By Charles Curcio and Dan O'Neal
Friday, May 31, 2013 — The state finals best-of-three series for South Stanly baseball and West Stanly softball kicked off Friday night.
At NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, the Rebel Bulls got a masterful performance from starting pitcher Russ Weiker in a 3-0 shutout win over Midway.
Weiker went the distance on the mound, striking out eight batters while pitching a one-hit complete-game shutout for South (29-5).
West Stanly took a 1-0 lead in their best of three 2A state softball series with an 8-5 win at Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh over South Granville.
Brennan Broadaway led the Colts going 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
For more on these games, see the June 2 print edition.
Coverage of Saturday's games will appear at www.thesnaponline.com along with live tweets from Greensboro and reports from Raleigh.