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April 10, 2014

Stanly County Softball Notebook

West Stanly sweeps doubleheader; Gray Stone wins at South Davidson; North Stanly beats Albemarle in four innings

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — In high school softball games this week, West Stanly hosted both Central Academy and Northwest Cabarrus in a doubleheader, while Gray Stone traveled to South Davidson and North Stanly traveled to Rock Creek Park to take on Albemarle.

Wednesday’s Games

West Stanly 4, NW Cabarrus 3

In the second game of the twinbill, the host Colts were in a situation that has been more the exception than the rule this season: trailing on the scoreboard.

West Stanly did not lead the Northwest Cabarrus Trojans until the final swing of the bat when Brennan Broadaway drove in Maddie Brown from second base with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel the Colts to a 4-3 win.

Broadaway earned the win for West (12-4) on the mound, allowing two earned runs on three hits.

Abby Peterson put the Trojans up 1-0 in the first inning with an RBI single, then  made it 2-0 in the second inning with an RBI groundout from Madison Webb.

In the bottom of the third, Brown laced a single to right and the throw home went over the catcher’s head, allowing Payton Halliman to score.

Northwest added another run in the top of the fourth, but Abby Pate answered for West in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run home run to left field.

In the bottom of the seventh, Brown reached second base on a fielding error in the outfield and scored on Broadaway’s walkoff single for the win, West’s ninth straight victory.

NC    110    100    0    3    3    2

WS    001    020    1    4    8    1

WP – Brennan Broadaway (7 IP, 2 ER, 3 hits, 3 BB, 1 K).

LP – Brittany Duncan (1.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, 3 BB, 2 K).

Leading Hitters: NC – Abby Peterson 1-3, RBI; Mason Combs 1-2, RBI. WS – Walker Barbee 2-3; Brennan Broadaway 2-4, 2B, RBI; Abby Pate 1-4, HR, 2 RBI.

West Stanly 12, Central Academy 2

The opening game of the doubleheader at West saw the Colts jump out to a five-run lead and eventually earn a six-inning win over the Cougars, improving West’s Rocky River Conference record to 6-0.

The Colts host Parkwood tonight at 6.

CA    000    101        2    4    2

WS    500    142        12    9    1

WP – Brennan Broadaway

LP – Savana Smith

Leading Hitters: CA – Lexi Starnes 2-3. WS – Walker Barbee 2-4, 2 RBI; Samantha Lowder 2-4, 2B, RBI; Payton Halliman 2-2; Abby Pate 2-3, 2B

Gray Stone 7, South Davidson 0

The Knights improved to 4-4 overall with a 7-0 shutout win at South Davidson.

Sydney Freeman scattered four hits and struck out 10 batters to earn the win for Gray Stone.

In the top of the first, Alyssa Herlocker put the Knights up 2-0 with a two-RBI single to left field, scoring Freeman and Jordan Orick.

Sydney Smith had an RBI single in the third and Allyson Barnett delivered an RBI triple in the fifth to put the Knights up 4-0.

Gray Stone scored two unearned runs in the sixth and capped off the scoring in the seventh with Savannah Hartsell’s RBI single, her third hit in the game.

GS    201    012    1    7    13    1

SD    000    000    0    0    4    3

WP – Sydney Freeman (7 IP, 0 R, 4 hits, 0 BB, 10 K).

LP – D. Hunt (7 IP, 4 ER, 13 hits, 2 BB, 7 K).

Leading Hitters: GS – Savannah Hartsell 3-4, RBI; Jordan Orick 2-3; Alyssa Herlocker 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Sydney Smith 2-4, RBI; Allyson Barnett 1-3, 3B, RBI.

Tuesday’s Game

North Stanly 16, Albemarle 0

The Comets improved to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in Yadkin Valley Conference West play with a win at Albemarle.

Freshman Caroline Brown took the loss for Albemarle (1-7, 1-4) while another freshman, Kayla Elliott, led the Bulldogs with two hits

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