Area Sports Briefs: Richards wins Warrior club championship
From staff and wire reports
N.C. State golfer Davis Richards, a South Rowan graduate, won the Warrior club championship on Sunday.
Richards shot 68-66 — 134 to finish three strokes ahead of Jake Kennedy. Kennedy (West Rowan, Gardner-Webb) shot 69-68 — 137.
Others in the Championship Flight were Jared Barnette (65-76 — 141), Richard Cobb (68-74 – 142), Andrew Purcell (70-74 — 144), Joey Boley (71-76 — 147), Justin Lefler (67-78 — 145) and Mike Mills (69-81 — 150).
Chris Owen shot 74-77 – 151 to win the First Flight.
Tom Anderson (160) won the Second Flight with two 80s. Sean Swavely shot 84-78 — 162 to win the Third Flight. Darrell White won the Fourth Flight with rounds of 90-83 — 173.
Jim Christy won the Senior Championship Flight with scores of 68-72 — 140. Ed Hinshaw won the Senior First Flight with 87-80 — 167.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The team of Ty & Beverly Cobb, Gene & Mary Seaford and Lexie Miller took first place.
The team of Walt & Kim Kincaid, Azalee Story, David Huneycutt and Harry Owen took second place.
Miller won closest to the pin. Huneycutt won longest putt.
Rowan Little League
Rowan Little League fall baseball and softball registrations are being taken at Godley’s Garden Center on Statesville Blvd through Sept. 3.
Parents can also register online anytime at http://www.rowanlittleleague.com.
Baseball cost is $40 for all leagues: T-ball (ages 4-6), Coach Pitch (ages 7-8), B (ages 9-10), A (ages 11-12).
Softball cost is $40 for all leagues: Girls (Ages 3-6) TBall Softball, Coach Pitch (ages 6-8) 10U (ages 9-10), 12U (ages 11-12).
Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-326-5255 for more information on league boundaries or other questions.
The eight-team field for the upcoming Southeast Regional (starts Wednesday in Asheboro) was completed on Sunday by victories by Tallahassee, Fla., and Wheeling, W. Va.
Tallahassee Post 13 beat Jacksonville twice on Sunday, while Wheeling Post 1 topped South Charleston.
Rowan County plays Columbia, Tenn., at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Kannapolis Intimidators have added Coastal Caorlina infielder Zach Remillard to the roster.
K.J. Woods doubled and singled, and Brannon Easterling allowed just one run over seven innings as the Kannapolis Intimidators beat Greensboro, 2-1, on Sunday.
Kansas City sent Whit Merrifield (Davie) back to Triple-A Omaha last week.
Merrifield is 6-for-17 since being sent down and homered on Saturday.
Justin Seager, 24, the middle Seager brother, is batting .203 with seven homers and 31 RBIs for Bakersfield in the advanced Class A California League. He’s in the Mariners’ organization.
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) is 1-1 with 12 saves in 37 appearances for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
Craig Brooks (Catawba) dominated at Class A South Bend (2-1, 5 saves, 1.39 ERA) but has struggled since the Cubs promoted him to advanced A Myrtle Beach.
Brooks has a 1-0 record with a 10.50 ERA in eight relief appearances for the Pelicans. He’s still getting strikeouts (13 in 12 innings), but he’s been hurt by 11 walks.
Jordan “J.J.” Jankowski (Catawba), a 27-year-old right-hander, is in Triple-A in the Houston Astros organization.
In 39 appearances for Fresno, he’s 1-2 with two saves and a 3.95 ERA. The 34th-round pick is getting a lot of strikeouts — 78 in 57 innings.
Jerry Sands (Catawba) hasn’t got rolling yet for Triple-A Charlotte since being demoted by the Chicago White Sox.
Sands is batting .170 in 39 games with two homers and nine RBIs.
Will Albertson (Catawba) is on a Giants team with a lot of catchers in the Arizona Rookie League and hasn’t been in the lineup enough to find a groove.
Albertson is 6-for-31 (.194) with three RBIs.
T.J. Wharton (Catawba) has moved on to the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am League, one of the top independent leagues.
Wharton destroyed the Pecos League, batting .423 with 10 homers and 66 RBIs.
Wood bat leagues
Kyle Smith (Catawba) has hit well in th Coastal Plain League for the Asheboro Copperheads.
Smith is batting .316 with five homers and 25 RBIs.
Asheboro’s Bryan Blanton (Catawba) is 2-2 with seven saves in 18 relief outings.
Shortstop Jeremy Simpson (West Rowan, Catawba) recently joined the Asheboro squad.
He played for the Concord Weavers in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League earlier this summer and led the Weavers with 14 steals and 27 runs.
Zac Almond (Catawba) leads the High Point-Thomasville team in the CPL with 35 RBIs. He’s batting .280 with seven homers.
Also in the CPL, Michael Elwell (Catawba) is 1-0 out of the bullpen for the Holly Springs Salamdaners and has fanned 23 in 22 innings.
Connor Johnson (East Rowan, Catawba) also pitches for the Salamanders. He’s 1-1 with 28 strikeouts in 24 innings. Johnson pitched five shutout innings on Friday.
In the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, Malachi Hanes (Catawba) is batting .336 for the SBA Bones with four homers and 31 RBIs. Hanes leads the Bones with 11 doubles and 19 steals.
Chance Bowden (Salisbury, Catawba) also plays for the SBA Bones. He’s batting .279 with a homer, eight doubles and 16 RBIs.
Riley Myers (Salisbury, Catawba) is getting a chance to swing a bat for the Deep River Muddogs of the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League and has a homer, 11 RBIs and .293 batting average.
Clay Young (Catawba) is 3-2 with a 2.34 ERA for the Muddogs. D.J. Laxton (Catawba) is batting .303 with 12 RBIs.
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