Area Sports Briefs: SC wins regional title; walk-off slam beats Kannapolis
From staff and wire reports
South Carolina champion Chapin-Newberry beat host Randolph County 7-4 on Sunday afternoon to win the American Legion Southeast Regional championship.
Landon Allison drove in four runs, and Andrew Livingston had three hits and two RBIs for Chapin-Newberry (28-0), which went 5-0 in the double-elimination regional.
Jay Rorie had two hits and two RBIs for Randolph Post 45, and Caleb Webster also had two hits.
Chapin-Newberry’s five wins came against the other top three finishers — Randolph, Florida and Rowan County.
Chapin-Newberry moves on to the World Series, which will be held in Shelby Aug. 14-18.
Other regional champs include two-time defending champion Brooklawn, N.J., Midland, Mich., Cromwell, Conn., Waipahu, Hi., New Orleans and Medford, Ore.
The Central Plains regional final was late Sunday night.
K.J. Woods belted a walk-off grand slam as Greensboro rallied to beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-4 at NewBridge Bank Park on Sunday.
Kannapolis (57-55) lost a road series for the first time in nearly three months, dropping three of four at Greensboro.
Alexander Simon hit his fourth homer for Kannapolis, while Ryan Leonards belted his second.
Toby Thomas had a run-scoring triple. Michael Suiter singed in the third inning to extend his career-best hitting streak to 19 games, the second-longest streak in the South Atlantic League this season.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The first-place team was Tim Earnhardt and Gene & Mary Seaford. The second-place team was Frankie Jones and Alex, Lexie and Erick Miller.
Ty Cobb won closest to the pin. Jimmie Jones won longest putt.
Hall of Fame game
CANTON, Ohio — Backup quarterback Mike Kafka threw a touchdown pass and running back Joe Banyard ran for another score to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 on Sunday night in the Hall of Fame game.
Most of the regulars watched from the sidelines in the annual exhibition opener, including Adrian Peterson and Ben Roethlisberger.
Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 5 of 6 passes for 44 yards in his one series of work.
The reigning Rookie of the Year’s night ended when the Steelers stopped the Vikings on fourth down midway through the first quarter.
There was a moment of silence before kickoff for Hall of Fame running back and longtime broadcaster Frank Gifford.
The former New York Giants star died Sunday morning at age 84.
Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis waved a “Terrible Towel” during pregame introductions, with the decidedly pro-Pittsburgh crowd roaring its approval.
The running back nicknamed “The Bus” stood with the rest of the Hall’s new class for the coin toss, the only moment of true star power on a night the bold-faced names still in uniform didn’t break a sweat if they even bothered to suit up at all.
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