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SPORTS ROUNDUP: March 7-8

The spring schedule for Stanly’s high school teams continued with games Wednesday and Thursday.

Women’s Soccer

Gray Stone 9, Chatham Central 0

After rain forced postponement of the Knights’ opening game at North Moore, Gray Stone got its schedule underway Wednesday. The Knights shut out Chatham Central, 9-0, in a Yadkin Valley Conference matchup.

Anna-Grace Sumner led Gray Stone with three goals and an assist while Peyton Disser added two goals. Taylor Query, Morgan Trexler, Shayla Whitley, Christina Gentile each added a goal.

Goalkeepers Angelina Lappin and Caroline Garner combined for the shutout.

Gray Stone plays at South Stanly at 6 p.m. Monday.

Baseball

South Stanly 5, Chatham Central 4

Switching home dates, the Bulls hosted the Bears Wednesday night and opened with a walk-off win.

Crafton Mansfield and Hayden Brown had two hits each to lead South (1-0, 1-0 YVC). Cameron Bowers earned the win in relief, striking out three and not allowing a hit in 2.1 innings on the mound.

Sawyer Smith, who started on the hill for the Bulls, scored the winning run for South. Trailing 4-3 in the seventh, Smith scored on a dropped fly ball.

North Stanly 11, Olympic 0

Wake Forest signee Rhett Lowder came within one batter of throwing five perfect innings in an 11-0 five-inning win Thursday.

Lowder walked the next to last batter but got a groundout to short to end the game, striking out 11 batters for the win.

Nic Melton went 3-for-3 at the plate for North with three RBIs while Colby Hammer, Luke Shaver and Lowder combined for five hits driving in six runs.

Men’s Tennis

Gray Stone 6, Chatham Central 3

The Knights improved to 3-0 on the season and in YVC play with a 6-3 home win over Chatham Central.

Singles
1) Jayden Gilliland (CC) d. Robert Shelton 6-0, 6-1.
2) Preston Cox (CC) d. Marshall Overcash 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7).
3) James Stokes  (GS) d. Sidney Cheek 6-2, 7-6
4) Prior Sparks (GS) d. Pacen Dunn (3-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-6).
5) L. Gould (GS) d. C. Webster 6-2, 7-5.
6) G. Reeder (GS) d. L. Hackney 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles
1) Gilliland / Cox (CC) d. Shelton/Overcash 8-1
2) Stokes / Sparks (GS) d. Pacen/Webster 8-2
3) Gould / Reeder (GS) d. Cheek/Buie 8-3.

South Stanly 9, Gray Stone 0

The Bulls improved to 2-0 overall and in conference play with a 9-0 sweep at North Rowan Wednesday.

Singles
1) Duncan McSwain (SS) d. Ray Montes 6-0, 6-1
2) Caleb Lefler (SS) d. Arizona Day 6-4, 6-1
3) Tyler Papin (SS) d. Noah Williams 6-0, 6-1
4) Ben Smith (SS) d. Lee Patterson 6-0, 6-1
5) Tristan Horton (SS) d. Stephen Leichman 6-0, 6-0.
6) Ethan Hatley (SS) d. Eduardo Reyes 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles
1) McSwain/Lefler (SS) d. Montes/Day 8-1.
2) Papin/Smith (SS) d. Patterson/Williams 8-0.
3) Horton/Hopkins (SS) d. Leichman/Reyes 8-0.