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Area Sports Briefs: Hornets knocked out of tennis playoffs

From staff reports

Salisbury’s tennis team lost at Shelby on Monday in the third round of the 2A dual team state playoffs.

Adam Drye had the lone win for the Hornets. He topped Felix Huesgen, 6-4, 1-6, 10-4.

Kenji Price defeated Ethan McGee 6-0 6-4.   James Mabry defeated Roarke Burton 6-0 6-0. Will Clifton defeated Jander Rodas in a heated battle that ended in a third-set tiebreaker, 7-5, 1-6, 11-9.

Braxton Clifton defeated Sean Archer 6-2,  6-4.   Lavery Hoard defeated Paul Weitz 6-4, 6-1.

Salisbury finished 16-2 and will return five of its top six players.

Salisbury has won eight straight outright Central Carolina Conference championships and hasn’tlost a CCC match since 2009 when it tied with Ledford and Lexington for the championship.

College baseball

ECU senior Eric Tyler (South Rowan) leads the Pirates with a .355 batting average. He has six homers and 36 RBIs.

Minor leagues

Craig Brooks (Catawba) still putting up terrific numbers as a relief pitcher for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Brooks is 1-0 with three saves. His ERA is 0.44 and he’s struck out 30 while walking five in 20 1/3 innings.

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Jerry Sands (Catawba) has been hot lately for the  Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League. Sands has hit four of his six homers in his last six games. He’s batting .306 with 21 RBIs.

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Antonio Rodriguez matched his career-high with four RBIs, but the Kannapolis Intimidators lost at Rome, 9-5, on Monday to end a four-game winning streak.

Kannapolis (19-16) trailed 7-0 before mounting a late comeback.

Micker Adolfo extended his 16-game hitting streak with an eighth-inning double.

Braves  pitcher Ryan Lawlor (3-0) struck out nine Intimidators in six innings, as Rome improved to 20-17.

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Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) is back in action for the Arkansas Travelers after spending some time on the disabled list. Seager is batting .250 this season.

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Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) is 1-2 with one save in 11 relief outings for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers. Parnell has struck out 15 and walked nine in 16 innings.

Local golf

Mother’s Day was a happy occasion for the team of Susan Wydner, Mary Seaford and Gene Seaford as they forged ahead to win Sunday’s McCanless Couples competition.  Azalee Story, David Huneycutt and Lexi Miller came in second with a strong showing with terrific ball striking Wydner had closest to the pin, while Walt Kincaid had the longest putt.

Prep baseball

The Greater Cabarrus Stallions won 6-5 in 11 innings over Triad Math and Science in the semifinals of the CAASC playoffs.

A.J. Knight drove in the winning run in the 11th. Dalton Lankford had two hits and McConner Wallace had a double. Camron Wallace picked up the win on the mound. The Stallions(25-9) play Raleigh in the  championship on Thursday at Oak Ridge.

College softball

Carson-Newman freshman  Lacie Rinus was named Southeast Region Pitcher of the Year.

on Monday.

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