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Area Sports Briefs: South salvages a tournament win; Wonders take third

From staff reports

South Rowan’s baseball team beat Northwest Cabarrus, 8-6, for seventh place in the F&M Bank Classic at Intimidators Stadium on Monday.

South scored four runs in the first, but Northwest got five in the second. South took charge with a three-run third.

The Raiders had 15 hits. Anthony Fox went 4-for-4 with two doubles. Hayden Wilson had two doubles. Tyler Shepherd and Garrett Harrington had two hits each.

Dillon Norton got the win for the Raiders (14-7).

Dalton Coleman went 3-for-3 for the Trojans.

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Ryan O’Kelly led A.L. Brown (16-4) to a 2-0 win against Mount Pleasant in Monday’s third-place game at Intimidators Stadium.

O’Kelly needed only 65 pitches to throw a two-hit shutout. He also had a run-scoring single in the first inning. Robby Clarke drove in the other run for the Wonders.

“We played a clean game and when we take care of the baseball we can be pretty good,” Wonders coach Empsy Thompson said. “O’Kelly did a great job again.”

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In consolation action in the East Rowan Spring Break Classic, Cameron Kepley hit a three-run homer to spark Central Cabarrus’ 12-1 win against Forest Hills.

Kepley, Brendan McGee and Jessi Woolard had three hits each. Stephen Kutay was in control on the mound.

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In the other consolation game at Staton Field on Monday, the Charlotte Stampede rode a strong pitching performance by Tyler Eagen to a 12-0 win against West Iredell. Bailey Meeks drove in four runs.

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Salisbury (5-1 CCC) has a big league game tonight at West Davidson (6-0 CCC).

The teams also will play on Friday at Salisbury.

College baseball

Catawba is home tonight at 6 p.m. against Winston-Salem State.

Local golf aces

Mark Allen made a hole-in-one at McCanless on Saturday.

He aced the No. 3 hole, with  Jason Allen and Caleb Allen witnessing the shot.

Allen also made a hole-in-one at McCanless in 2007.

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  Daniel Yancey made a hole-in-one on Saturday at  Warrior.

Yancey aced the 162-yard No. 3 hole with a 7-iron.

The feat was witnessed by his father, Wayne, Wells Vance and Ken Vance.

Intimidators win

Alec Hansen struck out six batters and the Kannapolis Intimidators took an early lead and won at Asheville, 5-3, on Monday.

The teams play again tonight in Asheville.

 The Intimidators return home on Thursday to open a four-game series against Hickory. Tickets are available by calling the F&M Bank Box Office at 704-932-3267 or by visiting IntimidatorsBaseball.com.

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