Connor Adams

Asheboro grad Adams deals with injury, but can still pitch for Post 45

Asheboro grad Adams deals with injury, but can still pitch for Post 45

Connor Adams (Bob Sutton / Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – The role for Connor Adams with Randolph County Post 45 is going to be different. After surgery for a wrist injury, he’ll be content with having a way to contribute. Adams, who’s in his third season with Post 45, has torn cartilage in his left wrist. That means he wasn’t able to bat when the American Legion season began, but he could still pitch. “That’s what I’m best at anyway – pitching,” Adams said. “I feel more comfortable pitching.” Adams completed his senior high school season for Asheboro in the spring,…
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Asheboro fills all-conference slots on track and field, girls’ soccer teams plus top baseball pitcher

Asheboro fills all-conference slots on track and field, girls’ soccer teams plus top baseball pitcher

Asheboro senior Abby Becker heads the ball during a girls’ soccer game against Oak Grove during the past season. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) Mid-Piedmont Conference all-conference Here’s a list of the Mid-Piedmont Conference’s major award winners plus Asheboro’s all-conference selections for spring sports: Baseball Co-Players of the Year: Justin Mabe (North Davidson),  Dawson Shelton (Oak Grove) Pitcher of the Year: Connor Adams (Asheboro) Coach of the Year: Matt Griffin (North Davidson) Asheboro: Connor Adams, Shane Immel   Boys’ golf Golfer of the Year: Lincoln Newton (Oak Grove) Coach of the Year: Will Essick (Oak Grove) Asheboro: None   Girls’ Soccer Offensive Player of the…
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Post 45 looking to fit parts together as season launches

Post 45 looking to fit parts together as season launches

Manager Ronnie Pugh says that pitching could be strong for Randolph County Post 45. (Bob Sutton / Randolph Record) Young team to play for Randolph County  ASHEBORO – It’s going to take time for Randolph County Post 45 to put it all together with a more youthful roster than in the past. But the group still intends to be one of the top American Legion baseball teams in the state. A week into the season, Post 45 split its first two outings. “We’re getting some things done,” manager Ronnie Pugh said. “All of the things we’re going to put in,…
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Post 45 blasts off, keeps season going in Southeast Regional

Post 45 blasts off, keeps season going in Southeast Regional

Hunter Atkins, above, and several of his Randolph County Post 45 teammates had strong offensive games in Friday's Southeast Regional game. (Randolph Record file photo) ASHEBORO – Hunter Atkins drove in three runs and six of his Randolph County Post 45 teammates racked up two runs batted in a 17-1 whipping of Owensboro (Ky.) Post 9 in Friday afternoon’s elimination game of the Southeast Regional at McCrary Park. The American Legion baseball game ended after five innings. Post 45 (25-7) scored in every inning, including seven runs in the top of the fifth. For the second year in a row,…
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Moving on: Post 45 set for Area 3 semifinals series

Moving on: Post 45 set for Area 3 semifinals series

Randolph County Post 45 first baseman Josh Meadows makes a catch against Davidson County Post 8 with catcher Grat Dalton looking on in Game 1 of that playoff series. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randolph County Post 45 is moving on to the semifinals of the Area 3 playoffs and it shapes up as a significant showdown. Post 45 (21-3) and Rowan County Post 342 (32-3) will match up in a best-of-5 series beginning Thursday night at Catawba College in Salisbury. Monday night at Lexington, Post 45 won 6-1 vs. Davidson County Post 8 to complete a sweep of the best-of-3 first-round…
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Returnees help Post 45 hit early groove

Returnees help Post 45 hit early groove

Pierce Leonard takes a swing for Randolph County Post 45. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randolph County Post 45 has been off a strong start to the American Legion baseball season. The team has a good core of returning players who’ve produced across the first couple of weeks of the season. Post 45 had a 7-1 record – capped with a 5-4 victory at Davidson County last week – before a five-day break in the schedule. The team is slated to be back in action this week. The lone loss came by a 3-2 score at Rowan County. Twelve days later, Post…
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