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April 28, 2014

South Stanly post 1-2 record at Diamond Beach Classic

Sunday, April 27, 2014 — The South Stanly Rebel Bulls baseball squad traveled to Columbus County this week for three games over the Easter break in the Diamond Beach Classic.

South faced 4A Richmond Senior on Monday, then took on Harrell’s Academy on Tuesday and wrapped

up the event with a game versus Winslow Township.

Monday’s Game

Richmond 1, South Stanly 0

The Bulls opened the tournament against the 4A Richmond Senior Raiders and struggled to find offense

in a 1-0 loss. Richmond (11-6-1) eventually went on to win the tournament with winsover the Bulls, North Brunswick and West Brunswick. South struck out 11 times in the loss to the Raiders and did not manage a hit, while Dylan Starnes allowed just one earned runs on four hits in the loss for the Bulls.

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RS 000 000 1 1 4 5

LP – Dylan Starnes (7 IP, 1 ER, 4

hits, 2 BB, 6 K).

Tuesday’s Game

South Stanly 7, Harrell’s Acad. 0

The Bulls bounced back in the next round of the tournament with a shutout victory over the Harrell’s Christian Academy Crusaders, a school based in Sampson and Duplin counties.

Easton Horton picked up the win for the Bulls, allowing no earned runs on two hits in the complete game victory. Horton walked one and struck out eight.

Malik Lomax led the offense in the game for South with two hits and an RBI, while Eli Blake added two RBIs with a hit. Maxton Horton, Chase Frick and Vance Deese also had hits.

HA    000    000    0    0    2    3

SS    502    000    x    7    6    1

WP – Easton Horton (7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 BB, 8 K).

Hitters: SS – Malik Lomax 2-3, RBI; Maxton Horton 1-3, RBI; Chase Frick 1-2, RBI; Eli Blake 1-3, 2 RBI; Vance Deese 1-2.

Wednesday’s Game

Winslow Town. 9, South Stanly 8

In South’s final game of the tournament, the Bulls took on the Winslow Township Eagles from Atco, N.J.

The bulls rallied from a 4-0 deficit and led 8-5 before allowing four runs in the fifth and sixth innings to suffer a 9-8 loss.

Jarrod Swaringen took the loss for the Bulls (9-11), allowing four earned runs on four hits in 2.2 innings of work.

Malik Lomax led the offense with three RBIs, while Vance Deese drove in two and Coley added an RBI.

South hosts North Stanly on Tuesday, travels to Queen’s Grant on Wednesday then wraps up the regular season on Friday taking on Gray Stone at Joe Ferebee Field on the Pfeiffer campus.

SS    004    400    0    8    6    6

WT    221    031    x    9    9    1

LP – Jarrod Swaringen (2.2 IP, 4 ER, 4 hits, 3 BB, 1 K)

Hitters: Hitters: SS – Malik Lomax 1-4, 3 RBI; Luke Burris 1-4; Maxton Horton 1-2; Vance Deese 1-1, 2 RBI; Trey Lisk 1-4; Ryan Coley 1-3, RBI.

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