The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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April 23, 2012

North earns two Rocky River wins

Monday, April 23, 2012 — The North Stanly Comets earned two Rocky River Conference wins this week, including one amazing individual performance in their first contest.

North Stanly 13

Union Academy 1

On Tuesday afternoon, Comet sophomore Zac Almond had a day at the plate he will likely not forget anytime soon.

As the Comets rolled past the Cardinals 13-1 in five innings, Almond went 2-4 at the plate, but he made the most of those at-bats.

In the third inning, Almond had a three-run home run, followed by a grand slam in the fifth inning, finishing the game with seven RBIs.

Seth Kimrey had a solid day for North as well, going 4-4 with a double and two RBIs.

North racked up 13 hits in the game earning the win on the road.

Matt Huneycutt allowed one earned run on three hits in five innings of work, with Chandler Musselwhite’s solo home run in the bottom of the first inning the only offense of the day for the Cardinals.

NS    023    17        13    13    0

UA    100    00        1    4    1

WP – Matt Huneycutt (5 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, 6 K)

LP – Landon Hendrix ( 4.2 IP, 8 ER, 10 hits, 3 BB, 3 K)

Leading Hitters: NS – Seth Kimrey 4-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Zac Almond 2-4, 2 HR, 7 RBI; Ethan Rowell 1-2, RBI; Derek Tucker 1-3, RBI. UA – Chandler Musselwhite 1-2, HR.

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On Wednesday, the Comets improved to 8-10 overall and 6-4 in the Rocky River Conference with a 16-0 three-inning win over the Redhawks.

Taylor Thomas got the win on the mound for North, walking one and striking out seven Monroe batters.

Brian Stevens led the team with four RBIs as five different players were perfect at the plate. Almond and Matt Huneycutt were 3-3 each, combining for three RBIs, while Carson Sells was 2-2 with an RBI.

The Comets travel to Cuthbertson on Monday night in a game that was postponed due to rain earlier this month.

North will be at Forest Hills on Tuesday and at West Stanly on Friday.

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