Area Sports Briefs: Kannapolis Legion tops Stanly

Published 1:10 am Friday, June 24, 2016

From staff reports
Cody Smith had four hits and Bo Corriher had three, as Kannapolis won, 8-5, against Stanly County at Albemarle’s Don Montgomery Park on Thursday.
Cal Hubbard, Alex Rodriguez and Casey Ritchie had two hits apiece.
Justin Bundy pitched seven innings. Daniel O’Kelley got the win in relief.

Junior Legion
Carson won, 11-8, against Lake Norman on Wednesday.
Jaxon Miller was the winning pitcher. He struck out five in four innings.
Devan Gay earned a save.
Maddux Holshouser, Bryce Holshouser and Luke Barringer had two hits each. Brycen Holshouser drove in two runs.
Carson hosts Rowan County tonight.

Local golf
Nick Lyerly was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the North Carolina Junior Boys Championship on Thursday.
Lyerly won 6 and 5 in the Round of 16 but lost 1-up in a quarterfinal match with Kings Mountain’s Alex Goff.
Michael Childress lost 1-up in the Round of 16 to Cary’s Alex Huml.

Wood bat leagues
In the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League, Riley Myers (Salisbury, Catawba) was the pitcher of the week.
Myers tossed seven strong innings for the Muddogs, allowing two runs on five hits.

Thursday night’s game between the Kannapolis Intimidators and Delmarva Shorebirds was suspended due to rain at Intimidators Stadium.
The game will be completed on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. followed by Friday’s regularly scheduled game, which will be a seven-inning game.
The Shorebirds led 1-0 with one out into the bottom of the fourth inning at the time the game was suspended.
Saturday is Star Wars Night.

New prep coaches
South Rowan announced on Thursday that Dean Mullinax will be the new varsity softball coach.
Joe Gragg will coach the Raiders’ jayvee softball team.
East Rowan announced that Kevin Holland has been hired as a social studies teacher and will coach the varsity girls basketball team.
A story is upcoming.
Katie Huneycutt has been hired as East Rowan’s varsity volleyball coach

Pitcher/Catcher Camp
The 28th annual Piedmont Pitcher/Catcher Baseball Camp wil be held July 5-6 at Central Davidson High.
The camp is for ages 6-18. Instructors include Duke head coach Chris Pollard. Contact Mike Lawson at 336-239-0139 or

Rowan Little League
Rowan Little League’s 8U softball team won the District 2 championship.
Rowan went 3-0 in district play, beating East Surry, 20-5 and 26-5 and Walnut-Cove 19-1.
Rowan travels to Canton for the state tournament on July 8-10.