Area Sports Briefs: Morris gets 11 carries in Jets preseason game
From staff and wire reports
Romar Morris (Salisbury, UNC) had 11 carries for 27 yards and caught two passes for 24 yards as the New York Jets won, 17-13, over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday in a preseason NFL game.
Morris, who had the most carries of any back in the game, also returned a punt for 4 yards.
Chris Smith (West Rowan, Arkansas) made two tackles for Jacksonville.
Jumal Rolle (Catawba), one of the cornerbacks the Baltimore Ravens brought into camp, tore his Achilles tendon while participating in a workout.
He’ll miss the entire season.
Javon Hargrave (North Rowan, S.C. State) and the Pittsburgh Steelers play at home tonight against the Detroit Lions.
Softball World Series
Rowan Little League returns to action today in Portland, Ore., with a 1 p.m. (Eastern) pool game against Michigan.
Brandon Ford (North Rowan) has five TD catches for the Carolina Thundering Herd.
The undefeated Herd will be in action against the Triad Outsiders at Concord’s Webb Field on Saturday in the Central Carolina Football League.
KANNAPOLIS— Alex Call doubled and singled twice as the Kannapolis Intimidators topped the Lakewood BlueClaws 3-1 on Thursday.
Bradley Strong tripled and singled with two RBIs for Kannapolis.
Michael Horejsei struck Mark Laird out with runners on first and second to end the game for his second save of the season.
Kannapolis started the scoring in the second inning when Strong hit an RBI triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Grant Massey.
The BlueClaws cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Cornelius Randolph hit a solo home run.
Kannapolis right-hander Max Beatty (4-5) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on six hits over seven innings.
CHARLOTTE— Carlos Triunfel drove in Seth Mejias-Brean with a sacrifice hit in the ninth inning, leading the Louisville Bats to a 7-3 win over the Charlotte Knights on Thursday.
Former Catawba slugger Jerry Sands homered and singled twice, driving in two runs for the Knights.
The sacrifice hit by Triunfel started the scoring in a four-run inning and gave the Bats a 4-3 lead. Later in the inning, Kyle Waldrop and Chris Berset drove in one run each.
Jesse Winker singled three times for Louisville.
J.J. Hoover (4-1) got the win in relief while Brad Goldberg (1-5) took the loss in the International League game.
Nicky Delmonico singled three times.
WINSTON-SALEM— Marcus Davis hit a walk-off single with one out in the seventh inning, as the Winston-Salem Dash beat the Carolina Mudcats 3-2 in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday. With the victory, the Dash swept the three-game series.
Landon Lassiter scored the game-winning run.
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