BLAST FROM THE PAST: Who will go longest without a baseball loss, Bandys or S. Caldwell?

Published Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com

Bandys High is off to a 7-0 start and South Caldwell is 8-0 with games on Tuesday night at West Lincoln and at McDowell at 7 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

It’s between those two programs to see who grabs the 2018 spot on this list — the team from a Greater Hickory area conference that went the longest without a loss in a baseball season, something South Caldwell does with regularity and that Bandys did once, in 2005.

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UNBLEMISHED THE LONGEST

Deepest into a baseball season for teams in Greater Hickory area conferences before suffering first loss over the previous 20 seasons:

Year                                            School                           Start                                First loss

1998                                          S. Caldwell                        8-0                Lost 8-6 W. Caldwell at Granite Falls

1998                                          Crest                                  8-0                                   Lost 6-4 at Watauga

1999                                          Freedom                          4-0                                    Lost 12-10 W. Iredell

1999                                          Hickory                           4-0                                     Lost 4-2 at Mooresville

1999                                          S. Caldwell                     4-0                                    Lost 13-9 at St. Stephens

1999                                           S. Iredell                         4-0                                    Lost 8-5 Mooresville

2000                                          S. Caldwell                      6-0                                    Lost 6-4 (9 inn.) St. Stephens

2001                                           Cherryville                       11-0                                   Lost 12-4 Maiden

2002                                            S. Caldwell                      11-0                                   Lost 13-1 E. Randolph at Asheboro

2003                                            S. Caldwell                       13-0                                  Lost 3-0 at Alexander Central

2004                                            Alexander Central           22-0                                Lost 1-0 South Caldwell

2005                                              Bandys                             13-0                                 Lost 3-0 Bunker Hill

2006                                              S. Caldwell                       19-0                                 Lost 4-0 Charlotte Christian at Shelby

2007                                               S. Caldwell                       16-0                                Lost 2-1 E. Rutherford at Shelby

2008                                                S. Caldwell                      6-0                                  Lost 1-0 Watauga

2009                                                McDowell                         4-0                                  Lost 9-8 Burns

2010                                                 Bunker Hill                     29-0                                 Lost 3-1 Surry Central, round 3

2011                                                  Bunker Hill                      23-0                                Lost 5-1 at Bandys

2012                                                 S. Caldwell                      12-0                                  Lost 5-2 at McDowell

2013                                                Alexander Central            9-0                                  Lost 2-0 at S. Caldwell

2014                                                Lake Norman                     9-0                                Lost 7-4 at Marvin Ridge

2015                                                S. Caldwell                         26-0                               Lost 8-7 Providence, round 3

2016                                                S. Caldwell                         12-0                               Lost 2-1 Crest at Shelby

2017                                                 S. Caldwell                         8-0                                Lost 14-2 (6 inn.) Fred T. Foard

Notes: In the 20-year period of 1998 through last season, South Caldwell went the longest without losing in 10 seasons and tied for longest two other times.

SOURCE: HobbsDailyReport.com research and files.

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