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Area Sports: Freeman likely to sign soon

From staff reports

UNC infielder Ike Freeman (East Rowan) said he hasn’t signed anything with the Cleveland Indians yet, but his signing does appear  imminent.

Drafted on the 14th round, Freeman was still in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, but he plans to fly to the Indians’ complex in Arizona this weekend.

Junior Legion

South Rowan held on to beat Carson 4-3 on Tuesday.

Luke Hiskey pitched into the seventh inning for the win. Chandler Oddie got the last two outs for a save.

Kane Kepley scored two runs for South.

Patrick Street pitched five strong innings for Carson.

Carson’s Jordan King and Richard Prange had two hits each. Connor Rayfield had two RBIs.


Kannapolis Post 115 loaded the bases in the seventh, but Mint Hill held on for a 3-2 win on Tuesday.


Mocksville outscored Salisbury 12-9 on Tuesday.

Vance Visser had four hits for Mocksville. Blake Little  and Ethan Wilkins had three each.

Legion softball

Rowan lost to Piedmont 3-0 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Local golf

GARS members played an ABCD Tournament at The Revival at the Crescent.

‘A’ Flight winner was Larry Petrea with a net of 69.48. ‘A’ Flight low gross winner was Gerald Barker.

‘B’ Flight winner Mike Williams with a net of 63.85. ‘B’ Flight low gross winner was Ted Weant.

‘C’ Flight winner was Rick Fior with a net of 65.09. ‘C’ Flight low gross winner was Carl Moore.

‘D’ Flight winner was Tony Labarbera with a net of 67.98. ‘D’ Flight low gross winner was Bobby Bryant.

Petrea and Barker tied for low gross score, shooting 76.

Mike Williams was low net winner.


Nick Lyerly (East Rowan, UNC Greensboro) will tee off today in the first round of the four-round 66th Sunnehanna Amateur in Johnstown, Pa.


Salisbury’s Michael Childress (Cannon School, Richmond) will be competing in the first round of the 59th North Carolina Amateur Championship today at Gaston Country Club.


The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association hosted a Captains Choice event on Tuesday.

The winning team consisted of Beth Calhoun, Anne Saunders, Eileen Full and Treva Honeycutt.

Summer baseball

Catawba’s Henderson Lentz, Lyle Pfingst and Hayden Setzer are playing  l this summer for the Triad Tribe in the Old North State League.


Catawba’s Anthony Ponce is playing for the Palm Beach Diamond Ducks in the South Florida Collegiate Baseball League.


Catawba’s Cameron Mills is playing for the High Point Locos.   


Catawba’s Robbie Cowie (Cherryville) and Alex Holland  (Wilmington) are playing American Legion ball this summer.

HS football

North Rowan quarterback Willis Mitchell will be joining the Catawba program as a walk-on.


The FLW Bass Fishing League tournament season will continue Saturday, June 22, with a T-H Marine FLW BFL Piedmont Division tournament on High Rock Lake.

Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in a one-day tournament.


GREENVILLE, S.C. — Luis Curbelo hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, leading the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 5-4 win over the Greenville Drive on Tuesday. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Intimidators and a three-game winning streak for the Drive.

The home run by Curbelo scored Corey Zangari to give the Intimidators a 4-2 lead.

The Intimidators tacked on another run in the seventh when Zangari hit an RBI double,.

  Kole Cottam hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning for Greenville.

lis lead to 5-4.

Starter Johan Dominguez (3-3) got the win while Yoan Aybar (1-3) took the loss in relief in the South Atlantic League game.

Cottam homered and doubled, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two for the Drive.

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