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From staff reports
Tim Smith, Catawba’s all-time leader in pitching victories, was drafted on Friday by the New York Mets.
The senior right-hander from South Stokes was chosen in the 43rd round and was the 1,274th overall pick.
Catawba’s power-hitting junior right fielder Jerry Sands was selected in the 25th round ó much lower than expected ó by the Los Angeles Dodgers and may elect to continue playing for Wilson in the Coastal Plain League and return to Catawba for his senior year.
Former Albemarle standout Brad Holt, was drafted out of UNC Wilmington as the No. 33 overall pick by the New York Mets.
Holt, who pitched in the Cliff Peeler Easter Tournament at Salisbury a few years ago, is the highest draft pick in UNC Wilmington history. He was 11-1 this season.
Virginia’s Greg Miclat, the brother of West Rowan’s Philip Miclat, was a fifth-round pick of the Baltimore Orioles. He was taken No. 146 overall.
n Cougar picked
Carson’s all-county junior pitcher Randy Shepherd has been picked for the State Games.
The right-hander was 6-5 for the Cougars with a 1.73 ERA and has been clocked in the 88-89 mph range.
n Legion baseball
Mooresville won its fifth straight league game and took over first place in the Southern Division of Area III with a 12-6 win over Lexington on Friday.
Aubrey Meadows was the winning pitcher, striking out eight. Jon Crucitti had four hits, and Aaron Meadows produced three.
It was Lexington’s first loss in the division, dropping it to 4-1. Clay Watson took the loss.
n Lyerly update
Rob Lyerly, who played for the Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plain League last year, is going north to play in a different wood bat league this year.
Lyerly, whose parents are from Rowan County, will play for the Madison Mallards in Wisconsin.
n Intimidators lose
Tied at 2-2 heading into the fifth, reliever Santo Luis gave up three runs in one- third of an inning and the Kannapolis Intimidators were unable to muster any offense in a 5-2 home loss to West Virginia on Friday night.
The Intimidators received two sacrifice flies from Christian Marrero for their only markers.
The Intimidators play at Greensboro in SAL action tonight.

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