Area Sports Briefs: Rowan Little League softball takes on Canada in first round

Published 1:04 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

From staff reports
Rowan Little League and the ILLAM League of the Philippines are the only teams in this year’s 12U softball World Series who won their regionals last season.
Rowan is the defending World Series champion.
Rowan participated in opening ceremonies on Tuesday afternoon in Portland, Ore.
The girls attended an ice cream social and took part in skills competitions.
There also were coaches and players meetings.
The action starts with four pool play games today.
Rowan faces the Canadian champs, Hampton Little League of Victoria, B.C., tonight at 7 p.m. in the third game of the day.

Local golf
The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played a Captain’s Choice event.
The winning team consisted of Azalee Story, Ruth Bowles, Mary Seaford and Joy Maughmer.
The team of Susan Morris, Susan Houston and Tammie Drew took second place in a scorecard playoff.
Seventy-one GARS members played in foursomes at Rolling Hills in the second round of the organization’s annual ABCD Tournament.
The ‘A Flight winner was David Adams with a net of 67.58.
The ‘B’ Flight winner was Ross Howard with a net of 65.19. The ‘C’ Flight winner was Bobby Miller with a net of 62.41. The ‘D’ Flight winner was Bruce Shuping with a net of 67.00.
Closest to the pin on No. 12 was Leslie Chandler.
Seven members shot their age or better: Buddy Barger, Dick Hatoway, Guy Schenck, Clayton Steele, Rev. Jim Harris, O.J. Chandler and J.C. Ritchie.

AAU Jr. Olympics
Salisbury Speedsters competed at the 50th AAU Junior Olympics held in Humble, Texas.
Cambrea Sturgis, a rising junior at A.L. Brown High, became a two-time All -American.
She placed sixth in the 100 (12.06) and eighth in the 200 (24.92). She competed in the 17-18 women’s division.
Sturgis completed her 2015-16 season with the third-fastest time in North Carolina in the 200 (23.65) and fifth-fastest in the 100 (11.71) and 400 (55.25).
Aamiya Ijames, a 9-year-old who goes to North Rowan Elementary School, completed in the 200 (29.92) and finished 12th overall. She ran a personal best (29.26)in the semifinals. She also competed in the 400 (1:19).
West Montgomery High’s Araybian Lilly competed in the 17-18 division of the 400 (1:02).

Minor leagues
HAGERSTOWN, Md.— Tyler Sullivan doubled and singled twice as the Kannapolis Intimidators beat the Hagerstown Suns 4-2 on Tuesday.
Jack Charleston struck Jack Sundberg out with runners on first and second to end the game for his fifth save of the season.
Kannapolis left-hander Johnathan Frebis (8-10) picked up the win in the South Atlantic League game after allowing one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.
CHARLOTTE— Terance Marin tossed a three-hit shutout, leading the Charlotte Knights to a 2-0 win over the Louisville Bats on Tuesday. Marin (6-5) picked up the win after he struck out eight.
Charlotte scored its runs when Vinny Rottino hit an RBI double in the fifth inning and Kevan Smith hit a solo home run in the seventh.
Dula update
Right-handed pitcher Chris Dula (Catawba) is off the disabled list and is on a rehab assignment with Spokane.
The Rangers prospect pitched a scoreless inning on Saturday.