Lady Stallions Charge Past Lee Park Prep 10-0

Abi Sawyers touches home after hitting her 4th home run of the season.
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MINT HILL, NC – The Lady Stallions from Queen’s Grant High School exploded for 6 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to shutout the Knights to pick up their 5th victory of the season on their home field.

Julian Stegall scoring in second inning for Stallions.

The ballgame was scoreless during the first three innings of competition with good pitching from both starters. However, Abi Sawyers certainly had the edge as she mowed down 8 Knight players in her shutout winning performance. Sawyer also hit a triple and a 2 run homer well beyond the left field fence, while picking up 3 RBI’s.

Lady Stallions lays down a bunt.

Also, freshman shortstop Liz Finter went 2-4 Regan Corwick 2-3 with a double to lead the offense for the Lady Stallions. The Stallions scored 2 runs in the 4th and 5th innings to take a comfortable 4-0 lead with the final inning remaining to be played with Sawyers pitching a gem on the mound. The home team ignited for 6 insurance runs on a combination of key consecutive base hits, and a couple of very costly miscues on the infield by the Knights.

Other Lady Stallions who all made a nice contribution include Sophie Stenmark 1-3, Alyssa Steele 1-1, Katelynn Hartis 1-3, Genesis Abreu 1-1. Sophomore Triniti Hartis had 2 RBI’s  for the home team in the win. While Sawyers pitched 6 innings, allowed only 3 hits, 0 walks, accumulated 8 strikeouts on only 52 pitches.

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The Stallions baseball team is much improved over the past few seasons. They continue to dominate teams in their conference, while playing mostly competitive against non-conference competition.

Stallion player scores on head first slide into home plate.

The home team scored 11 runs in the first inning to put this game out of reach early on in the ballgame. Then they added 5 more runs in the second inning as base-on-balls, hit batsmen, miscues on the field along with timely hitting just wore down their opponent.

The Stallions scored 16 runs on 9 hits, had 6 base-on-balls, 5 hit batters, 5 errors, and one extra base hit a double for two RBI’s by Christian Bernash. Other players who contributed 2 RBI’s each include Isaias Canela and Alwin Duran.

Queen’s Grant used 4 of their hurlers in this contest, Canela 1 inning, Bernash 2 innings, Fernandez 1 inning, and Patrick Gargano to get the final two outs in a non save situation.

The Stallions record has improved to 5-3 overall, and 4-0 in their conference. There next home game will be on April 5th when Bradford Prep visits the Matthews campus for a conference matchup.

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