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Area Sports: Rowan Little League 12U softball wins state

From staff reports

Rowan Little League’s 12U softball team rolled 12-0 against Durham’s Bull City Little League in the state championship game played at North Mecklenburg Park in Huntersville on Tuesday.

Campbell Schaen pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

Lauren Vanderpool, Riley Haggas and Schaen had two hits each. Emma Rae Cline had a two-run single.

Rowan will play next in the Southeast Regional in Warner Robins, Ga.


Legion baseball

Mocksville won 14-6 at Concord on Tuesday in the opening game of a best-of-five series.

Nick Ward had three hits and four RBIs for Mocksville. Patrick Usher and Spencer Claus had  two hits and three RBIs.

Ward and Will Cheek scored three runs each.

Jake Campbell pitched five innings and allowed two earned runs. Usher got the last five outs and struck out three.

Maven Parker had three RBIs for Concord. Jose Vargas, Adam Wilkerson and  Larken Lancaster  had two hits each.

Game 2 is tonight at Rich Park.


High Point won 6-1 vs. Eastern Randolph in the opening game of a best-of-five series on Tuesday at Finch Field.

Winning pitcher Luke Pritchett helped himself with three RBIs. Avery Cain homered for Post 87.

Game 2 is tonight in Ramseur.


Randolph County beat Stanly County 5-1 in the first game of a best-of-five series on Tuesday at McCrary Park.

Randolph rode a strong pitching performance by Bryson Hamlet, who pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed one hit. Hamlet struck out seven.

Tatum Marsh had two RBIs for Post 45.

Game 2 is tonight at Ferebee Field.

Junior Legion

South Rowan won 6-5 against Randolph Red at McCrary Park on Tuesday afternoon in the opening game of a best-of-three series.

In the fourth inning, Jackson Deal had a game-tying hit for South and Kane Kepley had a two-run single for a 5-3 lead.

Kepley had three hits.

Drew Huffman pitched three innings, and Jacob Ritchie got the win with four relief innings.

Game 2 is at South Rowan tonight at 7 p.m.


East Rowan lost to Oak/North 9-4 at Staton Field on Tuesday in the first game of a best-of-three series.

Jacob Causey had two hits for East.

Game 2 is at Lexington’s Holt-Moffitt Field tonight.


Local golf

In a regular Tuesday Play Day,  the Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played a Captain’s Choice.

The first-place team was Treva Honeycutt, Mary Seaford, Tammie Drew and Eileen Full.

The second-place team  was Beth Calhoun, Cathy Fleming, Anne Saunders.

The third-place team was Susan Houston, Susan Wydner and Carolyn Ries.

Ries won longest putt, while Calhoun won closest to the pin.


U.S. Amateur Championship sectional qualifying at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville concluded on Tuesday.

Four golfers advanced to the United States Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Country Club on Aug. 12-18, 2019.

Local golfers Michael Childress (72-73 — 145) and Charlie Barr (73-81 — 154) fell short of qualifying.

College track & field

Guilford’s Juwan Houston (West Rowan) competes in football and track and field.

Houston, a hurdler and sprinter,  competed in five meets this season.

One of his best runs was in the 4×100 relay with Jeremiah Hedrick, Desmond Marshall and Asa Bell at the Phoenix Invitational.

The relay had the second-fastest time in school history (43.61 seconds).

Houston’s best 110-meter high hurdles time (15.60)  at the Phoenix Invitational ranks third in school history. He ran the Quakers’ fifth-best 200-meter time of the year (23.75) at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference  Championships.

Minor leagues

Bryan Blanton (Catawba) had a strong outing on Monday for the Staten Island Yankees.

He pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Hurley YMCA

Register at the Hurley YMCA for fall sports through Aug. 10.

Cost of a program is $42 for members and $70 for potential members.

Mighty Kickers soccer is for boys and girls, ages 3 and 4.

Fall soccer is for boys and girls in grades K-8.

Volleyball is for girls in grades 4-8.

Register at  the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org

Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.

College baseball

Bryson Linkous (Catawba) pitched a shutout for the Mooresville Spinners against the Charlotte Crushers on Monday.

Catawba camp

Catawba women’s basketball head coach Terrence Baxter, who has 22  years of camp experience,  still has openings for Fundamental Camp (ages 7-14) on July 15-18 and Elite Camp (ages 13-17) on July 19-20.

Walk-ins will be accepted at both camps.

Email tlbaxter13@catawba.edu or call 704-637-4226 for prices and information.


KANNAPOLIS —  Jonah Davis drove in Ji-Hwan Bae with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 5-4 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday.

Bae scored on the play after he led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a single by Kyle Mottice and then went to third on a sacrifice bunt.

Cristofer Melendez (2-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Devon Perez (0-2) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.

Andrew Vaughn homered and singled, driving in two runs for the Intimidators.

Greensboro improved to 4-1 against Kannapolis this season.




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