Area Sports Briefs: Bailey falls short of finals in Olympics
Published 1:39 am Saturday, August 13, 2016
From staff and wire reports
Tavis Bailey (A.L. Brown, Tennessee) did not qualify for the discus finals in the Olympics.
Competing in Friday’s first in rainy conditions in Rio, Bailey’s best mark was 196 feet, 2 inches (59.81 meters). He finished 26th. The top 12 throwers advanced to the finals.
Bailey, 24, thanked supporters. He’ll return to his sales job in Knoxville, but he vowed to continue his track efforts.
Bailey’s mother, Edwina Wright, and his older brother, James Williams, traveled from Kannapolis to Rio to represent the family.
In pool play, Indiana topped Washington, 5-3, on Friday night in the World Series in Shelby to stay unbeaten in Rowan’s pool.
Rowan and Nebraska are 1-1. Two teams will advance from the pool to the semifinals.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Javon Hargrave (North Rowan, S.C. State) made a tackle in Friday’s preseason loss to the Detroit Lions.
Salisbury will play Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
The Hornets will host Albemarle on Monday before traveling to East Rowan (Tuesday) and South Rowan (Wednesday).
Carson volleyball hosts Davie on Tuesday.
DURHAM— Richie Shaffer hit a two-run home run and had three hits, and Justin Marks allowed just four hits over seven innings as the Durham Bulls topped the Charlotte Knights 10-2 on Friday.
Marks (6-10) allowed two runs while striking out eight and walking one to get the win.
Durham started the scoring with a big fourth inning, when it put up five runs, including a three-run home run by Curt Casali.
Following the big inning, the Knights cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Jason Bourgeois hit a two-run double.
Anthony Ranaudo (6-5) went four innings for the Knights, allowing five runs and six hits in the International League game.
Win for Dash
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Gerson Montilla had four hits and scored two runs as the Winston-Salem Dash defeated the Lynchburg Hillcats 10-2 on Friday.
Lynchburg tied the game 1-1 in the fourth after Bobby Bradley hit a solo home run.
Winston-Salem answered, scoring two runs to take the lead. Mason Robbins and Nick Basto both drove in runs en route to the two-run lead.
Winston-Salem’s Jordan Stephens (6-8) picked up the win.
KANNAPOLIS— Grant Massey had three hits and scored two runs, and Luis Martinez allowed just three hits over six innings as the Kannapolis Intimidators defeated the Lakewood BlueClaws, 6-3, on Friday.
Martinez (7-8) allowed two runs while striking out five and walking one to pick up the win.
Down 2-0, the Intimidators took the lead for good with four runs in the third inning. Tyler Sullivan and Alex Call hit RBI singles en route to the two-run lead.
Jose Pujols homered and doubled for the BlueClaws.