The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

June 1, 2013

South Stanly claims second straight 1A state title

Rebel Bulls outlast Midway Raiders 14-12 in Game Three

By Charles Curcio, Sports Editor

Saturday, June 1, 2013 — The third and final game of the 2013 1A baseball State Finals Series between South Stanly and Midway mirrored the previous game, with similar visual and physical properties but reversed.

Both teams again reached double figures in runs and hits but it was South Stanly that jumped out to a huge early lead and held on in the seventh inning for a 14-12 win and its second straight 1A state title.

Chase Poplin was named the series' Most Valuable Player after going 4-for-5 in the final game with a three-run home run and four RBIs.

The title win for South Stanly is their third in five seasons.

For full coverage of this game, see the June 4 print edition.

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