The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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June 23, 2014

Post 76 juniors lose conference home game to South Rowan

Sunday, June 22, 2014 — The hot weather that has engulfed Don Montgomery Park and Stanly County has produced a great deal of lightning and thunderstorms, both of which have wreaked havoc with baseball games.

Stanly’s junior American Legion squad had to wait well over an hour to resume its home game on Wednesday night with divisional opponent South Rowan.

Wednesday’s game was Stanly’s second divisional game in three days after Post 76 lost on the road at Carson 14-4 on Monday night.

The visitors struck in the top of the third inning and scored enough in that frame to ensure a shortened 4-2 win over Stanly County in five innings.

Will Moore allowed four earned runs on three hits in three innings of work for Stanly County (7-3, 1-2 div.), walking three and striking out three batters.

A walk, a bunt single and a fielder’s choice set the table for a home run from South Rowan that was part of a three-run top of the second inning.

Seth Smyly walked to open the bottom of the second and later scored on an RBI hit to get Post 76 on the board.

South Rowan added another run in the top of the third to increase the visitors’ lead to three runs again.

Andrew Oke reached on an error in the bottom of the fifth and later scored to again pull Stanly within two runs before the game was called.

Stanly will travel to Randolph County for a non-league game today, then travel to South Rowan for a rematch on Wednesday. Post 76’s next home game is slated for Thursday against Carson.

SR    031    00        4    6    1

SC    010    01        2    3    0

WP – Norton (5 IP, 2 R, 3 hits, 4 BB, 3 K)

LP – Will Moore (3 IP, 4 ER, 3 hits, 3 BB, 3 K)

Leading Hitters: SR – Remington 2-3, HR; Norton 1-2; Tatauka 1-3; Belk 1-2. SC – Eli Blake 1-3; Stewart Laws 1-2; Trey Lisk 1-2.

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