Area Sports Briefs: Childress strong in Bojangles tourney
Published 1:07 am Tuesday, June 7, 2016
From staff reports
Michael Childress shot 74-75-149 in the Bojangle’s junor golf tournament hosted by the Carolinas Golf Association at Cutter Creek Golf Club.
Childress placed third in his age group and 10th overall.
Qualifying for the 14th annual Rowan Masters at Warrior will be held on June 18.
Matches are on June 24-26.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The first-place team was Alex & Lexie Miller and Monica Green.
The second-place team was Azalee Story and Gene & Mary Seaford.
Alex Miller won closest to the pin.
Fifty-nine GARS members played a Captain’s Choice at Corbin Hills.
The first-place team with a minus-11 was Winsten Mahaffey, Bobby Clark, Gordon Correll and Buddy Barger.
The second-place team with a minus-9 was Johnny Shook, David Adams, Bob Niekras and Gerald Osborne.
The first-place handicap team with a minus-12 consisted of Rev. Jim Harris, Larry Perrell, Bruce Shuping and Bobby Miller.
Tom Talbert won closest to the pin on No. 2. Gary Schenk won longest putt on No. 9.
Closet to the pin on #2 was Tom Talbert.
Longest putt on #9 was Gary Schenk.
The Kannapolis Intimidators were rained out on Monday.
Kannapolis will play Greenville in two seven-inning games today, starting at 5 p.m.
South Bend Cubs reliever Craig Brooks (Catawba) was outstanding again on Saturday.
Brooks pitched two scoreless innings for his third save. Brooks fanned two, while allowing one hit and no walks.
Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) hit his second homer of the season for the Bakersfield Blaze on Friday.
Wood bat leagues
Colton Laws (Carson, Charlotte) is pitching for the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League.
Jeremy Simpson (West Rowan, Catawba) and Harrison Bell (East Rowan, Charleston) are playing for the Concord Weavers of the SCBL. Simpson started the season 6-for-14.
Chance Bowden (Salisbury, Catawba) and Malachi Hanes (Catawba) are playing for the Charlotte-based SBA Bones in the SCBL. Bowden has started 2-for-7, while Hanes is 4-for-9 with four RBIs.
Heath Mitchem (Carson, Catawba), Riley Myers (Salisbury, Catawba), DJ Laxton (Catawba) and Clay Young (Catawba) are playing for the Deep River Mud Dogs of the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League.
Laxton, who pitched for Catawba as a freshman, is off to an 8-for-19 start as a hitter.
Owen White (Carson) pitched four shutout innings and struck out four as the South Charlotte Panthers won 3-0 against the Megastars in Greensboro.
Austin Love (West Rowan) had the game-winning hit as the South Charlotte Panthers rallied for a 6-4 win against the Golden Spikes.
Catawba junior Connor Eakes has been named an honorable mention All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
Eakes was the top face-off man in the South Atlantic Conference and finished second in the nation by winning a school record 73.6 percent of his attempts.
Wells Fargo Cup
The Wells Fargo Cup for overall athletic excellence has been decided in area leagues.
In the Central Carolina 2A, Salisbury finished first.
Conference Standings: Salisbury 161, West Davidson 154, East Davidson 145, Lexington 122, North Rowan 122, Thomasville 105.
In the South Piedmont 3A, Hickory Ridge led the way, with Carson second.
Conference Standings: Hickory Ridge 731, Jesse Carson 637.5, Cox Mill 622, Concord 600, Jay Robinson 562, West Rowan 505, East Rowan 487.5, Northwest Cabarrus 467.5, Central Cabarrus 330, South Rowan 277.5.
In the Central Piedmont 4A, Reagan came out on top.
Conference Standings: Reagan 875, West Forsyth 862.5, Mount Tabor 825, RJ Reynolds 760, Davie 642.5, North Davidson 600, Parkland 440.
In the MECKA 4A, Hough led the way. Conference Standings: W.A. Hough 125, Mallard Creek 97.5, A.L. Brown 81, Hopewell 77.5, North Mecklenburg 70, Zebulon Vance 36, West Charlotte 22.
Arizona, UC Santa Barbara and Texas Tech clinched regional titles in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, leaving three spots open for the best-of-three super regionals set for this weekend.
The Raleigh Regional final between Coastal Carolina and North Carolina State was delayed by rain with the Wolfpack leading 5-3 in the top of the ninth inning.
The Chanticleers had the bases loaded with one out when play was called.
Rice defeated LSU 10-6 to force a deciding game Tuesday in Baton Rouge. South Carolina’s final against UNC-Wilmington in Columbia was postponed until today because of rain.
The top six national seeds have advanced.