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Area sports briefs: Steedley picks up win in relief

From staff reports
New Britain’s Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) pitched two scoreless innings and was credited with the win in a 4-1 victory against Trenton on Monday.
Steedley (2-1, 3.38 ERA) pitched the fifth and sixth frames and allowed no runs and one hit.
Between New Britain and Fort Myers, Steedley, a Minnesota Twins prospect, is 6-1 with a 2.22 ERA.
– Intimidators win
Nevin Griffith held Hickory hitless for five innings and led the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 4-1 home win against Hickory that ended the regular season on a positive note.
Jon Gilmore went 3-for-3 on Monday. Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) contributed two hits, including a double, and stole a base.
Kannapolis posted its best record since becoming a Chicago White Sox affiliate in 2001.
Kannapolis (82-57) starts the playoffs at home Wednesday night against Lakewood, a Philadelphia farm team. The Intimidators travel Thursday and play at Lakewood on Friday.
– West-Salisbury game
Reserved parking for Friday’s Salisbury home game against West Rowan can be purchased in the school office from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. through Thursday.
Season parking passes are $12. Individual passes are $3 each.
Questions should be directed to the school office at 704-636-1221. Passes are limited and will be sold on a first- come, first-serve basis.
– College football
Catawba defensive end Marqus Davis, Newberry quarterback Brandon Gantt and Lenoir-Rhyne return specialist Jamont Jones are the SAC players of the week.
Davis had nine tackles, including three sacks, and blocked a punt and a field goal.
Gantt was 35 of 47 passing for 335 yards. Jones returned four kickoffs for an average of 42.0 yards, including a 90-yard TD.
* Catawba’s athletic training department issued an official statement Monday on the injury suffered by QB Cam Sexton during the first quarter of Saturday’s contest at Fayetteville State.
X-rays taken were negative for fracture. The current diagnosis is an ankle sprain. He will undergo regular treatments and his status for return to play will be on a day-by-day basis per his recovery.
– Middle school softball
Erwin’s softball team opened with a 12-1 win against Corriher-Lipe and a 6-3 win against West Rowan.
Katie Kepley pitched a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and one walk against the Yellow Jackets. Erwin had eight hits, including two each by Josie McNeely and Jaysa Jordan.
Kepley pitched a four-hitter against the Bulldogs with 11 Ks and one walk.
Jordan, Kepley, McNeely, Alison Smith, Kaleigh Troutman and Alisha Beam had a hit apiece. Mariah Morgan helped spark the defense.

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