Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators win
From staff and wire reports
The Kannapolis Intimidators honored members of the Rowan Little League softball World Series champions and then broke a losing streak on Friday.
The Intimidators scored five runs in the first inning and held on to beat the Delmarva Shorebirds 7-3 in the season’s home finale.
Thad Lowry (12-7) was the winning pitcher.
In a match at McCanless on Thursday, scores were:
West Davidson 113, North Davidson 121, Salisbury 131, Carson 136 and East Rowan 160
Salisbury scores were Grace Yatawara (36), Caroline Parrott (43) and Shelby Holden (52)
West Davidson’s Olivia mast and Olivia Sharpe shot 37s.
Salisbury was swept by Central Davidson on Thursday.
Jane Miller, Makayla Dillon and De’Leon Duren led Salisbury in kills.
Abby Lee led the defense with six digs and 25 perfect serve-receive passes.
Lee had nine aces. Lora Withers had seven aces and eight assists. Dillon had seven assists.
The Hornets (0-6) played without injured Juliana Anderson and Nellie Brown.
In South Rowan’s 9-0 win against A.L. Brown, scores were:
Cierra Hunter (SR) d. Leah Upright 6-2, 6-2
Mariah Mason (SR) d. Calla Veazie 6-4, 6-4
Kaitlyn McCombs (SR) d. Gracie Watson 6-1, 6-3
Marissa Sides (SR) d. Nayla Honeycutt 6-1, 6-2
Lauren Shell (SR) d. Maddie Payne 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 10-2
Kristen Minehart (SR) d. Brenda Causey 6-4, 6-3
Hunter-Mason (SR) d. Upright-Veazie 8-4
McCombs-Sides (SR) d. Watson-Honeycutt 8-1
Shell-Minehart (SR) d. Watson-Causey 8-2
Eugene Emeralds reliever Craig Brooks (Catawba) threw a dominant relief outing on Tuesday.
Brooks faced three and struck out three to record his first pro save.
Brooks (2-0) has fanned 22 in 12 innings.
EDISON, N.J. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays.
He also lost his No. 1 ranking.
Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play a shot, recovered with a birdie on the 18th hole at Plainfield Country Club for a 2-under 68 and a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the opening FedEx Cup playoff event.
Trying to rally to make the cut, Spieth hit into a hazard on the 12th hole, and a bogey later became a double bogey when he was penalized one shot for stepping on his ball during the search. He had a 73, the first time since the Tour Championship last year that he had consecutive rounds over par.
He missed the cut by five shots. That means Rory McIlroy, who isn’t playing this week, returns to No. 1. McIlroy is the 14th player since the ranking began in 1986 to get to No. 1 without playing that week.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Yani Tseng closed with an eagle and a birdie for an 8-under 64 and a one-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Goydos and Gene Sauers shared the first-round lead at 6-under 66 in the Champions Tour’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.
Goydos had a bogey-free round at En-Joie.