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July 30, 2018 – Monday Results


Wilmington 8, Shelby 3

Wilmington scored in the top of the first inning and never trailed in their 8-3 win in the 2018 State Championship game at Finch Field. It is Post 10's eleventh State Championship,

Tournament MVP Price King pitched five and a third innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits with five strike outs and four walks. Reliever Maguire Craddock threw hitless ball over the final inning and two-thirds.

Offensively, Jac Croom was 3-for-5 with two rbi for Wilmington. Max Hildreth, Colby Emmertz and Rocco Farmintino each had two hits. Post 10 totaled 11 hits in the game.

Riley Cheek, Logan McNeely and Caleb Plummer had Shelby's three hits.

For the tournament, King had two starts on the mound with two wins. In 11 innings of work he gave up just two earned runs on six hits with 10 strike outs and seven walks. King was not charged with any wild pitches or hit batters.

Wilmington will return to the Southeast Regional for a second straight year and is scheduled to face the Florida Champion, Tallahassee Post 13, at 4:30 pm on Thursday, August 8 at McCrary Park.

July 28, 2018 – Sunday Results


Shelby 4, Rowan County 3

Hayden Setzer led off the game with a home run for Rowan County and 1-0 was the score when the field was cleared in the bottom of the third inning as torrential rain and frequent lightning moved across Finch Field.

After the nearly three hour delay, Shelby went on top with single runs in the bottom of the third and fifth innings. Shelby starting pitcher Dalton Putnam returned to the mound after the rain delay and controlled Rowan bats until the seventh.

Post 342 scored two in the top of the seventh inning for a 3-2 Rowan County lead, but Shelby answered with two in the bottom of the inning and Post 82 advanced to Monday's State Championship game against Wilmington.

Wilmington 4, Pitt County 0

Wilmington Post 10 scored two runs in each of the first two innings and advanced to the state championship game with a 4-0 shutout of Pitt County Post 39 in the first semi-final game at Finch Field.

Mitch Baddour got the complete game win allowing five hits, no walks and 12 strike outs.

Max Hildreth had two hits and drove in two runs for Wilmington. Robert Wacker was 2-for-3 at the plate for Pitt County.

July 28, 2018 – Saturday Results


Wilmington 11, High Point 1

A 1-1 tie disappeared quickly when Wilmington Post 10 scored five runs in the fifth inning and five more in the sixth to end the game early 11-1.

Brayden Barry struck out eight in the six inning complete game victory.

Koty Proctor pitched into the fifth inning and took the loss. At the plate, Proctor was 2-for-2 with a double and a home run.

Caldwell County 4, Pitt County 0

Caldwell Post 29 picked up their first win and handed Pitt Post39 their first loss in the state tournament.

Jack Stevens was 3-for-3 at the plate for Caldwell County with an rbi and two runs scored. Brock Cross led Pitt County batters with two hits.

Isaac Bush pitched into the seventh inning and got the win.

Even with the loss, Pitt County advances to the Sunday semi-finals at Finch Field.

Rowan County 7, Whiteville 3

After three innings the game was tied 3-3, but Rowan County was able to build a lead through the next three innings and hold on for the 7-3 win.

John Owen got the complete game win. Owen allowed two earned runs on seven hits with five strike outs and two walks.

CP Pyle had two hits for Rowan. Gage Hammonds had two hits for Whiteville.

Rowan County's win advances Post 342 into Sunday's semi-finals at Finch Field.

Shelby 6, Garner 5

Both teams recorded five hits and three errors but Shelby Post 82 was able to come from behind for the second straight day and earn another win, this time 6-5 over Garner.

Colby Ferguson got the win in relief of Riley Cheek. Ferguson allowed no hits or runs over the final three and a third innings.

The win puts Shelby into Sunday's semi-finals at Finch Field.

July 27, 2018 – Friday Results



Hickory def. Shelby

Concord 6, Eastern Randolph 3

Eastern Randolph scored three runs early but Concord scored six late which sent Post 81 to the 2018 consolation against Shelby.


Eastern Randolph 10, Shelby 5

Kaylee Carter homered and Sarah Rice got the complete game win as Post 81 ended their inaugural season with an appearance in the State Tournament and a 3rd place finish in Lady Legion Softball.


