NEWTON – Pierson Hanvey allowed only two runs, and Hickory Post 48 got two hits each by three players on Sunday to win the second game of a doubleheader and pick up its first American Legion baseball win of the season.
Post 48 beat visiting Randolph County 10-2 in nightcap at Henkel-Alley Field at the Legion Fairgrounds, improving to 1-2.
Randolph County, scoring five runs in the fifth inning, won the first game on Sunday, 8-3.
In the second game, Bryce Stober, Bradley Fleenor and Macory Mitchell each had two hits for Post 48. Stobert, Fleenor, Eli Moser and Jacob Fuller each had a double, and Fuller scored three runs.
Hanvey, this season’s ace at Hickory High, threw six innings. He gave up two runs (both earned) and struck out two.
Cherryville defeated Hickory 8-5 in nine innings on Friday night in Post 48’s season opener.
Hickory will play its fourth game of the season (all at home) on Monday night at 7 p.m. against Maiden Post 240 (1-0), which had two weekend games rained out.
Hickory and Maiden play again this week on Thursday (7 p.m.) at Maiden High.
Post 48 has six games this week. In addition to games against Maiden, Hickory faces Mocksville on the road on Friday, goes to Taylorsville (Alexander Central High) on Saturday for a 4 p.m. game and meets Henderson County in a doubleheader (4 p.m. start) on Sunday at the Fairgrounds.
POST 48 ROSTER
1 Pierson Hanvey, Hickory, 2018
2 William Stewart, Hickory, 2019
3 Bryce Stober, Hickory, 2019
4 Carrington Chapman, Bunker Hill, 2018
5 Jacob Fuller, Hickory, 2018
6 Dylan White, Bunker Hill, 2019
7 Bryson Smith, Bunker Hill 2017
8 Macory Mitchell, Hickory, 2019
9 Kevin Shuford, Hickory, 2019
10 Dylan Roberts, Bunker Hill, 2019
11 Seth Moore, Bunker Hill, 2020
12 Eli Moser, Bunker Hill, 2018
13 Jake Speaks, St. Stephens, 2019
14 Brody Scarborough, Hickory, 2019
15 Seth Pennington, Bunker Hill, 2020
16 Luke Martin, Fred T. Foard, 2019
17 Bradley Fleenor, Hickory, 2018
18 Caleb Peschel, Fred T. Foard, 2019
20 Dawson Wallace, home schooled, 2019
23 Riley Edwards, St. Stephens, 2017
24 Luke Durham, Woodberry, 2018
25 Janson Mammosser, St. Stephens, 2018
Head coach: Cameron Beard