Area Sports Briefs: Rowan Little League softball romps in state tournament

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 16, 2018

From staff  and wire reports

The Rowan Little League  majors softball team (ages 11-12) won easily on Sunday in the state tournament  being held in Forest City.

Rowan pounded District 3 champ Lake Norman, 15-0, in a three-inning game.

Rowan hurlers Karsen Simpson and Kendall Robinson combined on a no-hitter and struck out eight.

Brooke Piper went 3-for-3 and scored two runs. Emma Clarke scored two runs and drove in two. Simpson went 2-for-3, scored two runs and knocked in three. Chloee Stoner went 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Ashley Yang went 2-for-2 and  drove in three.

Simpson and Yang had two doubles apiece. Stoner had a double. Rowan had 13 hits and stole nine bases.

Rowan will play again on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Junior Legion

Mocksville won the Area III championship series by defeating Randolph Red, 11-4, on Sunday.

Mocksville, which eliminated East Rowan in the semifinals, took the series two games to one. Both teams had already qualified for the state tourney in Manteo.

Local golf

Joe Myers made his first hole-in-one on Sunday at Corbin Hills.

Myers aced No. 13.

Jesse Bickford and Brian Keller witnessed the shot.


Rowan County residents who are past participants will be receiving invitations to play in the annual  Labor Day Four-Ball Tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury in today’s mail.

Key Dates

Entries must be postmarked by August 10.

Practice Rounds can begin July 24.

Qualifying dates are August 24, 25 and 26.

Matches will be played on Sept. 1-3


Heat couldn’t stop the McCanless Couples from playing on Sunday.

The team of Ty & Beverly Cobb and Gene & Mary Seaford took first place.

Second place went to  Ralph Craver, Calvin Smith and Bob  Helms.

David Huneycutt won closest to pin, while Beverly Cobb won longest putt.


KANNAPOLIS — Yasel Antuna drove in Omar Meregildo with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, leading the Hagerstown Suns to a 6-4 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Sunday.

The sacrifice fly by Antuna started the scoring in a four-run inning and broke a scoreles tie. Later in the inning, Cole Freeman hit an RBI single and then scored on a two-run homer by Gage Canning.

After Hagerstown added a run in the fifth when Jake Scudder scored on a ground out, the Intimidators cut into the deficit in the fifth inning when Nolan Brown hit a three-run triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Luis Curbelo.

Hagerstown starter Brigham Hill (1-3) picked up the win despite allowing four runs over five innings.  Yosmer Solorzano (1-6) took the loss  in the South Atlantic League game.

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