Area Sports Briefs: Parnell back in majors

Published 12:58 am Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Detroit Tigers purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) from Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.
In 21 appearances with the Mud Hens, Parnell, a former closer with the New York Mets, had four saves, a 3.98 ERA and 16 strikeouts.
The Tigers designated right-handed pitcher Jose Valdez for assignment to make room for Parnell.
Parnell didn’t pitch on Wednesday.

Albertson honored
Catawba catcher Will Albertson capped a stellar two-year career by claiming All-America honors for the second straight season.
Albertson was tabbed second team by the American Baseball Coaches Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, while picking up third team honors from the Collegiate Commissioners Association.
Albertson followed up his monster 2015 campaign, where he claimed National Position Player of the Year honors by all three organizations, by hitting .404 with 15 home runs and 59 RBIs.

Local golf
Fifty members played in foursomes at Lexington Golf Club.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Clifford Full with a net of 65.40. Low ‘B’ Flight player was John Goodman with a net of 64.16. Low ‘C’ Flight player was Frank Rowell with a net of 67.78. Low ‘D’ Flight player was Denny Wenker with a net of 73.37.
O.J. Chandler and J.C. Ritchie shot their age or better.

The Augusta GreenJackets scored five runs over the first two innings and went on to beat the Intimidators, 8-1, on Wednesday at Intimidators Stadium
Kannapolis (20-33) dropped its fourth straight game while being swept at home for the second time this season.
Augusta’s Cory Taylor (4-1) earned the win, keeping Kannapolis off the board for the first five innings.
The Intimidators hit the road for a three-game series in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday.

Parks and Rec camps
Baseball Camp: June 20-23; 9-12
Salisbury High field
Salisbury baseball coach Mike Herndon instructor $30 per participant, ages 8-14
Volleyball Camp: June 27-30; 9-12
Hall Gym
Mallory Hodge instructor
$30 per participant; ages 8-14 Register online at or call 704-638-5289

East baseball camp
East Rowan baseball camp will be held on June 13-17. Camp is from 9 to 2 the first four days and from 9-12 on Friday. Bring your lunch Monday-Thursday. Lunch is provided on Friday. The cost is $125. To sign up, email Coach Hightower at Give name, age, emergency contact number and shirt size.

Carson hoops camp
The Carson Basketball Game Skills Camp will be held July 11-13.
The camp is for rising 3rd-8th graders. The cost is $60. The camp is from 9 until 12 daily. Campers can be dropped off at 8. Contact coach Brian Perry at 704-855-5039.