The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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June 6, 2014

Stanly County seniors end losing streak with win at Randolph County

Thursday, June 5, 2014 — After the Stanly County American Legion Post 76 senior squad saw a losing streak reach seven games on Saturday, the team ended that trend on Monday night with a road win at McCrary Park over Randolph County Post 45.

Saturday’s Game

Concord 7, Stanly County 6

Post 76 was scheduled to play two games on Saturday at the field at Central Cabarrus High School against Concord and Kannapolis, but the second game for Stanly never took place due to the sprinklers having been left on the previous night.

After a lengthly delay, Stanly County played one seven-inning game with Concord, rallying from a 6-0 deficit but falling in the end 7-6.

Justin Crump took the loss for Stanly, relieved by Matt Lambert. Lambert allowed just one run over the next six innings while Stanly rallied with five runs in the second and a run in the top of the fourth that tied the game.

Concord (4-6) took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth.

SC    050    100    0    6    8    0

C    600    010    0    7    8    2

LP – Justin Crump

Leading Hitters:  SC – Rusty Brown 2-3, 2B, RBI; Zac Almond 2-2.

Stanly County 8, Randolph Co. 2

A returning starting pitcher from his freshman season at college helped Post 76 end a seven-game losing slide with five strong innings on the mound in an 8-2 win at Randolph County.

Former South Stanly standout and current Liberty University pitcher Russ Weiker allowed two runs in five innings and struck out six batters.

Rusty Brown had three hits and scored four times for Stanly County (3-8), while Vance Deese added three RBIs, including a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning. David Singletary also had a multi-hit night for Stanly with two hits.

SC    310    200    001    8    11    0

RC    100    001    000    2    6    3

WP – Russ Weiker (5 IP, 2 R, 6 K)

Leading Hitters:  SC – Rusty Brown 3-4, 4 R, RBI; Vance Deese 2-4, HR, 3 RBI; David Singletary 2-5.

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