Cary Post 67 hit four first-inning home runs and led 7-0 but still had to rally from a 16-11 deficit to down Johnston County-based Post 71, 17-16, in Game 3 of the two teams' second round American Legion Baseball Area I West Semifinal on Wednesday night. The win gives Cary a 3-0 sweep in the series.
Will Smith's single capped Post 67's ninth-inning rally. Percy Evans hit three home runs on the night for Cary as well.
Will Stephenson turned in a great relief performance, giving Post 71 a chance to win. He threw seven innings of relief, entering the game with his team down 7-0 and leaving with the Sabres up 16-12.
Cary will face Durham Post 7 in the Area I West Championship series, beginning Sunday at Riverside High School.
We'll wrap up the series with complete reports in next week's editions of The Herald of Johnston County, the Garner-Clayton Record and The Cary News.