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Post 49 returns to action, Richmond Renegades open summer season

HAMLET — The Hamlet American Legion baseball team is looking to get back into a regular routine this week.

Post 49 started the summer campaign with a 3-3 record, but saw its last couple of games interrupted by weather. Hamlet hasn’t played a full game since June 7.

Head coach Chip Gordon and Post 49 will return to play on Thursday, starting a three-day stretch of consecutive games.

Hamlet will start a home-and-home series with Wilmington Post 10 Patriots on Thursday and Friday, playing at Memorial Park before traveling to Legion Stadium.

The team’s third game will be a home contest on Saturday against Port City Post 545. All three games are Area 2 conference games and will start at 7 p.m.

Gordon also said Hamlet’s two games against Wilmington Post 10 Veterans have been rescheduled (rain). 

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The two teams will meet in Wilmington on June 22 and play in Hamlet on July 7 to conclude the regular season.

Richmond Renegades slated to start CCSSL play Thursday

The Richmond Senior High School summer baseball season was supposed to start on Tuesday, but the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League postponed games due to the heat advisory.

Richmond, which competes as the Renegades, will field a varsity and junior varsity team this summer. 

Following the postponement, Richmond will open its season with a home game against Pinecrest High School on Thursday. Only the JV Renegades will play, starting at 4:30 p.m.

The JV team will also play at Union Pines on June 21, and the varsity team will open play on June 22 at home against Southern Lee High School.

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Kyle Pillar is a nine-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.