Pitt County 9, Rowan County 2

Pitt County defeated Rowan County in Day 2 action at the American Legion State Tournament.

Post 39 scored two in the first, Rowan scored one in the second but were kept off the scoreboard until another run in the bottom of the seventh.

Pitt had 11 hits in the game with multiple rbi by Robbie O'Neal, Tyshawn Barrett and Anthony Saieed. O'Neal hit a solo home run to lead off the third inning.

Luke Barringer had two hits for Rowan.

Jacob Peaden got the win with six innings of work. Rayce Harrelson pitched the seventh for Post 39.

Post 342 used six pitchers in the loss.

Shelby 11, Wilmington 5

At the mid-way point, Wilmington Post 10 had a 5-2 lead over Shelby but Post 82 scored four in the bottom of the fifth inning and five more in the sixth for the come-from-behind 11-5 win.

Post 10 out hit Shelby nine to six but committed three errors which led to seven unearned runs.

Colby Ferguson drove in three runs for Shelby. Logan McNeely and Luke Scism had two rbi each. For Wilmington, Colby Emmertz had three hits and drove in three runs.

McNeely pitched the complete game victory.

Garner 7, High Point 5

Garner led from start to finish against High Point and ended with a 7-5 victory.

Tucker Rogers led the Garner Nationals at the plat with a 4-for-4 day which included two doubles, an rbi and two runs scored. Matthew Long and Kyle Mott each drove in two runs. Garner recorded 12 hits in the game.

High Point had nine hits, led by Nick Caldwell who singled and tripled for Post 87. Avery Cain had two rbi and Connor Smith scored twice.

Ryan Chasse pitched six and a third innings for the win. Mott got the save.

Whiteville 6, Caldwell County 4 (8 innings)

Whiteville took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning but was unable to make that score stand up as Caldwell County scored two and forced extra innings. In the top of the eighth however, Post 137 strung together four hits to pull back in front and held on this time for a 6-4 win.

Dawson Elliott had two hits for Whiteville. Jackson Brown and Austin Blevins had two hits each for Caldwell County.

Brooks Baldwin pitched all eight innings and picked up the win for Whiteville. Landon Biddix threw seven innings but got no decision for Caldwell County.

July 26, 2018 – Friday Schedule


4:30 Opening Ceremony (Field 4)

5:30 Division Championships

Hickory vs Shelby (Field 1)
Eastern Randolph vs Concord (Field 4)

30 minutes after first games

3rd Place Game (Field 1)
Championship Game (Field 4)

7:00 Junior Legion Championship - Burke County vs Shelby (Field 3)


4:00 Whiteville vs Caldwell County (Finch Field)

4:00 High Point vs Garner (UNC-G)
7:00 Pitt County vs Rowan County (Finch Field)
7:00 Wilmington vs Shelby (UNC-G)

July 26, 2018 – Thursday Results


High Point 5, Shelby 0

The host team scored two in the first inning and three more runs in the third and Post 87 went on to defeat Area 4 Champion Shelby 5-0 in opening day action at the American Legion State Tournament.

Landen Smith allowed two hits in six and two-thirds innings of work. Jake Stroud got the final out.

The loss was just the third of the year for Shelby Post 82.

Rowan County 6, Caldwell County 2

Area 3 Champion Rowan County fell behind 1-0 after two innings but scored in each of the next four innings to take a 6-2 win over Area 4 runner-up Caldwell County.

Daniel Durham got the win for Post 342 with Daniel Sell pitching the final inning and a third.

Wilmington 2, Garner 1 (8 innings)

Kyle Smith's solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning won the game for Wilmington as the Area 2 Champion defeated Area 1 runner-up Garner 2-1.

Trailing 1-0, Garner tied the game in the top of the seventh on an Alec Seaton rbi single.

Smith and Rocco Farmintino had three hits each for Post 10.

Pitt County 11, Whiteville 6

Whiteville scored two runs in the top of the first inning but Pitt County scored eight in the bottom half and Pitt Post 39 went on to an 11-6 win.

A three run home run by Whiteville's Gage Hammonds tightened the score in the second inning but Post 137 could never get any closer.

