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Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators clinch series

From staff reports

Dane Dunning spun six scoreless innings, and the Kannapolis Intimidators used a ninth-inning rally to pull away from the Tourists for a 6-1 win on Tuesday night at McCormick Field.

Kannapolis (5-8) secured the series and will play for a sweep tonight.

College track

Western Carolina’s Devaniel Dale (East Rowan) ran on the winning 4×400 team in Saturdays track meet hosted by the Catamounts. WCU’s Josh Little (East Rowan) ran on the winnng 4×100 team.

College baseball

Charlotte’s Colton Laws  (Carson) ranks third in Conference USA with a 1.16 ERA.

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East Carolina’s Eric Tyler (South Rowan) is batting .349, fifth in the American Athletic Conference and is fourth in hits.

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Matt Honeycutt (South Rowan) is batting .320 with five homers and 32 RBIs for Mars Hill. Honeycutt is second on the team in RBIs.

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Matt Vernon (Davie) is batting .309 with four homers and 19 RBIs for Appalachian State.

College golf

East Carolina’s Logan Shuping (East Rowan) shot  77-76-75 — 228 at The Maxwell in Oklahoma.

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Isabella Rusher (Salisbury) shot 77-79-81 — 237 for Richmond’s women’s golf team in the Hoya Invitational.

College tennis

N.C. State’s Michael Ogden (Salisbury) has won 14 singles matches and 15 doubles matches. He went 4-1 at No. 1 doubles against some heavyweight teams in recent matches.

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Alexandra Drye (Salisbury) is 8-5 at No. 1 doubles  for Christopher Newport.

College softball

Sydney Poole (East Rowan) got another win for Pfeiffer’s highly ranked program with six strong innings against Erskine on  Tuesday.

Poole is 12-0.

Kaleigh Troutman (East Rowan) has hit three h omres for the Falcons.

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Catawba’s softball lost at Wingate, 2-0 and 5-4, on Tuesday.

Katherine Shumaker hit a three-run homer as the Indians tried to come back in the nightcap.

Catawba ends its season on Saturday, hosting Tusculum for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

Prep baseball

In the East Rowan Spring Break Classic, James Fierra had three RBIs and Hunter Dula pitched a complete game in a 5-4 win against the Charlotte Stampede on Tuesday.

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West Iredell pulled out a 2-1 win against Central Cabarrus in East’s tournament on Tuesday.

Nick Ward pitched a complete game for West Iredell.

Jessi Woolard had two hits for Central. Cameron Kepley struck out nine before reaching the pitch-count limit in the sixth.

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The Greater Cabarrus Stallions defeated Forest Hills, 6-1, on Tuesday and went 2-1 in the   East Rowan Spring Break Classic.

Jeremy Whitehead, Thaddaeus Lankford and Weston Cregger had doubles.

AJ Knight and Clay Pinion combined on a five-hitter, with Knight getting the win.

The Stallions (20-7)  will play at Lake Norman Charter on Friday.

Pro football

K.P. Parks (West Rowan) scored touchdowns in his first two exhibition games in Germany.

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