Area Sports Briefs: Rowan Legion softball splits
From staff reports
The Rowan County Legion softball team debuted on Thursday with a doubleheader split against Randolph County.
Rowan won 10-2 and lost 6-1 at Southwestern Randolph County High in rural Asheboro.
Maddie Trexler had two triples, Mackenzie Sprinkle had three hits, and Maddie Hunter pitched three shutout innings for Rowan.
Trexler led off the opener with the first hit in program history.
“Our first four or five hitters got hits to start the first game,” Rowan manager Todd McNeely said. “We got started with a bang.”
The second game didn’t go as well for a young Rowan team.
“We had one bad inning defensively and they used a slower pitcher in the second game, and we didn’t adjust very well to her,” McNeely said.
Rowan used all four of its pitchers in the twin bill.
All in all, the first games were a success. Rowan plans to play its first home games on Monday at Carson High against Stanly County, with a makeup doubleheader scheduled for 6 p.m.
“This was all new tonight,” McNeely said. “We got to look at everybody and we learned a lot.”
McCanless Golf Club hosted Piney Point Golf Club in a PGA Junior League Golf Match.
McCanless won the match, 9-3. McCanless will travel to Piney Point next Tuesday.
The first “Junior Mac” 9-Hole Tournament was held Thursday at McCanless Golf Club.
Brodie Perry shot 37 for first place. Cade Cranfield finished second at 42. Finishing 3rd was Aden Castor with a 49.
Perry had the longest drive on No. 4. The next “Junior Mac” Tournament will be held, June 29, at 1 p.m.
Micker Adolfo’s walk-off double gave Kannapolis a 5-4 win against Hagerstown in the first game on Thursday’s doubleheader.
Intimidators capture division lead over Suns
Brandon Dulin mashed his fourth home run in two days in the nightcap to highlight a 9-1 win.
The Intimidators, who started the season, 1-7, took over first place.
The Intimidators open a three-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the West Virginia Power.
Long-time East Rowan assistant John McNeil has been hired as head coach at Cox Mill.
J.D. Basinger had three hits and was the winning pitcher as East Rowan beat the Davidson County Warriors, 10-4, on Thursday.
East (11-0) got two hits each from Charlie Klingler, Wayne Mize and Avery Shull.
East hosts Concord tonight.
Carson won against Salisbury, 5-4, on Thursday with C.P. Pyle pounding out four hits and driving in the game-winning run.
Aaron Misenheimer went 3-for-4. Cole Hales had two hits and two RBIs.
Dylan Driver was the winning pitcher.