Legion baseball: Friday’s Area III roundup
From staff reports
High Point 4, Kannapolis 3
Trey Jackson drove in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and lifted High Point to a win at Finch Field.
Kannapolis scored three in the first and led until High Point got three runs in the sixth.
Kannapolis pitcher Zach Zedalis struck out 14 batters before leaving in the sixth.
High Point leads the best-of-three series 1-0 and plays Kannapolis at Northwest Cabarrus tonight.
Stokes County 5, Mocksville 3
Troy Clary had two hits and two RBIs for Mocksville, while Will Cheek and Spencer Claus had two hits each.
Tyler Smith went 3-for-3 for Stokes County, and Post 290 got strong pitching from Jake Craddock.
Stokes County leads the best-of-three series 1-0 and plays at Rich Park tonight.
Mooresville 6, Eastern Randolph 5
Ty Staz and Quin Ferguson hit homers for Mooresville, as the Moors built a 5-0 lead.
Eastern Randolph came back to tie with a five-run seventh, but Mooresville scored in the bottom of the seventh on Trent Little’s sac fly to win.
Staz and Jermie Greene had three hits each.
Mooresville leads the best-of-three series 1-0 and travels to Ramseur to take on ER tonight.
Stanly County 3, Kernersville 1
Cody Kidd pitched Stanly County to a win at Ferebee Field in a game that was halted in the sixth due to lightning and rain.
Stanly leads the bests-of-three series 1-0 and will be the host team again tonight due to field maintenance at Kernersville’s home field.
Mattox Henderson didn’t allow an earned run in 6 2/3 innings and Morgan Padgett had a two-run single for East Rowan in a 5-2 win at Western Forsyth Blue (17-3).
East (16-8) leads 1-0 and hosts Game 2 of a best-of-three series tonight at Staton Field.
Jackson Deal had two hits and Patrick Holden had two RBIs to back the strong pitching of Luke Hiskey, as South Rowan (19-4) won 6-5 at home against West Rowan to open a best-of-three playoff series.
Noah Loeblein and Zander Burton drove in runs early as West took a 2-0 lead.
The teams play Game 2 at West Rowan (15-12) tonight.
In the other Area III playoff openers, Randolph Red blasted Stokes County 22-0 and Oak/North beat High Point Navy 17-6.
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