North Stanly softball falls at Bandys

Published 4:42 pm Friday, May 13, 2022

The No. 22-seeded North Stanly Comets led through most of the road game, but a late rally by the No. 6-seeded Bandys Trojans eliminated North from the playoffs, 6-2.

Kylie Speight went the distance for North, allowing four earned runs with one walk and three strikeouts.

MaKaylah Barger led the Comets with two hits and two RBIs. Georgia Mullis, Callie Parker and Bre Speight each added a hit.

North finished the season with a 12-9 record, having gotten the team’s first playoff win since 2019 when the Comets won on the road at No. 11 West Davidson, 11-3.

“I am proud of the girls and the strides and progress they made as individual players as well as the team,” North head coach Phillip Speight said. “They worked hard all year and had an attitude of team first. Getting North Stanly softball back in the state playoffs and reaching the second round is a good sign of things to come.”

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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