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Rain disrupts Post 49’s trip to Wilmington

Cooper Sessoms, Tristan Hunt and Tanner Cheek meet at the mound prior to Thursday's rain delay.

WILMINGTON — Mother Nature played a role for the second night in a row for the Hamlet American Legion baseball team. 

After Wednesday’s home game was rained out, Post 49 saw its game on the road Thursday postponed in the early going due to rain. 

Traveling to Legion Stadium to play Wilmington Post 10 Veterans, Hamlet played two full innings before rain forced the game to be called. 

The two teams waited about 15 minutes before deciding to postpone play.

Wilmington held a 3-1 lead. Hamlet scored its run in the top of the first inning when Tristan Hunt dropped an RBI single into right field. 

Scoring was starting pitcher Tanner Cheek, who hit a one-out double down the left-field line. 


Post 10 tied it with a run in the bottom half and added two runs on three hits in the second inning.

Head coach Chip Gordon said make up dates for both games against Post 10 are still to be decided at the time of publication.

Hamlet is 3-3 this season and its next scheduled game is June 16 against Wilmington Post 10 Patriots. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at Memorial Park.

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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.