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June 18, 2018 – Monday Schedule


7:00 Eastern Randolph at Davidson County

June 17, 2018 – Sunday Schedule


Sumter, SC 4, Randolph County 3

Sumter Post 15 jumped out to a 4-0 lead in their final game in the North Carolina-South Carolina Challenge and held on for the one run victory over Randolph County at Catawba College.

Three runs in the second inning on a solo home run by Ryan Moore and a two RBI double by Jacob Holladay had Sumter out in front early. The fourth run came in the third when Daulton Dabbs doubled and scored.

Post 45 scored their three runs in the fifth inning with hits by Spencer Lanier, Dawson Painter and an RBI double by Landon Smith. Mixed among the hits were walks by Blake Marsh, Bryce Marsh and a bases-loaded walk by Chris Hardin. Lanier had two hits for Randolph County.

Sumter starter David Frey pitched into the fifth inning and earned the win. Avery Jones pitched the first three innings for Post 45 and took the loss.

Rock Hill, SC 6, Randolph County 4

Randolph County took a 4-0 lead over Rock Hill Post 34 in the first inning on hits by Dawson Painter, Tristan Marsh, Braxton Davis and Luke Hinson along with a Bryce Marsh walk, an RBI ground-out by Landon Smith and an error on a ball hit by Troy Kinney. After the first inning however, no Post 45 runner was able to get past second base as Rock Hill came from behind for the win.

SC Post 34 tied the game with four runs in the fourth and scored two more in the sixth for the final score.

High Point 11, Eastern Randolph 9

Eastern Randolph scored three runs in the first inning and six in the seventh, but in between, High Point totaled 11 runs and earned a split with Post 81 in their two regular season meetings.

Alec Hunter pitched four and a third innings to get the win for Post 87 while Scottie Thompson took the loss.

Hunter Little, Jordan Cassell and Mason Canoy had two hits each for Post 81.

Mark McLamb, Colin Smith and Jacob Edwards recorded two apiece for High Point.

June 16, 2018 – Saturday Schedule


Florence, SC 14, Randolph County 4

Home runs by Austin Curry and Dawson Painter were not enough for Post 45 in the North Carolina-South Carolina Challenge. Florence, SC Post 1 defeated Randolph County 14-4 at Catawba College.

Harris Jackson suffered the loss.

Eastern Randolph 13, High Point 3

Winning pitcher Connor Patterson (5 innings) and reliever Nate Canter (2 innings) allowed four hits and three runs as Post 81 defeated High Point Post 87 13-3 at Finch Field.

At the plate, Jordan Cassell had four hits with three runs scored and three RBI to lead eastern Randolp's 17 hit attack. Connor Shipley had three hits while Patterson, Hunter Little and Matt Moody had two hits each.

Tyrese Hearst had two of High Point's hits and Alec Hunter knocked a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to cap the scoring.

June 15, 2018 – Friday Schedule


Randolph County 7, Steubenville, OH 5

Steubenville, OH 11, Randolph County 7

Post 45 used a six run fifth inning to seal the win in the first game against Jefferson County, Ohio.

Braxton Davis pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief and got the win over Ohio Post 33.

Landon Smith was 3 for 4 at the plate with a double and two RBI to lead Randolph County at the plate. Austin Curry had two hits in the game.

In game two, Randolph scored the last five runs but an 11-2 lead by Post 33 was too much to overcome.

Blake Marsh got the start and took the loss.

Dawson Painter recorded two hits in the loss including an inside-the-park home run. Carson Clapp, Bryce Marsh and Braxton Davis also had two hits each.

June 14, 2018 – Competition in the 2018 State Games begins today and continues for various sports for the next couple of weeks around the Triad area.

June 14, 2018 – Wednesday Capsules


G1 Eastern Randolph 4, Western Randolph 1

G2 Eastern Randolph 6, Western Randolph 4

Anna Thomas got the game one win for Post 81 allowing one run on three hits in five innings of work. Eastern Randolph recorded 10 hits with Jacie Arrington, Courtnee Carter, Aniyah King and Thomas collecting multiple hits each.

Sara Rice earned the win in game two with Tori Maness getting the save. Maddison Taylor had two hits for Post 81 while Kella Goins and Jacie Arrington each hit solo home runs.


