Wilkes County Post 31’s North Carolina Lady Legion Fastpitch League softball campaign got started off on the right foot with a 2-1 win against Davidson County Post 8 on Thursday night at Thomas Brown Middle School in Thomasville.
Isabelle Curry played a major role in helping the Flashers pick up the win.
Scoreless with two on and two out in the top of the seventh, Curry singled to right-center field and scored Kendall Stanley and Gracie Proffit for the go-ahead runs.
Curry, who went 1-for-3 at the plate, went the distance inside the pitching circle, allowing a run on four hits with three walks and struck out five to pick up the win.
The rising sophomore at Wilkes Central held the Choppers (0-2) in check for the first six innings until Aliyah Compton cut Post 31’s lead in half with an RBI groundout in the bottom of the seventh.
Stanley paced the Flashers at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance while Proffit, Elizabeth Church and Paige Phillips added one hit apiece.
Post 31 will open up the home portion of its summer schedule at West Wilkes High School this Thursday against Hickory Post 48. Hickory won the Western Division last year and advanced to the state championship.
First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the teams will play a pair of five-inning games.