Area Sports Briefs: All-SPC baseball, softball
Published 1:15 am Thursday, May 26, 2016
From staff reports
East Rowan shorstop Ike Freeman, a UNC signee who batted .518 with 25 RBIs, was named South Piedmont Conference Player of the Year for baseball.
East junior John Owen, who went 10-2 on the mound, was named SPC Pitcher of the Year.
West Rowan’s Seth Graham was named SPC Coach of the Year after leading the Falcons to their second straight championship.
West third baseman Brandon Walton, outfielder Kacey Otto, pitcher Bryan Ketchie and pitcher/second baseman Austin Love made the All-SPC team.
East placed third baseman Jackson Justus and first baseman/outfielder Jordan Wise on the All-SPC team.
Carson pitcher/shortstop Owen White and outfielders Brandon Mock and Michael Morrison made the All-SPC team.
South Rowan’s All-SPC players are first baseman Austin “Bo” Corriher, outfielder Tyler Rary and outfielder/pitcher Walker Joyce.
Concord’s All-SPC players are Carter Mozingo and Will Horsley.
Also making All-SPC are Hickory Ridge’s Jake Whitcomb, Cox Mill’s Kayne Pfeifer, Robinson’s Mark Perkins and Michael Young, Northwest Cabarrus’ Alex Rodriguez and Central Cabarrus’ Cameron Kepley.
West Rowan’s Peyton Greene was named South Piedmont Conference Pitcher of the Year.
The senior finished her career with 440 strikeouts.
West Rowan’s Jimmy Greene was named SPC Coach of the Year,
Hickory Ridge’s Lindsey Powell was named SPC Player of the Year.
West Rowan’s Taylor Martin and Parker Greene made All-SPC, along with Carson’s Brie Bauer, South Rowan’s Riley Corriher and East Rowan’s Coryn Soul and Anna Shafer.
Hickory Ridge’s Brittany Mast, Breey Yelton, Dakota Christie and Gracyn Polk; Cox Mill’s Chelsea DiGregorio and Carly Kruse; Central Cabarrus’ Kasey Rowdeon and Riley Tucker; Robinson’s Madison Crowe and Jill Williams, and Northwest Cabarrus’ Allison Florian and Savannah Hott made All-SPC.
In Carson’s 10-7 win against the Kannapolis Royals, Cole Hales was the winning pitcher, and Cameron Prugh earned a save.
Carson hosts Stanly tonight at 7 p.m.
The Kannapolis Intimidators exploded for 12 runs, including six in the fourth inning, to run away from the Lexington Legends, 12-3, on Wednesday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Kannapolis (19-27) pounded out 12 hits. Grant Massey paced the offense with three RBIs, going 2-for-5 with a double and a triple.
Johnathan Frebis (4-2) earned the win with six innings of work, limiting Lexington to a run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
He retired the first seven batters he faced and finished strong with perfect fifth and sixth innings.
Cody Daily went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Danny Mendick and Landon Lassiter also enjoyed multi-hit games.
The Intimidators return home tonight to open a seven-game homestand starting with Motorsports Night. Kannapolis will send Luis Martinez to the mound.