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Area Sports Briefs: Rowan washed out; Game 2 in Asheboro tonight

From staff reports
Rowan County’s American Legion baseball team was rained out at Asheboro’s McCrary Park on Monday.
The rainout means Rowan County and Randolph County will play Game 2 of their best-of-five Area III semifinal series tonight at McCrary Park.
Game 3 will be played at Newman Park on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Rowan leads the series 1-0 after a 5-4, 11-inning win at Newman Park on Sunday.
The winner of the series qualifies for the Area III championship series and for the state tournament at Wingate.
Bryan Ketchie (5-1) is Rowan’s probable pitcher for Game 2, while Brandon White (6-0) is the likely hurler in Game 3.
Rowan (25-8) has won 15 of its last 16 games.
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They were able to play at Thomasville’s Finch Field on Monday after a long rain delay.
High Point beat Greensboro 11-9 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five Area III semifinal series.
Greensboro left the bases loaded in the eighth and left runners at second and third in the ninth.
Evan Edwards hit a three-run homer to dead center field for High Point and Nick Goard whacked a two-run homer to break an 8-all tie in the seventh inning.
Steve Guy homered and had a run-scoring double for High Point Post 87.

Local golf
In the Trusted Choice Big I Junior Classic in Southern Pines, Concord’s Stephen Carroll shot 74-72 — 146 and tied for seventh.
Cannon School’s Michael Childress (79-72) and Tim Bunten (76-7)shot151s
Champion Justin Emmons(69-71 — 140) and three other golfers advanced to the national Big I tournament to be held in Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 1-4.
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Andy Canup recently made a hole-in-one at McCanless.
Canup aced the 130-yard No. 10 hole with an 8-iron. Larry Morris witnessed the shot.
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Robin Leslie made a recenthole-in-one on No. 12 at McCanless. She used a 6-iron on the 105-yard hole for her first ace.
The shot was witnessed by playing partners Mary Seaford and Azalee Story.
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The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The winning team was Azalee Story, Mary Seaford, Brodie Perry and David Huneycutt.
The team of Walt Kincaid, Harry Owen and Lexie & Erick Miller placed second.
Story won closest to the pin. Lexie Miller won longest putt.

Minor leagues
Joe Peeler (East Rowan) got his first professional win on July 5.
Peeler, 19, a 25th-round pick by the Seattle Mariners in 2015, entered the Arizona League game in the fifth inning with the Mariners trailing the Giants, 3-2.
Peeler pitched a scoreless fifth, getting a double-play grounder and a strikeout.
Then Peeler threw a scoreless, 1-2-3 sixth with another strikeout.
The Mariners scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead and two relievers held that lead to make Peeler the winner.
Peeler had two pro saves last season but no wins.
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Also in the Arizona Rookie League, Will Albertson (Catawba) collected his first extra-base hit in the pro ranks and also had his first two RBIs for the Giants on July 6.
Albertson hit an opposite-field triple leading off the second inning and hehad a two-run single on a line drive to center field in the third.
Albertson has played in five games and is batting .222 (4-for-18).
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Jerry Sands (Catawba) is coming out of a slump and has put together a modest, seven-game hitting streak for the Charlotte Knights.
Sands had a nice game on July 9 when he had two hits and two walks in his four trips to the plate and scored two runs in a win against the Gwinnett Braves.
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FREDERICK, Md. — Cameron Kneeland hit a grand slam in the third inning, leading the Frederick Keys to an 11-7 win over the Winston-Salem Dash on Monday.
Hunter Jones doubled and singled three times for the Dash.
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Off on Monday, the Kannapolis Intimidators return to action tonight at home at 7:05 p.m. against the Lexington Legends.

Fishing
James Blankenship of Siler City weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament on High Rock Lake.
For his victory, Blankenship took home $3,255.
Blankenship said he caught the majority of his winning limit between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Rick Dunstan of Pinehrust finished second with four bass weiging 15 pounds. He won $1,628.
Salisbury’s Rodney Bell was eighth with five bass weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces. He won $488.
Michael Belter of Reidsville caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $400.

Greenway 5K/Run
Salisbury Parks and Recreation has set the 19th Annual Run for the Greenway 5K for Saturday morning, July 16.
All proceeds from the race support the expenses of the Salisbury Greenway project.
Start time for the 5K is 8am, with a half mile fun run on the track following at about 8:50 a.m. Both races start at
Knox Middle School. Walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K.
Awards will be given to the top three finishers overall and top three in each of 13 age groups.
The top three overall, age 12 and under and 8 and under in the fun run will also receive awards.
All other finishers in the fun run will receive a medal.
All 5K participants will receive a quality dri-fit shirt and those pre-registered in the fun run will also receive a shirt. Every one receives a goody bag.
Runners and walkers are encouraged to bring used running shoes and canned goods for Rowan Helping Ministries.
Refreshments will be provided for everyone after the completion of both events. Race director Steve Clark encourages all runners and walkers to join the fun.
“We are known for a fast course and lots of food and fun afterwards,” Clark said.
The race starts early and all activities will be complete before 10 a.m.
Online registration continues at www.sportoften.com and a printable race brochure is available at www.salisburyrowanrunners.org. Call Clark at 704-216- 2709.

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