Area Sports Briefs: Rowan Little League 10U softball wins district title
From staff reports
Rowan Little League softball’s 10U all-stars won the District 2 championship on Sunday.
Rowan rolled 16-0 against East Surry in the championship game.
Next, Rowan will play in the state tournament that starts on July 6 at New Market Civitan Park in Sophia.
Local players Ben Childress and Lacy Waggoner were winners in the Statesville Crossroads USTA Level 4 tournament played over the weekend.
Cannon School’s Childress won 6-4, 6-0 in the boys 16U championship. West Rowan’s Waggoner won 6-2, 6-1 in the girls 16U division.
Local golfers Charlie Barr, Hank Robins, and Will Fowler played in the Webb Simpson Challenge at Mid Pines in Pinehurst.
Barr shot 73-77 – 150 to win the tournament. Robins shot 73-81 – 154 to finish second. Fowler shot 79-82 – 171.
The North Carolina Junior Boys Championship is set for June 25-28 at the Lonnie Poole Golf Club in Raleigh.
Local entries include Barr (Cannon School, Class of 2021), Robins (Salisbury, Class of 2020) and Austin Miller (East Rowan, Class of 2020).
The McCanless Couples played a Captains Choice on Sunday.
The winning team was Ralph & Pam Craver, Calvin Smith and Walt Kincaid.
Taking second place was the team of Harry Owen and David & Azalee Huneycutt.
Debbie Ingleston won longest putt.
Mocksville beat Salisbury 7-2 on Sunday.
Blake Little and Justin Collins had two RBIs each to back strong pitching by Ethan Wilkins and Vance Visser.
South Rowan won 9-3 against Carson on Sunday.
Drew Huffman hit a two-run homer for South and had three RBIs. Jackson Deal also had three RBIs.
Deal and Luke Hiskey did the pitching for South.
Ryan Street hit a two-run homer for Carson.
East Rowan beat Concord 3-2 on Sunday.
Winning pitcher Tate Green struck out six. Dylan Valley got the save.
East catcher Tristan Miller threw out two base stealers in the seventh.
McCall Henderson had two hits for East.
Stanly County routed Mooresville 11-1 on Saturday.
Cody Kidd was the winning pitcher. Hunter Sells homered.
• On Sunday, Stanly rallied for a 5-4 victory against Mooresville.
Jack Foley had three hits and two RBIs to lead Post 76.
Concord won 9-5 against Lexington, S.C., on Sunday.
Evan McGee scored three runs, and Ick Cirino had two hits for Post 51.
Davidson County beat Kernersville 8-2 on Sunday.
Drew Wright pitched a complete game for Post 8. Carson Simpson went 4-for-4.
Eastern Randolph beat Greensboro 5-2 on Sunday.
Connor Murphy had two RBIs for Post 81. Mason Canoy and Cade Snotherly had two hits each.
High Point scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Stokes County 6-5.
Avery Cain had a walk-off, two-run double.
Nick Leonard homered for Stokes County.
Tori Hester (West Rowan) and partner Madie Lichty won the AAU National Qualifier at Liberty University.
Minor league baseball
Recently promoted by Chicago to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, Craig Brooks (Catawba) was the winning pitcher on Saturday night. Brooks is 2-0 on the season with a 1.67 ERA and 51 strikeouts.
Ike Freeman (East Rowan) went 3-for-3 on Saturday. Freeman is batting .357 for one of Cleveland’s entries in the Arizona Rookie League.
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