YVC baseball, softball semifinals set

Published 6:42 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019

With several makeup games played on Monday and Tuesday, the Yadkin Valley Conference completed its baseball regular season.

In one of those games Tuesday, South Stanly finished a suspended game from earlier in the year at West Montgomery.

South earned a 4-0 win over the Warriors to finish 14-8 overall and 13-3 in the YVC finishing in third place behind first place North Stanly (19-2, 15-1) and second place Uwharrie Charter (17-4, 14-2).

Jordan Smith allowed two earned runs on nine hits taking the loss for the Warriors (7-10, 7-9).

Hayden Brown led the Bulls at the plate going 3 for 4 while Sawyer Smith added two hits including a double. Mabe Campbell had an RBI double for the Bulls as well.

The loss pushed West Montgomery into fifth place in the final standings and out of the YVC tournament semifinals opening Thursday at South Stanly.

North Stanly takes on fourth-seed North Moore (9-11, 8-8) in the second game at 7:30 p.m. while the Bulls take on No. 2 Uwharrie Charter at 4:30 p.m.

The YVC baseball finals will be Friday night at 7.

YVC Softball Semis

Just across the way from the Bulls’ baseball team, the semifinals of the YVC’s softball tournament will be hosted by South Stanly as well, starting Thursday evening.

No. 2 West Montgomery (14-3, 13-3) takes on the third-seeded North Stanly Comets (13-5, 12-4) at 5 p.m.

The top-seeded hosts from South will take on No. 4 Uwharrie Charter (12-6, 11-5) in the second game of the semifinals at 7 p.m.

The winners from the semifinals play at 6 p.m. Friday night for the YVC tournament title.

Sports Editor Charles Curcio can be reached via email at charles.curcio@stanlynewspress.com, 704-983-1361 or via Twitter (@charles_curcio).

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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