American Legion baseball returns to Ahoskie Post 102

Published 10:25 am Thursday, March 18, 2021

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AHOSKIE – After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, American Legion Baseball is back and local officials are already in the planning stages for a season that begins play in June.

Ahoskie Post 102 coach David Ellis announced on Wednesday of this week that North Carolina American Legion will permit its Posts across the state to participate in baseball this year.

Post 102 will field a senior team, and perhaps a junior team.

“Plans are to also have a junior team assuming there is enough interest and teams throughout the Northeastern area of the state,” Ellis said.

The Post 102 Redbirds will play their home games at the Hertford County High School baseball field.

Ellis said the season will begin in June and end in July.

A date for team tryouts will be announced soon.

“This marks the 26th year of Ahoskie Post 102 supporting American Legion Baseball in the Roanoke-Chowan area,’ Ellis stated. “We’re very excited to get the season underway for our players and our loyal fans.”

Ellis added that the team’s annual cookout will be held in June at the Parker Veterans Center, the home of Post 102 located on McGlohon Street in Ahoskie.

For more information about the Post 102 Redbirds, visit their website at

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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