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Area Sports Briefs: Rowan Legion softball loses 2 to Kannapolis

From staff reports

In American Legion softball on Tuesday,  Kannapolis swept Rowan County in a doubleheader played in Granite Quarry.

Kannapolis scored four runs in the first inning and won the opener, 6-3.

Allie Baker went 3-for-3. Winning pitcher Kaylee Cook and Kaylyn Belfied had two hits each. Whitley Arnott earned a save.

Liza Simmerson had two doubles to lead Rowan. Brooke Lowery had a double. Lowery, Tate Barger and Haley Strange drove in runs.

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In the second game, Cassidy Wall went 3-for-3 and led Kannapolis  (4-5) to a 4-1 victory.

Belfield had two more hits.

Arnott was the winning pitcher and struck out nine.

Rowan (3-6) was held to two hits. Olivia Gardner drove in a run. Rylie Stewart pitched a complete game.

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Concord stayed in first place with a 5-4, 3-1 sweep of Davidson County on Tuesday.

Local golf

In the Men’s North & South Amateur Championship, Nick Lyerly (75-73 — 148) didn’t advance to match play.

Next for Lyerly is the Eastern Amateur on July 12-15.

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Sixty-seven GARS members played at Rolling Hills

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Gordon Correll with a net of 59.08.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was Ben Moore with a net of 54.73.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Bob Sidden with a net of 61.44.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was Frank Rowell with a net of 60.72.

Low gross was shot by Correll and Larry Petrea with 68s, while low net was shot by Moore.

Correll 68, shot a 68. Bernard Caldwell, 70, shot a 69. Mick Rowell, 72, shot a 71. Donald Martin, 74, shot a 73. Ed Lockhart, 80, shot a 79. Winsten Mahaffey, 81, shot a 76. Moore, 81, shot a 71. Frank Masingo, 82, shot an 80. Ken Miller, 82, shot a 78. Tommy Seamon, 82, shot an 82. Clive Mahaffey, 82, shot a 78. Dick Hatoway 85, shot an 85. Clayton Steele, 86, shot an 86. Bert Bollinger, 89, shot an 89.

Correll eagled the par-5 No. 3 hole. Ralph Luther made an eagle on the par-4 17th.

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In Corbin Hills women’s golf, a points tournament was held with low gross and low net winners.

• Low Gross    Susan Morris

• Low Net — Faye Cline

Points winners by flight

First Flight —   Susan Houston

Second Flight  — Susan Wydner

Third Flight — Carolyn Ries

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