Scott Mayo earned the win, pitching four innings in relief.

Whiteville recorded nine hits in the game while Pitt County had 12.

July 25, 2018 – Wednesday Results


Junior State Championship at McCrary Park

Windsor 10, Mocksville 0

Area 1 Champion Windsor completed a 24-0 season with a victory over Area 3 Champion Mocksville for the 2018 Junior Legion State Championship.


Eastern Randolph 10, Western Randolph 2

Post 81 finished first in the regular season and won the Conference Championship over second place Post 45. Eastern Randolph will play in the state semi-finals at 5 o'clock Friday at Catawba Meadows Park in Morganton. The two semifinal winners will meet for the state championship Friday night following the semi-finals.

July 24, 2018 - Tuesday Result


W Randolph Post 45 11, Montgomery County Post 159 4

July 24, 2018 - The American Legion Junior State Tournament was shortened and washed out in eastern North Carolina but has found new life in Asheboro.

Mocksville and Windsor will play at McCrary Park for the 2018 State Champioship.

Weather permitting.

Game time is 1:00 pm Wednesday for the matchup between the Area 1 and Area 3 champions. They were the final unbeaten teams when constant rain forced an end to the double elimination tournament in Manteo on Monday. A Tuesday afternoon game between the two teams was scheduled in Winterville but weather also prevented that meeting from happening.

Before the rains came, Mocksville defeated Rutherford County 9-4 and Dare County 9-0. Windsor defeated Randolph County 6-1 and South Caldwell 7-6 in 8 innings.

July 24, 2018 - UPDATED

Social media messages from Mocksville-Davie Legion Baseball indicate today's game has been canceled and the Junior Legion Tournament is officially over. No other information is currently available.

According to reports from NC Piedmont Sports, weather has forced the American Legion Junior State Tournament to skip a round.

With four teams remaining in the double elimination tournament, the two teams which had already suffered one loss – South Caldwell and Rutherford County – have been eliminated. That leaves the last two unbeaten teams to play a single, winner-take-all, championship game today.

Mocksville will face Windsor for the 2018 junior championship at 1:00 this afternoon. The site also had to be changed because of weather and field conditions. The championship game will be played at Pitt Community College in Winterville. PCC hosted the Senior State Tournament last summer.

July 23, 2018 – Monday Schedule

LEGION SOFTBALL - Conference Playoffs

7:00 #3 Montgomery County at #2 Western Randolph - POSTPONED

July 22, 2018 – Sunday Schedule

LEGION BASEBALL - Area III Championship Game

Rowan County 8, Randolph County 1 (Rowan wins series 3-2)

July 21, 2018 – Saturday Schedule


Junior State Tournament

Hampstead 4, Randolph County 2 (Randolph eliminated)

Area III Championship Series

Rowan County 8, Randolph County 7 (Series tied 2-2)

Randolph County had the early lead when Troy Kinney scored on an Austin Curry ground out in the second inning. Spencer Lanier and Tristan Marsh also scored when Dawson Painter hit his sixth home run of the season giving Post 45 a 4-0 lead after an inning and a half.

Chandler Lippard hit a two run homer in the third to bring Rowan County closer at 4-2.

In the fourth, Dawson Painter hit his seventh home run and Lanier and Curry had back-to-back doubles in the fifth inning putting Randolph ahead 6-2.

Rowan scored five in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull ahead 7-6.

Tristan Marsh scored in the sixth inning on a hit by Trevor Marsh to tie the game at seven but Rowan's Luke Berringer hit a walk-off solo homer in the bottom of the seventh to end the game and extend the series to it's fifth game.

Harris Jackson got his first start in the post season and worked into the fifth. Travis Winslow took the loss.

The deciding fifth game is at McCrary Park Sunday night with the first pitch scheduled for 7 o'clock.

The winner will advance to the 2018 State Championship Tournament which begins Thursday.

July 20, 2018 – Friday Schedule


Junior State Tournament (double elimination)

Windsor 6, Randolph County 1

Randolph's first loss puts them into the 10 o'clock elimination game Saturday morning.

