The first day of the American Legion Baseball state tournament at Fraley Field in Cherryville saw the host Post 100 team one of two Stars Group teams to claim an opening day win. Post 100 spotted Wayne County a 2-0 lead, cut that to 2-1 in the 4th inning, then exploded for 7 runs in the 5th in an 8-2 victory.
The other winner in the Stars Group was Rowan County, who beat Port City 3-2 in the opening game. In other games Wednesday, Wilmington downed Rutherford County 6-3 and Fuquay Varina beat Kannapolis 10-2.
The Post 100 team plays at 4 PM Thursday afternoon against Fuquay Varina Post 116. The games are being broadcast on Cherryville radio station WCSL (1590AM, 92.3FM). You can also listen online at ktcbroadcasting.com. Here's the schedule for Thursday and Friday:
Thursday July 29
10:00 Kannapolis vs Rutherford Co
1:00 Wayne Co vs Port City
4:00 Wilmington vs Fuquay Varina
7:00 Rowan Co vs Cherryville
Friday July 30
10:00 Rutherford Co vs Fuquay Varina
1:00 Wayne Co vs Rowan
4:00 Port City vs Cherryville
7:00 Kannapolis vs Wilmington
In the pool play tournament, the top team from each Group will play the #2 team from that group after the first three days; then the winners from those Saturday games will play Sunday for the state championship.