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Salisbury tennis cruises

Salisbury’s tennis team won 9-0 against South Rowan on Wednesday.
Singles winners were Kayla Honeycutt, Kathryn Rusher, Grace Steinman, Emily Capito, Maria Capito and Julia Honeycutt.
Kayla Honeycutt-Maria Capito, Rusher-Steinman and Bethany Stouffer-Ruth Clement won in doubles.
The Hornets return to action Tuesday with a CCC home match with East Davidson.
The Hornets host Lexington Wednesday and to to Charlotte Catholic Thursday.
East-West
East Rowan’s tennis team won 9-0 against West Rowan on Wednesday.
Singles winners were Emma Ritchie, Katie Barnes, Lana Jackson, Caroline Plyler, Kayce Wilson and Alana Miller.
Doubles winners were Barnes-Jackson, Ritchie-Wilson and Plyler-Miller.
Salisbury’s volleyball team lost 3-0 to Mooresville on Wednesday.
Standouts for the Hornets were Juliana Anderson (13 kills, four aces, four blocks), Mary Seifert (17 assists), Abby Lee (11 digs), Maddie Gentry (six kills, six digs) and De’Leon Duren (four kills, six blocks).
Aimee Cloninger (Carson) had 13 kills, 10 digs and three aces as Catawba Valley Community College beat Johnson & Wales 25-11, 25-10 and 25-17 on Wednesday.
The Rome Braves won 5-2 against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Wednesday.
Jacob Schraeder hit a two-run, tiebreaking homer for the Braves.
Tonight’s home game is the final “Thirsty Thursday” of the season.
China Grove youth baseball and softball registration continues at Dale’s Sporting Goods.
The cost is $40.
Baseball leagues are Coach Pitch (5-6), Pitching machine (7-8), 9-10 and 11-12.
Softball leagues are availale for 5-8 and 9-12.
Aug. 30 is the last day to register.
Contact James Solomon at 704 857-1439 or Robert Long at 704 746-7908. Email ymcanewhouse@yahoo.com.

The South Rowan YMCA is registering for Mighty Kickers soccer (coed, ages 3-5), and Fall Soccer, (coed for grades K-8).
Registration is open through Sept. 10.
Volunteer coaches are needed. Register at the South Rowan YMCA, or online at www.rowanymca.org.
For more information, contact Carvie Kepley at 704-857-7011 or ckepley@rowanymca.org.
North Rowan High School will hold a FCA rally on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m.

HOUSTON — Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
The A’s trailed by one entering the ninth before Eric Sogard’s RBI single, and Fuld’s two-out shot off Chad Qualls (1-4) landed in the seats in right field to put Oakland up 5-3. Fuld, who entered on a 0-for-9 skid, finished three hits, including a double.
Oakland began the night one game behind the Los Angeles Angels for the AL West lead. The A’s have won five of eight following a five-game losing streak.
Dan Otero (8-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win. Eric O’Flaherty allowed a solo homer to Chris Carter with two outs in the ninth before retiring Dexter Fowler for his first save since May 2013.
Houston trailed 2-1 in the seventh after Coco Crisp’s solo home run in the top of the inning, then tied it on Robbie Grossman’s RBI single.
Altuve’s big league-leading 181st hit put Houston on top 3-2. The groundball single rolled just out of reach of a diving Alberto Callaspo and into shallow right field. Altuve also swiped two bases, giving him an AL-high 49. steals.
Jonny Gomes’ sacrifice fly put Oakland ahead1-0 in the sixth.
Oakland starter Drew Pomeranz, recalled from Triple-A Sacramento before the game, allowed one run — none earned — and three hits in 5 1-3 innings in his first major league appearance since June 16. He struck out seven.
Houston’s Brad Peacock also lasted 5 1-3 innings, yielding one run, four hits and five walks.
Carter has 33 homers this season, has homered in three straight games and has hit 20 home runs since July 1.
TRAINER’S ROOM
Athletics: Manager Bob Melvin said he expects SS Jed Lowrie (broken right index finger) to be ready for an injury rehabilitation assignment this weekend if there are no issues the next two days. INF Nick Punto (hamstring) is getting better but is behind Lowrie because he still isn’t able to run at full speed.
Astros: Reliever Darin Downs (strained muscle on his right side) is to start a rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Friday and is expected to pitch there on Sunday.
UP NEXT
The Astros open a four-game series against Texas on Thursday, with Collin McHugh scheduled to pitch against Nick Tepesch. Oakland travels to start a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. Sonny Gray opposes C.J. Wilson in the opener on Thursday.

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