MOREHEAD CITY,NC (WWAY) - MONDAY UPDATE: Wayne County defeated Post 10 on Monday afternoon 8-6 to eliminate Wilmington Post 10 from the state championship for American Legion baseball. Chance Shepard hit a grand slam for Post 10, but it wasn't enough to get past Wayne County. Three teams remain alive in the tournament: Rowan County, Wayne County and Cherryville.
SUNDAY UPDATE: Cherryville defeated Post 10 Sunday night 4-2 in Morehead City at the state championship tournament for American Legion baseball. Post 10 scored in the top of the first, but Cherryville came back with three in the bottom of the first. Monday’s Wayne County-Wilmington Post 10 winner will have to beat Cherryville twice on Tuesday to win the state title if Cheryville beats Rowan County Monday night. A Cherryville loss on Monday night means Cherryville would advance to Tuesday’s 4 p.m. championship game against Tuesday’s 1 p.m. winner. If this happens the 4pm game will determine the tournament champion.
SATURDAY UPDATE: Wilmington Post 10 defeated Rowan County 5-4 on Saturday in ten innings. Ashley's Chance Shepard hit a solo home run in the tenth inning to win the game for Post 10. New Hanover's Gray Brooks earned the win on the mound. Hoggard's Greg Trotta picked up the save.
FRIDAY UPDATE; Wilmington Post 10 defeated Hickory Post 48 on Friday night on the first day of the state championship American Legion baseball tournament in Morehead City. Chance Shepard hit a 3 run home run for Post 10. Hunter Sutton was the winning pitcher. We hope you saw our highlights on Friday's 11pm sports. We'll be showing even more from Morehead City on Sunday's Coach's Corner at 6pm on WWAY. Results are listed below along with the schedule of play for the rest of the week.
Rowan County 6, Wayne County 4
High Point 11, Cary 7
Wilmington 12, Hickory 3
Cherryville 13, Morehead City 1, 7 innings
Game 5 – Wayne County vs. Hickory, 10 a.m. ( Wayne County won 14-0 )
Game 6 – Cary vs. Morehead City, 12:30 p.m. ( Morehead City won 11-7 )
Game 7 – Rowan County vs. Wilmington, 4:30 p.m. ( Post 10 won 5-4 in 10 innings )
Game 8 – High Point vs. Cherryville, 7:30 p.m. ( Cherryville won 7-0 )
Game 9 – Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7, 12:30 p.m. ( Rowan County won 11-7 over Morehead City )
Game 10 – Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 8, 4:30 p.m. ( Wayne County beat High Point 11-7 )
Game 11 – Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 7:30 p.m. ( Cherryville beat Wilmington 4-2 )
Games at 3 and 7 p.m. ( Wayne County beat Wilmington 8-6)
Games at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. (if necessary)