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May 27, 2014

West Stanly softball suffers loss at Forbush

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — The defending 2A state champion West Stanly Colts softball team saw the goal of a repeat trip to Raleigh not come to fruition in a 4-1 road loss at Forbush in the fourth round of the state playoffs Friday.

Two errors in the first inning by the Colts (22-6) led to three Forbush  (21-4) runs.

“Those three runs set the tone for what went on,” West head coach Wesley Kidd said.

“(Miller) did a good job of hitting spots and not walking people, then we became less patient at the plate then we normally are.”

West got on the board in the fifth when Abby Pate reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on a Maddie Brown RBI single.

Miller answered the Colts’ run in the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run enroute to the win.

For a young team, a lot of people probably thought we wouldn’t be back here at this level,” Kidd said.

“You can’t let one game define what you did all year,” Kidd said.

“We battled back, won the conference and the conference tournament. It’s hard when your expectations are high, but they should be high. You should aim high and expect to get there.”

Samantha Lowder and Kelsey Pardini are the two seniors graduating this year for West Stanly.

WS    000    010    0    1    5    4

F    300    010    x    4    8    0

WP – Sydney Miller (7 IP, 1 ER, 5 hits, 2 BB, 3 K)

LP – Brennan Broadaway (6 IP, 1 ER, 8 hits, 2 BB, 3 K)

Hitters:  WS – Abby Pate 1-3; Maddie Brown 1-2, RBI; Regan Johnson 1-3, 2B; Kelsey Pardini 1-3; Raegan Thomas 1-3. F – Allison Mitchell 2-4; Savannah Yale 2-4, 2B; Sydney Miller 1-3, HR, RBI; Mallory Choplin 2-3, RBI; Regan Gentry 1-3.


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