Area Sports Briefs: Bowden 2nd team All-American; Rowan scheduled to play on road

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018

From staff reports

Catawba senior first baseman Chance Bowden was named to the  ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-America baseball  team on Tuesday. Bowden, the Southeast Region Player of the Year, was a second team pick.

Catawba coach Jim Gantt served on the All-America committee.

Legion baseball

Rowan County American Legion baseball is scheduled to return to the field tonight.

Rowan plays Davidson County at  Holt-Moffitt Field in Lexingon at 7 p.m.  WSAT 1280 will broadcast the action.

As non-division games go, this is a pretty big one. Rowan is 5-0, while Davidson County Post 8 is 3-0. Davidson has beaten Eastern Randolph, Stanly and Mooresville.

Davidson’s game with Kernersville was washed out on Tuesday, as was the Kannapolis-Mooresville game. That one was pushed  back to June 20.

Rowan is scheduled to play at Greensboro (Eastern Guilford High) on Thursday and is set to open divisional play at Concord (Mount Pleasant High) on Friday. Rowan is home on Saturday against Concord.

Showcase baseball

Bo Rusher  (Salisbury) got  off to a good start with the South Charlotte Panthers 2019 squad.

Rusher went 2-for-2 in a win vs. Canes South and pitched two scoreless innings in a win vs. the Carolina Rockies.

South Charlotte went 3-0-1 in games played in the Dynamic Baseball showcase at UNC Pembroke.

Prep softball

The deciding game of the 1A West regional series was postponed again on Tuesday.

The game between South Stanly and Alleghany is now set for Wednesday. It’s possible it will be played at a neutral site.

The state championship series starts Friday, with the winner taking on East champion Louisburg.

Prep golf

East Rowan’s Bryson Sprinkle signed with Catawba on Tuesday morning.


The J.F. Hurley YMCA is now taking registrations for summer camps.

• Basketball: July 9-13, 9-11.30 a.m, grades 2-8, $60 for members, $80 for non-members. Registration ends July 4.

• Soccer: June 25-28, 9-11:30 a.m., grades K-8, $60 for members and $80 for non-members. Registration ends June 20.

Sign up today to become a volunteer coach, assistant coach or official.

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

Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or


  The T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League  tournament season will continue Saturday, June 9, for North Carolina Division anglers with a tournament on High Rock Lake. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for  awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000, respectively, in the one-day tournament.


The Kannapolis Intimidators were rained out on Tuesday. That game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday, starting at 5:05 p.m.  Tonight’s game will begin at 6:35 p.m. as  scheduled.