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Area Sports Briefs

From staff reports
Appalachian State sophomore outfielder Jake Faggart is transferring to Catawba.
Faggart’s family notified the Post of the move Friday.
Faggart will provide a boost for a Catawba outfield corps that loses seniors David Thomas and Matt Kepley and is also likely to lose Jerry Sands in the June draft.
Faggart was a teammate of Catawba pitcher Blake Ketner on a Northwest Cabarrus team that reached the 3A state championship series in 2005 and a teammate of Ketner and Catawba catcher Ryan Query on the Kannapolis American Legion team that won Area III in 2006.
Faggart’s twin brother, Jerod, a catcher, will remain at Appalachian State.
A story on Jake Faggart is upcoming.
n Ledford wins
Ledford’s baseball team evened the 2A Western championship series at one game apiece with a 5-3 victory at East Rutherford on Friday.
Justin Livengood pitched a complete game for the Panthers (25-7). Livengood and Patrick Koontz hit two-run homers.
Ledford is home tonight for Game 3.
n Hole-in-one
Doug Wall had a hole-in-one at Foxwood earlier this week. He aced the 280-yard, par-4 10th hole with a driver.
Ross Howard, John York and Ernie Wagner witnessed the feat.
n Baseball camp
Davidson’s Dick Cooke and Appalachian State’s Chris Pollard will head a baseball camp at Central Davidson on June 16-17.
The Piedmont Area Pitcher and Catcher Camp is for ages 6-18 and runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. both days.
The cost is $60.
Other area coaches, including Central Davidson’s Jonathan Brown, will help with the camp.
Call Mike Lawson at 336-798-2909 for information.
n Leesville Road wins
Raleigh Leesville Road scored two goals in the first 11 minutes and rolled to a 3-0 victory over Charlotte Ardrey Kell in the 4A girls soccer championship game Friday.
Nitang Jones had a goal and an assist for Leesville Road.
The other title matches are today at N.C. State.
n Intimidators fall
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 3-1 at Delmarva on Friday.
Joe Persichina’s sacrifice fly provided the only run for the Intimidators.
Kannapolis returns home to face Hagerstown tonight at 7:05 p.m.
n Registrations
Registrations continue for a T-ball league for ages 4-7 and a coach-pitch league for ages 6-9.
Practices and games are at the Hurley Sports Complex on Majolica Road. League practice begins July 7.
T-ball clinics will be held June 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16 and 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact John Peterson at 704-636-0111 at the Rowan Y.
n Catawba lacrosse
Catawba’s Kurt Green and Matt Puccio will play in the the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South All-Star Game for NCAA Division I and Division II seniors.

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