Area Sports Briefs: State tennis playoffs resume
From staff reports
East Rowan and Salisbury are still undefeated in boys tennis but both face their toughest challenges of the season today in the second round of the dual team state playoffs.
In 2A, Salisbury (16-0) hosts Brevard (12-1), a perennial state finalist.
Brevard swept the singles and doubles championships in the 2A Western Regional individual tournament.
Salisbury is led by the regional champion doubles team of Spencer Storey/David Derrick.
In 3A, East (14-0) is hosting Marvin Ridge (18-1), the defending state champs. That match is expected to be played at Catawba.
East rolled against Pisgah, 5-1, in the first round.
Baseball player Ross Hoffner (Davie) received the Coaches Award at the Surry Community College athletic banquet. For the second year, Hoffner also received a certificate for maintaining a 3.0 or above GPA.
Sophomore Trace Hagler (A.L. Brown) had a team-best 2.61 ERA and had a 3-1 record while pitching 31 innings. The Braves finished 27-22.
Parks and Rec
In the Salisbury Parks and Recreation’s Pitch, Hit & Run local competition, winners were Charlie Klingler, Will Klingler and Ava Stapf.
Craig Brooks (Catawba) is pitching well in relief for the South Bend Cubs in the Class A Midwest League.
Brooks is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA. He’s struck out 19 batters in 12 1/3 innings.
He’s fanned 15 batters in his last 7 1/3 innings.
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) is pitching well in relief for the Triple A Toledo Mud Hens.
Parnell had had eight straight scoreless outings.
He has an ERA of 0.82.
Lakewood’s Jose Taveras silenced the Kannapolis offense for seven innings on the mound and pitched the BlueClaws past the Intimidators, 4-1, on Monday night at Intimidators Stadium.
Taveras (1-2) retired 21 of the 23 batters he faced to earn the win.
The Intimidators (15-16) dropped below .500.
They will wrap up the homestand tonight at 7:05 p.m.
Chestnut Hill College sophomore Hunter Leckonby, a Salisbury resident, was honored at the Central Atlantic College Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship Banquet.
Leckonby received the Top XV Award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site.
A 4.0 psychology major, Leckonby recently earned All-CACC second team status.She finished the regular season with 17 goals and 11 assists.
Mid. school tennis
West Rowan won, 7-2, against Southeast.
Kevin Sullivan, Ben Baker, Gabe Coffield, Carter Jenkins and Parkston Myers won in singles for the Bulldogs.
Sullivan-Baker and Trevor Mervine/Drew Collins won in doubles.
Southeast’s Ethan Scarbourgh won in singles and doubles.
Michael Hamilton aced the 156-yard No. 2 hole at Corbin Hills with a 7-iron.
Gary McNeely made a double-eagle 2 on the par 5 No. 6 hole at Corbin Hills.
In a separate round, he aced Corbin Hills’ 175-yard No. 5 hole with a utility club.
Corbin’s Senior Golf Assocation (60-up) has a tournament the second Wednesday of each month. Call 704-636-0672.