By Charles Curcio, Sports Editor
Monday, May 13, 2013 —
Three Stanly County baseball teams opened play in the state playoffs on Friday night, two on the road and one at home.
South Stanly hosted a familiar opponent in East Montgomery, while Albemarle traveled to Central Academy in Monroe and West Stanly travelled to Randleman.
1A State Playoffs
South Stanly 4
East Montgomery 2
South Stanly opened their 2013 playoffs on Friday after earning a 6-4 non-conference win over West Stanly on Tuesday.
The Bulls’ first-round opponent, East Montgomery, had played South tough in two previous games, with the Bulls winning with margins of 1-0 at home and 5-4 on the road.
The third matchup on Friday night saw the Bulls jump out to an early lead and hold on for the 4-2 victory.
Central Academy 2
The Bulldogs opened the playoffs on Friday with a road win at Walter Bickett Stadium over Central Academy Cougars (2-12) 18-2.
Albemarle travels to Mount Airy (14-10) on Tuesday.
2A State Playoffs
West Stanly 5
The West Stanly Colts suffered a loss in the opening round of the state 2A playoffs that was described by head coach David Lee as “heartbreaking.”
For more on the games, see the May 12 print edition.