Mustangs Hammer Union in Softball
The North Moore softball team took advantage of host Union Academy’s many miscues for a 23-0 first-round state 1-A playoff victory in Monroe Friday.
The 23 runs are the most the Lady Mustangs have scored in a game this season. With the Mustangs dominating the contest, every team member got the opportunity to see action on the field.
The victory improves North Moore’s record to 17-8 heading into the second round, where the Mustangs entertain Lincoln Charter Tuesday. The Mustangs won’t get the chance play in the much anticipated matchup with fellow Yadkin Valley Conference member East Montgomery that is currently ranked second in the state 1-A polls by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association. Lincoln Charter shocked the Eagles in their opening round contest by a 5-2 score, ending East’s season with a 20-6 record.
East had swept the Mustangs twice during the regular season by narrow margins and North Moore was itching for another shot at its nearest conference rival.
Lincoln Charter comes into the second-round contest sporting a 16-2 overall record. While Lincoln Charter, who are also nicknamed the Eagles, started the season with a 2-2 record, they have come back to win 14 straight contests. Some of the Eagles’ victory have come over some impressive 2-A teams and they own a victory over 4-A Olympic.
The Mustangs finished the regular season as the conference’s No. 4 seed.
Tuesday’s game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at Mustang Park on the campus of North Moore High School.
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