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Area Sports: Wagner, Rusher, Mize lead Rowan romp

From staff reports

Rowan County’s American Legion baseball team rolled 10-0 in six innings against Caldwell County on  Wednesday at Newman Park.

Bryson Wagner (2-0) pitched five shutout innings for Rowan (8-2), allowing three hits. He struck out six and walked none.

Jonathan Spry pitched the sixth inning and kept the shutout going with the help of a double play.

Bo Rusher and Wayne Mize did most of the damage at the plate for Rowan. Mize had two doubles and three RBIs, while Rusher launched his second homer and a two-run double and accounted for four RBIs.

Cameron Graham went 2-for-2, and Jordan Goodine scored three runs.

Mize hit a ball off the wall to score Goodine for a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

After walks to Goodine and Cole Hales in the third, Mize doubled home a run, and Rusher followed with his two-run double for a 4-0 lead.

JT Fecteau’s base hit triggered a two-run fourth for Rowan.

Rusher hit a solo homer in the fifth for a 7-0 lead.

Rowan got its final three runs in the sixth when Mize and Rusher walked with the bases loaded, and Jake Harris was hit by a pitch.

Clay Canale was the only player for Caldwell County with two hits.

Rowan plays Stanly County at Pfeiffer’s Ferebee Field tonight.

Legion baseball

Mason Canoy went 3-for-3 as Eastern Randolph beat Mocksville 4-2 on Wednesday. Mocksville got two hits  each from Joe Johnson and David Highman.

High school hoops

Final girls rosters have been released for the East-West All-Star Game to be played in Greensboro on July 15.

The West team includes South Rowan’s Janiya Downs (Catawba) and Carson’s McKenzie Gadson (Anderson).

Also playing for the West squad are two more Catawba signees — Ledford’s Lyrik Thorne and Mount Airy’s Shaunae Sawyers.

Northwest Guilford’s Elizabeth Kitley, a 6-foot-5 player headed to Virginia Tech, is the daughter of Salisbury-Rowan Hall of Famer Ralph Kitley, who was part of North Rowan’s 1986 state championship team.

Hickory Ridge’s Nia Daniel is also on the West squad. She signed with UNC.

North Surry’s Shane Slate is the head coach of the West squad, while Carson’s Brooke Stouder is the assistant coach.

High school soccer

South Rowan’s Madison Henry and Salisbury’s Lillie Rusher made All-State soccer for 2A public schools.

Youth track

Rowan Express athletes competed in the Johnson Riley Challenge in High Point.

Braxton Ellis (6-under boys)

50 meters — 10.14

300 meters — 1:15.08

Softball throw- 43.75 feet

Hamanii Wilder (7-8 Girls)

100 meters — 20.28

Bralin Ellis (7-8 boys)

Shot put — 22 feet, 6 inches, first place

A’Nyrah Mills (11-12 girls)

100 meters — 14.77

200 meters — 30.92

Brenden Ellis (11-12 boys)

80 meter hurdles— 19.96, 8th place

Discus — 51 feet, 9 inches, 6th place

Brittany Ellis (13-14 girls)

Shot put — 37 feet, 9 inches, first place

Discus— 69 feet, 2 inches, 3rd place

Sports camps

Dates are set for Southeast/Carson community sports camps.

• June 17-20: Softball 8:30-12; basketball 1-4:30

• June 24-27:Tennis  8:30-12; volleyball 1-4:30

• July 8-11: Soccer 8:30-12; basketball 1-4:30

July 22-25:Baseball 8:30-1

Cost of a camp is $25. Camps are boys and girls, grades 1-8.

Contact Rob Hales @ halesre.rss.k12.nc.us or 704-433-868.

Junior Legion

Kannapolis Post 115 won 3-1 against Carson on Wednesday.

Brandon Moore pitched into the seventh inning for Kannapolis. Tyler Grady hit a home run.

Dylan Driver had two hits for Carson.


South Rowan won against A.L. Brown on Wednesday, 8-5.

Luke Hiskey had three hits and three RBIs. Joseph James went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs. Jackson Deal was the winning pitcher.


West Rowan won 3-2 against East Rowan on Wednesday.


Mocksville fell to North Oak 6-5. Blake Little had two RBIs for Mocksville, while Bevin Arey had two hits.




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