Caldwell County Post 29 is still in contention in the North Carolina State American Legion Baseball Tournament. This year’s event is being played in Rowan County at Catawba College’s Newman Park in Salisbury. Caldwell dropped their opener Friday to Hope Mills 6-2, then rallied for a 4-3, 11 inning win over Garner Saturday.
On Sunday, Caldwell County defeated Eastern Randolph 7-3 behind a complete game effort on the mound by Brandon Sisk. Tre Harper drove in two runs and Post 29 had 14 hits overall. Caldwell County is now 29-12 on the season. Sunday’s win assures Caldwell of finishing no worse than third in the state this year.
Post 29 was scheduled to face Rowan County at 7:00 tonight.
The championship game, which sends the winner into the Southeast Regionals in Asheboro, is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. If another game is necessary to determine the champ, it will be played at 7 p.m.
Caldwell County is seeking it’s fifth state championship and first since 2000. Caldwell won state titles under the old format in which you had to win series all the way through in 1986, 1990, and 1991. They also won the first state tournament in 2000. Caldwell has also been state runner up three times, in 1985, 2004, and 2006. Caldwell finished third in the state in 2007.
American Legion Baseball: North Carolina State Tournament, Salisbury.
Game One, Friday, July 24
Hope Mills 6
Caldwell County 2
Caldwell County Post 29 drops into the elimination bracket, they'll play Saturday morning (July 25) at 9:30 a.m. in Salisbury.
Union County: 5
Hickory Post 48 wins the series 3-1.
Caldwell County: 9
The series is tied 2-2.