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Area sports briefs: Catawba softball eliminated after great run

From staff reports
Catawba’s softball team was eliminated from the SAC tournament Saturday when it dropped a 10-7 slugfest with Carson-Newman, then fell to Wingate 13-1 in an elimination game.
Senior Ryann Baker, Catawba’s all-time homer leader, belted two homers in the loss to Carson-Newman and knocked in three runs.
Jessie Whitesides had three hits for the Indians (25-19), while Cassie Markham drove in two runs.
In Catawba’s second game of the day, Wingate’s Brittany Blankenship shut down the Indians.
n Intimidators lose
The Kannapolis Intimidators fell for the third straight game, losing on Saturday night at L.P. Frans Stadium, 4-3 to the Hickory Crawdads. Hickory’s Clark Murphy struck the biggest blow, with a two-run double.
n NCHSAA Hall
NCHSAA Hall of Fame inductions were held Saturday in Chapel Hill.
Honorees included Charlie Adams, the long-time executive director of the NCHSAA who has been on the staff of the Association since 1967.
Others:
n Bill Bost, the coach who built Bandys basketball.
n Ken Browning, who won 214 games as a high school head coach at Ledford and Northern Durham.
– Richard Hicks, an outstanding athlete, coach and administrator.
– Mac Morris, the coach who made Greensboro Page a boy basketball power.
– Jan Stanley, who has won five state volleyball championships at West Henderson.
– Tim Stevens, one of the nation’s top media representatives who has been covering high school sports in the Raleigh area since 1973.
– Billy Widgeon, who coached 107 straight girls basketball wins.
n College baseball
Alex Britt (Salisbury) was the starting pitcher for Mars Hill in Friday’s 9-0 loss to Catawba. Britt (4-3) pitched six innings.
n Prep softball
East Rowan’s Chelsea White pitched a one-hitter in Friday’s 5-0 win against North Iredell.
n Prep baseball
East Rowan led North Iredell 19-0 when Friday’s game was stopped by rain. The teams will finish the game Wednesday. Zach Smith and Ben DeCelle had homers for the Mustangs.
n American Legion
South Rowan American Legion baseball sign-ups will be held Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at the South Rowan High field.
Players born in 1990 or later are eligible to play this summer.
For information, contact Mike Fisher (704) 213-3612 or mfish3048@yahoo.com.
South Rowan American Legion baseball sign-ups will be held Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at the South Rowan High field.
Players born in 1990 or later are eligible to play this summer.
For information, contact Mike Fisher (704) 213-3612 or mfish3048@yahoo.com.
All players who attend South Rowan and any player who attends Carson, West Rowan or East Rowan whose parents’ domicile is closer to South Rowan High than to Salisbury High, Mooresville High, or Davie High are eligible to play for South Rowan.
Players will need a birth certificate with a raised seal, insurance information and a parent or legal guardian to sign permission sheets.

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