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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba baseball gets regional bid

From staff reports

  Catawba’s baseball team earned an at-large bid and will be the No. 4 seed in the D-II Southeast Regional Tournament.

Catawba will open the double-elimination tournament on Thursday at 7 p.m. against No. 5 seed UNC Pembroke. UNCP has won 40 games and made it to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament final.

SAC tournament champ   Lincoln Memorial is seeded seventh and plays No. 2 North Georgia at 3:30 p.m on Saturday. Top-seeded Mount Olive is the host for the seven-team event.

LC golf

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Livingstone finished in fifth place as the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship  at the Wanamaker Course concluded on Sunday.

The Blue Bears had team scores of 322 on both Friday and Saturday, but came in with a 330 yesterday. Their three-round total of 974 was well back of fourth-place Virginia Union (945), but well ahead of sixth-place Fayetteville State (1002).

West Alabama won the Division II competition in a playoff with Lincoln after both finished at 927. Cal State-Dominguez Hills was third (937). Miles was seventh (1015) and Virginia State was eighth (1034).

Individually, Livingstone sophomore Philip Harrison, who had been in contention for medalist all weekend, slipped to fifth place on Sunday with a 7-over par 79. Harrison had a three-day total of 228, five strokes behind West Alabama’s Brannon O’Pry and Virginia Union’s Samuel Reid at 223. O’Pry won the individual title in a playoff.

Others scores for the Blue Bears on Sunday were: Harry Standberry (78), Stephen Washington (85), Lenorris Williams (88) and Telvin Walker (93).

Intimidators

ROME, Ga.  — Reliever Kyle Kubat was strong for four innings as the Intimidators pitched their way past the Rome Braves, 2-1,  for a Mother’s Day victory.

College softball

Pfeiffer lost twice to Armstrong Atlantic on Sunday in the SE Regional, falling 7-0 and 10-0.

The Falcons finished 46-8.

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