Doughboys win Area IV West Regional crown
In its first year, Haywood Post 47 won the Area IV Junior Legion West Regional championship at Tuscola Ballpark Sunday afternoon after Kevin Allred's (Smoky Mountain) bases-clearing double in the top of the seventh inning broke open a tie game (5-5) to give the Doughboys an 8-5 victory over North Lincoln Black Post 4.
The West Regional champion Doughboys advance to play in the Area IV Championship Tournament, July 11-13, which will be hosted by the Mint Hill Marines Post 4059 at Charlotte Independence High School.
According to Area IV Commissioner Rocky Bennett, Haywood Post 47 will play Friday night at 7 p.m. against the Mint Hill Marines-Shelby winner, while South Caldwell Post 29 will open the tournament at 5 p.m. against the Belmont-Cherryville winner.
Each of the state's four area champions will compete in the North Carolina Tournament, July 19-23, at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary.