Legion baseball: Kannapolis takes control early, rolls past Rowan County
Published 11:39 am Saturday, May 28, 2022
KANNAPOLIS — It was 8-0 early, and Kannapolis won easily, 10-4, over Rowan County in Friday’s American Legion baseball action at Northwest Cabarrus High.
Kannapolis has more players than usual from Cox Mill, a very good 4A program. One of those Chargers — pitcher Joe Javier — silenced Rowan’s bats for six innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Jalan Chambers had two RBIs for Kannapolis, which is 4-1 in the early going. Jack McGowan, another Cox Mill player, had two hits.
The Post 115 Towelers overcame four errors. They have beaten Concord twice and Rowan twice in designated non-league games.
Rowan County (2-2) auditioned pitchers and basically threw “staff” in this one.
Rowan employed five hurlers. Maverick Walters started. He faced four batters — two hits and two walks — and took the loss.
Rowan pitchers walked eight, while striking out five. Luke Graham pitched a scoreless inning.
Rowan was limited to three hits. Cole Johnson, Aiden Schenck and Zander Burton had doubles. Burton scored two runs.
Rowan County 000 103 0 — 4 3 2
Kannapolis 314 002 x — 10 8 4
HR — None.
W — Javier (2-0). L — Walters (0-1).