Area Sports Briefs: Seager helps Dodgers clinch
From staff and wire reports
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated clinching their fourth straight NL West title with the kind of storybook ending this city was built on: winning the crown in Vin Scully’s final home game when Charlie Culberson homered with two outs in the 10th inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Sunday.
The 88-year-old Hall of Famer, who has just three games at San Francisco next weekend before ending his 67-year career, bid a public farewell to the team and its 51,962 fans at game’s end.
Corey Seager (NW Cabarrus) homered with two outs in the ninth off Adam Ottavino, tying the game 3-all.
It was the rookie’s 190th hit of the season to go with a single in the first and triple in the seventh.
Seager’s triple rolled into the right-field corner, tying the game 2-all in the seventh.
SAN DIEGO — Rookie Manuel Margot tripled in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run on Wil Myers’ single as San Diego beat San Francisco, 4-3, and dropped the Giants a game behind the New York Mets in the NL wild-card race.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The first-place team was Walt & Kim Kincaid and Azalee Story.
The second-place team was Gene & Mary Seaford and Monica Green.
Mary Seaford won closest to the pin. Walt Kincaid won longest putt.
Middle school golf
Salisbury finished sixth in the 15th N.C. Middle School Championship in Badin.
Leading the Jaguars with a 75-75-150 was Charlie Barr. Next were Will Fowler (86-84-170) and Harrison McCall (88-91-179). Barr tied for sixth and earned second team All-State honors.
Colby Patterson (Ewrin) tied for 15th with 79-76-154.
West Foryth grad Caitlin Hill scored three goals as Catawba’s women’s soccer team beat Coker, 4-0, on Saturday.
Catawba (4-1-1) is 4-0 in the SAC.
Catawba’s men’s soccer team won, 5-1, against Coker on Saturday.
Freshman Daniele Proch scored three goals for Catawba (3-3, 2-2 SAC).
Tusculum swept visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday.
The Pioneers won, 25-22, 25-20 and 25-11. Catawba (4-7, 3-4 SAC) got eight kills each from Alex Hopper, Audrey Hoffman and Allison Benton. Rachel Stanford had 29 assists.
Catawba won, 3-1, against Mars Hill on Friday. Catawba won, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20 and 25-23.
Hopper and Hoffman each put down 13 kills. Meredith Furr had 20 digs.
Catawba’s women’s golf team was 17th out of 18 teams in the Battle At Old South in Bluffton, S.C.
Catawba’s Victoria Hedrick shot 81-75 — 156 and tied for 46th.
UNC Pembroke finished ninth.
Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 78-81 — 159 for the Braves and tied for 61st.
The seventh-ranked Pfeiffer men’s soccer team (6-1, 2-0 CC) scored four times in the second half and won, 5-2, at Lees-McRae on Saturday.
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