North Stanly softball season ends at Robbinsville

Published 2:09 pm Saturday, May 18, 2019

The No. 15 seeded North Stanly Comets softball team’s season ended on Friday night in the last leg of more than 1,200 miles of driving in three recent road playoff games. The Comets lost at No. 3 Robbinsville, 11-3.

Jerri Anna Roper earned the win for the Black Knights (23-3) allowing three earned runs on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Merris Talbert took the loss for the Comets (16-7) pitching into the fourth inning. She helped her own cause out in the top of the first inning. After Payton Landis walked with one out, Talbert drove in two runs with a home run to left field.

Robbinsville answered with two runs in the bottom of the first then took the lead in the second after the Comets cut down a runner at the plate. The Black Knights scored another run in the third inning then Landis replaced Talbert in the circle for the Comets in the fourth.

North cut the lead to 4-3 with a solo home run from senior catcher and leadoff hitter Mimi Selke. The hosts broke the game open with seven runs over the next two innings.

The Comets graduate six seniors from this year’s team: Selke, Devin Eury, Camille Shelton, Abby Roseman, Aaliyah Duncan and Taylor Almond.

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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