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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wayne Co. plays Cherryville for Legion State title Tuesday
MOREHEAD CITY - Area I's Wayne County Post 11 will have to win two games Tuesday, but if it can pull off that feat, it will be the N.C. American Legion Baseball state champion.
But it will have do it Tuesday against Cherryville Post 100 which is undefeated in state tourrnament play at Puck O'Neil Field at Big Rock Stadium.
The two teams will play at 1 p.m. Should Wayne Co. win, the two will meet again at 4 p.m.
For the second straight year, the team that knocked out Coleman-Pitt Post 58 is playing for the state title.
Cherryville will be looking for its fifth state title in the past 15 years. Post 100 previously won N.C. championships in 1953, 1981, 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2007. The 1953, 1998 and 2003 seasons ended in the Little World Series with Cherryville finishing as the national runner-up in 1998 and 2003.
Wayne County was the runner-up to Cherryville in the 2007 state championship.
2011 N.C. American Legion State Tournament Recap
Rowan County 6, Wayne County 4
High Point 11, Cary 7
Wilmington 12, Hickory 3
Cherryville 13, Morehead City 1, 7 innings
Wayne County 14, Hickory 0, 7 innings
Morehead City 11, Cary 7
Wilmington 5, Rowan County 4, 10 innings
Cherryville 7, High Point 0
Rowan County 11, Morehead City 7
Wayne County 11, High Point 7
Cherryville 4, Wilmington 2
Wayne County 8, Wilmington 6
Cherryville 6, Rowan County 4
Wayne County vs. Cherryville, 1 p.m.
If Wayne wins at 1 p.m., 4 p.m.