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American Legion teams hit strides in Randolph County

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…
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Post 81 takes satisfaction by topping county rival Post 45

Post 81 takes satisfaction by topping county rival Post 45

Shortstop Nate Gardner played a key role for Post 81 in its victory against Randolph County Post 45. (PJ Ward-Brown/North State Journal file photo) RAMSEUR – It felt like an important game for Eastern Randolph Post 81 in the American Legion rematch with in-county rival Randolph County Post 45. The outcome seemed huge as well. “It’s big for Post 81 and Eastern Randolph district,” said center fielder Brody Gardner. “We don’t do it very often.” That’s because Post 81 pulled off a 15-6 victory Tuesday night at Craven Stadium. This was no sure-thing result. A nine-run outburst in the bottom…
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Post 45 vies for another regional title

Post 45 vies for another regional title

ASHEBORO — It’s a well-rested Randolph County Post 45 baseball team competing in this week’s American Legion postseason games at McCrary Park. Perhaps experience is on Post 45’s side along with homefield advantage for the eight-team Mid-Atlantic Regional. Randolph County begins its quest to make the national tournament by taking on Allentown, N.J., at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The five-day regional runs through Sunday. The winner advances to the American Legion World Series later this month in Shelby. Also on the opening-day regional docket is Harrisburg (Pa.) Post 370 vs. Wilmington (Del.) Post 1; Ridge (Md.) Post 255 vs. Pottstown, Pa.;…
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