Jr. Legion tournament starts Friday at Henkel-Alley

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.

The hosting of the tournament likely impacts the senior legion team — Hickory Post 48. The team will likely have to find an alternative playing site for its games in the Area IV best-of-three championship series.

Below is the schedule of games for the tournament:

Friday’s games
10 a.m. (Game one): Area III No. 1 vs. Cary (Area I No. 2)
1 p.m. (Game two): Johnston Co. (Area I No. 1) vs. Area II No. 2
4:30 p.m. (Game three): South Caldwell (Area IV No. 1) vs. Area III No. 2
7:30 p.m. (Game four) Area II No. 1 vs. Carolina Flames (Area IV No. 2)

Saturday’s games
10 a.m. (Game five): Loser of game one vs. Loser of game three
1 p.m. (Game six): Loser of game two vs. Loser of game four
4:30 p.m. (Game seven): Winner of game one vs. Winner of game three
7:30 p.m. (Game eight): Winner of game two vs. Winner of game four

Sunday’s games
1 p.m. (Game nine): Loser of game seven vs. Winner of game six
4 p.m. (Game 10): Loser of game eight vs. winner of game five
7:30 p.m. (Game 11): winner of game seven vs. winner of game eight

Monday’s games
3 p.m. (Game 12): Loser of game 11 vs. winner of game nine
7 p.m. (Game 13): Winner of game 11 vs. winner of game 10

Tuesday’s games
1 p.m. (Game 14): Winner of game 13 vs. winner of game 12
7 p.m. (Game 15, if necessary)