Area Sports Briefs: East, Carson get Jr. Legion wins

Published 12:27 am Sunday, June 11, 2017

From staff reports

Jake Hunter threw five shutout innings to lead East Rowan’s Junior Legion basebal team to a a 7-0 win against the Davidson County Hawgs on Saturday.

Corbin Moss completed the shutout.

Charlie Klingler had two hits. Blake White knocked in two runs.


Carson won against the Kannapolis Cardinals, 88-5, on  Saturday.

Ryan Street was the winning pitcher in relief of Sollie Holshouser. Dylan Driver earned a save.

Andrew Bradshaw had a two-run double in the first inning. Daniel Leonard drove in two runs. Third baseman Cole Hales sparked the defense with three diving plays.

Carson starts league action tonight at Holt-Moffitt Field against the Davidson County Hawgs.

Laws a likely pick

In what is rated as the best MLB draft class ever in North Carolina, Charlotte pitcher Colton Laws, a 6-foot-8 former Carson star, looms as a likely draft pick.

Laws is ranked No. 27 in the state by Baseball Amerca among the high school seniors and college-eligible players available for the draft. Laws is ranked 377th nationally.

Four N.C. players are expected to be picked in the first round, including high school stars Austin Beck (North Davidson) and MacKenzie Gore (Whiteville).

Prep football

A.L. Brown AD Noah Lyon will be the new head football coach at Alleghany High in Sparta.


Former Davie head coach DeVore Holman will be the head coach at West Caldwell this season.


Former Catawba receiver Eric Morman is the new head coach at North Meck.

Morman has been coaching West Stanly.


Former Northwest Cabarrus Trojan and Kannapolis American Legion coach Matt Stack is the new football coach at Rosman.


White Sox prospect Courtney Hawkins pounded out four hits to pace the Kannapolis Intimidators in a 6-1 win over the Shorebirds on Saturday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

The organization’s 2012 first round pick, Hawkins finished the night 4-for-5 with two doubles for Kannapolis (32-27).

Alec Hansen (6-3) fanned eight in six innings.

Hurley Y soccer

The J.F. Hurley YMCA  is taking registrations for a soccer camp through June 24.  Camp is for boys and girls, grades K-8.

Cost:  Y Members – $60   Potential Members – $80

Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at

Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or