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Are you like Harry Ward and can never get enough baseball played by high school athletes? If yes, then there is good news. Fair Bluff Post 204 is sponsoring West Columbus and Whiteville teams in a Jr. American Legion league that spans five counties.

Teams from West Brunswick, Hoggard, Ashley, St. Pauls and Purnell Swett will also be participating.

Jr. Legion teams are composed of players with high school eligibility remaining. Games will be seven innings in duration. Pitching limits are similar to those used in high school. The pitching rules are:

Maximum pitches in a day: 105 (may finish batter if maximum is reached during an at bat)
0-30 pitches: No rest.
31-45 pitches: One day
46-60 pitches: Two days
61-80 pitches: Three days
> 80 pitches: Four days
A pitcher may not make more than two appearances in three consecutive days.

Whiteville Jr. American Legion Schedule
Date Opponent Site
7-Jun West Bladen Home
8-Jun West Bladen Away
10-Jun West Columbus Home
13-Jun Hoggard Home
14-Jun Hoggard Away
15-Jun Purnell Swett Away
20-Jun Brunswick County Home
22-Jun West Columbus Away
23-Jun Brunswick County Away
24-Jun Ashley TBD
27-Jun Purnell Swett Home
28-Jun West Brunswick  Home
29-Jun West Brunswick Away
30-Jun St. Pauls Home
1-Jul St. Pauls  Home
Games begin at 7 p.m.
West Columbus Jr. American Legion Schedule
Date Opponent Site
8-Jun Ashley Home
10-Jun Whiteville Away
13-Jun Purnell Swett Away (DH)
16-Jun West Brunswick Away (DH)
22-Jun Whiteville Home
23-Jun St. Pauls Home (DH)
29-Jun West Bladen Home
30-Jun West Bladen Away
1-Jul Ashley Away
Single games begin at 7 p.m. DHs at 6 p.m.

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