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Area Sports Briefs: Carson rolls in first game of Junior series with Rowan

From staff and wire reports
The Carson Junior Legion team rolled, 10-0, against Rowan County in China Grove on Monday in the opening game of their playoff series.
Luke Barringer pitched a three-hitter for Carson in the five-inning contest.
Brycen Holshouser, Cameron Prugh and Karson Beacham had two hits each for Carson.
Holshouser drove in three runs, while Beacham knocked in two.
The teams play Game 2 tonight at 7 p.m. at Newman Park.
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Concord won, 6-2, against Randolph County in the opener of the other Area III semifinal series.

Local golf
A number of local golfers are competing in the Junior Boys North & South Amateur in Pinehurst.
The format is three rounds of stroke play.
In the first round at Pinehurst No. 8 on Monday, Concord’s Stepehn Carroll shot 68 to tie for first place. Cannon School’s Tim Bunten shot 70.
Cannon’s Michael Childress made five birdies and shot 71, while East Rowan’s Nick Lyerly shot 74.
The second round today will be played at Pinehurst No. 2.
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Salisbury graduate Grace Yatawara is competing in the Junior Girls North & South and shot 83 in the first round.

Intimidators
K.J. Woods hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, leading the Kannapolis Intimidators to an 8-2 win over the Hagerstown Suns on Monday.
The home run by Woods gave the Intimidators a 3-2 lead.
The Intimidators later added a run in the seventh and four in the eighth. In the seventh, Bradley Strong hit a solo home run, while Tyler Sullivan hit a two-run single and then scored on a two-run double by Landon Lassiter in the eighth.
Kannapolis right-hander Luis Martinez (3-7) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on five hits over six innings. Opposing starter Joan Baez (5-6) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game after allowing three runs and six hits over six innings.

Knights
Henry Ramos hit for the cycle, as the Pawtucket Red Sox topped the Charlotte Knights 7-4 on Monday.
Ramos homered in the first, doubled in the fourth, tripled in the fifth and singled in the ninth.
With the game tied 1-1 in the fourth, Pawtucket went out in front when Chris Marrero and Jantzen Witte hit RBI doubles.
After Pawtucket added two runs in the fifth on a triple by Ramos, the Knights cut into the deficit with three runs in the sixth inning, including a single by Tony Campana that scored Danny Muno.
The Red Sox later tacked on two runs in the seventh when Ryan Court hit a sacrifice fly and Marrero hit a solo home run to secure the victory.
Pawtucket starter Roenis Elias (6-3) picked up the win despite allowing four runs and eight hits over six innings. Opposing starter Jacob Turner (4-7) took the loss in the International League game after a rough outing in which he allowed seven runs and 13 hits over 6 2/3 innings. Kyle Martin retired the side in order for his fifth save of the season.

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