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May 16, 2014

West Stanly softball claims RRC tournament title

Sunday, May 11, 2014 — The West Stanly softball program has had vast amounts of successover the past several seasons in

conference play, including in this year’s newly realigned Rocky River Conference.

West Stanly entered the 2014 season having won two of the past three RRC tournament titles and defending the 2A state championship.

West also has past the overall 20-win mark for the past six seasons.

The Colts took care of conference play this season with a 9-1 record for the regular-season crown, then used a four-run first inning in the RRC tourney finals to claim West’s third title in four

years with a 7-1 win over the Parkwood Rebels.

Brennan Broadaway, who was named the 2014 RRC Pitcher of the Year, got the win on the mound for West Stanly (19-5). Baylee Morton took the loss for the Rebels (13-9).

Samantha Lowder delivered a three-run home run to help lead the offense for the Colts. Regan Johnson and Kelsey Pardini also added RBIs as well.

More postseason individual honors went to West Stanly after the game as catcher Walker Barbee was named the 2014 RRC Player of the Year.

Head coach Wesley Kidd was also named the 2014 RRC Coach of the Year.

P 000 000 1 1 4 2

WS 400 021 x 7 7 0

WP – Brennan Broadaway

LP – Baylee Morton

Leading Hitters: P – Haley Melton 2-4; Baylee Morton

1-3; Alexis Hardy 1-3. WS – Abby Pate 2-4; Brennan

Broadaway 1-2; Sam Lowder 1-1, HR, 3 RBI; Regan

Johnson 1-1, RBI; Kelsey Pardini 1-3, RBI; Raegan

Thomas 1-1.


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