• Whit Merrifield (Davie) is batting .277 with four homers and 28 RBIs for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers.
Wood bat leagues
Will Albertson (Catawba) went 2-for-3 for the Asheboro Copperheads in Friday’s 8-5 CPL win against the Forest City Owls.
Albertson is batting .285 with three homers and 24 RBIs.
• Matt Farmakis (Catawba) pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning for the Copperheads on Thursday in a 2-1 loss to Lexington County.
New York Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) is closing in on 300 career strikeouts in the majors.
Parnell has 289.
Barry Moore (West Rowan) fanned 278 batters in the big leagues.
Jay Ritchie (Granite Quarry) struck out 212.
Salisbury’s summer soccer camp runs from Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31.
Camp begins each day at 9 a.m. and ends at noon.
The location is at the SHS practice field, behind Wiley Apartments and adjacent to SHS on New Street.
Camp costs $65 and includes a camp T-shirt.
All proceeds go to SHS soccer and Salisbury athletics.
Participants can be from any school. The camp is for for any rising 7th through 12th grade player, boys and girls.
Participants need to bring shin guards and water. (Water will be available on site as well).
A ball is not needed.