The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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July 2, 2014

Uwharrie Bobcats lose two in Asheboro

Tuesday, July 1 2014 — The Uwharrie Bobcats 70+ softball team, sponsored by Uwharrie Bank, suffered two loses last Saturday in Piedmont Senior Softball League (PSSL) play in Asheboro.

As Ron Crawley pointed out, “Sometimes the bats are with you and sometimes they are against you,” Bobcat Ron Crawley said.

“Last Saturday they were with us at Rock Creek Park and we won two. This time it looks like they stayed home.”

The PSSL will hold its next tournament at Rock Creek Park July 12th starting at 9:15.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend and support the 70+ Uwharrie Bobcats.

Asheboro 16, Uwharrie 5

The Bobcats started the top of the first inning with Ron Janey and Robert Huneycutt reaching base safely, but Asheboro's defense held and neither scored.

Asheboro scored seven runs in the bottom of the inning for a 7-0 lead.

Ron Crawley led off the top of the second with a walk for the Bobcats but Asheboro again prevented a run from crossing the plate.

Asheboro scored two more runs in the bottom of the inning for a 9-0 lead.

Chesley Greene and Don Morrison reached base safely in the top of the third but neither scored.

Janey and Larry Coble reached base in the top of the fourth inning and scored in front of a hit by Moody Lemons to move the score to 9-2.

Asheboro scored five more runs in the bottom of the fourth changing the score to 14-2.

Uwharrie did not score a run in the fifth or sixth inning, while Asheboro added two runs in the bottom of the sixth, pushing the lead to 16-2.

The Bobcats had another shot in the top of the seventh. Coble, Lemons, and Martin Efird scored in front of hits by Oscar Shelton and Earle Trulove for the game’s final score.

Salisbury 14, Uwharrie 11

Salisbury jumped out in front of The Bobcats in the top of the first inning scoring five runs in the first innings while holding Uwharrie scoreless in the first two frames.

Salisbury scored five more runs in the top of the third before the Bobcats got on the board.

Uwharrie scored two runs in the bottom of the inning when Chesley Greene and Jerry Willard reached base and scored in front of hits by Robert Huneycutt and Larry Coble which moved the score to 10-2.

After Salisbury scored a run in the top of the fourth, the Bobcats again cut into the lead. In the bottom of the fourth, Martin Efird led off with a triple and scored when Oscar Shelton reached base safely. Don Barnhardt singled to drive in Shelton and Don Wait followed with a hit that scored Barnhardt which cut the lead to 11-5.

Salisbury pushed the lead to nine runs with a run in the fifth and two in the sixth to lead 14-5 heading to the bottom of the sixth and final inning.

Coble, Moody Lemons, Efird, Ron Crawley, Shelton, and Barnhardt all scored in the sixth with supporting hits from Don Wait and Greene to make the final score 14-11.


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