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Area Sports Briefs: East, Carson Jr. Legion win

From staff reports

East Rowan Junior Legion took advantage of 12 walks and beat the Kannapolis Cardinals, 12-1, on Friday.

East (14-0) got strong pitching from Blake White, the younger brother of Rowan Legion pitcher, Brandon.

Corbin Moss had two hits. Carson Walker and Avery Shull drove in runs.

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It was a non-league game, but Carson got one of its best wins of the year by beating Concord, 6-2.

After a series of rainouts, Carson  pitched by committee with a lot of pitchers getting in some work.

Luke Barringer, Cole Hales, Tyler Thompson, Nolan Eudy, Mason Heard and Devin Gay pitched.

Barringer, playing his first game for Carson after being in the last cut by Rowan County, made an immediate impact with three hits, including two doubles.

Andrew Bradshaw had a double and knocked in two runs.

Carson is at West Rowan for two games today, starting at 4 p.m., and hosts East Rowan on Sunday.

The top two teams in each of the four divisions in Area III make the playoffs.

Intimidators win

Micker Adolfo hit his ninth home run of the season to put the Intimidators ahead for good in a 5-4 win over the Fireflies on Friday night at Spirit Communication Park in Columbia, S.C.

Kannapolis is 2-0.

Rowan LL softball

The Rowan Little League Minors All-Star team won against King, 21-0, on Friday.

Rowan will play tonight in the semifinals against East Surry at 7 p.m. at Salisbury Community Park on Hurley School Road.

Half, 41-29) pounded out 11 hits in support of starting pitcher Bernardo Flores, who earned his team-leading eighth win.

Flores (8-4) allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out seven and walking two over 6.0 innings.  Danny Dopico allowed an unearned run over 2.0 frames, and Jake Elliott faced the minimum in the ninth for the save (1). Columbia starter Harol Gonzalez (4-5) took the loss, allowing five runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings of work.

Each team scored three runs in the first inning before the teams traded zeros on the scoreboard through the fourth.

In the top of the fifth, Adolfo belted a 2-run blast for a 5-3 lead, and the Fireflies never recovered.  He finished the night 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.  Grant Massey paced the offense with three hits while all Kannapolis batters hit safely on the night.

Kannapolis continues this 4-game series at Columbia on Saturday at 7:

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