LEGION BASEBALL: Hickory belts Lincoln County; Saturday schedule revised again

Published Tuesday, June 13th, 2017


DENVER, N.C. – Two big innings sparked Hickory to a 12-4 American Legion baseball victory over Lincoln County on Tuesday night that snapped Post 48’s losing streak at three games.

Post 48 scored seven runs in the first inning and had a five-run sixth inning to improve to 2-6 and win for the first time since June 1.

Austin Houser was the winning pitcher for Hickory and Jordan Easter took the loss for Lincoln County.

Hickory’s four pitchers combined to Lincoln County to six hits.

Dylan Rios and Bryce Stober each had two hits for Post 48, with Stober and Jacob Fuller each driving in two runs.

Changes for Saturday: Hammond, Tenn., will not come to the area to play games this weekend. That prompted further changes for Hickory Post 48’s schedule for the rest of the week.

Two games are now scheduled at the Legion Fairgrounds on Saturday – Maiden versus Hickory at 1 p.m. and Hickory against Shelby at 4 p.m. Both games will be seven innings.

No games are scheduled at the Legion Fairgrounds on Sunday.

Hammond, Tenn., had hoped to have enough players to play games in Hickory originally scheduled against Hickory, Maiden and Caldwell County.

Forfeits coming: Due to a lack of available players, Haywood County and Huntersville have dropped off the Legion schedules and will forfeit all remaining games, The Gaston Gazette reported.

Caldwell County, Hickory and Taylorsville will pick up two forfeits wins and Burke County will gain one via Haywood County.

Lincoln County will gain a forfeit win over Huntersville.


(from original season schedules)


Burke County at Taylorsville, 7 p.m. (Alexander Central High)

Cherryville at Hickory, 7 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton)

Maiden at Shelby, DH, 5 p.m. (Shelby High)


Maiden at Hickory, 1 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton)

Shelby at Hickory, 4 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton)

Union County at Lincoln County, 7 p.m. (at E. Lincoln High)


Lincoln County at Maiden, 7 p.m.


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