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West Stanly softball stays perfect in home opener

The West Stanly Colts softball team finally was able to open play at its home field.

West, ranked fourth in the state in 2A by MaxPreps, continued its domination of the Rocky River Conference this season with an 18-0 three-inning win over Central Academy.

Senior pitcher Jordan Hatch struck out all nine batters for the Cougars.

Shelby Barbee, Rachel Efird and Kailey Furr all had home runs for the Colts (7-0, 6-0 RRC) with Barbee and Furr driving in three runs each. West had 11 hits in the game and took advantage of eight fielding errors by Central Academy.

West Stanly’s schedule continues Thursday at home against Montgomery Central.

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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