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Area briefs: Parnell gets Triple-A win

From staff reports
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) was the starting pitcher for New Orleans and was credited with the win in a 14-4 Triple-A victory against Omaha on Tuesday.
Parnell, 2-2 since being promoted to New Orleans, needed 109 pitches to get through six innings against Kansas City’s top farm club, but he threw 63 strikes. He allowed five hits and two runs while walking four and fanning six.
– Intimidators washed out
The Kannapolis Intimidators and Greensboro Grasshoppers were rained out for the second straight night Tuesday at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
The games won’t be made up, and the Intimidators (33-27) ended their home season. The 2008 season concludes with a five-game trip to West Virginia.
Tickets for the rainouts on the 25th and 26th can be redeemed for individual game tickets in 2009. To do so, call the Intimidators ticket office at 704-932-FANS.
The 2009 season opens at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on April 9 against the Asheville Tourists.
– South Atlantic all-stars
The 2008 South Atlantic League All-Star team was announced on Tuesday.
No Intimidators made the team.
Former South Caldwell standout Madison Bumgarner of Augusta was named Most Outstanding Pitcher. Bumgarner (14-3) leads the league in ERA at 1.45 and has 155 strikeouts.
Asheville third baseman Darin Holcomb was selected MVP.
Rome Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was chosen Most Outstanding Major League Prospect.
Heyward is batting .323 with 11 home runs.
– Knights all-stars
Charlotte Knights infielders Brad Eldred and Chris Getz made the International League postseason all-star squad.
– Salisbury-East parking
Reserve parking for East Rowan’s varsity football game at Salisbury on Friday can be purchased at the Salisbury school office from 8-4 through Friday. Spaces are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Questions should be directed to the school at 704-636-1221
– South-Brown tickets
Advance tickets for South Rowan’s varsity football game at A.L. Brown on Friday will be on sale at Brown on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the main hallway.
Admission is $6.
– Friday Night Heroes
The Salisbury Post’s Friday Night Heroes series for the 2008 football season begins with stories in Thursday’s edition on Salisbury’s Frankie Cardelle, West Rowan’s Trey Mashore and A.L. Brown’s T.J. Johnson.
– Cannon football
A new tradition begins at Cannon School in Concord this week as the Cougars play host to the Airborne For Christ Rangers in the school’s first football game on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Cannon School is fielding a middle school team this year, the first step in a three-to-four year plan to build a program that will include junior varsity and varsity teams.
– Rainy Labor Day golf
Playoffs for the Labor Day Four-Ball Memorial Golf Tournament were delayed again by rain Tuesday at the Country Club of Salisbury.
One playoff will see eight teams playing for four spots in the championship flight.
The other playoff will match five teams for a single spot in the field.
The playoffs have been rescheduled for today at 5 p. m.
The Labor Day tourney will be played Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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