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Area Sports Briefs: Barr advances

From staff reports

Salisbury’s Charlie Barr has made it through the first round of the Drive, Chip and Putt competition.

Barr qualified on Tuesday at The Legends course in Myrtle Beach. Ba, SC.  His next competition will be at the regionals at Fort Jackson, S.C., on Aug. 26.


Junior Mac

The 3rd “Junior Mac”  9-hole tournament  was played on Thursday.

  1st place- Brodie Perry (40)

tied for second — Rian Perry and Nolan Parrish (47)

Longest Drive- Brodie Perry.

The next event will be Thursday, July 27, at 1 p.m.


Frank Adams III is playing in the Web.com’s Utah Championship and shot 2-over 73 in the first round.

American Legion

Rowan County opens the Area III championship series against Randolph County on Saturday at Newman Park.

The series is best-of-three. Game 2 is at Randolph’s McCrary Park.

If needed, Game 3 will be played at Newman Park on Monday.

Rowan (30-1) and Randolph (26-7) both have 12-game winning streaks.

The teams will be competing for the top seed from Area III and a trophy, but there’s not a lot of pressure. Both teams have qualified for the state tournament that starts in Greenville on July 21.

Junior Legion

The state tournament begins early today at Rich Park’s Mando Field in Mocksville.

The eight-team field includes Area III champion Concord Post 51 and host Mocksville-Davie Post 54.

There are four games today (See Scoreboard for pairings).

Concord is in the 4:30 p.m. game today against Ahoskie. Mocksville plays Morehead City in the 7:30 p.m. nightcap.

Opening ceremonies will take place at 7 p.m.

Legion softball

Second-seeded Rowan County will be at home for a playoff matchup with No. 3  Randolph County on Tuesday, July 25, at 6 p.m.

The teams will play one seven-inning game at Carson with no time limit and no international tiebreakers.

Top-seeded Cabarrus County will take on No. 4 seed Stanly County on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s winners will advance to play in the state tournament in Morganton on Wednesday.

China Grove sign-ups

China Grove youth baseball and softball fall registrations will start July 17 and will continue until Aug. 26 at Dale’s Sporting Goods in China Grove.

Cost:  $45.

Baseball:  5/6 Coach Pitch; 7/8 Pitching Machine; 9/10 level; and 11/12 level.

Softball:  5/6/7 and 8/9/10.

Contact James Solomon 704 857-1439 or e-mail:  ymcanewhouse@yahoo.com for information.


Yosmer Solorzano pitched seven strong innings for the Kannapolis Intimidators on Thursday, but the Greenville Drive’s Roldani Baldwin hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth for a 2-1 win at Fluor Field.   

Kannapolis (8-13 second half, 47-42 overall) dropped its third straight game.

With the game tied 1-all entering the ninth, Tyler Hill tripled to center field with one out, and Baldwin followed with the game-winning hit.

Kannapolis had trailed 1-0 since the fourth inning until Micker Adolfo singled in Mitch Roman in the eighth inning to put the Intimidators on the board, tying the game.

Solorzano took no decision while matching his longest outing of the year.  He struck out four and walked two while limiting the Drive to a run on four hits.

Drive reliever Pat Goetze (2-1) earned the win while Intimidators reliever Mick VanVossen (3-1) suffered the loss, allowing a run on two hits in 1 and 1/3 innings.  Greenville starter Kyle Hart took no decision despite tossing 7.0 scoreless innings.

The Intimidators wrap up this 3-game series on Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Drive.  The team returns to Kannapolis on July 19 for a 7-game home stand that features Star Wars Night with post-game fireworks on Saturday, July 22.  Tickets are available by calling the F&M Bank Box Office at 704-932-3267 or by visiting IntimidatorsBaseball.com.

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