Monday, July 26, 2010

Cary Legion team falls in 11th inning; moves to loser's bracket

Cary Post 67 defeated Cherryville Post 100, 2-1, on Saturday but fell into the loser's bracket of the American Legion State Tournament in Asheboro after losing to Randolph County by the same score Sunday night.

Cary pitcher Daniel Sondag hit a Randolph batter with the bases loaded and two outs in the 11th inning for the loss. Post 67 had the lead into the eighth when Randolph tied it.

Cary, 22-9, now plays Kernersville, a 13-3 victor over Rocky Mount, in an elimination game Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Both tournament favorites - Rocky Mount and Wilmington, who entered the tourney with the best records - have been ousted from the tournament. Randolph County and Whiteville are the only teams left from the eight-field tournament that have not lost in the state tourney.

In Cary's win over Cherryville, Gerrit Van Genderen tripled and scored while pitcher Blair Betts gave up only one run and five hits over six innings for the victory.

To find out more about the tournament, please click here.

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