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Area sports briefs: Intimidators, Carson Juniors win

From staff reports
The Kannapolis Intimidators got seven shutout innings from starting pitcher Justin Edwards and beat the West Virginia Power 5-0 on Monday.
Edwards (4-3) struck out three without walking a batter.
All-Star Tyler Kuhn doubled home Justin Greene in the first inning to give the Intimidators (34-29) a lead.
– American Legion
Rowan County’s game at Eastern Randolph was rained out Monday.
A downpour hit Ramseur about an hour before gametime.
Rowan is idle until it travels to Lexington’s Holt-Moffitt Field for a key game on Thursday.
– Minor leagues
Fort Myers reliever Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) allowed his first earned run since April 30 Monday night in a 2-1 loss against Dunedin in the Florida State League.
Steedley worked 12/3 innings, allowed two hits and struck out one. His ERA rose to 0.86.
* New Britain’s Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) pitched 21/3 innings and allowed two hits and one run Sunday in a 5-2 loss against Bowie in the Double-A Eastern League.
– Wood bat leagues
Asheboro’s Rudy Brown (South Rowan) had a strong start on Sunday, pitching 72/3 innings in the Coastal Plain League. Brown held Thomasville to two earned runs and four hits while striking out five.
* Wade Moore (West Rowan) and the Forest City Owls are scheduled to play Thomasville Thursday at Finch Field at 7 p.m. in a CPL contest.
* South Carolina’s Whit Merrifield (Davie) was 0-for-7 in his first two games in the Cape Cod League.
– Junior Legion
Carson won 8-5 at Mooresville Monday in a game that won’t count in the division standings.
Ethan Free pitched three hitless innings for Carson, allowing one run on a walk, steal and error. Mitch Galloway and Caleb Wilson pitched two innings each.
Patrick Hampton hit a two-run homer for Carson. Patrick Bearden and Zach Gragg had two-run doubles.
Bearden, Kyle Youngo and Justin Morrison had two hits apiece.
Jake Beaver hit a three-run homer for Mooresville. Nick Keith also homered for the Moors.
– J.C. Price Hall of Fame
The J.C. Price High School Hall of Fame will hold its fourth annual awards banquet on Friday, June 19.
Ceremonies will take place at the Livingstone Events & Hospitality Center at 701 W. Monroe St.
Starting time is 6 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $25 per person.
For information or tickets, call 704-640-0993 or 704-278-9238.
– Youth track stars
Marianne Abdalah, 10, was gold medalist in the 1500 with a personal best of 5:40 in the North Carolina State AAU Track and Field Championships held Saturday at Mallard Creek. Abdalah also won a silver medal in the 800.
Rene Abdalah, 7, won the silver medal in the 800 for primary boys.
Salisbury Speedsters sprinter Payton Russell, 9, won three gold medals, taking the 100 (14.09), 200 (29.2) and 400 (1:06).
The meet was the first step in qualifying for the Junior Olympics to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, in August.
– Allmon to SWR
Terry Allmon, who coached East Davidson to the 2A girls basketball state championship in 2008 and four consecutive regional appearances, will coach at Southwestern Randolph next school year.
Allmon’s last game at the helm of the Golden Eagles was a Western Regional final loss against Salisbury.
Allmon told the Lexington Dispatch distance was the biggest factor in the move. He lives 25 miles from East Davidson, but just three miles from SWR, a perennial 3A power.
– North Rowan tennis
There will be an informational meeting in the North Rowan school auditorium on Thursday, June 18, at 5 p.m. for any girls interested in playing tennis this fall.
– GARS outing
Sixty-nine GARS members played at Warrior on Monday. Low ‘A Flight player was Tom Talbert with a net of 61.86. Top ‘B’ player was Boyce Caudle with a net of 61.50. Leading ‘C’ Flight was Harold Hattaway with a net of 61.21. Top ‘D’ Flight player was Vohn Peeler with a net of 61.96.

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