Ahoskie teams headed to Area 1 tournament
Published 8:59 am Wednesday, July 13, 2022
AHOSKIE – The American Legion Junior Baseball Tournament opens this week in La Grange (Lenoir County) and Ahoskie Post 102 saw both of its teams qualify for the post-season event.
Ahoskie A goes in as the East’s number 2 seed and Ahoskie B will be the 4th seed from the East.
The winner of the Area 1 Tournament, which is scheduled to end on Saturday, July 16, qualifies for the American Legion State Playoffs, slated for next week in Thomasville.
Ahoskie A will meet Southern Wayne (West #3 seed) (Dudley, NC) in Wednesday’s (July 13) opening round. Ahoskie B tangles with Kinston (West #1) in its opener.
Rounding out the eight-team field are teams representing Wayne County (West #2), Edenton (East #3), Bear Grass (East #1), and Cary Cardinals (West #4).
All games will be played at North Lenoir High School (2400 Institute Road, LaGrange NC). Parking is available by the school bus parking lot
General admission is $7 per person. Military veterans and children ages 5-and-under are admitted free of charge.
Concessions will be offered for sale. No outside food is permitted.
All regular season rules are in effect for the tournament: run rules, speed up rule with runner for pitcher/catcher, and no pitcher can pitch three days in a row regardless of their pitch count.
The following players will represent Ahoskie Post 102 at the Area 1 Tournament:
Junior Team A
Coaches: Jonathan Hobbs, Danny Hale, Joe Nichols
Junior Team B
Coaches: Kevin Noon, Nelson Miller