Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cary Post 67 only Triangle area team left in Legion baseball tourney

Cary 67 has qualified for the eight-team American Legion Baseball State Tournament which starts Saturday in Asheboro at McCrary Park.

Post 67, now 18-6, defeated Garner Post 232 and Johnston County Post 71 to earn the berth.

In a best-of-three series for seeding purposes against Rocky Mount Post 58, Cary trails 1-0 with Game 2 being played tonight at 7 p.m. at Cary High School. If you can't be there and want to check out the action, you can hear the game by clicking here.

Post 58, which defeated Cary 9-6 Monday night in Rocky Mount to move to 23-5, is undefeated in playoff action and is a victory away from the No. 1 seed at the state tourney.

Rocky Mount's Matthew Berry had six RBI including two on a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning off Post 67's James Todd.

Should Cary win tonight, Game 3 will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Cary High School. Win or lose, both teams will advance to the state tournament but seeding can be crucial.

Other teams that have qualified so far for the eight-team tournament are Wilmington Post 10, Whiteville Post 137, Rutherford County Post 423, Cherryville Post 100 and Randolph County Post 45.

Cary Post 67 has never won the state tournament while Rocky Mount Post 58 won in 1973. The tournament started in 1928 with Raleigh Post 1 winning that one. The only other Raleigh-area team to ever win the state championship is Garner Post 232 which won in 1999.

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