Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators set 3-day attendance mark

Published 12:39 am Monday, May 4, 2015

From staff and wire reports

The Kannapolis Intimidators scored four runs in the ninth but lost 6-5 to visiting Rome on Sunday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.

Eddy Alvarez’s two-run double keyed the late rally.

Slugger Chris Curley popped up with two men on base to end the game.

Keith Curcio had two triples for the Braves.

The Intimidators broke the three-day mark  for the franchise with attendance of 12,018 for the games Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Attendance was 4,006 on Sunday, the most fans on a   Sunday since July 3, 2011, when  the Intimidators drew 5,432 for fireworks.

“Frozen” characters Elsa, Anna and  Olaf helped  draw youngsters, and students from  Cabarrus  Schools paraded around the field before the game.

The Intimidators wrap up their series with Rome  on Monday at 7:05 p.m.   

Benefit basketball

West Rowan coach Mike Gurley said K.J. Sherrill, Keshun Sherrill, Domonique Noble, B.J. Sherrill, Jamel Capenter, Terris Sifford, Jason Williams. Brent Patterson, Darren Ramsey, Matt Welborn, Bam Bam Mattox, Jarvis Morgan Clint Mauldin and Blake Scearce are commits to play in the benefit alumni game for  West Rowan football coach Scott Young on May 9.

The game will be played from 7-9 p.m. Admission will be $5. The night also includes a silent auction and bake sale.


MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday night, hours after their 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago.

The Brewers are a major league-worst 7-18 after a 2-13 start. The team said it will announce a replacement Monday.


ATLANTA — Bradley Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points and the Washington Wizards remained unbeaten in the postseason, knocking off the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 104-98 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Wizards wore down the Hawks in the fourth quarter.

Warriors 101, Griz 86

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 22 points and seven assists, and Golden State wore down Memphis in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday.

Klay Thompson added 18 points and Draymond Green scored 16 to help the top-seeded Warriors roll to their 21st straight victory at raucous Oracle Arena.

Local golf

Wendy Kinsell had a hole-in-one on No. 17 at the Country Club of Salisbury.

   Witnesses were Susan Houston, Kristi Laton and Anne Saunders.

College baseball

Brian Bauk (Salisbury)had two hits, and Noah Holmes (East Rowan) had a hit and scored as Appalachian State won 7-4 against UALR on  Senior Day.

• Jordan Goodman (NW Cabarrus) had four RBIs and the game-winning hit as Pitt Community College won 7-6 in the  Region X Tournament on Sunday.

Goodman won the Gold Glove for Region X first baseman.

College softball

N.C. A&T’s Zebresha Blakeney (A.L. Brown) had  two hits and scored two runs in an 8-6 win against  N.C. Central. Blakeney had her 18th stolen base.