The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

April 24, 2013

Stanly County Baseball Notebook

By Charles Curcio, Sports Editor
SNAP

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 — In high school baseball action last week, the South Stanly Rebel Bulls varsity squad claimed a share of the Yadkin Valley Conference regular-season title with wins over North Rowan and Chatham Central.

Other results included Albemarle earning a YVC win over Gray Stone, West Stanly falling on a weekend game to Piedmont in Rocky River Conference play Saturday and a thrilling end for North Stanly fans in the Comets’ home game Monday against Central Academy.

Thursday’s Games

South Stanly 11

North Rowan 1


Having suffered only their second loss of the season earlier in the week to West Montgomery, the Rebel Bulls bounced back in strong fashion on Thursday night with an 11-1 YVC road win at North Rowan.

Albemarle 4

Gray Stone 1


The Bulldogs played host to Gray Stone on Thursday evening and overcame an early one-run deficit to improve to 9-12 overall and 7-6 in the YVC with a 4-1 win over the Knights (2-11, 2-10).

Saturday’s Games

South Stanly 2

Chatham Central 0


South grabbed at the least a share of the YVC regular-season title Saturday with a 2-0 win at Chatham Central.

Piedmont 6

West Stanly 3


The West Stanly Colts suffered a conference loss to Piedmont 6-3 in nine innings on Saturday evening.

Monday’s Game

North Stanly 5

Central Academy 3


North Stanly catcher Zac Almond made his only hit in Monday’s 5-3 Rocky River Conference home win over Central Academy matter the most.

Almond’s walk-off three-run homer capped a five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning and gave the Comets the victory, improving North’s record to 10-9 overall and 5-5 in the RRC.

For stats and more on these games, see Tuesday's print edition.