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Lowman salute today

From staff reports

Friends and family of Bob Lowman, manager for the Rowan County American Legion baseball program for many years , will hold a fund- raising “Bob Lowman Appreciation Day” for him from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the home of Nan and Cecil Whitley.
Lowman is battling cancer.

The Whitleys live in eastern Rowan on Deerfield Drive, off Fish Pond Road. Directional signs will be posted on Fish Pond Road into Deerfield Place.
Hotdogs and hamburgers from Debbie Suggs and barbecue from Faith Soda Shop will be available. There will be music and a small auction and contributions will be accepted for Lowman and his family.
For more information, contact Wendy Pressley at 704-279-5530.

Southern Rowan American Legion is 4-0 after holding off Winston-Salem 11-9 for a road victory on Saturday.
Tyler Fuller went 4-for-4 to lead the way. John Daugherty had three hits, including a homer. Dillon Parker also had three hits. Parker Hubbard had two hits. Eric Tyler doubled and walked three times.
Ben Gragg was the winning pitcher, working five inings, and coaches Ben Hampton and Chris Cauble also called on Billy Winecoff, Tyler Sides and Blake Cauble for relief help.
The program also started out 4-0 in 2005, 2009 and 2010.
Southern Rowan is at Shelby tonight.
SR is back home Monday for a rematch with Winston-Salem. That’s Memorial Day, and veterans of the armed forces will be admitted free.
South Junior Legion will be playing at 4 p.m. on Monday, with the Senior Legion game following at 7 p.m.
• Rowan County plays tonight against Davidson County at Holt-Moffitt Field.
•The Kannapolis Legion team got strong pitching from Justin Dixon and beat the Mooresville Moors 4-1 on Saturday.
Dixon struck out eight in six innings. Austin Mace had two hits for Post 115.
Michael Elwell and Jesse Seaford had two hits to lead the Moors of Post 66.
Kannapolis is home tonight against the Mooresville Legends.
• The Mooresville Post 66 Moors are holding an alumni game and home run derby today, starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5,
Carson (3-0) won 8-5 against Stanly on Friday and beat Concord 10-6 on Saturday.
Dylan Snyder was the winning pitcher in relief in both games.
Tanner Christy is swinging a hot bat.
• Rowan Junior Legion beat Kernersville 9-8 on Saturday.
Harrison Smith was the winning pitcher, while Jeremy Simpson got the save.
Dustin Ritchie had three hits, and Jackson Justus hit a solo homer.
The Rowan Juniors play tonight at home against Mocksville at 7 p.m. Rowan is at Kannapolis on Monday.

The first 1,000 youngsters 12 and under who attend the June 1 Kannapolis Intimidators game will receive Courtney Hawkins replica jerseys.
• Kannapolis could’ve used Hawkins on Saturday.
The Intimidators lost 14-3 at Hickory, as Nick Williams knocked in four runs for the Crawdads.
The highlight for the Intimidators was three walks by Micah Johnson and his 45th stolen base. He leads all minor leaguers in steals.

Cary Green Hope beat Cornelius Hough to win the 4A championship on Saturday. Green Hope went 28-0. Alexis Shaffer scored the first goal and was MVP.
• MVP Tylor Ring scored two goals to lead Swansboro to a 3-0 win against South Iredell and the 2A state title.
• Duke signee Christina Gibbons scored twice for MVP honors and led Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons to a 3-0 win over Hickory St. Stephens in the 3A title game.
• Lake Norman Charter beat Raleigh Charter 6-3 for the 1A championship. Six goals were scored in overtime after a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation.

YVC regular-season champ South Stanly beat Hendersonville 5-2 on the road on Saturday to win the Western Regional playoff series.
Weddington rallied from a 6-0 deficit to beat Hickory 8-7 in extra innings. Their 3A Western Regional series will be decided on Monday in Hickory. Piedmont won the 2A Western series 6-5 over Smoky Mountain, and South Meck won the 4A Western series by edging T.C. Roberson 6-5.

West Wilkes beat Chatham Central 2-1 on Saturday to sweep a best-of-three Western Regional playoff series and advance to the 1A state championship series.

Appalachian State lost 8-6 to The Citadel and was eliminated from the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday.
ASU finished 30-24. The Citadel advanced to today’s championship game vs. Elon.
ASU junior Noah Holmes (East Rowan) batted .296 for the season with five homers and 27 RBIs. Junior Preston Troutman (East) batted .259 with four homers and 27 RBIs.
• N.C. State and North Carolina battled past 12:30 a.m. to determine which team would oppose Virginia Tech in today’s 1 p.m. ACC championship game. The rivals were tied 1-1 in the 15th inning.

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