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Area briefs: Collins sparks Virginia golf

From staff reports
Will Collins (Salisbury) shot 2-over 73 on his final round on Sunday and led a late surge that put Virginia’s golf team into the NCAA Championships for the second straight year.
Collins finished 19th in the regional tournament held in Galloway, N.J. He shot 224 for three rounds.
Virginia, seeded ninth in the 14-team field, finished fourth. The top five teams, including Wake Forest, advanced.
– College baseball
Patrick Atwell (South Rowan) had a walk, sac bunt and sac fly and scored a run as Belmont Abbey beat USC Aiken 11-5 on Sunday to win the Southeast Region title.
– College women’s golf
Pfeiffer’s Charlene Reid tied for second at the Division II Championships. Reid shot 12-over ó 70-80-77-73 ó 300.
– College track
N.C. State’s Lamont Savage (West Rowan) finished ninth in the long jump at the Georgia Tech Invite (22 feet, 73/4 inches).
* Appalachian State’s Mark Sturgis (North Rowan) was eighth in the triple jump at the Georgia Tech meet (49-71/4).
* Phillip Bush (North) was 33rd in the 200 at Georgia Tech (22.34 seconds).
– Prep track
Davie’s Ricky Bell won the discus (138 feet, 2 inches) at Saturday’s 4A Midwest Regional and placed sixth in the shot put (40-101/2).
Falon Hooper led the Davie girls. She was fourth in the shot (33-21/2) and discus (103-1). Rebecca Hendrix was sixth in the high jump (4-8). Davie’s 4×800 team of Rachel Howell, Emerald Tuthill, Caitlyn Tutterow and Kaitlyn Hutchins placed fourth in 10:15.24.
* Gray Stone’s Hunter Latimer was fifth in the girls 3200 (12:29.40) in Saturday’s 1A State Meet and seventh in the 1600 (5:33.34).
Gray Stone’s Dalton Wally placed third in the 3200 in 10:08.68.
– American Legion
Statesville won’t field an American Legion baesball team due to a lack of numbers.
Kannapolis had been scheduled to open its season at Statesville on Wednesday.
Kannapolis also was scheduled to play host to Statesville on June 9 and will seek another opponent for that date. South Rowan plays at Kannapolis Thursday.
Rowan County is scheduled to play at Asheboro Tuesday and is set to play its home opener at Newman Park against Concord on Friday.
– Prep baseball
East Rowan plays at home Tuesday night in the 3A playoffs against Winston-Salem Parkland. Parkland upset Ragsdale, the top-ranked team in 3A, in Friday’s first round.
* Davie makes up its 4A first-round game at East Forsyth tonight at 6 p.m.
The teams were washed out Friday. Davie had prom activities Saturday.
– Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost to Lakewood 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
The Intimidators (18-18) got another solid start from Justin Edwards, who gave up three runs in six innings. Edwards’ start was delayed 27 minutes due to wet weather.
* Ft. Myers southpaw Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) pitched 12/3 innings Sunday and allowed no runs in a 3-2 loss against Jupiter. Steedley lowered his ERA to 0.95.
* Brian Myrow’s three-run homer lifted the Charlotte Knights to a 5-2 victory against Toledo on Sunday.
* Round Rock’s Jeremy Johnson (Mooresville) pitched five shutout innings on Sunday, allowing three hits and striking out four. Round Rock eventually lost to Sacramento 3-2 in 13 innings.
* Caldwell’s Madison Bumgarner, one of the top pitching prospects to come out of North Carolina in many years, pitched six shutout innings as Connecticut beat New Hampshire 1-0 on Sunday. Bumgarner is 2-0 with an ERA of 0.75 since his recent promotion to Double-A.
– Prep softball
NPC No. 1 seed East Rowan will play host to Concord in the first round of the 3A playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. Concord secured the No. 5 seed from the SPC with its recent 3-0 victory against Sun Valley. Kristen Durant pitched a one-hitter for the Spiders.
NPC No. 6 seed West Rowan travels to Boiling Springs Tuesday to play Big South champion Crest at 5 p.m. The Chargers were undefeated in their mixed 3A/4A league.
– McCanless golf
Ladies at McCanless Golf Club played a Member-Member tournament on Saturday.
Sharon Miller and Mechelle Kuld won low net honors. Yvonne Barger and Sharon Miller were second, while Mary Seaford and Phyllis Myers finished third. Dolly Canup and Beverly Cobb won low gross.
Gloria Wilhelm won closest to the pin on No. 3, while Yvonne Barger was closest on No. 12.
– Semi-pro football
In their final regular-season game, the Carolina Cobras of the National Public Safety Foootball League defeated the Orlando Guardians 24-12. The Cobras roster includes former North Rowan standouts Jarrett Wishon and Marcus Lawing.

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