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From staff reports
Binghamton’s Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) had a strong start on Friday and was the winning pitcher in a 3-1 victory over Trenton, the New York Yankees’ Double-A farm club.
Parnell (6-4) pitched six innings and allowed four hits, one walk and one run. He struck out six while lowering his ERA to 4.39.
n Spencer Steedley (East) hurled a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close out Beloit’s 5-1 victory over Peoria on Friday.
n Mocksville tops KannapolisChris Kinard’s two-run single in the eighth inning snapped a 6-6 tie and lifted Mocksville to an 8-6 victory over Kannapolis at Rich Park on Friday.
Seth Miller had four hits, including a two-run homer and a three-run homer for Mocksville, which rallied after falling behind early.
Starting pitcher Jacob Wright hit a tape-measure homer for Kannapolis in the first inning.
Jake Koontz worked eight innings on the mound for Mocksville and allowed nine hits and six runs.
Clint Howell nailed down the save in the ninth and struck out two.
n Coastal Plain League
Wade Moore (West Rowan) had five hits and scored three runs for the Forest City Owls in a 16-5 victory over the Asheboro Copperheads at McCrary Park on Thursday.
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) had three hits for Asheboro.
Wagner leads Asheboro in hitting with a .367 mark. Moore is batting .364 and has scored 22 runs for Forest City.
n Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators scored four runs in the first inning and rolled to a 5-2 victory over West Virginia at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Friday.
Kannapolis evened its second-half record at 1-1.
Jim Gallagher hit a three-run homer in the first inning. Anderson Gomes knocked in two runs.
Henry Mabee nailed down his 17th save with two scoreless innings.
Kannapolis continues the series at home tonight. The Intimidators will wear alternate uniforms that will be silently auctioned off during the game to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
n Brad Eldred’s three-run homer sparked the Charlotte Knights to an 8-2 victory over Lehigh Valley in Fort Mill on Friday.
n Golf championships
West Davidson’s Justin Clement won the North Carolina Junior Golf Championships at Greenville, while Lake Norman’s Hayley Hammond won the girls competition.
n RAC swimming
The two senior members of Rowan Aquatic Club plan to continue competitive swimming at college in the fall.
Gavin Spake, 18, graduated from West Davidson and plans to join the swim team at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Missy Eller, 17, graduated from West Rowan and plans to compete with the swim team at Campbell University this fall.
Spake, son of Carl and Mary Spake, won six high school state championships as a swimmer and qualified twice for the YMCA Nationals. He was all-conference four years in a row and named MVP for the 1A/2A high school state championship.
Eller, daughter of Cameron and Mary Eller, has been swimming with Rowan Aquatic Club at the Hurley Family YMCA for four years.
She was named MVP of the women’s swim team at West Rowan and all-conference four years in a row. She also was named to the All-County Swim Team two years.
She reached regional competition all four years and competed in the state championships in the 100-meter fly her senior year.
n Volleyball camp
Carson coach Trish Hester will conduct a volleyball camp for middle-school age girls and rising 9th-graders at the school on June 23-26 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $75 and includes a camp T-shirt. Players should contact Hester at 704-855-5026.
n South Men of Summer
The South Rowan coaching staff invites all young men who are interested in playing football this fall at South to join the Men of Summer program.
The program is from 7-10 a.m. Monday-Thursday. All young men need to be at the fieldhouse by 6:50 a.m. The first official day of practice is Aug. 1. Contact coach Jason Rollins at 704-762-0268. for information.

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