Area Sports Briefs: Kannapolis Legion slugs Stanly
Published 12:35 am Monday, May 30, 2016
From staff and wire reports
The Kannapolis American Legion baseball team beat Stanly County, 17-7, in a non-league game on Sunday.
Kannapolis (2-4) snapped a 7-all tie with eight runs in the sixth and added two runs in the seventh for the 10-run rule.
Chandler Hubbard hit a grand slam for Post 115, and Mark Perkins, Casey Ritchie and Bo Corriher also homered.
Perkins, Hubbard and Ritchie had three hits each.
The winning pitcher in relief was Jacob Tuttle.
Rowan County returns to action with a home game on Tuesday against Greensboro.
Former Davie stars Cody and Caleb Martin will continue their college basketball careers at Nevada.
The Martin twins played the past two seasons at N.C. State. The Martins will have to sit out the 2016-17 season, but they’ll have two years of eligibility left.
Caleb averaged 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in 30 minutes per game, while Cody averaged 6.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 26 minutes per game.
Catawba seniors Will Albertson and Dylan Richardson were consensus picks for All-Southeast Region baseball honors.
Albertson was named first team catcher by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the American Baseball Coaches Association and the Conference Commissioners Association, while Richardson claimed second team honors at second base from all three organizations.
Catcher/outfielder Zac Almond was a second team pick as utility player by the NCBWA and Malachi Hanes was an NCBWA honorable mention at designated hitter.
Albertson led Catawba for the second straight year in batting average (.404), home runs (15) and RBIs (59).
Richardson enjoyed a great senior campaign, batting .323 with 12 homers and 54 RBIs.
Almond hit .271 on the season but hit .330 over his final 24 games, pounding 11 of his 13 home runs over that span.
Hanes finished the season with a .295 average and his 13 home runs were second on the team. He drove in 50 runs and scored 44 times.
DURHAM — Clemson’s latest Atlantic Coast Conference title was worth the wait — a decade to get back to the final, then all day Sunday to finally finish the game.
The Tigers won their first ACC Tournament title since 2006, beating Florida State 18-13 in a game delayed three times by rain.
Chase Pinder and Chris Okey had four RBIs apiece while Eli White drove in three for the sixth-seeded Tigers (42-18), who let much of a 17-run lead slip away after scoring at least three runs in each of the first four innings.
Alex Bostic (4-2) struck out eight in four innings of relief to earn the win for the Tigers.
NEW YORK — The Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference will feel right at home on the road to Omaha.
Texas A&M, Florida and LSU lead a pack of seven SEC schools chosen Sunday night as regional hosts for the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. Defending national champion Virginia is among six ACC schools that will host a four-team regional, giving college baseball’s two most powerful conferences 13 of the 16 sites in the 64-team tournament that starts next week.
Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt are the other SEC schools selected, with Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Miami and North Carolina State the other ACC programs.
Each of the host schools are guaranteed spots in the tournament, with the rest of the field, including the top eight national seeds, and pairings to be announced today.
Carson-Newman sophomore Tori Gaul (East Rowan) finished 19th in the women’s pole vault at the Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Bradenton, Fla.
Gaul cleared the opening bar of 3.65 meters on her third try before failing to surpass 3.75 meters in the second round.
Gaul cleared 3.90 meters in the indoor season.
The Kannapolis Intimidators couldn’t solve Asheville starting pitcher Jack Wynkoop, who pitched the Tourists to a 5-0 win on Sunday afternoon at Intimidators Stadium.
Wynkoop pitched into the ninth and limited Kannapolis (20-30) to six hits.
Tanner Banks (6-3) allowed three runs in seven innings for Kannapolis.
The Intimidators host the Augusta GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants) tonight at 6:05 p.m.
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) allowed a run in a relief appearance for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday.
Parnell has worked in 20 games for Toledo and has pitched 19 1/3 innings. He’s struck out 15 while walking 11. His ERA is 4.19.
Craig Brooks (Catawba) pitched two scoreless innings on Sunday for the South Bend Cubs. He struck out three while allowing a hit and a walk.
Brooks is 2-0 with two saves and has pitched in 13 games. He’s struck out 28 while walking 15. His ERA is 1.80.
Chris Dula (Catawba) was recently assigned to the High Desert Mavericks, a Texas Rangers farm team in the advanced A California League.
Dula’s ERA is 7.71 after three outings.
On Friday, June 3, The US Military All Stars will play the Carolina Crushers at Intimidators stadium.
The US Military All Stars will be making one of their stops on their Red, White and Blue tour.
These are active-duty servicemen who volunteer for this special services assignment for the summer. They will be playing the Crushers, a wood bat team that is a member of the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League.
The Crushers roster includes former South Rowan player Tyler Fuller and former A.L. Brown players Jesse Klepper and Zach Mullinax.
The Walk of Honor and Passing the Flag ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. Gametime is 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7.
The game benefits, among others, the Wounded Warriors project.
For more, go to crushers firstname.lastname@example.org.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The first-place team was Ty & Beverly Cobb, Alex Miller and David Huneycutt.
The second-place team was Walt & Kim Kincaid and Paul Hill Jr.