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300 East Main completes undefeated season in softball

300 East Main Street players gather with two trophies, one for winning the season in Carrboro Recreation’s Co-Rec Softball League and one for winning the Fall 2014 championship tournament. From right to left: (back row) David Nelson, Claude Piercy, Will Hemsworth, Tim Costner, Brent Norris, Ben Cox, Nestor León Jr. Nestor León III. Chris Jones; (front row) Jordan Barham, Laura Kurtz, Mary Terry, Laura Van Sant and her dog Java, Amy Singleton, Lauren Porter, Angela Mitchell.
300 East Main Street players gather with two trophies, one for winning the season in Carrboro Recreation’s Co-Rec Softball League and one for winning the Fall 2014 championship tournament. From right to left: (back row) David Nelson, Claude Piercy, Will Hemsworth, Tim Costner, Brent Norris, Ben Cox, Nestor León Jr. Nestor León III. Chris Jones; (front row) Jordan Barham, Laura Kurtz, Mary Terry, Laura Van Sant and her dog Java, Amy Singleton, Lauren Porter, Angela Mitchell.

300 East Main Street accomplished a rare perfecta last week in Carrboro Co-Rec Softball by completing an undefeated season and winning the league’s fall tournament for the second straight year.

East Main defeated Ghost Riders by an 11-3 score on Thursday to finish with a 15-0 record.

East Main captain Laura Van Sant was sensing all along that the win was coming. Last fall, she married team shortstop Claude Piercy a couple of days after the title game. This fall, catcher Laura Kurtz has plans to marry today.

“Maybe just a coincidence,” Van Sant said happily.

Van Sant said Thursday’s game went East Main’s way from the beginning. Ghost Riders’ first batter sent a well-hit ball into the right-center gap, but 300’s Lauren Porter made a stabbing catch and came up with the out, robbing Ghost Riders of an extra-base hit.

“That set the tone,” Van Sant said. “We seemed to win every inning after that. They might get a run, but then we would score two or three in the bottom of the inning.”

Farrell & Son Grocery, captained by the late Steve Barnes, went 10-0 in the Spring 2004 regular-season and then won the tournament in three straight games, making it the league’s only other undefeated team in at least 15 years, said Charles Harrington of Carrboro Recreation and Parks.

“The league was very balanced this year. Nothing was a given in any game,” Van Sant said. “I feel very fortunate that we won it all.”

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