Area III Championship Series (best of 5)

Randolph County 3, Rowan County 2 (Randolph leads series 2-1)

Landon Smith's double in the sixth inning drove in Trevor Marsh and Post 45 held on for the one run win in game three of the Area III Championship Series.

Rowan led 1-0 until Post 45 got on the board with two runs in the third when Bryce Marsh drove in Blake Marsh and Tristan Marsh. Rowan tied the game with another run in the fifth which set up Smith's go ahead hit in the sixth.

Starter Braxton Davis earned the win with six and two-thirds innings of work. Dawson Painter recorded the final out and picked up the save.

Randolph County leads the series two games to one with game four at Catawba College in Salisbury Saturday night. Post 45 can end the series with a win Saturday while Rowan County looks to force a decisive fifth game on Sunday.

July 19, 2018 – Thursday Result

LEGION BASEBALL – Area III Championship

Rowan County 10, Randolph County 6 (Series tied 1-1)

Randolph County could not hold on to a 6-3 lead as Rowan County recorded a come-from-behind victory to even the best of five champioship series at one win apiece.

Game three is Friday night at McCrary Park in Asheboro.

July 19, 2018 – The 2018 American Legion Junior State Baseball Tournament begins tomorrow morning at Manteo High School.

DAY 1 – Friday, July 20

10:00 Area IV #1 South Caldwell vs Area II #2 Wilmington

(Winner plays at 4 pm Saturday/Loser plays at 10 am Saturday)

1:00 Area III #1 Mocksville vs Area IV #2 Rutherford County

(Winner plays at 7 pm Saturday/Loser plays at 1 pm Saturday)

4:00 Area I #1 Windsor vs Area III #2 Randolph County

(Winner plays at 4 pm Saturday/Loser plays at 10 am Saturday)

7:00 Area II #1 East Carteret vs Area 1 Host Dare County

(Winner plays at 7 pm Saturday/Loser plays at 1 pm Saturday)

Manteo High School is located one block east of US 64 Business at Harriot Street, Manteo.

July 19, 2018 – Thursday Schedule

LEGION BASEBALL – Area III Championship

7:00 Randolph County at Rowan County (Randolph leads series 1-0)

July 18, 2018 – Wednesday Schedule


G1 Western Randolph 2, Kannapolis 1 (6 innings)

G2 Kannapolis at Western Randolph

LEGION BASEBALL – Area III Championship

Randolph County 6, Rowan County 1 (Randolph leads series 1-0)

Post 45 plated six runs on seven hits to win game one of the Area III Championship Series against Rowan County. Landon Smith had two hits while Bryce Marsh, Troy Kinney, Spencer Lanier, Austin Curry and Blake Marsh had one apiece.

Bryce Marsh got the complete game win allowing one unearned run on three hits with two walks and ten strike outs.

Game two is Thursday night in Salisbury.

July 17, 2018 – Here is the remaining American Legion baseball and softball schedules for the summer.

Wednesday, July 18

Softball – Final regular season games, Kannapolis at Western Randolph Post 45 (7pm at RHS)
Baseball – Area III Championship Series game one (7pm at McCrary Park)

Thursday, July 19

Baseball – Area III Championship Series game two (7pm at Newman Park)

Friday, July 20

Baseball - Area III Championship Series game three (7pm at McCrary Park)
Baseball - State Junior Legion Tournament at Manteo (continues through July 24)

Saturday, July 21

Baseball - Area III Championship Series game four (7pm at Newman Park if necessary)

Sunday, July 22

Baseball - Area III Championship Series game five (7pm at McCrary Park if necessary)

Monday, July 23

Softball – Conference playoffs, #3 Montgomery County at #2 W Randolph (7pm at RHS)

Tuesday, July 24

Softball – Conference Championship, winner of #2/#3 game at #1 E Randolph (7pm at ERHS)

Wednesday, July 25

Softball – State Championship Tournament, first games begin at 5pm, Catawba Meadows Park, Morganton

Thursday, July 26 – Monday, July 30

Baseball – State Championship Tournament hosted by High Point Post 87

Wednesday, August 8 – Sunday, August 12

Baseball – Southeast Regional Tournament hosted by Randolph Post 45

Thursday, August 16 – Tuesday, August 21

Baseball – American Legion World Series in Shelby

July 17, 2018 – Rowan County defeated High Point in five games to advance to the Area III Championship Series against Randolph County Post 45.

