Belmont wrapped up its second consecutive Gaston County Middle School softball title Monday with a 9-2 victory over Cramerton.The Wildcats (9-1) will host Grier (7-3) in a semifinal game at a date to be determined today.
The other semifinal will have Chavis (8-2) hosting Mount Holly (7-3), which was idle Monday.
*Belmont 9, Cramerton 2 — Emily Tucker struck out 11 in the win for Belmont.
*Chavis 14, Bessemer City 4 — Sara Grace Allen 3-for-4 and Maia Black went 2-for-2 for the Wolverines. Leah Sturgill picked up the win for Chavis.
*Southwest 11, Holbrook 9 — Diana Macon had three hits while Sarah Bridges and Cearra McDuffie had two hits each in the win for Southwest. Stephanie Coe was the winning pitcher.
*Grier 11, Stanley 1 — Heaven McLear went 2-for-4 and earned the win on the mound and Emily Long added a pair of hits for Grier.
Our contributing fans from the Belmont Middle School sports “department” have submitted a couple of photos of the current softball team.
The team is doing well, recently beating Grier MS, 6-3. The girls are 8-1 on the season and we think that the playoffs should be starting soon.
(Emily Tucker) (Jordan Wilson)
(Front Porch visitors submitted photos)
Youth Football – Pop Warner – Pee Wee
Cramerton 34, Gaston War Huskies 0 — Zach Brown and Tyler Bray had two touchdowns each. Dan Johnson added a fifth touchdown. Cody Griffin, Caleb Gilley, Kamen Powell and Brandon Lee led the defense.
Union Road 33, Belmont 6 (Sept. 15) — Marquis Myers scored twice and T.J. Fair, Tre Brice and Grant Stafford all added a touchdown for Union Road. Johnny Beard and Logan Bradley led the defense.
Union Road 40, Belmont 6 (Sept. 15) — Myklti Armstrong scored four touchdowns and Josh Dawkins and Bishop Ford had a touchdown each. Scott Krawcyzk and Alec Inman led the defense.
Belmont 16, Mount Holly 0 — Andrew Jordan and Nick Muse scored touchdowns and had extra-point kicks in Belmont’s win. Muse, Jerme’ Leeper, Corey Stowe, David Ray, Thomas Brooks and Greyson Queen stood out on the Belmont’s (3-1) defense.
Mighty Mites South
Belmont 20, Mount Holly 7 — Ethan Broome, Scott Lee and Nick Farmer scored touchdowns in the win. Alex Nagle and Mario Douglas stood out for the Belmont (2-1) defense.
McAdenville Orange 32, Kings Mountain 0 — Isaac Hampton scored a pair of touchdowns while Jacquez Armstrong scored twice, including once on a fumble recovery and Chadian Rodriguez returned a kick for a score. Adrian Delph recorded an extra point, Chase Sturgis and Jason Odem led the offensive line and Dylan Green, Devion Moore and Christopher Craig led the defense.
Belmont, Mount Holly Black — Keaton Hale and Devon King had touchdown runs. Celeb Gibson, Chandler Evans, Sam Lowrance and Evan Tatham stood out in the game.
Belmont 20, Holbrook 0 — Jordan Wilson (4-for-4) and Ashley Mull (3-for-3) led the Wildcats offense, who had 12 hits. Emily Tucker got the win on the mound with 8 strikeouts for the 4-0 Wildcats.