The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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March 17, 2013

Stanly County Baseball Notebook

West Stanly Colts shut out Forest Hills; Albemarle Bulldogs downed by Severn; North Stanly tops North Moore

Sunday, March 17, 2013 — In baseball games this Thursday and Friday, West Stanly blanked Forest Hills on the road while Albemarle took on a non-conference opponent from Maryland.

Thursday’s Games

West Stanly 6

Forest Hills 0

The Colts got another strong performance from starting pitcher Zac Brown in a 6-0 road win at Forest Hills.

Friday’s Games

Severn 9

Albemarle 4

Making a southern tour on their school’s spring break, the Severn Admirals from Maryland paid a visit to Don Montgomery Park on Friday night to take on host Albemarle in an exhibition game.

The host Bulldogs were coming off a 10-0 five-inning loss at West Montgomery where Warrior starting pitcher Cody McKenzie held Albemarle to no runs on two hits.

The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead at home but an error-filled inning broke the game open and led to a 9-4 loss for Albemarle.

S    021    400    2    9    5    0

A    201    010    0    4    6    4

WP – Christian Marciano (7 IP, 4 ER, 6 hits, 5 BB, 5 K)

LP – Andre Ridenhour (3 IP, 3 ER, 2 hits, 4 BB, 2 K)

Leading Hitters: S – Keenan Schlegel 2-4, RBI; David Jaklitsch 1-5, 2 RBI; Jack Treanor 1-4, 2 RBI. A – Bryan Blanton 3-4, 2B, RBI; Paul Cagle 1-1, RBI; Markez Brown 1-3, 3B.

North Stanly 4

North Moore 2

In non-conference action on Friday night, the North Stanly Comets earned a 4-2 home win over a future Yadkin Valley Conference opponent in North Moore.

NM    200    000    0    2    4    2

NS    000    220    x    4    6    2

WP – Hunter Lunsford (7 IP, 0 ER, 4 hits, 5 BB, 4 K).

LP – John Wallace.

Leading Hitters: NM – Lambert 1-3, R; Matt Spivey 1-3. NS – Mason Smith 2-3, RBI; Carson Sells 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Derek Tucker 1-2, RBI.

For more on these games, see Sunday's print edition.

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