Stanly 14-year-old Babe Ruth team claims Western N.C. title

Published 3:36 pm Monday, July 15, 2019

The Stanly County Babe Ruth Baseball 14U All-Stars traveled last weekend to Lincoln Charter High School in Denver to take on Surry County in a best-of-three series for the Western North Carolina state championship.

Stanly swept the series in two games.

In the opening game Saturday, Stanly trailed after three innings 8-0 but rallied to win 11-9.

Later that day, Stanly fought to a 3-3 tie after three innings with Surry but went on to take the game and the series 7-4.

“This was a great team effort from all the players. Top to bottom, (they) all contributed to the success of this championship,” Stanly head coach Chris Moon said.

Stanly travels to Stafford, Va. July 23-28 for the Southeast Regionals. Currently, five other teams will compete at regionals, including the host Stafford Warriors, the Eastern N.C. champions from Greenville, a team from Lawrenceburg, Tenn. and two teams from Florida — Key West and Fort Caroline.

Donations are needed to help the team get to regionals; those interested can contact head coach Chris Moon.

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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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