Local Greensboro/Area Baseball for Tonight for (7/18/16)

Greensboro Colt Baseball Tournament continues Tonight at Stoner-White Stadium and at Page with:
Burlington Williams vs. Ragsdale 6pm at Stoner-White Stadium
Eastern Alamance vs. Grimsley 8pm at Stoner-White Stadium
Northern Guilford-Northeast Guilford 6pm at Page High School
Dudley vs. Wheatmore 8pm at Page High School

American Legion Area III Finals/Championship Tonight at Finch Field in Thomasville:
Post 87 HiToms vs. Rowan County with Best-of-Three Series tied at 1-1….All tied up and going for the Area III Title tonight…
*****See below for more on Sunday night’s game and the 10-7 win by Post 87 that tied the series at 1-1, after Post 87 fell on Saturday night, 10-0, to Rowan County…*****

Greensboro NABA:
Asheboro Braves vs. Piedmont Pirates
7:00 PM Western Guilford High School

South Atlantic League:
Greensboro Grasshoppers at Kannapolis Intimidators 7:05pm

Appalachian League:
Kingsport Mets at Burlington Royals 7pm

Carolina League:
Myrtle Beach at Winston-Salem 7pm at BB&T Field

*****More on Post 87-Rowan County, from Mike London at the Salisbury Post:www.salisburypost.com
Sunday night…..
Rowan hurlers walked eight High Point hitters and hit two more, and that’s a recipe for disaster with the bats High Point (23-5) has in the lineup.

Ryan Caveness smoked a two-run double in the first inning against Rowan left-hander Bryan Ketchie, who had been on a serious roll. Then Caveness added another loud, two-run double in the third to give the visitors a 4-1 lead.

“It was important that we came out and hit the ball early,” High Point coach Rob Shore said. “That allowed us to flush what John Owen did to us in the first game of this series. You always worry about a carry-over from a bad game, but we came out swinging.”

Shore pushed the right buttons with his bullpen. Winner Charlee Edwards relieved in the third inning and doggedly took the game into the sixth. Hard-throwing lefty Matt Stanley took the ball from there, and he finished Rowan off for a hard-earned save.

“Stanley didn’t have his good off-speed stuff, but he was rested and he was throwing hard,” Shore said. “It’s the first time we’ve used him this season in relief.”

High Point left 11 men on base. while Rowan stranded 12.

“We had the bases loaded a lot, but we couldn’t get a big hit,” Shore said.

“Both teams made some miscues and both teams walked too many guys,” Shore said. “We played in a nerve-wracking atmosphere, but it was fun. I’m sure it was an exciting game to watch.”

There was no shortage of excitement, but execution was often in short supply. Both teams will try to play a cleaner game tonight.

+++++Riley Isenhour(Wesleyan Christian Academy) will be going on the mound for Post 87 in tonight’s contest at Finch Field in Thomasville.+++++
Credits on this post to Mike London, Salisbury Post at www.salisburypost.com…Mike London, headed into the Rowan County Sports Hall of Fame, this Summer….+++++
Read full post on the Sunday night game from Mike London, when you CLICK HERE….