Thursday 18 Jul 2019


Post 11 Goes 2-1 During Busy Baseball Weekend

BY ANDREW STEVENS–Wayne County American Legion Post 11 went 2-1 during a busy weekend on the diamond.

Post 11 split a pair of games on Saturday, starting with a 20-6 victory over Hope Mills at South View High School.

Wayne County erupted for seven runs in the first inning, and pushed across eight more runs in the second. Blake Gipson and Will Uzzell each had three of Post 11’s eight hits.

Tyler Thompson got the start on the mound and allowed one run in two innings of work. Wesley Case, Braeden Collins and Colby Miller each contributed an inning of relief.

Wayne County lost to Florence, SC 9-6 in its second game of the day on Saturday.

Sam Rice and Uzzell both finished with two hits.

Cal Reese surrendered three runs in four innings on the mound. Ryan Sullivan tossed two innings of relief. John Hartsfield and Collins both worked an inning of relief.

Post 11 opened the weekend with a 3-2 walk-off win over Wilson Post 13 on Friday night at Goldsboro High School.

Christian Yarbrough raced home from third on a passed ball to score the winning run. Yarbrough finished with two hits and a pair of runs scored.

Post 11 led 2-0 through five innings, but Wilson scored a run in the sixth and seventh innings to tie the game.

Blake Gipson pitched a complete game and allowed two unearned runs, with nine strikeouts.

Wayne County (11-4) looks to improve to 4-0 in Area I East play as it travels to Wilson tonight at 7 p.m.

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