July 30, 2018 – Monday Schedule
LEGION BASEBALL – STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (THOMASVILLE)
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
LEGION BASEBALL – STATE TOURNAMENT (THOMASVILLE)
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
LEGION BASEBALL – STATE TOURNAMENT (THOMASVILLE, GREENSBORO)
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.