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North Stanly softball advances with dramatic ninth-inning win

With a 1-0 nine-inning win on Tuesday night over fellow Yadkin Valley Conference opponent Uwharrie Charter, the North Stanly softball team advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.

Merris Talbert threw a complete-game shutout for No. 15 North (14-6) striking out 15 batters.

Mimi Selke tripled and scored on a Callie Parker single with one out in the ninth.

North plays at No. 2 Roxboro Community on Friday at 5.

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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