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Area sports briefs: Legion baseball

From staff reports
South Rowan announced Monday that the South-Kannapolis American Legion game scheduled for Thursday has been canceled. That game wasn’t going to count in the league standings.
At this point, South’s game with Mooresville Post 66 on Friday, another game that won’t count in the standings, is still on.
Mocksville evened its record at 1-1 on Monday with a 6-3 win against High Point. Mocksville lost 12-6 to Randolph on Sunday. Mooresville 66 beat Statesville 2-1 on Sunday.
See Scoreboard for standings and schedule.
Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 5-1 to Hickory on Monday in the first game of a doubleheader at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Mark Haddow homered for the Intimidators, who were no-hit until the sixth.
Kannapolis won 4-1 in a weather-shortened second game behind the pitching of Matthew Lane.
Garis Pena went 2-for-2 for the Intimidators.
Kannapolis hurler Blair Walters was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week.
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) had two hits for Winston-Salem on Sunday and raised his batting average to .306.
Wilmington’s Whit Merrifield (Davie) scored twice in a 7-0 win against Potomac on Monday. Merrifield rapped his nine double and picked up his 18th RBI.
Basketball camp
Former West Rowan stars Scooter Sherrill and Andre McCain will lead a basketball clinic for boys and girls, ages 7-13, from 9-4 daily on July 26-27.
The camp will be held at Carson. The cost is $60.
For information or to register, go to www.abovebeyondsports.com.
Sherrill’s popular annual “Throwback” alumni basketball tournament is planned for Carson on July 27-29.
Baseball camp
The 24th annual Piedmont Area Baseball Pitchers and Catchers Camp will be held on July 11-12 from 8:30-noon daily at Central Davidson High.
Camp is for ages 5-18.
Cost is $60.
Instructors will include Appalachian State’s Chris Pollard and Davidson’s Dick Cooke.
Contact Mike Lawson at 336-239-0139 or wlawson@davidson.k12.nc.us
Middle schools
North Rowan Middle finished out the regular season on Monday with a 12-10 win against West Rowan.
Corbin Smith led the Mavericks (7-7) with four hits, including three doubles, and scored four runs.
Rob Monroe whacked three doubles, and Lee Sells added two hits.
Smith was the winning pitcher. Brandon White got the save.
Caleb Link had three hits for the Bulldogs (8-6). Wyatt Martin and Trevor Atwood had two each.
College baseball
Appalachian State’s Chris Pollard was named Southern Conference Coach of the year, the first Mountaineer to win the award in 28 years.
Shortstop Will Callaway and DH Daniel Kassouf earned first-team all-SoCon honors.
Outfielder Brandon Burris (Mount Pleasant) was named to the league’s all-freshman team.
Youth baseball
The Rowan Rangers 13U baseball team won the South Mountain Bash Nations Baseball tournament.
Winning pitchers in the tournament were Brandon Walton, Harrison Smith, Tyler Wheeler and Brett Graham.
Other team members are Trevor Atwood, Josh Roberts, Cody Larue, Geoffrey Lilleywhite, Jonathan Luther, Levi Dixon, Alex Yang, John Yang and Jake Jenike.
Youth track
The Hurley YMCA Warriors competed in the Triangle Champions Challenge USATF meet at Hillside High in Durham and had a great day.
Parker Westbrook (Hurley Elementary) competed in the 9-10 division and placed fourth in the 1500 in 6:32 and 10th in the 800 in 3:13.
Lauren Dorman (Kannapolis) competed in the 11-12 girls division and was fourth in the 1500 in 7:15.
Andrew Burgess (Southeast Middle) competed in the 11-12 boys division and was second in the 1500 in 5:08 and second in the 800 in 2:28.
Alex Trexler (Lexington) competed in the 11-12 boys division and took second in the discus with a throw of 56 feet.Kaitlyn Trexler (Lexington) competed in the 13-14 girls and was first in the discus with a throw of 65 feet.
Julianna Evans (Southeast) competed in the 13-14 girls division and was sixth in the 1500 in 6:18 and fifth in the 800 in 3:01.
Alex Crook (Lexington) competed in the 13-14 boys division and was third in the 1500 in 4:46 and second in the 800 in 2:16.
The Rowan Express track club competed in the Battle of the Borders in Inman, S.C.
BraQuan Ellis won the shot put in the age 10 (bantam) division.
Brittany Ellis took first place in the shot put and fourth in the 55 meters in the Pee Wee division (age 6).
BreAsia Ellis was third in the shot put and fourth in the long jump in the age 9 (sub-bantam) division.
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