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Area Sports Briefs: White named to USA Today Sports All-NC first team

From staff reports

Carson rising senior pitcher/shortstop Owen White was named to the  USA TODAY High School Sports All-USA North Carolina team.

White was the only rising senior chosen for the 10-man first team.

Minor leagues

  Micker Adolfo hit a three-run homer, his 12th of the season, to lead the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 7-5 win at Hickory on  Thursday.

Kannapolis (44-39 overall, 5-10 second half) stopped a nine-game slide. That was the longest losing streak since 2013.

The Intimidators return to Kannapolis tonight to open a four-game home stand against the Hagerstown Suns.   Saturday’s game features post-game fireworks, plus a bobble head giveaway to the first 1,000 fans.


Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) was the winning pitcher for the Charlotte Knights in an 11-7 victory against Durham on Thursday.

Parnell (2-1) struck out two in an inning of work.

Local golf

The Corbin Hills Ladies played in a low gross-low net event.

Low Gross in the First Flight went to Beth Calhoun, while low net went to Faye Cline.

Low gross in the Second Flight went to Bev Cobb, and low net went to Mary Seaford.

Low putts was won by Ruth Bowles.

Baseball camp

The 29th annual Piedmont Pitcher/Catcher Camp will be held July 11-12 at Central Davidson High.

Camp is for ages 6-18.

The featured instructor is Duke head coach Chris Pollard.

Contact Mike Lawson at 336-239-0139 or wlawson@davidson.k12.nc.us.

Legion baseball

High Point took a two games to one lead in a best-of-five Area III second-round series by beating Eastern Randolph, 10-3, on Thursday at Grady Lawson Field in Ramseur.

The teams play Game 4 at Finch Field in Thomasville tonight at 7 p.m.

Rowan County (27-1) awaits the winner of this series in an Area III semifinal that will open at Newman Park on Monday night.

Jacob Kohns pitched eight innings for High Point Post 87 (12-14). Luke Spiva drove in five runs, and Ryan Hopkins had four hits.

Jordan Cassell, Hunter Little and Connor Shipley had two hits each for ER Post 81 (12-10).


Randolph County (23-7) ended Mocksville’s season with a 9-1 victory on Thursday at Rich Park.

Bobby Weary was the winning pitcher for Randolph Post 45. Dawson Painter and Bryce Marsh had three hits each.

Mocksville finished 11-14.

Randolph advances to play the Davidson County Post 8 War Hawgs (12-13) in the Area III semifinals. That series starts Monday at McCrary Park in Asheboro.


Davidson County finished off a series sweep of Mooresville (6-14) on Thursday with a 9-2 victory.

Peyton Bennett pitched seven innings for Davidson County, while Joe Butts homered and drove in three runs. Darin Spivey and Russell Brady drove in two runs each.

Adam Fore and Brandon Leonard had three hits apiece.



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