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North baseball shuts out West Montgomery

The North Stanly baseball team inched closer to securing the Yadkin Valley Conference regular season championship with Wednesday’s 10-0 five-inning win over West Montgomery.

Rhett Lowder threw five innings of one-hit baseball for the Comets, striking out 11 with one walk.

The North starter also helped his own cause at the plate going 3-for-4 with three RBI. Hunter Sells was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, while Nic Melton added a double, an RBI and two hits. Drew Little and J.D. Whitley also drove in runs.

North was still without its seniors in the game due to last week’s senior trip.

The Comets lead Uwharrie Charter by one and a half games in the conference standings. The Eagles have two games left to play while North’s final regular season YVC game is April 29 at North Moore.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. 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 been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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