WEST 4A SOFTBALL TITLE SERIES: S. Caldwell, Mooresville battle Friday night for spot in state championship series

Published Friday, May 24th, 2019

THE SPARTANS’ SUCCESS
A look at South Caldwell’s postseason softball victories since 1984 (27-21 record):
1984: d. Black Mountain Owen
1985: d. Canton Pisgah 8-7
1999: d. Asheville Robeson 3-2; d. Franklin 15-5, 6 inn.
2010: d. W. Mecklenburg 14-3
2011: d. Watauga 5-4
2013: d. Hough 2-0
2014: d. Mooresville 11-5; d. Charlotte Catholic 5-4
2015: d. Watauga 25-0; d. Davie County 11-0; d. Porter Ridge 6-5; d. Richmond County 5-2
2016: d. Mallard Creek 6-0; d. Asheville Roberson 8-6
2017: d. Winston-Salem Reagan 15-5; d. Hopewell 4-0
2018: d. McDowell 8-6; d. W. Forsyth 12-0; d. Mooresville 2-1; d. Richmond County 3-2; d. Richmond County 10-9; d. Fayetteville Britt 3-0
2019: d. Winston-Salem Glenn 5-1; d. Winston-Salem Reagan 10-0; d. Providence 11-3; d. Mooresville 6-3
SOURCE: HobbsDailyReport.com research and files

Spartans, in playoffs for 7th straight year,

need win at Mooresville to reach state finals

 

HobbsDailyReport.com

MOORESVILLE – South Caldwell High has a chance to reach the state 4A softball championship series on Friday night.

After beating Mooresville 6-3 on Wednesday in Hudson to even the West 4A best-of-3 title series, it all comes down to Friday’s game at 6:30 p.m. at Mooresville.

The fifth-seeded Spartans are 22-4 and the third-seeded Blue Devils (27-4), who won the series opener 10-1 on Tuesday at home.

Friday night’s winner faces No. 4 Wilmington Hoggard (19-7) next week in a best-of-3 series for the state championship.

Hoggard advanced with a sweep in the East 4A finals, beating No. 2 Heritage 5-0 at Heritage and 4-3 on Thursday in Wilmington.

South Caldwell advanced with a big night by sophomore Jasmine Hall on Wednesday. She hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the Spartans won in Hudson.

Hall has five home runs this season.

A two-run second inning that included a run-scoring single by Jenna Pittman helped South Caldwell gain a 6-0 lead.

Junior Anna Hall gave up nine hits, but Mooresville left nine baserunners stranded.

Friday’s game is the 49th postseason game for the Spartans since 1984. They’re 27-21 and in the state playoffs for the 19th time.

While making the postseason seven consecutive seasons, South Caldwell has picked up 21 of its 27 postseason victories in that seven-year stretch.

 

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