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Area Sports Briefs: Adams competing in PGA event; Mocksville Jr. Legion wins in state tourney

From staff and wire reports

Salisbury’s Frank Adams III is competing in the  PGA Tour’s $3,500,000 Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Club in Kentucky.

Adams, 39, was even par with one hole left to play on Friday when play was suspended by weather. He’d made three birdies to offset a bogey and a double bogey.

Adams, tied for 77th,  will play his final hole of Round 2 today and has a chance to make the cut.

Adams made an eagle on Thursday on his way to a 2-under 70 in the first round.

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The annual Horace Billings Rowan Amateur held its first day of qualifying on Friday at Corbin Hills.

Qualifying continues through July 26.

The tournament dates are July 27-29.

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The UNC Greensboro  men’s golf program was  named a national All-Academic team by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Friday for the eighth straight year.

Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) helped the Spartans with a 4.0 GPA.

Legion baseball

In Area IV, Shelby finished off a semifinal sweep of Cherryville on Friday.

Caldwell County took a 2-1 lead against Gastonia Post 23 with a win on Friday.

Junior Legion

Mocksville got off to a great start in the state tournament in Manteo with a 9-4 win against Rutherford County on Friday.

Mocksville (23-8) got six RBIs from Joe Johnson. Johnson’s three hits included a bases-clearing double in the first inning.

Zack Rogers (7-0) dominated on the mound for three innings and was credited with the win. Blake Little went 2-for-4 and drove in a run.

The other teams in the tournament are Hampstead, South Caldwell, Windsor, Randolph County, East Carteret and Dare County.

Intimidators fall

HICKORY — Miguel Aparicio homered and singled as the Hickory Crawdads defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 4-1 on Friday.

Bubba Thompson tripled and singled with two RBIs for Hickory.

After five scoreless innings, Hickory got on the board in the bottom of the sixth when Aparicio hit a solo home run.

Kannapolis answered in the next half-inning when Carlos Perez hit an RBI single, scoring Tyler Frost to tie the game.

The Crawdads took the lead for good in the seventh when Yonny Hernandez hit an RBI single, scoring Pedro Gonzalez.

Derek Heffel (3-2) got the win in relief while Kannapolis starter Parker Rigler (6-4) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.

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Aparicio, Thompson lead the way for Hickory

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Miguel Aparicio homered and singled, also stealing a base as the Hickory Crawdads defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 4-1 on Friday.

Bubba Thompson tripled and singled with two RBIs for Hickory.

After five scoreless innings, Hickory got on the board in the bottom of the sixth when Aparicio hit a solo home run.

Kannapolis answered in the next half-inning when Carlos Perez hit an RBI single, scoring Tyler Frost to tie the game.

The Crawdads took the lead for good in the seventh when Yonny Hernandez hit an RBI single, scoring Pedro Gonzalez.

Derek Heffel (3-2) got the win in relief while Kannapolis starter Parker Rigler (6-4) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game. Joe Barlow pitched two scoreless innings for his third save of the season.

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