Games are Tuesday, Wednesday nights at Maiden High
MAIDEN — Maiden Post 240, which fell to 0-15 with weekend losses to Mint Hill and Union County, has four games this week in American Legion baseball.
Mint Hill beat Maiden 6-5 at Independence High on Saturday, and Union County won 7-1 on Sunday at Maiden High.
The Salamanders, who last week forfeit five wins, are at home on Tuesday night against Cleveland County in a 7 p.m. game at Maiden High.
On Wednesday, Maiden is at home against Lincoln County Post 455 with a 7 p.m. start.
The final two regular-season games for the Salamanders are on the road — Friday at 7 p.m. against Pineville Post 337 at Ardrey Kell High and Saturday at Wingate, a 7 p.m. game against Union County Post 535.
The Area IV playoffs are scheduled to begin on Sunday.
Maiden’s five forfeits came after a protest of its roster by Lincoln County Post 455. Since the Salamanders did not turn in required paperwork related to checking to make sure its players were eligible, Lincoln County Post 455 officials said they did not get an opportunity to review if any of the Maiden players who played at Bandys High lived closer to North Lincoln, which is Lincoln County’s designated home school.
After a check of that by Area IV officials, it was ruled Maiden had players who could not play for the Salamanders without a release from Lincoln County.
Lincoln County released those players last week, allowing them to play the rest of the season for the Salamanders.
MAIDEN POST 240 SALAMANDERS SCHEDULE
(0-15 overall, 0-12 Area IV East)
17—Burke County at Bandys HS, Won 6-5 (FORFEIT)
19—Legion Kickoff at Mount Pleasant High, Lost 1-3, Lost 3-8
25—Huntersville at Bandys High, Won 2-0 (FORFEIT)
26—at Gaston Braves (E. Gaston High), Won 7-3 (FORFEIT)
28—Gaston Braves at Maiden High, Won 10-4 (FORFEIT)
29—Union County at Maiden High, ppd., June 9
31—at Gastonia (Sims Park), Lost 6-11
1—Mint Hill at Maiden High, Lost 2-11
2—at Shelby (Shelby High), Won 7-0 (FOR FORFEIT)
5—at Lincoln County (E. Lincoln High), Lost 3-6
7—at Union County (Wingate), ppd., June 9 as part of DH at Maiden
8—Hickory at Maiden High, ppd., no date
9–Union County at Maiden High, DH, ppd., June 23
10—at Hickory (Legion Fairgrounds), cancelled
11—Pineville at Bandys High, Lost 2-7
12—at Huntersville (N. Mecklenburg High), ppd, Thursday, 7 P.M.
13–at Huntersville (N. Mecklenburg High), Lost 1-6
21—Gastonia at Maiden High, Lost 2-11
22—at Mint Hill (Independence High), Lost 5-6
23–at Hickory (Legion Fairgrounds), cancelled; Union County at Maiden High, Lost 1-7
25—Cleveland County at Maiden High, 7 p.m.
26—Lincoln County at Maiden High, 7 p.m.
28—at Pineville (Ardrey Kell High), 7 p.m.
29–at Union County (Wingate University), 7 p.m.
First round, June 30-July 4
Second round, July 5-10
Third round, July 11-16
Head coach: Justin Hawkins; associate head coach: Dustin Hull; athletic director: David Williams Sr.
Team sponsor: Carolina Glove and Safety Company
2019 SALAMANDERS ROSTER (updated)
No. Player Grade Pos. School
1 Spencer Floyd 10 INF-RHP Maiden
3 Jacob Cauble 10 INF-RHP Maiden
4 Jay Sipe (Fr.) College INF Western Carolina
5 Mark Lyda 10 C Bandys
6 Austin Hoyle 10 C-P Maiden
7 Ryan Lyda 12 OF-LHP Bandys
9 Cy Spencer 12 INF-OF-RHP Bandys
10 Dalton James 10 LHP-OF-INF Maiden
11 Landon Leonard 11 LHP-OF Bandys
12 Bain Sipe 11 OF-C-RHP Maiden
20 Spencer Ledford 11 INF-RHP Bandys
21 Ivan Huffman 12 OF Bandys
23 Josh Frye Fr. (College) OF-RHP Piedmont CC
24 Jacob Ellis 12 C Bandys
26 Elijah Carr Fr. (College) RHP CVCC
31 Mac Beam Fr. (College) OF-INF-RHP CVCC
32 Salvatore Ferraro 11 1B-OF Bandys
34 Peyton Laney 11 1B-RHP Bandys
40 T.J. Rasar Fr. (College) 1B-RHP Bruwnswick Community