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Post 49 tryouts slated for Saturday

Tristan Hunt, one of several players expected to tryout , takes batting practice last year. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

HAMLET — Local players interested in competing with the Hamlet American Legion Post 49 baseball team this summer should report to a mandatory tryout this weekend.

Set for Saturday, May 13, the Post 49 program will kick off its third season since its resurgence under head coach Chip Gordon.

The pro-style workout will be held at Memorial Park in Hamlet, the site of the team’s home games, and begin at 11 a.m.

Gordon said depending on the number of those in attendance will determine how long the tryout will last.

Eligibility is open to players who are rising high school freshmen to first-year college players who don’t turn 20-years-old in 2023 (even after the season).


Like years past, players from Richmond, Anson, Marlboro, Moore and Scotland counties are welcome to tryout. 

Gordon expects there to be a good turnout, especially with the potential for many players to return this summer. There are also several roster spots to be filled, he said, as the 49ers look to make it back to the postseason in July.

If a player’s high school team is still competing in the state playoffs, he doesn’t have to participate in the tryout, but it’s mandatory to attend Gordon explained.

For more information, contact head coach Chip Gordon at 910-995-2496.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-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.