Rowan County 12, Randolph County 8

Rowan County scored 10 runs in the sixth inning for a come-from-behind win at McCrary Park.

Post 45 led 4-0 after one inning and increased it's lead to 7-0 before Rowan sent 13 batters to the plate in the sixth. Aided by four Randolph errors in the inning, Rowan County pulled ahead 10-7 and held on for the 12-8 final.

Bryce Marsh hit a home run for Post 45 which out hit Rowan 12 to 11.

G1 Wake Forest 10, Eastern Randolph 9

G2 Eastern Randolph 10, Wake Forest5

Eastern Randolph fell behind 9-2 in the first game of a doubleheader at Grady Lawson Field and managed to cut their deficit to 9-8 before falling to Wake Forest Post 187 by the 10-9 final.

A half-hour delay in the bottom of the first inning occurred when Wake Forest outfielder Keisuke Fijio made a leaping attempt to catch a fly ball in front of the left field fence. Emergency medical personnel were called and it was later determined that Fujio had suffered a broken leg.

Jordan Cassell was 2 for 3 with two triples for Post 81. Logan Mize suffered the loss on the mound.

In the second game, Post 81 plated seven runs in the third inning to go from a 2-0 deficit to a 7-2 lead. Eastern Randolph batters tallied 8 of their 12 total hits in the third.

For the game, Scottie Thompson was 3 for 4 with three RBI. Connor Patterson had two hits and three RBI. Jordan Cassell had two doubles and two RBI. Colton Craven picked up the win in relief.

June 13, 2018 – Wednesday Schedule


G1 Eastern Randolph 4, Western Randolph 1

G2 Eastern Randolph 6, Western Randolph 4


G1 Wake Forest 10, Eastern Randolph 9

G2 Eastern Randolph 10, Wake Forest5
Rowan County 12, Randolph County 8

June 12, 2018 – Tuesday Schedule


G1 Western Randolph 10, Montgomery County 9
G2 Montgomery County 4, Western Randolph 1
G1 Eastern Randolph 7, Stanly County 0
G2 Eastern Randolph 12, Stanly County 1


Randolph County at Mocksville-Davie CANCELED

June 10, 2018 - UPDATED - Because of high school graduations around central North Carolina, it is a slow weekend in American Legion Area III baseball. There were no games scheduled on Saturday and a limited number until mid-week.

Here are the current standings through games of Friday, June 8.

Updated after one Sunday game: High Point 6, Rowan County 2.


HIGH POINT 0 0 3 1
CONCORD 0 2 5 4

June 9, 2018 – American Legion Softball begins Tuesday for the two Randolph County teams. The Eastern Randolph team will play their home games at Eastern Randolph High School while the Western Randolph team will be based at Randleman High School.

The schedules for both teams can be found on SportsTone's Lady Legion page.

June 9, 2018 – Congratulations to the more than 1400 graduates in the Class of 2018 from high schools across Asheboro and Randolph County.

June 8, 2018 – Southwestern Randolph senior Bryce Marsh has signed with Pfeiffer University for baseball.

Marsh was named to the All-Conference baseball team multiple times and selected the Mid-Piedmont Conference Pitch of the Year in 2018.

The Pfeiffer Falcons are new members of the USA South Conference.

June 7, 2018 – Thursday Results


Randolph County 3, Greensboro 1

Both teams were strong on the hill as Randolph County defeated Greensboro 3-1.

Bryce Marsh earned the win for Post 45 (3-0, 9-6) throwing six and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on four hits with nine strike outs and one walk. Braxton Davis threw one-third of an inning in relief to earn the save.

Bennett Nance took the loss for Greensboro (1-3, 2-5).

Bryce Marsh drove in Trevor Marsh in the first inning to give Randolph County an early lead. In the third, Dawson Painter doubled and then scored on a Bryce Marsh double. Marsh moved to third on a single by Landon Smith and scored Post 45's third run on a sacrifice fly by Spencer Lanier.

June 6, 2018 – Wednesday Results


Randolph County 9, Rowan County 8

Randolph County got out to an eight-run lead in the sixth inning but had to hold on for a 9-8 victory over Rowan County on Wednesday.

