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Area Sports Briefs: Another honor for Keshun Sherrill

From staff reports

To add to his historic season and four-year  career, Augusta University men’s basketball guard Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) has been named the D2 Hero of the Year by Hero Sports.

The Hero of the Year award celebrates one female and one male graduating senior in each division of NCAA athletics. Hero of the Year finalists are student-athletes who have demonstrated tremendous athletic, academic, and leadership skill throughout their collegiate careers, and are HEROES in their own right.

Sherrill smashed numerous school, conference, and national records during his career with the Jaguars and  had his number retired.

In his senior season, Keshun became the all-time leading scorer in Peach Belt Conference history with 2,333 points, and led the conference in in points, field goals, free throws  and minutes played. He was second in 3-pointers and points per game. He was also named the PBC Player of the Year.

Along with his accomplishments in the Peach Belt, Sherrill was named a 2017 All-American by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association and the National Association of Basketball. He was the NCAA Southeast Region Player of the Year and was named Fred Barnabel Male Athlete of the Year at the Augusta awards banquet.

Intimidators roll

Kannapolis blasted five homers and won at Greensboro’s First National Bank Field, 11-4, on

Joel Booker, Brandon Dulin, Seby Sevala, Mitch Roman and Jameson Fisher homered for Kannapolis.

Jimmy Lambert (5-2) earned the win.

Greensboro starter Kyle King (3-3) took the loss, giving up nine runs on 11 hits including the Intimidators first four home runs.

The Intimidators continue the series  at Greensboro  tonight at 7 p.m.

College baseball

Charlotte’s Colton Laws (Carson) set a Conference USA record with 14 strikeouts as the 49ers whipped Texas-San Antonio, 5-0, late Thursday night. Laws threw a four-hitter.

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A homer by Brandon Lankford (Davie County) lifted UNC Asheville to a 6-5 win against Liberty in the Big South Conference Tournament on Friday.

College football

The kickoff for Appalachian State’s 2017 football season opener on Sept. 2 at Georgia has been set for 6:15 p.m. at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

The game will be televised on ESPN.

App. State begins its fifth season under Head Coach Scott Satterfield, who is 32-18 at his alma mater and 27-5 over the last 32 games. The Mountaineers are coming off a 10-3 season in which they claimed their first Sun Belt Conference championship and topped Toledo to win the Camellia Bowl for a second consecutive year.

Legion baseball

In an effort to minimize arm overuse injuries, American Legion Baseball has changed its pitching rules for this  season.

Legion Baseball has adopted regulations limiting pitchers based on the number of pitches thrown, replacing the previous rule which was focused on innings pitched.

In the Legion senior program (ages 19 and under), pitchers will not be able to exceed 120 pitches in any single day, while pitchers in the junior program (ages 17 and under) may not exceed 105 pitches. Should pitchers hit the limit in the middle of an at-bat, they may finish pitching to that batter before being removed from the position.

Pitchers will not be able to make more than two appearances in any three-day span. In addition, pitchers will have required rest based on the number of pitches thrown in a given day.

Throwing 1-45 pitches in game action requires one day of rest, 46-60 pitches requires two days of rest, 61-75 pitches requires three days of rest and 76 or more pitches will require four days of rest.

Prep boys tennis

Davie’s Elijah Gregory was named Central Piedmont Conference Player of the Year.

Davie’s Shane Nixon was named CPC Coach of the Year.

Davie’s Ben Fouts and Sam Jordan made All-CPC.

Prep boys lacrosse

Davie’s Foss Smithdeal was named to the All-Central Piedmont Conference team.

Prep boys golf

Davie’s Wesley Sink made the All-Central Piedmont Conference golf team.

Prep track

Davie’s Maddie Bohannon and  Stephon Dalton made the All-Central Piedmont Conference track team.

East baseball camp

The dates for the East Rowan baseball camp are June 19-23.

The camp is from 9-2 the first four days, and 9 until noon on Friday, June 23.

The cost is $125.

Bring lunch except Friday. Lunch provided on Friday.

Competition on Friday for medals.

T-shirt for all campers.

Contact Coach Hightower at hightobr@rss.k12.nc.us.

Junior Legion

Carson won against West Rowan on Friday, 6-4, in China Grove.

Cory Moss was the winning pitcher in the non-league game. Dylan Driver earned a save.

Sollie Holshouser pitched three innings for Carson.

Aaron Misenheimer, Logan Rogers, Holshouser,  Andrew Bradshaw and Ryan Street had hits for Carson.

Rogers had two RBIs.

JT Fecteau had three hits for West. Michael Molenda had two.

Carson plays at East Rowan tonight.

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Rogers also had two doubles  for Carson in a game against Mooresville that got washed out in the third inning.

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