Colts baseball sweeps Anson, stays tied for first in RRC

Published 5:54 pm Friday, April 12, 2019

Maintaining first place in the Rocky River Conference baseball standings, West Stanly swept this past week’s three-game series with the Anson County Bearcats, winning a home doubleheader Wednedsay while posting a road win Thursday.

The wins improved the Colts’ record to 15-1 overall and 12-0 in the RRC, tied with Mount Pleasant (12-4, 12-0) for first place. The two teams face off this week, starting Monday night at The Ball Park at West Stanly.

West Stanly 12, Anson 0
The Colts’ Cody Kidd limited the Bearcats to one hit over five innings in the first game of Wednesday’s twin bill. Kidd walked two and fanned 10 Bearcats to pick up the win.

Colton Austin and Cody Naylor both drove in two runs each while Connor Tucker and Trent Wilson both had doubles in the game for the Colts. Kidd, Lukas Scott and Nathan Eury each drove in a run.

West Stanly 11, Anson 0

The nightcap of the twinbill saw another five-inning win for the Colts with Trent Wilson picking up the win on the mound for West.

Wilson struck out four and scattered three hits walking one batter for the Colts.

Eight different Colts had doubles in the win while seven different West plays drove in runs, led by Tucker’s three RBIs.

West Stanly 6, Anson 2

Michael Crayton went 5.2 innings on the mound to get the win Thursday not allowing an earned run on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Riley Huneycutt and Brady Parker combined for 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Nathan Eury was 2 for 3 in the game including a two-RBI home run in the second inning. Brady Parker added a double and an RBI sacrifice fly while Connor Tucker drove in two runs with a hit in the top of the fourth inning.

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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