The best of five series will begin at McCrary Park Wednesday night with games alternating between Asheboro and Salisbury's Newman Park. The Area III Champion will join the host team High Point in the 2018 State Championship Tournament which begins July 26th.

Post 45 is the defending State Champion.

July 16, 2018 – Monday Schedule


G1 Kannapolis 2, Western Randolph 1

G2 Western Randolph 3, Kannapolis 1

LEGION BASEBALL – Area III Semi-finals

Rowan County 3, High Point 2 (Rowan wins series 3-2)

July 15, 2018 – Sunday Schedule

LEGION BASEBALL – Area III Semi-finals

Rowan County 10, High Point 1 (Series tied 2-2)


Mocksville 11, Randolph Red 4 (Mocksville wins series 2-1)

Mocksville Post 54 and Randolph Post 45 will represent Area III in the 2018 Junior (17-and-under) State Legion Tournament in Manteo.

The tournament starts Friday with Area champs Mocksville taking on the number two seed from Area IV at 1:00 at Manteo High School. Area III runner-up Randolph County will play at 4:00 Friday against the champion from Area I.

July 14, 2018 – Saturday Schedule

LEGION BASEBALL – Area III Semi-finals

High Point 5, Rowan County 4 (High Point leads series 2-1)

Randolph County 15, Kannapolis 1 (Randolph wins series 3-0)

Randolph County advanced to the Area III Championship Series by sweeping past Kannapolis Post 115 in the best of five semi-final series.

Braxton Davis pitched all five innings, allowing one run on one hit – a fifth inning pop-up into the afternoon sun which landed between four infielders just behind the mound.

Tristan Marsh drove in five runs with a single and two doubles. Trevor Marsh, Landon Smith and Austin Curry each had two hits in the five inning game.

In addition to Marsh's doubles, Dawson Painter hit a home run for Post 45, Trevor Marsh had two doubles, Spencer Lanier and Bryce Marsh also hit doubles.

Post 45 will face the winner of the High Point-Rowan County series beginning Wednesday, July 18 in a best of five series for the Area III Championship.

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL - Area III Championship Series

Mocksville 6, Randolph County Red 5 (Series tied 1-1)

The third and deciding game will be at McCrary Park, 7:00 Sunday night.

July 13, 2018 – Friday Schedule

LEGION BASEBALL – Area III Semi-finals

High Point 7, Rowan County 3 (Series tied 1-1)

Randolph County 12, Kannapolis 2 (Randolph leads series 2-0)

A pair of five run innings propelled Randolph County past Kannapolis in the second game of their Area III semi-final series.

Spencer Lanier hit a three run home run as part of a five run third inning for Post 45, then in the sixth, Dawson Painter notched a two run shot, followed by a solo home run by Bryce Marsh for another big inning.

Trevor Marsh earned the win, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings of work.

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL - Area III Championship Series

Randolph County Red 4, Mocksville 2 (Randolph Red leads series 1-0)

July 12, 2018 – Thursday Schedule


G1 Davidson County 2, Eastern Randolph 0

G2 Eastern Randolph 5, Davidson County 4

LEGION BASEBALL – Area III Semi-finals

Rowan County 9, High Point 6 (Rowan leads series 1-0)

Randolph County 2, Kannapolis 0 (Randolph leads series 1-0)

Bryce Marsh threw a shutout to lead Randolph County past Kannapolis 2-0 in the first game of their Area III semi-final series. Marsh allowed five hits and no runs over seven innings, striking out six and walking none.

Ryan O'Kelly took the loss for Kannapolis.

Trevor Marsh led Randolph County 2018 with two hits in three at bats.

July 11, 2018 – The Post 45 Junior Legion Team - Randolph County Red - defeated Kannapolis 4-2 to advance to the Area III Junior Legion Championship Series versus Mocksville. The best of three series will begin Friday night at McCrary Park with game two Saturday night at Rich Park in Mocksville. If a third game is needed it will be Sunday night at McCrary Park.

