South softball claims 2019 YVC tourney

Published 4:38 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The South Stanly softball team won the program’s second Yadkin Valley Conference tournament title in three seasons on Friday night with a 12-2 six-inning victory over the West Montgomery Warriors.

Sadie Lee earned the win on the mound for South (20-2) not allowing an earned run on seven hits with two strikeouts.

Mattie Hinson led the South offense going 3 for 5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs. Adison Campbell was 3 for 4 driving in three runs while Emma Campbell added three RBIs as well. The Bulls had 13 hits in the game.

The Bulls trailed 2-0 after two innings then scored 12 unanswered runs over the next four innings to claim the title.

South won the regular-season title recently keeping a 43-game win streak of conference games won in the regular season alive.

South will have a bye in the first round as the No. 4 seed in the upcoming 1A state playoffs. The Bulls will host either No. 13 Chatham Charter (11-6) or No. 20 Swain County (13-6) on Friday in the second round.

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 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 four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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