Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators win

Published 12:35 am Friday, July 15, 2016

From staff and wire reports
KANNAPOLIS— Max Beatty allowed just four hits over 7 2/3 innings, leading the Kannapolis Intimidators over the Lexington Legends in a 4-2 win on Thursday.
Beatty (2-2) allowed two runs while striking out five and walking one to get the win.
After four scoreless innings, Lexington got on the board in the top of the fifth when Ben Johnson hit an RBI single, bringing home Amalani Fukofuka.
The Intimidators took the lead for good with four runs in the seventh inning. Grant Massey hit a two-run single en route to the three-run lead.
Daniel Concepcion (0-4) went two innings, allowing four runs and three hits in the South Atlantic League game.
Taylore Cherry retired the side in order for his seventh save of the season.

Local golf
In the Carolinas Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston, Salisbury grad Eric Edwards (Salisbury) shot 2-over 72 in Thursday’s first round, while East Rowan grad Logan Shuping shot 75.
Edwards made two birdies and four bogeys and is tied for 37th. Shuping made five bogeys and 13 pars.
The top-ranked amateur in the Carolinas, Scott Harvey of Kernersville, N.C., took the lead with a 4-under 66 to claim a two-stroke advantage.

Junior Legion
Carson opens play in the Junior Legion state tournament tonight.
Area III champion Carson (28-7) is playing in a 6:30 p.m. game at Swansboro High.

Knights win
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Anthony Ranaudo allowed just three hits over eight innings, leading the Charlotte Knights over the Pawtucket Red Sox in a 4-0 win on Thursday.
Ranaudo (5-3) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked one.
In the top of the third, Charlotte scored on a double by Jason Bourgeois that brought home Marcus Lemon. In the following at-bat, Danny Muno hit an RBI single, scoring Jacob May to give the Knights a 2-0 lead. The Knights then added single runs in the sixth and ninth innings. In the sixth, Jake Peter hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Jerry Sands (Catawba), while Lemon hit an RBI single in the ninth.
The Red Sox were held scoreless for the seventh time this season, while the Knights’ staff recorded their fourth shutout of the year.

Austin sparks Dash
WINSTON-SALEM— Brett Austin hit a two-run single in the eighth inning, leading the Winston-Salem Dash to a 5-3 win over the Potomac Nationals on Thursday.
Yelmison Peralta struck Jose Marmolejos out with a runner on second to end the game for his first save of the season.

College baseball
BOONE— Kermit Smith, a 15-year head coaching veteran, has been named the 13th head baseball coach at Appalachian State University, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Thursday.
Smith, who comes to Appalachian State after seven seasons as the head coach at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., replaces Billy Jones, whose employment was discontinued in May.