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Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators rally

From staff reports
The Kannapolis Intimidators rallied for five runs in the ninth inning and beat Asheville 8-4 on Monday at McCormick Field .
Kannapolis (24-26 second falf, 59-60 overall) snapped a four-game losing skid by sending 10 men to the plate in the ninth.
Trailing 4-3, Ryan Leonards led off the top of the ninth with a pinch-hit single off Asheville closer Josh Michalec, and Hunter Jones was hit by a pitch to put the tying run on second base. Following a Michael Suiter sac-bunt, Louie Lechich dribbled a ball back to Michalec, who whiffed on a glove-flip home which allowed the tying run to score. One batter later, Alexander Simon gave Kannapolis a 5-4 lead with a base hit through the right side to score Jones. Michalec committed two more errors, failing to pick up balls in front of the mound, which led to a pair of runs, and Sean O’Connell added a sac-fly for the 8-4 lead.
Lechich drove in three runs for Kannapolis, including a pair on his fifth home run of the season.
Alexander Simon pounded out three hits and drove in two runs.
The Intimidators continue the three-game series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Prep tennis
Davie’s girls won 7-0 against West Rowan on Monday.
Two matches were rained out.

Singles
(1) Laura Becker (DC) def. Peyton Holt (WR) 6-0, 6-0
(2) Sierra Foster (DC) def. McKenzie Koontz (WR) 6-0, 6-1
(3) Jennifer Ngo (DC) def. Amber White (WR) 6-1, 6-0
(4) Amanda Ngo (DC) def. Tabitha Landy (WR) 6-0, 6-0
(5) Emma Etter (DC) def. Ivy Rabon (WR) 7-5, 6-1
(6) Claire Myers (DC) def. Autumn Kinley (WR) 6-1,6-0
Doubles
#2 Molly Hartness/Emery Rosenbaum (DC) def. Amber White/Autumn Kinley (WR) 8-5
#1 and #3 doubles matches were suspended because of rain.

Prep volleyball
Carson swept Davie 25-18, 25-18 and 25-16 on Monday.
East Rowan’s jayvees topped North Rowan 2-0 on Monday.

Bell Game
A.L. Brown is holding a pep rally tonight at 7 p.m. for Thursday’s Bell Game in front of Bullock gym.
The AL Brown campus will open at 6:30 p.m. for tailgating.
The jayvee football game will be played at Concord High at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.
Pre-sale tickets for the Bell Game will be on sale Wednesday and Thursday from 10 -1 in Bullock Gym.
Tickets will not be sold at either gate. If you choose to buy tickets at the game you must purchase them at the ticket booth and then enter through the appropriate gate. The Concord gate will be on the Concord side of the stadium on Rose Avenue. Kannapolis and Concord will have separate gates to enter the game.
The gates will open at 5 p.m. for the varsity game.
The Time Warner pregame show will begin at 7 p.m. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. No face or body paint is allowed inside the stadium.

Sign-ups
Rowan Little League is currently taking sign-ups through Aug. 25th at Godley’s Garden Center for fall baseball and girls softball leagues. Online registrations are accepted at http://www.rowanlittleague.com;
Fall ball is for ages 3 to 12. Cost is $50. Baseball ages are as of April 30, 2016 and softball ages are as of December 31, 2015. Games begin after Labor Day.
Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-326-5255 or Dan Wales 704-633-4071.

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