Area Sports Briefs: North’s DeBose commits to App. State football

Published 1:06 am Sunday, July 24, 2016

From staff and wire reports
North Rowan rising senior defensive end Zion DeBose, the 2015 Central Carolina Conference Player of the Year and an All-Rowan County first team player, has committed to Appalachian State.
DeBose is the eighth athlete in the Class of 2017 to commit to ASU.
DeBose had 33 tackles for loss as a junior, with four sacks. He also caused four fumbles.

Local golf
Eric Edwards (Salisbury, George Mason) shot 1-under 70 in Saturday’s second round of the Cardinal Amateur at Sedgefield.
Edwards made four birdies and three bogeys.
Edwards shot 71 on Friday. He’s tied for 11th, six shots off the pace.
Davis Richards (South Rowan, NC State) had a tough day in the Cardinal Amateur on Saturday.
After shooting 69 on Friday for a place high on the leaderboard, Richards shot 80 on Saturday.
The final round is today.

College tennis
The NC State men’s tennis team was named an ITA All-Academic Team and Michael Ogden (Salisbury) was named an ITA Scholar Athlete for the 2015-16 season.
Ogden is the third Wolfpack individual to earn academic honors for the season. He had 11 doubles victories last season.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to programs with a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above.
To earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner and have a GPA of at least 3.50.

Youth softball
Rowan County Little League 10U lost to Virginia, 7-6, in the Tournament of State Champions being held in Clarksville, Tenn.

Youth baseball
The East Rowan 10U team beat Hephzibah, Ga., 26-1, to finish 3-1 in pool play and advanced to the final four in the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional in Nashville, Tenn.
East Rowan lost to Deep River, N.C., 6-2, in a semifinal game on Saturday.

SALISBURY, Md. — Yermin Mercedes hit three home runs and drove in four runs as the Delmarva Shorebirds defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-6 on Saturday.
Christian Turnipseed got Micker Adolfo to hit into a forceout with a runner on first to end the game for his 14th save of the season.
Mercedes hit a solo shot in the first, a solo shot in the fourth and a two-run shot in the seventh.
Jay Flaa (4-0) got the win in relief while Ian Hamilton (1-1) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.
Grant Massey doubled and singled three times, driving home two runs for the Intimidators. Alex Call reached base three times.

INDIANAPOLIS — Jose Osuna hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, leading the Indianapolis Indians to a 5-2 win over the Charlotte Knights on Saturday.
The home run by Osuna scored Josh Bell and Jason Rogers and was the game’s last scoring play.
Charlotte went up 2-0 after Jason Bourgeois and Jason Coats hit RBI singles in the third and seventh innings. Indianapolis answered in the bottom of the inning when Willy Garcia hit an RBI double and then scored on an error.