American Legion Baseball Updates with High Point and Randolph County

Posted by Andy Durham on July 18, 2012 at 9:49 am under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

Recent Senior Legion Baseball results:

The semi finals are being played this week with Randolph County playing Statesville
and High Point playing Rowan County. Randolph is up 1-0 in a best of 5 and High Point is up 2-0 in best of five…..

More details to follow..

*****Thanks to our American Legion fans for sending this in and bringing it our way and we don’t know what has happened to our good friend Bob Beeson and his Junior Legion Baseball Roundup for this week….*****

Info on the High Point team from the Thomasville….

Post 87 players and coaches disappeared beyond the left field wall after Saturday’s game.

The reason?

To retrieve the 340-foot plus bomb hit by Chris Ferrante that sent High Point to a 3-1, 10-inning win over Kernersville in Game 4 of the Area III American Legion quarterfinals at Finch Field. With the liftoff, the Junior HiToms advanced to the third round that began on Monday.

Tied at one run apiece through nine innings, Victor Zecca reached on an error to begin the home half of the 10th. Dylan Ward struck out the next batter faced, setting up a meeting between himself and Ferrante. With one swing of the bat, Ferrante ended the game and season for Kernersville, lofting a towering home run well over the wall in left to win it. Following a brief celebration at home plate, the entire team jogged down the left field line to gather around the ball.

“I had a speedy guy on first base and figured that a double down the line would score him,” said Ferrante. “It was just a hanging curveball and I saw it well. I have been fixing some mechanical flaws in my swing and the whole thing came together there.”

Though Ferrante’s heroics will be remembered most, the true star of the day was Justin Morrison. A pitcher this past season for Guilford College, Morrison went all 10 frames on the mound, releasing the ball 109 times for the day. Striking out just four, he consistently threw strikes and let his eight teammates in the field do their job.

“It was a long day,” said Morrison. “I went out there and threw the ball and waited to see what happens. God was with me and it was a great day.”

from the Salisbury…..
HIGH POINT — A three-run lead makes High Point feel quite comfortable when ace SeanGeoghegan is on the bump.

Fifth-seeded Rowan County took them out of that comfort zone and nearly pulled the upset Monday.

Breaking up Geoghegan’s perfect game, no-hitter and shutout in the seventh inning with a solo run, Post 342 scored twice more in the eighth to tie the game. The comeback ended there, as Mitch Carstens coasted home with the winning run on a wild pitch in the home half of the eighth, giving the Junior HiToms a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five, Area III American Legion semifinal series with the 4-3 win at Finch Field.

“That is what they have been doing,” said Post 87 coach Rob Shore. “The game is not even close to being over when you play them.”

Geoghegan and Rowan starter Jared Mathis, were finding success in the first three innings. The 6-6 lefty for Post 87 struck out six of the first nine hitters he faced, while Mathis was not as powerful but equally effective.

Second-seeded High Point (24-5) put an end to the pitching battle in the fourth, breaking out the power sticks for two deep home runs. Pete Guy delivered the initial blow with a man on, drilling a mammoth shot into the trees down the left field line.

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