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    American Legion Baseball AREA III QUARTERFINALS

    Rowan has been on the unlucky side of some close scores this year. They're missing the clutch factor with this team for sure. Lots of talent, they lack in solid pitching and defense can be suspect at times. Down 0-2 to a pretty good Davidson County team. I Rowan has made bigger comebacks, but...
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    Legion Baseball to 7 Innings

    This 7 inning debacle of an idea literally changed the dynamic of the American Legion World Series this year and it will change the dynamic of the game if this is indeed true. Why must Legion baseball always try to mess everything up? This isn't high school ball, but that's essentially what...
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    American Legion Baseball ALWS

    After seeing Rowan get so close last year and coming up just short, I know the feeling. Randolph County should be proud of their season and accomplishments. They represented Area III and NC exceptionally well!
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    American Legion Baseball ALWS

    Tonight's game (to me) is going to determine who the eventual champion is.
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    American Legion Baseball Washington Post article about Legion Baseball

    I know of at least one player that was going to play legion ball for Rowan. (Has a D1 scholarship) He couldn't play this summer because of summer school, and this very reason. I also find it astonishing that Charlotte only has 1 team. There is enough talent in Charlotte for there to be at least...
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    American Legion Baseball Washington Post article about Legion Baseball

    I don't personally think players have the sense of community as they once did. It used to mean something to put on that uniform and compete for your town/county/or community, now I'm not sure a lot 15-19 year old kids get that. If the parents and players don't continue to play, it will cease to...
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    American Legion Baseball Washington Post article about Legion Baseball

    I've been going to legion games regularly for the last 13 years or so, and even in Rowan County, where legion baseball is still a big deal, Rowan doesn't always get the very best players it could get. Just this season, Rowan could have had at least 3 D1 signees, but they elected to continue to...
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    American Legion Baseball NC State Tournament

    I was under the impression it was Area II's turn. I think Area III's turn is next year if I'm mistaken. Area IV was last year, and Rowan (Area III) hosted in 2015 because Area II was unable to host. Area I hosted this year, so unless they skip Area II, it would be Area III's turn. I haven't...
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    American Legion Baseball NC State Tournament

    The Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, and West Virginia state tournaments are currently going on or happening this weekend I believe.
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    American Legion Baseball NC State Tournament

    As far as I know, and what I was told, the bracket that is out today is the final one. There was some confusion because in the bracket, the times were correct, but the placement of the teams was not. That's why they initially wanted to flip flop the two games. They had the 4:00 game listed in...
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    American Legion Baseball Area III , round 3

    Very disappointing night for Rowan County to say the least. They started out well leading 2-0 after an inning and had a 3-1 lead, but just like Randolph had done in the previous game, they kept chipping away, this time with solo homers. The killer inning for Rowan came with the game tied at 3-3...
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    American Legion Baseball NC State Tournament

    Question: I know Garner had a state championship vacated due to an ineligible player a few years back. Had they won another state title besides that one?
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    American Legion Baseball NC State Tournament

    I completely agree. The first round should be a generic format, with the same Areas matched up depending upon seedings. It does make one wonder how they set up these tournaments. You do want good match-ups, but, you also want to avoid any intentional game set-ups.
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    American Legion Baseball Area III , round 3

    The strike zone was wide and then it narrowed. He was giving about 1/2 a foot off the plate, and then his zone shrunk. Very inconsistent. Also, the scoreboard not working, (or at least the top half) I think had a little effect on the game. The umpire would occasionally give the count, but not...
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    American Legion Baseball Area III , round 3

    I personally did not enjoy this offensive explosion. Rowan didn't make any errors, but they made mistakes, didn't make the pitches they needed to, and overall just didn't perform the way they have. Have to give credit to Randolph for sure. They battled back, and that bottom of the 8th was...
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    American Legion Baseball Area III , round 3

    Oddly enough, Rowan didn't win the Area III Finals last year and went on to the World Series final. I'm not sure how they will pitch, but John Owen should be ready to pitch if he goes back to pitching his pitchers in order.
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    American Legion Baseball Area III , round 3

    Area III Finals set to begin on Saturday at Newman Park. They flipped a coin over the phone last night. Scheduling conflict with the Asheboro Copperheads moved the series up to Saturday. But since both teams swept their respective series, they decided and it was cleared with Area III...
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    American Legion Baseball NC State Tournament

    Does anyone have a preliminary state tournament bracket?
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    American Legion Baseball Area III Sr. Playoffs

    It could very well happen like that. High Point seems to be playing good ball right now and they've had Rowan's number before. We shall see.
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    American Legion Baseball Area III Sr. Playoffs

    Anyone have any predictions? I'll say Rowan in 4 and Randolph in 3