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Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators fall to Hickory

From staff reports

Intimidators fall
HICKORY — The Hickory Crawdads took advantage of errors, including a dropped flyball, and beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 6-5 on Tuesday at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Kannapolis (22-22 second half, 57-56 overall) rallied for three runs to tie the game in the top of the eighth but dropped its fourth straight contest.
Zack Erwin (0-1), the White Sox fourth round pick in the June draft, took the hard-luck loss, giving up an unearned run on one hit in three innings of relief.
Hickory reliever Adam Dian (2-0) earned the win.
Michael Suiter extended his hitting streak to 20 straight games.Toby Thomas hit a solo homer.
The Intimidators continue the three-game on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

American Legion
Heath Mitchem batted .438 for the Rowan County American Legion team this season, the seventh-best batting average for a season in program history.
Juan Garcia batted .415, the 15th-highest mark for a season.
Garcia also had 18 doubles to rank sixth on Rowan’s all-time list for a season.
Pitchers Riley Myers and Bryan Ketchie didn’t set records, but they combined for a 13-0 record.
• The World Series starts in Shelby on Thursday.
See Scoreboard for bracket.

China Grove football
China Grove Middle School will begin football practice for all 7th-and-8th grade boys on Friday morning from 9 until noon.
You must have a physical before you can participate in practice.
Bring a copy with you if there is not one already have one on file.
Wear T-shirts, shorts and cleats.
Practice next week will be daily from 5:30-8:15 p.m. For more information, call or text Coach Crawley at 704-224-1909.

Local golf
Sixty-five GARS members played the second round of the annual tournament at Crescent.
Low ‘A’ Flight winner was O.J. Chandler with a net of 64.40.
Low ‘B’ Flight winner was Steve Albanese with a net of 60.54
Low ‘C’ Flight winner was Bobby Wagoner with a net of 62.02.
Low ‘D’ Flight winner was John Bringle with a net of 65.15.
Corbin Hills
The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played a Step-Aside Scramble on Tuesday.
The winning team consisted of Mary Seaford, Azalee Story and Joy Maughmer.
The second-place team was Toni Iossi, Eileen Full and Carolynn Ries.
eGolf Tour
The eGolf Tour, based in Charlotte, was bought by Golf Interact on Aug. 5, ending the eGolf Tour’s 13-year existence.
eGolf started out as the Tarheel Tour in 2002.
eGolf is now under the umbrella of the Swing Thought Tour.
Salisbury’s Frank Adams III was the leading money winner on the eGolf Tour for the second time in three years with $58,385.
He was second all-time in tour victories.

YFL meeting
The YFL Coaches meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Winks BBQ on Faith Road at 6 p.m.

South YMCA
The South Rowan Y is now accepting registration for fall soccer, girls volleyball, T-Ball and Mighty Kickers soccer.
Fall soccer is for boys and girls in grades K-8. Girls volleyball is for grades 6-8. T-Ball is for boys and girls ages 4-6.
Mighty Kickers is for ages 3-5.
For more information, contact Carvie Kepley at 704-857-7011, or ckepley@rowanymca.org.
Download the YMCA of Rowan County app to always have current sports program information.

Minor leagues
Craig Brooks (Catawba) made a dominating relief appearance on Saturday for the Eugene Emeralds.
He threw two shutout innings, with no hits or walks, and he struck out three batters.
Intimidators promotion
The Kannapolis Intimidators are hosting a Baseball Card Bonanza
The Intimidators will place 200 different packs of past Intimidators and South Atlantic League prospect card sets into a mystery box at the main entrance on Sunday, Aug. 16, including a pair of fully-autographed sets from 2014 and 2015.
The first 200 kids (14-under) get to pick a card set out of the box.

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