The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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July 3, 2014

Stanly County Legion juniors split at West Rowan, lose at Rowan

Thursday, July 3, 2014 — The Stanly County Post 76 junior legion team wrapped

up the team’s conference schedule this past weekend with

a doubleheader at West Rowan and a single game Sunday

versus Rowan County.

Stanly County 5-10, West Rowan 6-3

Because of an earlier rainout July 11, the home game

between Post 76 and West Rowan was moved to West

Rowan as part of a doubleheader on Saturday.

Stanly suffered a 6-5 loss in the first game of the doubleheader,

the rallied in the nightcap for a 10-3 win.

In the first game, Will Moore took the loss for Stanly,

allowing two earned runs on nine hits with two walks and

four strikeouts in eight innings of work.

Preston Burleson led the offense in the first game going

2-for-3, while Eli Blake and Stewart Laws were both 1-

for-3 and Seth Smyly was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

The second game of the doubleheader saw a solid pitching

complete-game performance for Stanly in a 10-3 victory.

Jarrod Swaringen allowed three earned runs on five hits

with seven walks and three strikeouts in seven innings,

getting the win for Post 76.

Andrew Kitts and Blake both led Stanly with two hits

each, while Andrew Oke was 1-for-3.

Rowan County 5, Stanly County 0

The Post 76 juniors fell to 9-9 overall and 2-8 in conference

play with a 5-0 road win Sunday at Rowan


Mason Sweet took the loss for Stanly, allowing three

earned runs on seven hits with no walks or strikeouts in

six innings of work.

Eli Blake was 1-for-2 for Stanly while Will Moore was

1-for-3 at the plate.

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