Post 45 got on the board in the first inning when Landon Smith singled in Dawson Painter. Randolph produced four more runs in the fourth with doubles by Spencer Lanier and Austin Curry, singles by Smith and Blake Marsh and a couple of Rowan errors.

A solo home run by Smith in the fifth followed by two more runs in the sixth gave Post 45 an 8-0 lead before Rowan County started their come back.

Rowan scored seven runs in the sixth inning thanks to singles by Garrett Alwine, Trevor Atwood, and John Owen, a double by Hayden Setzer and two errors to make it a one run game.

Both teams scored single runs in the seventh inning to reach the final score.

Carter Long allowed five hits and five runs over five and a third innings, striking out seven. Alex Hamilton, Spencer Lanier and Painter followed Long on the mound with Painter earning the save.

Maddux Holshouser took the loss for Rowan County.

Randolph County improved to 8-6, Rowan County is 9-1.

Garner 4, Eastern Randolph 1

Eastern Randolph fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 4-1 loss to Garner Nationals on Wednesday.

Tanner Flowers was credited with the victory for Garner. He surrendered zero runs on three hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out four. Mason Cooper, Jacob Fisher, and Kyle Bowers all put in work in relief out of the bullpen.

Jackson Hartley took the loss for Post 81 . He went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out one.

Connor Shipley went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Eastern Randolph Post 81 in hits.

Garner improved to 4-0 while Eastern Randolph dropped to 4-5.

June 6, 2018 – Following last summer's experiment with 19-and-under softball, North Carolina American Legion officially sanctioned the sport as an official program in the state. In preparation for the 2018 season, Eastern Randolph Post 81 Lady Legion Softball held a Meet The Team community event Tuesday evening at Providence Grove High School.

Post 81 Commander Ricky York and Past Department (State) Commander Cary McMasters were on hand with words of encouragement for the players and coaches prior to the team being introduced to the crowd.

An intrasquad scrimmage was held with American Legion umpires in preparation for next week's season opener.

Home field for the Post 81 team will be the Grady Lawson Baseball & Softball Complex at Eastern Randolph High School with the first games scheduled for Tuesday, June 12. That will be a home doubleheader against Stanly County.

2018 Post 81 softball roster:

1- Olivia Owens, 2- Alli Young, 3- Sarah Rice, 4- Ashley Rook, 5- Emma Saunders, 6- Shyanne Gay,
7- Logan Cockman, 8- Anna Thomas, 9- Sam Welch, 10- Aniyah King, 11- Savannah Beaver,
12- Gerrilyn Milligan, 13- Courtnee Carter, 14- Marion Goins, 15- Kella Goins, 16- Tatum Smith,
17- Makayla McClain, 18- Jessica McNeill, 19- Brooklyn Rush, 20- Jacie Arrington,
21- Madison Taylor, 23- Olivia Hall, 24- Lindsay Castlebury, 25- Tori Maness, 26- Kaylee Carter

Coaches- LaVette Graham, Andy Beane, Doug Thomas, Chad Rush, Michael Beaver, Jesse Carter

Photos from the Meet the Team scrimmage can be seen on the SportsTone Facebook page.

June 6, 2018 – Wednesday Schedule


7:00 Randolph County at Rowan County

7:00 Garner at Eastern Randolph

June 6, 2018 – Tuesday Results


Randolph County 9, Greensboro 4

Bryce Marsh was bad news for opposing pitchers on Tuesday, driving in four on three hits to lead Randolph County past Greensboro 9-4. Marsh drove in all four of his rbi on a grand slam in the second.

A sacrifice fly by Braxton Davis in the first inning drove in Trevor Marsh. Greensboro then evened things up at one in the bottom of the inning when Ryan Waltman singled in Brady Quackenbush before Marsh's homer gave Post 45 the lead for good in the second inning.

Randolph County added two runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh while Greensboro scored three over the final two innings.

Trevor Marsh led things off on the mound for Randolph County, surrendering one run on two hits over two and a third innings. Travis Winslow finished the game and earned the win.

Jaylen Guy went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Greensboro in hits.

