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Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators fall in 15; Rowan Junior Open times, pairings set

  From staff reports

The Kannapolis Intimidators used two position players on the mound in a, 5-4, 15-inning loss at Greensboro on Saturday.

The game lasted 4 hours, 39 minutes.

Micker Adolfo’s three-run homer in the eighth erased a 4-1 deficit and led to extra innings.

Local golf

Nick Lyerly lost in the quarterfinals of the N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship on Saturday.

Lyerly, who will be a freshman at  UNC Greensboro, lost 3 and 2 to Eric Bae, a rising sophomore at Wake Forest.

Seeded t hird, Bae made today’s final and will take on UNCG’s Bryce Hendrix, the top seed, at Durham’s Treyburn Country Club.


Pairings and starting times for the Rowan Junior Open ave been set. Monday’s first round will be at Irish Creek, with the second round at Warrior.

Aug. 7, Pairings & Tee Times                                               

No. 1 Tee

Boy  16-18 division (Blue tees, 6,489 yards par 71)

8:00 —   Parker Chavis (2017) China Grove, NC; Bryson Sprinkle (2018) Salisbury, NC; Zain Tucker (2018) Salisbury, NC

8:10 —  Joel Marburger (2019) Concord, NC; Owen Swavely (2019) Mooresville, NC; Patrick Street (2017) China Grove, NC

8:20  — Nicklaus Sutton (2019) Matthews, NC; Caleb Hinson (2019) Lancaster, SC; Tim Dannemann (2019) Charlotte, NC

8:30 —  Madison Duffie (2017) Gastonia, NC; Seve Afindsen (2017) Apex, NC; Geehoon Yu (2018) Cornelius, NC

8:40 — Ryan Lux (2019) Mooresville, NC; Daniel Duffie (2020) Gastonia, NC; Luke Gossert (2019) Matthews, NC

8:50  —Payne Thrift (2020) Charlotte, NC; Cooper Smith (2019) Matthews, NC; Zekiel Eaton (2018) Mt. Airy, NC

9:00  — Davis Tadlock (2019) China Grove, NC; Nick Blackburn (2019) Concord, NC; Cameron Williams (2018) Concord, NC

9:10 —  Kaden Lail (2019) Granite Falls, NC; Dakota Oman (2020) Kannapolis, NC

No. 1 tee

Boy  8-11 division, 9 holes (Green Tees, 2,381 yards par 35)

9:30 —  Jaden Sprinkle (2024) Salisbury, NC; Talan Harrison (2025) Kannapolis, NC; Warren Fesperman (2025) Salisbury, NC

9:40  — Cooper Burris (2024) Kannapolis, NC; John McCoy (2026) Salisbury, NC; Ethan Ott (2024) Salisbury, NC

9:50 —  Drew Aron (2024) Salisbury, NC; Landon Merrell (2024) Salisbury, NC; Logan Zaborski (2025) Davidson, NC

No. 10 tee

Boys 12-13 division (White Tee 5628 yards par 71)

8:00 —  McGwire Owen (2023) Mt. Ulla, NC; Ben Childress (2022) Salisbury, NC

8:10  — Sean Swavely (2022) Mooresville, NC; Sam McCleary (2022) Charlotte, NC

8:20  — Aiden McCall (2022) Mooresville, NC; Fletcher Meadows (2022) Mooresville, NC; Ben Jarrett (2023) Charlotte, NC

No. 10 tee

Boys 14-15 division (Blue Tee 6489 yards par 71)

8:50  — Charlie Barr (2021) Salisbury, NC; Alex Heffner (2020) Harrisburg, NC; Jack Hart (2020) Charlotte, NC

Legion baseball

Reliever Lucas Briggs pitched seven innings as Tallahassee Post 13 beat Wilmington, 10-7, on Saturday, eliminating the N.C. state runner-up from the Southeast Regional in Asheboro.

The Florida champs are in today’s final against Randolph County at 1:30 p.m. If Florida wins, a second championship game will be necessary.

Randolph  County stayed unbeaten Saturday with a 1-0 win that eliminated Florence, S.C.

  Chase Webb pitched seven shutout innings for Randolph County. Jaxon Snider pitched the last two innings and got out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth.

Florence lined into a DP with the bases full in the sixth.

Catawba’s Cameron Morrison singled home the only run  after a double by Dawson Painter, the MVP of the state tournament.



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