West baseball opens with road win at South Stanly

Published 12:15 pm Friday, March 1, 2019

The West Stanly baseball team scored 10 runs in the final three innings of Thursday’s game at South Stanly en route to an 11-3 win to open the Colts’ season.

Cody Kidd got the win for West, allowing two earned runs on three hits in 5.1 innings of work. Trent Wilson relieved Kidd in the sixth and pitched 1.2 scoreless innings.

Sawyer Smith took the loss for South (1-1), allowing one earned run in 2.2 innings.

Kidd also led the West offense with two doubles and five RBI, while Colten Austin added a two-run home run, Brady Parker had three hits and an RBI and Trent Wilson drove in three additional runs.

Smith was 2-for-2 for the Bulls with two RBI, while Drake Page and Hayden Brown both drove in runs.

A walk and a hit batter led to West’s first run of the game in the top of the third. With two outs, Stoker drove a single to center off South reliever Jake Almond, scoring Nathan Eury from second base.

The Colts added five runs in the fifth off Kidd’s RBI double, a Wilson two-RBI single and Austin’s homer to right.

West continued to increase the lead with three runs in the sixth on a Wilson sac fly and a wild pitch to lead 8-0.

Smith got the Bulls on the board in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single. Base hits from Page and Brown in the same inning pulled South within five runs, 8-3.

The Colts answered in the top of the seventh with three runs. Parker singled to center and Kidd drove in two with a double for the game’s final score.

West was scheduled to play Piedmont at home tonight but the game was postponed to Saturday.

South is scheduled to travel to North Moore on Saturday.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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