South Stanly softball earns trip to 1A regional series

Published 8:57 am Monday, May 23, 2022

The South Stanly softball team earned a trip to the 1A Western Regionals Series with Friday’s 9-1 win over No. 13 Starmount.

Ali Glover earned the win on the mound for the Bulls, allowing one run on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Five South hitters had two hits in the game. Kassie Swink, Cassidy Smith, Skylar Mauldin and Jacklyn Almond were all 2-for-3 in the game while Alexis Harward was 2-for-4.

With no regional series last season, South makes its first appearance in the regionals since 2018, when the Bulls lost the best-of-three series to Alleghany. Last season, the Bulls made it to the state finals series but lost in three games to Camden County.

South (26-3), the No. 1 seed in the West, will host No. 11 South Stokes (21-6) in the first round of the best-of-three regional series. The Sauras won on the road Friday night at No. 2 East Wilkes 13-3.

In the current MaxPreps rankings, South Stanly is No. 1 in the West and South Stokes is ranked fourth.

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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