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Pitching launches Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE-Even by his own high standards, Wayne McDonald knew he had just thrown perhaps his best game of the season. “It ranks right up there with my top performances of the year,” the righthander said after striking out 17 batters in Cherryville`s 6-1 win over Charlotte Post 262 Sunday night…

Area 4 Western Division champs

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CHERRYVILLE–The hottest hitter in Cherryville’s current win streak came to the plate at the right time. Jake Watts singled up the middle with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to score Trey Blake with the winning run in Post 100’s 7-6 win over Asheville Thursday night. The win…

Denver makes the playoffs in final two games

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Needing to win one of its final two games to make the playoffs Denver Post 455 did one better… literally. With any hope of making the Area Four Playoffs, Denver reeled off back-to-back wins over Charlotte at home and Union County on the road. Jake Black got the save, pitching…

Sports Briefs

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Hooters/SSO/Rush Energy softball Hooters of Gastonia/SSO/Rush Energy Drinks will have a SSAA Qualifier softball tournament for E teams plus a homerun derby July 1st at Ferguson Park in Gastonia. They are also putting on a benefit softball tourney for the NC Marine Corps ‘Hats for Helmets’ fundraiser at the same…

Post 100 tied for first

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HENDERSONVILLE–When you`re winning, every move seems to be golden. Cherryville coach Bobby Reynolds made several moves to jump-start an eighth inning rally that lifted Post 100 to a 7-3 win over Henderson County Tuesday night at East Henderson High School. The win was the eighth straight for Post 100 and…

Belk to continue his career with Lenoir-Rhyne Bears

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Already a three-year starter on the varsity level, Josh Belk had a stellar senior season on the mound. The righthander recorded 116 strikeouts in 69 2/3 innings in his final prep campaign. Recently, he parlayed those numbers into baseball scholarship with Lenoir-Rhyne. Army and Montreat had inquired about Belk, who…

Post 455 falls

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Denver fell to Gastonia 12-7 Tuesday night at Brookins Memorial Field. Post 23 had two four-run innings—one in the fifth and one in the ninth. Gastonia assumed a 6-2 lead in the top of the fifth courtesy of two walks, one hit batsman, one error and two singles. Post 455…

Junior champion

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Houser to the rescue

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HICKORY–A pitcher`s best ally is not always his fastball or breaking pitch. Sometimes it`s the defense which saves the day. Never was that baseball truism more evident than in Sunday night`s Cherryville-Hickory Legion game. Post 100 center fielder Peydon Houser saved Chris Cook`s complete game gem with a game-ending double…