The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 18, 2013

Stanly County American Legion Baseball Notebook

Post 76 ends losing slide, builds three-game win streak

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 — The Stanly County senior baseball squad ended a brief three-game losing slide by winning three in a row, starting with a doubleheader in Mocksville on Saturday and continuing with a Southeast Conference home win Sunday versus Kannapolis.

Saturday’s Games

Stanly County 10

Mocksville 0

Justin Crump threw six innings of two-hit shutout baseball for Post 76 while Rusty Brown had three RBIs and two extra-base hits in a six-inning win over Mocksville.

SC    010    045        10    10    1

M    000    000        0    2    4

WP – Justin Crump (6 IP, 0 R, 2 hits, 2 BB, 3 K).

LP – Carillo (5 IP, 3 ER, 6 hits, 2 BB, 1 K).

Leading Hitters: SC – Rusty Brown 2-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI; Dylan Dowdy 2-4, 2B; J.P. Lisk 2-3;Bryan Blanton 2-4, RBI. M – Shibota 1-2; Boswell 1-3.

Stanly County 10

Wilkes County 0

Cody McKenzie, Clay Fesperman and Zac Almond combined for eight hits and eight RBIs while Heath Blackmon earned the win for Post 76.

WC    000    000        0    3    1

SC    102    502        10    12    1

WP – Heath Blackmon (5.2 IP, 0 R, 3 hits, 2 BB, 1 K).

LP – Richards (3.2 IP, 6 ER, 9 hits, 1 BB, 0 K).

Leading Hitters: WC – Crabb 1-2; Caudill 1-2. SC – Clay Fesperman 3-4, 2 RBI; Cody McKenzie 3-4, 2 2B, 3B, 3 RBI; Zac Almond 2-3, 3 RBI.

Sunday’s Game

Stanly County 4

Kannapolis 2

On the same day that Carlos Rodon threw a complete game victory for N.C. State in the 2013 NCAA College World Series, Stanly County Post 76 fans were treated to a similar performance by Cody McKenzie in a 4-2 win over Kannapolis to open conference play this season.

McKenzie was perfect through 6.1 innings, retiring the first 19 batters in a row before a hard line drive hit off of him and his throw to first was not in time.

Stanly’s starting pitcher also helped his own cause out with a two-RBI single in a four-run third inning.

Clay Fesperman was 3-for-4 for Stanly with a double and a run score, as well as picking up the save.

K    000    000    020    2    5    3

SC    004    000    00x    4    7    2

WP – Cody McKenzie (8 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, 0 BB, 11 K).

LP – Hagler (4.1 IP, 3 ER, 5 hits, 3 BB, 3 K).

S – Clay Fesperman (1 IP, 0 R, 1 hits, 2 K).

Leading Hitters: K – Dustin Mace 2-4. SC – Cody McKenzie 1-3, 2 RBI; Clay Fesperman 3-4, 2B, 2 SB.

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