7-23-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker

Cherryville American Legion Post has another North Carolina Area IV championship.

Post 100 defeated Rutherford County 10-0 in six innings at Cherryville’s Fraley Field to sweep the best-of-three area final.

It gives Post 100 its 19th Area IV title – a record – and sends Cherryville into next week’s state tournament with a 10-game winning streak.

In Friday’s victory, Joe Webb got the pitching victory in addition to hitting a double and driving in a run and Cole Irby had two hits.

Cherryville improved to 19-5 overall while Rutherford County fell to 16-9. Both teams will play in the N.C. state tournament that begins on Wednesday.

Five of the other six teams have been determined as Fuquay-Varina, Wilmington, Port City, Rowan County and Kannapolis have wrapped up berths and Wayne County hosts Pitt County on Saturday to determine the other state tournament berth.



Junior Legion baseball

Here are the results of the N.C. state tournament that is being played at High Point’s Finch Field and Truist Point and Lexington’s Holt-Moffitt Field.

Thursday’s games
(at Truist Point)
High Point 11, Cherryville 9
Morehead City 8, Kinston 5
(at Finch Field)
Carson 3, Matthews 2
(at Holt-Moffitt Field)
Davidson County 8, Wayne County 1

Friday’s games
(at Holt-Moffitt Field)
Cherryville 18, Morehead City 8, 6 innings
High Point 4, Kinston 3
(at Truist Point)
Carson 11, Wayne County 5
Matthews 8, Davidson County 4

Saturday’s games
(at Finch Field)
Cherryville vs. Kinston, 1 p.m.
High Point vs. Morehead City, 3:45 p.m.
(at Holt-Moffitt Field)
Matthews vs. Wayne County, 1 p.m.
Carson vs. Davidson County, 3:45 p.m.

Sunday’s games
(at Finch Field)
Semifinals at 2 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Monday’s game
(at Finch Field)
Championship game, 2 p.m.







Pro basketball

The Charlotte Hornets held a pre-NBA Draft workout on Friday with six players – Corey Kispert of Gonzaga, Denzel Mahoney of Creighton, Mac McClung of Texas Tech, E.J. Onu of Shawnee State, Alperen Sengun of Besiktas (Turkey) and Cam Thomas of LSU.

The team has held 12 workouts with 57 different prospects.



Pro baseball

For the first time in the Gastonia Honey Hunters’ history, the team was shutout in a game.

West Virginia knocked off Gastonia 3-0 to drop the Honey Hunters to 22-28 overall. Gastonia continues the three-game series at West Virginia on Saturday.