Area Sports Briefs: Carson Junior Legion wins Area III title
From staff and wire reports
Carson beat Concord, 5-3, on Sunday night in China Grove and won the Area III Junior American Legion championship.
Carson took the series two games to one.
Carson also won its quarterfinal series with Davidson County and its semifinal series with Rowan County two games to one.
Devin Gay pitched a complete game for Carson and struck out three.
Brycen Holshouser had two hits and drove in two runs.
Carson (28-7) trailed, 3-2, going to the bottom of the fifth but rallied for two runs to take the lead.
Jaron Tate had two hits and two RBIs for Concord.
Both teams qualified for the state tournament that starts on Friday in Swansboro.
Carson is making its first trip to the state tournament.
The South Charlotte Panthers 2017 team finished second in the Perfect Game World Wood Bat 17U Tournament held in Emerson, Ga.
The Panthers won their pool with a 6-0-1 record and advanced into the 48- team championship bracket. The team won four games in a 24-hour period to advance to the championship game.
The Panthers lost 7-3 to Florida Travel Baseball in the championship game.
The Panthers played with heavy hearts for right fielder Matthew Stevens who departed early due to the death of his grandfather, Lou Presutti.
Owen White (Carson) had 11 hits in the tournament and batted .344. He had three extra-base hits and drove in six runs.
White pitched twice with a 0.00 ERA and saved a 1-0 win in the quarterfinals. White struck out six in five innings and was clocked at 93 mph.
Austin Love (West Rowan) had five hits, batted .313 and drove in three runs.
Love pitched twice and had a win and a save. He struck out six in five innings and was clocked at 90 mph.
Cameron Prugh (Carson) pitched twice, didn’t allow a run and had two saves.
Stevens (Charlotte Catholic) had three RBIs before departing.
RF Before departing Matthew Stevens went 3 for 13 (.231) at the plate with a double and 3 RBIs.
Carson infielders Ben Shoaf and Logan Ridenhour are competing for the Charlotte Mega-Stars 17 U team this summer.
They competed in the Queen City Classic over the weekend in the Charlotte area and they’ll play in the Capital Classic in the Raleigh area next weekend.
At the Country Club of Salisbury, Ross Brown made a hole-in-one on No. 14 from the black tees.
Brown used a 4 hybrid on the 193-yard hole for his first career ace.
Witnessing the shot were Ken Clarke, Josh Brincefield and Todd Bell.
The 9th annual Rowan Junior Open will be held at The Club at Irish Creek (Aug. 22) and Warrior (Aug. 23).
Entries for the stroke-pla tournament open on July 20 and close Aug. 20.
Entries are open to male and female amateur golfers who won’t turn 19 before Aug. 23 and who have not started college. Entries are open to the first 96
Age Groups: Boys 8-10 (nine holes), 11-13, 14-15, 16-18
Girls 8-10 (nine holes), 11-13, 14-18
The entry fee is $80.
East Carolina’s Eric Tyler (South Rowan) capped his junior season by being named to the Charlottesville All-Regional team.
The third baseman batted .306 with five homers and 36 RBIs and made the Dean’s List.
Barber-Scotia men’s basketball coach Marvin Dixon, a Salisbury alum, announced the signings of guards Deshawn Troutman (Salisbury) and Johnathan Gaddy (South Rowan).
As a South senior in 2010-11, Gaddy averaged 20.1 points per game and had a 33-point effort against Statesville.
Gaddy scored 462 points as a senior, the seventh-highest scoring season in school history.
Troutman scored 1,022 points in four varsity seasons at Salisbury and ranks 11th in school history.
He averaged 16.3 points as a junior in 2014-15, including a career-best 28 against Carson.
GREENSBORO — Landon Lassiter tripled and singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one as the Kannapolis Intimidators beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 10-2 on Sunday.
Johan Cruz doubled and singled twice with a run and an RBI for Kannapolis.
Kannapolis started the scoring in the second inning when Max Dutto and Grant Massey hit RBI singles.
Kannapolis later scored in four additional innings, including a five-run fourth, when Seby Zavala hit a bases-clearing double to help finish off the blowout.|
Kannapolis southpaw Johnathan Frebis (7-7) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on five hits over six innings. Opposing starter Chuck Weaver (9-5) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game after a rough outing in which he allowed eight runs and 12 hits over 3 2/3 innings.
CHARLOTTE— Danny Muno hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, leading the Charlotte Knights to a 5-4 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Sunday.
Brad Goldberg got Omar Infante to hit into a forceout to end the game for his sixth save.
The home run by Muno tied the game 2-2 before Jake Peter hit a three-run home run later in the inning.
Charlotte starter Chris Volstad (6-7) picked up the win.
SALISBURY — Rowan County catcher Jake Pritchard spent seven innings warming up pitchers in the bullpen and two at-bats struggling... read more