Behind a five-RBI game by outfielder Phillip Carroll, Hickory Post 48 picked up its third-straight win to start to the season, topping Rutherford County Post 423, 10-5.
Ky'Rawn Whitfield added two RBIs for Post 48 (3-0). Davis Hanvey scored three runs on a 3-for-5 day, while teammate Jason Setzer also scored a pair of runs and hit a triple on his 2-for-4 performance.
Nick Guarino picked up the victory on the mound in relief, allowing five hits, three runs, no walks and struck out two Rutherford County batters in his four innings on the mound.
Hickory Starter Ben Watson pitched five innings, allowing six hits, two runs, two walks and struck out six batters.
Post 48 plays against Wilkes County Post 31 at 7 p.m. Sunday at Henkel-Alley Field on the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.