Posted on: 07.17.2018 at 12:48 p.m.
Whiteville Post 137 took a 1-0 lead over Wallace Post 156 in the best-of-three Area II semi-final series with a 6-2 win Monday evening in Whiteville. Whiteville was led by a strong mound performance from Jacob Allgood and a key base hit by battery-mate Jake Butler.
Game 2 is scheduled for Wallace tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m.
Wilmington Post 10 defeated Port City Post 545 9-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the other Area II semi final series. Game two in that series will be played at Laney Wednesday. Both winners of the Area II second round series will earn a spot in the NC American Legion state tournament in High Point next week.
In other Post 137 news, local barber Levy Jones raised more than $500 for the Whiteville American Legion baseball team by donating his profits from haircuts July 13.