The two teams will also represent Area III at the upcoming Junior Legion State Championship Tournament in Manteo.

July 10, 2018 – Tuesday Schedule


G1 Eastern Randolph 1, Davidson County 0

G2 Davidson County 5, Eastern Randolph 3
G1 Western Randolph at Kannapolis POSTPONED
G2 Western Randolph at Kannapolis POSTPONED

July 9, 2018 – Monday's Area III quarterfinal results

Kannapolis 9, Winston-Salem 7 (Kannapolis wins series 3-0)

High Point 11, Davidson County 6 (High Point wins series 3-1)

July 8, 2018 – Sunday's Area III quarterfinal results

Randolph County 8, Greensboro 7 (Randolph wins series 3-0)

Greensboro's seventh inning comeback fell one run short as Post 53 cut Randolph County's 8-2 lead to a single run before Travis Winslow recorded a strike out to end the game and the series.

Winning pitcher Braxton Davis worked into the sixth inning before giving way to Hunter Hill and Tatum Marsh for brief stints. Winslow got the final two outs for the save.

At the plate, seven Post 45 players recorded hits with two each by Trevor Marsh and Landon Smith. Trevor Marsh and Tristan Marsh each hit doubles while Dawson Painter scored three runs.

Randolph County advances to the Area III semi-final round which is scheduled to begin Thursday at McCrary Park. Post 45 will face the winner of the Kannapolis – Winston-Salem series. Kannapolis leads that series two games to none.

Rowan County 8, Stanly County 2 (Rowan wins series 3-0)
High Point 7, Davidson County 2 (High Point leads series 2-1)
Kannapolis 8, Winston-Salem 4 (Kannapolis leads series 2-0)

July 7, 2018 – Saturday's Area III quarterfinal results

Randolph County 3, Greensboro 0 (Randolph leads series 2-0)

Trevor Marsh earned the win with eight strike outs in six and a third innings. Travis Winslow struck out another in picking up the save as the two combined on the shutout of Greensboro Post 53.

Spencer Lanier, Tristan Marsh and Bryce Marsh each recorded hits for Post 45 with Lanier (1) and Bryce Marsh (2) driving in the runs.

Randolph County can end the best of three series with a win Sunday night at McCrary Park in Asheboro.

Kannapolis 8, Winston-Salem 3 (Kannapolis leads series 1-0)

Rowan County 12, Stanly County 3 (Rowan leads series 2-0)
High Point 10, Davidson County 6 (series tied 1-1)

July 6, 2018 – Friday's Area III playoff schedule

Randolph County 8. Greensboro 7 (10 innings - Randolph leads series 1-0)

Randolph County Post 45 needed extra innings against Greensboro Post 53 in the first game of their best of 5 series.

Tied at 7 in the bottom of the tenth inning, the first batter, Austin Curry was hit by a pitch. Blake Marsh moved Curry to second with a sacrifice bunt which led to an intentional walk to Tristan Marsh. Both runners advanced on a passed ball and, with one out, Luke Hinson singled in his first at bat of the game to drive in Austin Curry with the game-ending run.

Bryce Marsh started for Randolph County. Dawson Painter picked up the win in relief.

Game two is Saturday night at Northeast Guilford High School.

Rowan County 10, Stanly County 0 (Rowan leads series 1-0)
Davidson County 9, High Point 0 (Davidson leads series 1-0)
Winston-Salem at Kannapolis (RAIN)

July 5, 2018 – Thursday's Area III playoff results

Stanly County 9, Eastern Randolph 7 (Stanly wins series 2-1)
Greensboro 16, Mocksville-Davie 11 (Greensboro wins series 2-1)
Davidson County 8, Concord 7 (Davidson wins series 2-1)

July 4, 2018 – Here is the complete schedule for Area III playoff games on the Fourth of July.

Eastern Randolph 8, Stanly County 7 (Series tied 1-1)

Hunter Little hit his third home run of the season, a three run shot in the second inning. Nate Canter drove in two runs with sacrifice fly balls in the second and third innings and Matt Moody, Kaleb Lowe and Little had two hits apiece as Post 81 forced a third and deciding game in the first round series against Stanly County.

