The road was not kind to local American Legion baseball teams on Wednesday.
Cherryville Post 100 lost its season opener to Gastonia Post 23 8-1 while the Lincoln County Cardinals of Denver Post 455 fell to Caldwell County 16-1 in Granite Falls.
Caldwell County logged 16 hits in the vicotry and took advantage of six Lincoln County errors.
Danny Sullivan led Lincoln County at the plate with two hits.
Lincoln County resumes action on Saturday in the Rowan County tournament at Catawba College at 4 p.m. The Cardinals travel to the Gaston Braves at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Cherryville hosts Gaffney, S.C. at 7 p.m. today at Fraley Field.