American Legion teams hit strides in Randolph County

Carson Rickman of Eastern Randolph Post 81 scores a run last week against Greensboro. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   

RAMSEUR – Eastern Randolph Post 81 had a recent nine-game winning streak in American Legion baseball.

That string ended with a 5-4 loss last Friday at Greensboro.

But Eastern Randolph was back on the winning mark Sunday night with a 4-2 win at Stanly County.  TJ. McGraw’s two-run home run was the big hit in that game as the team improved its record to 13-7.

In Asheboro, Randolph County Post 45 was the host for a multi-team event during the weekend at McCrary Park.

Post 45 went 3-1 in those games, with the lone loss a 3-2 setback in eight innings to Morgantown, W.Va.

Robert Garner, Tanner Marsh and Landon Williamson picked up pitching victories for Post 45. Tatum Marsh was among Randolph County’s big offensive contributors in each game. Marsh drove in four of the team’s nine runs scored Saturday when they split two games.

Randolph County entered this week with a 15-7 overall record.

By Randolph Record