Archive - Jul 12, 2011 - Sports Article
An eight-team American Legion Junior state tournament starts Friday at Henkel-Alley Field on the American Legion Fairgrounds.
The tournament will feature some of the best Junior Legion teams in the state. A total of 15 games between teams could be played through Tuesday.
Four teams qualified for spots in the tournament.
These include No. 1 Johnston County and No. 2 Cary from Area I, and No. 1 South Caldwell and the No. 2 Carolina Flames from Area IV. The Flames will be the host team for the tournament.
For the second time in as many days, Post 48 won in dramatic fashion on the baseball diamond.
A walkoff hit by Hickory center fielder Phillip Carroll lifted his team to a ninth inning win over Caldwell County. Hickory (18-8) leads its series over Caldwell County (19-11), 2-0.
â€śPhillip is a great player,â€ť Rembert said. â€śFrom day one, he wanted that center field spot and earned it. He competes so hard every night and gives us everything heâ€™s got. Heâ€™s a 48er.â€ť