The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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March 17, 2014

South Stanly tops S. Davidson

Monday, March 17, 2014 — In baseball games this week, North Stanly earned back to back home wins, while South Stanly earned its first win of the season and West Stanly improved to 4-1 with a road win.

Friday’s Games

S. Stanly 4, S. Davidson 0

The Rebel Bulls took advantage of errors by the visiting South Davidson Wildcats to earn the team’s first win of 2014.

Jarrod Swaringen got the victory for South Stanly (1-6), pitching six shutout innings and allowing five hits while striking out eight.

Matthew Glidewell took the loss for the Wildcats (1-4) despite not allowing an earned run in the game. He issued six walks in the game to two strikeouts and allowed three hits.

Vance Deese singled to left with one out in the bottom of the first, stole second and third base and scored on his swipe of third when the catcher’s throw sailed into left field.

South Davidson had two runners on base twice in the first four innings but failed to score.

The Bulls scored twice in the bottom of the fourth on hustle plays after South Davidson turned a double play in the inning. Eli Blake walked and promptly took off for second base. The catchers’ throw sailed into center field and Luke Burris scored from third base. Blake later scored on a wild pitch to put the Bulls up 3-0.

In the sixth, Blake doubled and scored when Maxton Horton reached on an error.

Ryan Coley came on in relief for South in the seventh and closed the game out.

“Jarrod has worked hard in the offseason to get better,” South head coach Terry Tucker said.

“We brought him up tonight and gave him an opportunity to pitch for us, and he showed us what we needed to see.”

Tucker talked about the team’s youth overall and the start to the season.

“We are so young this year and we are trying to find a fit that will give us some wins,” Tucker said.

“Anytime you come off seasons like we have had the last couple of years, maybe we have to be brought back down to earth a little bit. We got a little confidence tonight; hopefully, that will help us going forward.”

South Stanly hosts Chatham Central on Tuesday then opens Yadkin Valley Conference West play on Friday at home against Queen’s Grant.

SD    000    000    0    0    5    3

SS    100    201    x    4    5    2

WP – Jarrod Swaringen (6 IP, 0 R, 5 hits, 2 BB, 8 K).

LP – Matthew Glidewell (4 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, 6 BB, 2 K)

Leading Hitters: SD – Corey Hartman 2-3, Easton Wall 1-2. SS– Vance Deese 1-2, R; Luke Burris 1-3, 2B, R; Eli Blake 1-2, 2B.

West Stanly 3, Piedmont 2 (8)

The Colts went on the road Friday night and earned a one-run extra-inning win over a former conference opponent and the defending 2A state champion Piedmont Panthers.

Zac Brown earned the win on the mound for West Stanly (4-1), allowing just one earned run on five hits with 10 strikeouts. Will Smith earned the save for the Colts.

Carson Davis led West going 2-for-3 at the plate, while Damon Smith and Baron Whitley each had RBI hits. Will Smith was 1-for-2 with a run scored and Hunter Martin and Tyler Huneycutt each added hits for the Colts.

West Stanly hosts Northwest Cabarrus on Monday.

Thursday’s Games

North Stanly 13, Severn 3

The Comets increased the team’s current win streak to four games with a 13-3 five inning non-conference win over the Severn Admirals from Maryland.

Will Moore earned the win for North (4-1) allowing two earned runs on six hits in pitching the complete game.

At the plate, Tyler Burris drove in five runs for North, including a home run and a double, while leadoff hitter Noah Crisco was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Comet freshman Aaron Walters ended the game in the bottom of the fifth with a walkoff hit in his first varsity at-bat.

S    000    12        3    6    2

NS    004    54        10    8    2

WP – Will Moore (5 IP, 2 ER, 6 hits, 2 BB, 6 K).

Leading Hitters: NS – Noah Crisco 3-3, 2B, RBI; Will Moore 2-4, 2 RBI; Tyler Burris 2-3, 2B, HR, 5 RBI; Matthew Lambert 2-2, 2B, RBI; Devin Wheeler 2-3, 2 RBI.

North Rowan 8, South Stanly 0

With a home non-conference loss to the Cavaliers, the Bulls dropped to 0-6 on the season.

NR    020    402    0    8    9    2

SS    000    000    0    0    4    2

WP – Brandon White (7 IP, 0 R, 4 hits, 0 BB, 6 K)

LP – Easton Horton (5 IP, 5 ER, 6 hits, 2 BB, 3 K)

Leading Hitters: NR – Jake Pritchard 4-4, 3 RBI; Chance Mazza 3-4, 2B, RBI. SS – Trey Mabry 2-3; Eli Blake 1-1.

Wednesday’s Game

North Stanly 5, Forest Hills 3

The Comets earned a win over an old Rocky River Conference opponent at home Wednesday night in Forest Hills.

Noah Crisco pitched the complete game victory for North, allowing two earned runs on four hits with eight strikeouts.

Will Moore and Cameron Vick each had two hits while Landon Mullis added a two-RBI double.

After neither team scored for three innings, Mullis’ double started a five-run bottom of the fourth for North.

The Jackets’ three runs came in the bottom of the sixth.

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