Connor Patterson picked up the win with five innings of work. Little followed Nate Canter in relief and picked up his third save.

Game three will be Thursday night at Grady Lawson Field on the campus of Eastern Randolph High School.

Kannapolis 3, Kernersville 0 (Kannapolis wins series 2-0)

Greensboro 11, Mocksville-Davie 5 (Series tied 1-1)
Davidson County 5, Concord 3 (Series tied 1-1)
Winston-Salem 4, Mooresville 2 (Winston-Salem wins series 2-0)

July 4, 2018 – Wednesday Schedule


7:00 Eastern Randolph at Stanly County (Round 1 Game 2)

July 3, 2018 – Tuesday scores, American Legion Area III playoffs

Round 1 (2 games of 3)
#5 Stanly County 4, #4 Eastern Randolph 3 (Stanly leads 1-0)
#4 Mocksville-Davie 13, #5 Greensboro 3 (5 inn) (Mocksville-Davie leads 1-0)
#2 Kannapolis 10, #7 Kernersville 1 (Kannapolis leads 1-0)
#3 Winston-Salem 5, #6 Mooresville 3 (Winston-Salem leads 1-0)
#3 Concord 5, #6 Davidson County 4 (Concord leads 1-0)

July 3, 2018 – Tuesday Schedule


Stanly County 4, Eastern Randolph 3

Eastern Randolph left seven base runners in scoring position in their one run loss to Stanly County to open the best of three playoff series at Grady Lawson Field. That includes a bases loaded situation in the bottom of the seventh when the game ended on a ground out.

Adam Dossenbach pitched six innings allowing two earned runs on three hits. Dossenbach walked two, hit one batter and struck out seven but it was the two unearned runs which proved to be the difference.

Post 76 third baseman Clay Pinion reached on an error to lead off the fourth inning and reached on another error with two outs in the fifth inning. In both innings, Pinion was moved around the base paths and scored what proved to be the winning runs.

Post 81 started the game with four straight hits and three runs in the bottom of the first but were unable to add to their total. Connor Shipley, Hunter Little, Jordan Cassell and Matt Moody had two hits each for Eastern Randolph.

Game two is Wednesday night at 7:00 at Don Montgomery Park in Albemarle.

July 2, 2018 – The regular season is over in American Legion Area III baseball. The playoffs begin Tuesday night for Eastern Randolph Post 81 and most other teams. The schedules and results can be found on the SportsTone Area III playoff page.

Randolph County and High Point tied for first place in the Northern Division standings. On Tuesday, representatives from Post 45 and Post 87 will participate in a coin toss to determine seeding for the Area III playoffs.

July 2, 2018 – Monday Schedule


Randolph County 21, Kernersville 3

Bryce Marsh and Tristan Marsh homered in Post 45's 22 hit attack Monday night in the regular season finale.

Blake Marsh had three hits in the game. Bryce Marsh, Alex Hamilton, Landon Smith, Braxton Davis and Tatum Marsh all recorded two hits.

Harris Jackson pitched the first five innings and got the win.

July 1, 2018 - Sunday Schedule


Eastern Randolph 11, Randolph County 8

The base paths were crowded as Post 81 and Post 45 totalled 19 hits and 22 walks.

Eastern Randolph scored two runs in the first inning and six in the second. Randolph had a single run in the first and a solo home run by Dawson Painter in the fifth before a five run sixth inning brought Post 45 to within one run at 8-7.

Post 81 responded with three runs in the seventh and held on as Post 45 scored one and left two on in the final frame.

Landon Smith had two hits for Randolph County. Connor Patterson, Connor Shipley and Kaleb Lowe had three hits apiece for Eastern Randolph. Nate Canter and Jordan Cassell added two hits each for Post 81.

Dillon Touchard got the win for Eastern Randolph. He lasted four and a third innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out six. Jacob Switzer, Matt Moody, and Macon Pickard all took a turn on the mound with Pickard recording the last two outs to earn the save.

The win moved Eastern Randolph past Davidson County into fourth place by half a game. Randolph County dropped into a first place tie with High Point. Monday marks the end of the regular season with Randolph County hosting Kernersville and High Point playing at Davidson County.

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