Wednesday, May 8, 2013 — Six high school baseball and softball teams from Stanly County have qualified for their respective classification's state playoffs to start this week.
In the 1A baseball playoffs, South Stanly (21-4) will host wild card East Montgomery (10-12), while Albemarle (11-15) will travel to Central Academy (2-11) on Friday.
West Stanly (12-12) finished third in the Rocky River Conference and will travel to Randleman (21-5), the No. 1 seed from the PAC-6 Conference, for a game in the 2A baseball playoffs.
On the softball side, West Stanly (20-4) earned the No. 2 RRC seed and will travel to No. 2 Surry Central (12-12) on Friday.
In the 1A softball bracket, South Stanly (15-8) will host the No. 3 seed from the Southern Piedmont Conference, Lake Norman Charter (6-14). Gray Stone (11-11) reached the playoffs as a wild card and will travel to Union Academy (4-13).