Phillips led Mint Hill’s 22-hit attack and also pitched five innings in relief at Maiden High, giving up one run (earned) with two walks and seven strikeouts, as Maiden fell to 3-7 with its seventh straight loss.
Post 240 had eight hits, led by two from Mac Beam, and Bryson Ledford was the losing pitcher. Ledford threw 106 pitches over five innings, allowing 13 hits, nine runs (eight earned) with three walks and four strikeouts.
The teams combined to leave 25 runners on base, 14 of them by Mint Hill.
Maiden is now idle until Friday, when it plays a doubleheader at Shelby (Shelby High) that begins at 5 p.m.
Post 240 also has games on Saturday and Sunday, facing Hammond (Tenn.) and Hickory on Saturday at Legion Fairgrounds in Newton at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. On Sunday, Maiden is at home against Lincoln County at 7 p.m.
THIS WEEK’S LEGION SCHEDULE
(from original season schedules)
Hickory at Lincoln County, 7 p.m. (E. Lincoln High)
Lincoln County at Hickory, 7 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton)
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)
Hickory vs. Hammond, Tenn., 7 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton)
Maiden vs. Hammond, Tenn, 1 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton)
Maiden at Hickory, 4 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton)
Union County at Lincoln County, 7 p.m. (at E. Lincoln High)
Caldwell County vs. Hammond, Tenn., 1 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton)
Hammond, Tenn., at Hickory, 4 p.m. (Legion Fairgrounds, Newton)
Lincoln County at Maiden, 7 p.m.