Area Sports Briefs: SC edges Randolph for 26th straight win

Published 1:02 am Saturday, August 8, 2015

From staff reports
South Carolina champ Chapin-Newberry beat host Randolph County 3-2 on Friday and stayed undefeated in the double-elimination Southeast Regional .
Ryan Stoudemire, who closed Thursday’s 6-5 win against Rowan County, pitched a complete game for the S.C. champs (26-0).
Clay Richardson had three hits for Randolph County (27-16), which suffered its first tourney loss.
Chapin-Newberry plays the Florida champs for the second time tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Asheboro. Chapin-Newberry beat Florida 4-3 with a ninth-inning run in the first round.
Randolph will play Rowan County for the seventh time this season in a 4:30 elimination game today.
Florida 12, Alabama 4
Leadoff man Preston Kolke had five hits and Richard Ruth drove in three runs as Tallahassee, Fla., eliminated Tuscaloosa, Ala. Florida trailed 3-1 after one inning but pounded out 17 hits.

Michael Suiter extended his hitting streak to 17 games, but the Kannapolis Intimidators lost 3-0 at Greensboro on Friday.
Greensboro pitcher Michael Mader kept Kannapolis quiet at NewBridge Bank Park.
Thad Lowry (11-6) worked six innings for Kannapolis and took the loss.

Local golf
Michael Childress shot 70-76-72 — 218 to finish 14th in the CGA junior golf tournament in Cary at Prestonwood Country Club.
Lyerly update
In the Trusted Choice Big I Championship in Kansas, Nick Lyerly shot 71-71-74-78 and finished 14-over. He tied for eighth.
Rowan Junior Open
Eighty-one golfers will tee off at Irish Creek on Monday and will play at Warrior on Tuesday.
In the River Hills Classic, Frank Adams III shot a third-round 76 and is tied for 24th at 1-over.

Youth track
Rowan Express athletes are competing in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Norfolk, Va.
Girls (9)
Brittany Ellis
Shot Put —7th, 19 feet, 11 inches
Turbo Javelin — 16th, 41-8
Long Jump — 48th, 10-1
Jamasia Jackson
Shot Put — 21st, 17-2
Turbo Javelin — 35th, 27-4
Girls (10)
Bryslynn Goodlett: Shot put: 38th, 18-7
Girls (12)
BreAsia Ellis: Dlscus — 35th, 50-5
Turbo Javelin — 49th, 44-2
Shot Put — 65th, 21-10 3/4
(Boys 13)
Braquan Ellis: Discus — 53rd, 43-3
Shot Put — 56th, 20-1 3/4
Girls (14)
Jamesia Jackson:
Discus — 40th, 65-8
Shot Put — 46th, 29-1
Javelin — 47th, 40-1
Girls (15-16)
Chevalier Blaire:
Discus —12th, 109-2
Shot Put — 31-1
Javelin — 60th, 41-8
​Hurley Warriors in AAU Junior Olympic Games
Boys (11)
Turbo Javelin 45th: Nate Shaffer: 55-2

China Grove youth baseball and softball fall registration is Aug. 10-28 at Dale’s Sporting Goods in China Grove. Contact James Solomon at or 704-857-1439.
Cost is $ 45.
Baseball leagues: 5/6 Coach Pitch; 7/8 Pitching Machine; 9/10 Baseball, and 11/12 Baseball.
Softball leagues: 5/6/7; 8/9/10; and 11/12.
Contact James Solomon at or 704-857-1439.