Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cary ties series with 6-3 victory Tuesday

CARY - A 30-minute weather delay Tuesday night seemed to really affect Rocky Mount Post 58 more than it did Cary Post 67 in the Game 2 battle for the American Legion Area I title.

Post 58 saw a 2-1 lead disappear as Cary scored four runs in the third on its way to a 6-3 victory. Post 58 will travel back to Cary Wednesday for Game 3. The first pitch will be at 7 p.m.

After RM took a 1-0 lead in the first, Post 67 countered with a run in the bottom of the second to tie it at 1-all. Tyler Clark slammed a solo home run to lead off the third to put Post 58 up 2-1. Collins Cuthrell followed with a double, but was left stranded at second base.

A two-run double from Dillon Rubio and an RBI triple from Anthony Colantino off Post 58 starter Spencer Bell fueled a four-run uprising from Cary to put it up 5-2.

After Cary posted another run in the fourth for a 5-3 advantage, Thomas Berry put a dent in Cary's lead with a solo home run in the eighth.

Post 58, however, couldn't muster any more firepower on a night that saw it only record six hits. Mike Smith, who tallied five hits in Game 1 Monday, didn't even reach base Tuesday.

American Legion Area I Final Series
Game 2 @ Cary High School, Cary

Cary Post 67 6
Rocky Mount Post 58 3

RM 101 000 100 - 3 6 0
Cary 014 100 00x - 6 12 1

WP - Daniel Sondag (3IP, 0H, OR, 0ER, 0BB, 1K)
LP - Spencer Bell (3IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 1BB, HBP, 2K)

Leading hitters:

Post 58 - Collins Cuthrell 2-4, 2B; Tyler Clark 1-4, HR, RBI, R; Thomas Berry 1-3, HR, RBI, R; Jeremy Sllop 1-3.

Post 67 - Grant Shambley 4-5, 2B; Stephen McKinney 2-4, 2 RBI.

Records: Post 58 23-6, Cary 19-6