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April 14, 2014

Stanly County Softball Notebook

West Stanly tops Parkwood; North Stanly sweeps Queen's Grant; Gray Stone downs Albemarle in twinbill

Sunday, April 13, 2014 — In high school softball games this week, West Stanly moved one game closer to clinching the regular-season conference title, while North Stanly faced Queen’s Grant in a doubleheader.

Thursday’s Game

West Stanly 3, Parkwood 2 (8)

The defending 2A state champion Colts continued the team’s recent winning ways on Thursday with another dramatic walkoff win.

Brennan Broadaway provided the walkoff hit for the second straight night as the Colts increased the team’s current win streak to 10 with a 3-2 extra-inning victory.

Broadaway also earned the win on the mound for West Stanly (13-4, 7-0 RRC).

Abby Pate and Broadaway each had two hits for the Colts, while Maddie Brown added a hit and Shelby Green contributed a solo home run.

The win gives West Stanly a two-and-a-half game lead in the standings over Central Academy and a three-game lead over Mount Pleasant.

West Stanly travels to Mount Pleasant on Tuesday, then returns home for non-conference games on Wednesday and Thursday against East Rowan and North Stanly, respectively.

P    000    100    10    2    7    1

WS    101    000    01    3    6    1

WP – Brennan Broadaway

LP – Baylee Morton

Leading Hitters: P – Haley Melton 1-4; Riley Trull 1-5; Abby Lathan 2-4; Baylee Morton 1-3, HR, RBI; Hardee 2-4. WS – Abby Pate 2-3; Maddie Brown 1-4; Brennan Broadaway 2-4, RBI; Shelby Green 1-3, HR, RBI.

Friday’s Games

North Stanly 15-15

Queen’s Grant 0-0

The Comets entered Friday’s doubleheader with the Queen’s Grant Stallions leading South Stanly in the Yadkin Valley Conference West standings.

North built on that lead and dominated the last-place Stallions in two 15-0 three-innings victories.

Whitney Griffin and Samantha Pugh combined to strike out 17 of the Stallions’ 18 batters in both games, each throwing three perfect innings.

Heidi Smith had four hits in both games for the Comets (9-3, 6-0 YVC West).

North hosts Gray Stone on Tuesday and travels to West Stanly for a non-conference matchup on Thursday.

Game 1

QG    000            0    0    0

NS    (15)0            15    11    0

WP – Whitney Griffin (3 IP, 0 R, 0 hits, 9 K)

Leading Hitters: NS – Heidi Smith 2-3, Whitney Griffin 2-2; Megan Luther 2-2.

Game 2

QG    000            0    0    0

NS    726            15    11    0

WP – Samantha Pugh (3 IP, 0 R, 0t hits, 8 K)

Leading Hitters: NS – Bre Burleson 2-2; Heidi Smith 2-3; Hailey Simpson 3-3.

Gray Stone 15-15

Albemarle 0-0

The Knights kept pace with South Stanly for second place in the YVC West standings with a doubleheader sweep of Albemarle on Friday at Rock Creek Park.

Game 1

GS    4(11)0        15    8    1

A    000            0    1    4

WP – Madison Hunter (2 IP, 0 R, 1 hit, 0 BB, 6 K).

LP – Caroline Brown.

Leading Hitters: GS – Jordan Orick 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Sydney Smith 2-3, 3B, 3 RBI; Rylee Furr 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Sydney Freeman 2-3, 2B; Rebekah Robinson 1-2, RBI. A – Kayla Elliott 1-2.

Game 2

A    000            0    2    0

A    582            15    9    1

WP – Savannah Poole (2 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 0 BB, 1 K).

LP – Kayla Elliott.

Leading Hitters: A – Jabree Bogan 1-1; Suzannah Sistare 1-1. GS – Jordan Orick 1-3, 3B, 3 RBI; Alyssa Herlocker 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Rylee Furr 1-1, 2 RBI; Rebekah Robinson 1-2, 2 RBI; Mica Furr 1-1, RBI; Savannah Hartsell 1-1, 2B, RBI.

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