Cherryville Post 100 won a third and deciding game against Hickory Post 48 in the Area IV title series on Monday.
Hickory (20-11) is the Area IV runner-up. They will be the Area IV No. 2 seed at the North Carolina Legion State Tournament, which starts on Friday in Morehead City at 4:30 p.m.
By virtue of their title win, Cherryville (26-7) will be the No. 1 seed in Area IV at the state tournament.
Leading Post 48 in the loss was Skyler Hollar, who had a home run and one RBI.
Cameron Beard, Cole McGraw, Jacob Hoyle and Jeremy Null also had one RBI each.
McGraw pitching one-third of an inning, allowing two singles and a two-run homer by Cherryville’s Trey Drewery. He was replaced by Null.
The home run by Drewery was part of a five-run first inning for Post 100.
Cherryville scored nine runs in the first four innings, including five in the first, two in the second and one each in the third and fourth.