Area Sports Briefs: Rowan Little League softball teams win
From staff reports
The Rowan Little League Minors team defeated Wilmington on Sunday, 5-2, in a semifinal in the state tournament at North Meck Park in Huntersville.
Campbell Schaen struck out 13 and pitched a complete game.
Olivia Polson’s two-run single boosted a 2-1 Rowan lead to 4-1. Kennedi Fisher and Ashley Yang smacked doubles.
Rowan will play in the championship game tonight at 6 p.m.
Kali Morton and Aubrey Tuell combined on a no-hitter as Rowan Little League’s Senior team won against Northwest Forsyth, 16-0, on Sunday in Pfafftown to take the District 2 championship.
Lucia Barbon’s double gave Rowan a l-0 lead in the first inning.
Rowan had a six-run second inning that included a triple by Ally Young, a double by Hannah Roberts and singles by Ellie Wilhelm and Kary Hales.
Rowan had 14 hits. Young went 3-for-4. Hales, Roberts and Wilhelm had two hits each.
Wood bat leagues
Hunter Shepherd (Catawba) improved his record to 4-0 with the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks on Saturday. He struck out seven in four innings.
Rowan County plays a makeup doubleheader tonight against Cabarrus County at Carson at 6 p.m.
Rowan also is home on Tuesday against Montgomery County.
Area 2 semifinalists are Wilmington, Whiteville, Hope Mills and Jacksonville.
Area 1 semifinalists are Pitt County, Wilson, Apex and Garner.
Union County has advanced to the Area IV semifinals.
In Area III, Randolph County starts a series tonight at home at McCrary Park against Davidson County.
Rowan County will host the 2018 NC-SC Challenge at Newman Park.
Mocksville will be the host team for the Junior Legion state tournament on July 14-18.
The tournament will be held at Rich Park’s Mando Field.
Admission is $6 per day, with multiple games played daily.
The eight-team, double-elimination tournament also will include the Area III champion (East Rowan or Concord)
Mocksville previously has competed in state tournaments in Salisbury (2004) and Cherryville (2007).
The first game on July 14 will begin at 9 a.m.
At 7 p.m. there will be an opening ceremony that will include military festivities. Mocksville will play following the ceremony.
J.J Franco came through with a go-ahead double with two outs in the sixth inning to cap a 3-2 comeback win for the Kannapolis Intimidators in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader.
Kannapolis (8-10 second half, 47-39 overall) swept both games from Hagerstown, also winning the opener, 3-2.
Kannapolis has won four in a row and finishes the series with the Suns tonight at 7:05 p.m.
The McCanless Couples playes a Captains Choice on Sunday.
Winners were David Huneycutt, Azalee Story and Calvin Smith.
Gene & Mary Seaford and Harry Owens took second place.
Mary Seaford won closest to the pin, while Gene Seaford won longest putt.