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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba baseball tied 8-8, game suspended

From staff reports
Catawba’s South Atlantic Conference Tournament baseball game with Lincoln Memorial on Saturday had to be suspended due to weather in Kodak, Tenn.
Top-seeded Catawba and No. 4 seed Lincoln Memorial were tied 8-all after nine innings and four hours. Action is scheduled to resume today at 9 a.m.
Kyle Smith drove in two runs as Catawba scored three runs in the first. Will Albertson belted a three-run homer in the fourth to put the Indians ahead, 8-2.
Catawba starter Sean Grant lasted into the seventh. Catawba used five pitchers in the seventh, but Lincoln Memorial got two runs and got within 8-4.
Lincoln Memorial scored one more run in the eighth and pushed across three in the ninth to tie.
The tournament is double elimination. Catawba won its opener on Friday against Wingate.
In the only game completed on Saturday, Wingate eliminated Newberry.

Stallions baseball
The Greater Cabarrus Stallions finished third in the Homeschool World Series by defeating the Carolina Royals, 11-0, in five innings on Saturday.
Hunter Shepherd had four hits. Dalton Lankford, Seth Cauble, McConner Wallace and Noah Jarrett had two hits each.
Sawyer Strickland was the winning pitcher. He allowed two hits in four innings. Lankford pitched the fifth.
The Stallions went 5-1 in the tournament in Auburndale, Fla., and went 27-6 this season.

Pfeiffer baseball
Pfeiffer’s baseball team won twice on Saturday and advanced to the Conference Carolinas championship game at Burlington Athletic Stadium.
Cody McKenzie hit a three-run homer as Pfeiffer (23-30) eliminated Barton, 6-2, on Saturday morning.
Tanner Mathis drove in three runs as Pfeiffer beat Mount Olive, 10-2, on Saturday afternoon.
Mount Olive play Belmont Abbey today at 1 p.m. The winner plays Pfeiffer (23-30) for the championship at 4 p.m.

Salisbury football
Salisbury AD Dale Snyder commented Friday on the football team forfeiting its three wins from last fall.
“It was an unfortunate oversight regarding an ineligible player,” Snyder said. “We self-reported the issue and we did all the things we were asked to do, including changing the game scores on MaxPreps and contacting the schools that were affected.”
The wins that were affected came against South Rowan, West Davidson and Surry Central. Forfeited football games are recorded as 2-0 losses.
Salisbury discovered there was a problem with the player’s eligibility prior to the spring sports season. He did not participate in a winter sport.

Carson Jr. Legion
Players interested in playing for the Carson Junior Legion baseball team should report to the ball field for a meeting on May 15 at 6 p.m. Call 704-798-2243 for information.

Intimidators
Cleuluis Rondon drove in four runs to lead Kannapolis to a 7-2 win at Columbia on Saturday.
Zach Thompson pitched six strong innings for Kannapolis (9-14).

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