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Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators make playoffs

From staff reports

The Kannapolis Intimidators qualified for the South Atlantic League playoffs on Monday.

Needing a win and a West Virginia loss at Charleston on the final day of the regular season. the Intimidators  won at Hagerstown, 9-4, while Charleston beat West Virginia, 7-4.

The Intimidators reached the postseason for the second year in a row.

Kannapolis is home on Wednesday  at 7:05 p.m. for Game 1 of a best-of-three series against Lakewood.

Tickets are $3 at Intimidatorsbaseball.com.

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Will Albertson (Catawba) finished out the season with the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple A team of the San Francisco Giants. Albertson went 0-for-2 for the Cats.

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Catcher Zac Almond (Catawba) was named a Pioneer League all-star.

Almond, 22,  is batting .345 with 13 homers and 53 RBIs in 56 games for the Missoula Osprey.

Prep basketball

Salisbury High’s Cameron Stout will attend the Southeast All-Freshman Invitational in Raleigh on Oct. 13-14.

The 5-foot-10 Stout plays AAU ball for the Carolina Hurricanes.

MLB

In becoming just the second pitcher from Appalachian State to start a game in the Major Leagues, Texas Rangers rookie Jeffrey Springs struck out Mike Trout and two other Angels batters in two scoreless innings Monday.

College football

North Carolina A&T is a unanimuous No.1 team in the  HBCU poll conducted by BOXTOROW.

Grambling is ranked second.

  

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