Post 45 churns out more victories

RANDLEMAN – A four-night stretch full of variety for Randolph County Post 45 also had a certain consistent component.

The American Legion baseball team won each of its games last week. That included stiff non-league tests and its Area 3 Northern Division opener.

Post 45 boosted its record to 11-1 entering this week. Then Monday night’s game at Greensboro was rained out.

The showdown last week came with Rowan County Post 342, with Post 45 winning 4-3 on Friday night at Salisbury. Tanner Marsh provided a home run and a run-scoring double and Pierce Leonard scored two runs. Drew Harmon, Robert Garner and Hunter Atkins combined for the Randolph County pitching.

Rowan County won 19 of its first 22 games, with two of the defeats coming to Randolph County.

Saturday night’s divisional opener resulted in a 10-0 victory against Greensboro Post 53 at Randleman High School. Starting pitcher Drake Purvis threw four no-hit innings with nine strikeouts.

Marsh and Atkins hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning. Atkins finished with three hits.

Earlier in the week, Post 45 came off a five-day layoff and defeated visiting Mocksville-Davie County Post 54 by 8-2, with Marsh tripling and scoring two runs and Tyler Parks driving in two runs. Braxton Walker threw five shutout innings with 11 strikeouts and one walk.

Post 45 went to Buies Creek and topped Wayne County 6-4 with Parks notching three hits and knocking in two runs. Samuel Asbill, Austin Lemons and Marsh did the pitching.

By Randolph Record