Area Sports Briefs: Kannapolis wins playoff opener

Published 12:52 am Wednesday, July 4, 2018

From staff reports

Kannapolis smashed Kernersville, 10-1, in the first game of a best-of-three, first-round American Legion baseball playoff series on Tuesday.

Kannapolis broke the Area III game open with a five-run third inning. Cord Butler had a two-run triple and Rohan Handa and winning pitcher Jason White drove in runs.

Kannapolis scored three runs in the sixth to make it 10-1, with Jacob Tuttle, Butler and Austin Dayvault knocking in runs.

Kernersville’s only run  against White was unearned and came in the first inning. Kannapolis out-hit Kernersville, 11-6.

Kannapolis ended the game on a double play when Butler made a catch in right field and doubled a runner off first base. Game 2 is tonight in Kernersville.

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Jeremiah Boyd slugged a walk-off homer to lift Concord to a 5-4 win against Davidson County in the opening game of their best-of-three playoff series.

Game 2 is tonight at Holt-Moffitt Field.

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Will Dagenhart and Lukas Scott had two hits each for Stanly County in a 4-3 win against Eastern Randolph in Game 1 of their best-of-three series.

Clay Pinion scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning to break a -all tie.

Tyler Captain pitched six innings for the win, with Ryan Baucom earning a save. Baucom got the final out of the game on a popup  with the bases loaded.

Hunter Little had two hits and two RBIs for Post 81. Connor Shipley and Jordan Cassell also had two hits.

Junior Legion

South Rowan won against Carson, 7-5, on Tuesday.

Local golf

Fifty-nine GARS members played in the The Best of Nines, The Worst of Nines Tournament at Corbin Hills.

The first place team with a minus-16 was Bill Saunders, Gary Schenk, Ben Moore and Bill Reid.

Second place went to the team of Buddy Barger, Mike Sides, Edgar Osborne and Johnny Graham with a minus-13.

The third-place team with a minus-12 was Larry Petrea, Larry Luther, Mike Williams and Steve Kale.

Low gross was Larry Petrea with a 70. Low net was won by Saunders.

Winsten Mahaffey, 81, shot a 75. Moore, 81, shot an 81. Clive Mahaffey, 83, shot a 79. Saunders, 84, shot an 82. Buddy Barger, 84, shot a 78. Dick Hatoway, 85, shot an 81.

Ray Pope won closest to the pin on No. 2, and Lou Manning had longest putt on No. 9.

Clive Mahaffey eagled the par-4 17th, and Reid Bradshaw eagled the par-5 18th hole.

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The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association  awarded places for Low Gross, Low Net and winners from each flight for a Stableford event.

Low Gross — Susan Morris;  Low Net —  Beth Calhoun

Stableford winners:

1st Flight — Kristie Laton

2nd Flight —  Mary Seaford

3rd Flight —  Sheryl Johnson

Intimidators

ROME, Ga. — Greyson Jenista had two hits and scored three runs, and Huascar Ynoa allowed just four hits over six innings as the Rome Braves beat  Kannapolis 7-5 on Tuesday.

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