June 5, 2018 – Tuesday Schedule


7:00 Randolph County at Greensboro

June 4, 2018 – Monday Results


Eastern Randolph 3 Kernersville 2

A walk-off single propelled Eastern Randolph Post 81 to a dramatic 3-2 victory over Kernersville Post 36. The game was tied at two with Eastern Randolph batting in the bottom of the seventh when Hunter Little singled, driving in Matt Moody for the game ending run.

Little also picked up the win, allowing two hits and two runs over one inning. Connor Peterson pitched four innings before turning the duties over to Mason Canoy for the fifth and sixth innings.

Bryant Carrey started the game for Kernersville Post 36. Ricky Gonzalez took the loss.

Post 81 delivered ten hits in the game with Little (3 for 4), Moody (2 for 3) and Connor Shipley (2 for 2) leading the way.

Eastern Randolph played error free ball in the division win.

June 3, 2018 – Sunday Results


G1 Randolph County 11, Apex 7

Both Randolph County and Apex had their offenses going on Sunday, but Randolph County eventually prevailed 11-7 in the first game of a doubleheader at McCrary Park.

Post 45 pulled away for good with seven runs in the third inning. Braxton Davis singled in one run, Tyler Campbell singled in two runs, and Trevor Marsh drove in three runs with a single.

Harris Jackson got the start for Randolph County. He lasted four innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out two.

G2 Apex 19, Randolph County 4

Post 45 had trouble keeping up with Apex in a 19-4 loss in the second game. A nine run fourth inning and seven runs in the sixth were to much to overcome.

Blake Marsh took the loss with six runs on four hits in three innings of work.

Spencer Lanier, Luke Hinson, Carson Clapp, Bryce Marsh, and Tyler Campbell all had one hit for Randolph County.

Greensboro 4, Eastern Randolph 2

Greensboro Post 53 scored two runs in each of the first two innings and held on for a 4-2 at Eastern Guilford High School.

Eastern Randolph scored two in the seventh inning on a two RBI pinch hit single by Scottie Thompson which drove in Connor Shipley and Mason Canoy.

Thompson pitched five innings and suffered the loss allowing four runs on seven hits.

Colby Stuart picked up the complete game victory for the Post 53 Redwings.

June 3, 2018 – LEGION SOFTBALL

American Legion Post 81 Fast Pitch Softball will hold a Meet the Team/Media Night at 6:00 pm Tuesday at the Providence Grove High School softball field.

After last summer's 'unofficial trial run' to determine interest in establishing softball at a state-wide level, 2018 marks the first year that the sport has been officially sanctioned by North Carolina American Legion.

Tuesday's event will be a chance to meet the players and coaches of Post 81's inaugural team and to see them in action during an intrasquad scrimmage.

June 3, 2018 – Sunday Schedule


3:00 Apex at Randolph County

5:30 Apex at Randolph County
7:00 Eastern Randolph at Greensboro

June 2, 2018 – Saturday Results


Randolph County 7 Kernersville 2

Bryce Marsh surrendered two runs on three hits with seven strike outs over five innings as Randolph County defeated Kernersville in the division opener for both teams.

Luke Kimrey toed the rubber for Kernersville. He went four innings, allowing four runs on three hits before giving way to Drey Pettycord and TJ Corlett who each pitched one inning.

Dawson Painter and Braxton Davis managed two hits to lead Randolph County at the plate with Painter and Trevor Marsh each scoring twice. Davis ended with four RBI from his two doubles.

Eastern Randolph 2, Greensboro 1

Eastern Randolph Post 81 took their league opener in dramatic fashion, thanks to a walk-off error in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hunter Little singled to lead off the home half of the seventh then moved to second when Jordan Cassell was hit by a pitch. Tyson Measamer's bunt was fielded by the Greensboro third baseman who, on the run, made an errant throw to first which allowed Little to score the game ending run.

Post 81 manufactured a run in the first inning when Connor Patterson walked, advanced to second on a passed ball, moved to third on a Connor Shipley grounder and scored on Little's sacrifice fly to left field.

Little's seventh inning single was the only hit for Post 81.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Greensboro's Bennett Nance and Nathan Landreth combined on the one-hitter with each allowing one unearned run.

For Eastern Randolph, Logan Mize pitched into the sixth inning and was responsible for the Post 53 run. Nate Canter finished the game and earned the win.


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