Clover (S.C.) Post 38 had a big sixth inning Monday and used it to hand Cherryville Post 100 a 12-6 loss in its Senior American Legion baseball season opener.
Post 100 led 5-4 after scoring two runs in the fourth, but was outscored 8-1 the final five frames.
Brett Huff went 3-for-5, Dillon Harris went 2-for-4 and Josh Beam went 2-for-4 with a two-run inside-the-park home run for Cherryville. Noah Lindsey picked up the win for Post 38 while Randall Long was saddled with the loss. Long gave up two runs on three hits, walked two and struck out one in a pair of relief innings.
Clover scored its runs on 15 hits and committed no errors, while Cherryville scored its runs on 10 hits and committed two errors. Post 100 left 10 on base.
Post 100 decided not to play its home game with Gastonia Post 23 on Tuesday. No make-up date has been announced.
Cherryville (0-1) plays the Gaston Braves at Sims Legion Park today at 7 p.m.
CLOVER (S.C.) POST 38 8, LINCOLN COUNTY POST 455 7; LINCOLN COUNTY 13, CLOVER 3, 7 INN.: At Clover, the teams split their doubleheader on Friday. No other details were reported.
Post 455 (1-3) hosts the Gaston Braves at 7 p.m. on Friday and Union County Post 535 at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Both games will be held at East Lincoln High.
JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL
LINCOLNTON POST 30 7, RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2: At Lincolnton, Post 30 won the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.
Jordon Easter went 3-for-4 with a double, Curtis Fisher went 2-for-3 with a sac fly, two RBIs and scored two runs, Peyton Fisher went 2-for-3 with a double and scored two runs, Quinlin Turner went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, Karson Williams went 1-for-1, Austin Dellinger went 2-for-2 and Hunter White had a sac fly for Post 30, which had 14 hits. Turner pitched 2 2/3 scoreless, one-hit innings, walked one and struck out three in the win.
RUTHERFORD COUNTY 8, LINCOLNTON POST 30 6: At Lincolnton, Rutherford County scored seven runs combined in the fifth and sixth innings to take the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader.
Jordon Easter went 4-for-4 with a triple and scored three runs, Lane Hoover went 2-for-4 with an RBI, T.J. Queen had a hit, Curtis Fisher went 1-for-3, Peyton Fisher went 2-for-4, Daniel McBride went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs, Devoshe Odum had a hit and an RBI and Hunter While had a hit for Post 30, which had 14 hits as well in Game 2. Paxton Sigmon gave up three runs, two earned, on one hit in 2/3 of an inning in the loss.
Post 30 (2-2) will face Gastonia at 7 p.m. today at Ashbrook High. Lincolnton also split a doubleheader with West Lincoln on Saturday.
SUMMER LEAGUE BASEBALL
EAST LINCOLN 13, WEST LINCOLN 1; EAST LINCOLN 4, WEST LINCOLN 1: At West Lincoln, the Mustangs swept a doubleheader Friday in the Western Piedmont Instructional League opener for both teams.
Leading the Mustangs in Game 1 was Brendan Gallagher (3-for-3, RBI, three runs), Nate Kinsch (2-for-4, two RBIs), Alec Burleson (2-for-2), Chris Cox (1-for-2, two RBIs), Riddle (1-for-1, two RBIs), Loftin (2-for-3, two RBIs, three runs) and Martin (hit, three RBIs). Burleson tossed a one-hitter, walked three and struck out seven in the mercy-rule shortened, four-inning win. Kenny Stevens gave up 11 runs, nine earned, on 11 hits, walked four and struck out one in the loss. Charles Mack George had the Rebels’ lone hit.
In Game 2, East Lincoln scored all of its runs in the third inning in the win. Gallagher (double), Riddle (double, two RBIs), Childers (RBI) and Loftin (hit, RBI) led the Mustangs. Dallas Bridges (1-for-2) and Mitchell Higdon (1-for-2) had West Lincoln’s two hits. Bridges gave up four unearned runs, walked four and struck out four in the loss. Riddle gave up one unearned run on two hits and struck out five in the win.
East Lincoln (2-0) will a doubleheader at 6 p.m. Thursday at Newton-Conover. West Lincoln (1-3) played at West Caldwell on Tuesday and hosts St. Stephens on Thursday at 6 p.m.