Archive - Jul 16, 2013 - Sports Article
Hickory had Shelby right where it wanted it in the first game of the Area IV semifinals on Tuesday.
However, Post 82 chipped away at an early four-run deficit inning by inning to come away with a 5-4 victory at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium.
Shelby (31-6) leads the best-of-five series with Hickory, 1-0, and remains undefeated this postseason (7-0).
From being a three-year player for Hickory Post 48 to serving as a first-year assistant coach, the American Legion baseball journey has come full circle for Cam Beard.
The former Bunker Hill High and current Catawba College standout hopes to give back to his American Legion program and build experience toward a future in coaching and teaching.