By Charles Curcio
The second of a three-game non-divisional road trip for the Stanly County Post 76 American Legion baseball team was June 8 at Dudley High School against Post 53 Greensboro.
Stanly rallied from an early one-run deficit and put the game out of reach with nine runs over a two-inning span late in the contest to win the team’s third game in a row, 13-7.
Lukas Scott earned the win for Stanly on the mound, allowing one earned run on six hits with four walks and three strikeouts in five innings of work.
Zach Grice relieved Scott in the sixth inning and pitched .2 innings, while Jake Allen allowed two earned runs on two hits in 1.1 innings of work. Jamie Thomas pitched the final two innings for Post 76, allowing an earned run on two hits with two strikeouts.
Tanner Hobbs put Greensboro ahead in the bottom of the first with a two-out RBI single, scoring James Raven, who reached earlier in the inning on an error.
Holden Davis led off the top of the second for Post 76 with a double, advancing to third on a dropped third strike from the next batter, then scored when Maxton Horton reached on an error.
Kameron Batten advanced Horton to second with a single, then after Horton stole third he came around to score on a sacrifice fly from Seth Grice.
Davis and Noah Crisco ended the bottom of the second with two on and two out, cutting down a runner at second base trying to steal.
Stanly loaded the bases in the top of the third with a Crisco single, a walk drawn by Trey Lisk and Davis reaching on an error. After a fly out, Horton and Batten both drew bases-loaded RBI walks, putting the visitors ahead 4-1.
Greensboro slowly chipped away at the lead over the next three innings, adding a bases-loaded walk in the fourth and an unearned run in the sixth.