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Apex Post 124 takes 2-0 lead in Area I West American Legion Baseball Championship Series

Apex claimed a pair of one-run victories over Garner in the first two games of its American Legion Baseball Area I West Championship Series on Sunday. Post 124 took the rain-suspended Game 1 3-2, then won Game 2, 9-8.

Game 3 of the best-of-five series will be played Monday night at Apex High School at 7. If needed, Game 4 would be hosted by Post 232 back at Garner on Tuesday night.

Garner, Johnston County set for second round American Legion Baseball Playoff series

Johnston County Post 71 and Garner Post 232 cruised into the second round of the American Legion Baseball playoffs with two-game sweeps of Creedmoor and Cary Post 67, repsectively.

The two division rivals will meet in a best-of-three series starting Monday at Smithfield-Selma High School.

The series schedule:

Game 1: Monday at Smithfield-Selma High School

Game 2: Wednesday at Garner High School

Game 3, if needed: Thursday at Smithfield-Selma High School

We'll have updates on each game online.

American Legion Baseball playoffs begin Thursday

The American Legion Baseball playoffs begin Thursday across Eastern North Carolina with eight Triangle-area teams in action. The first-round best-of-three series continue through Saturday. All games start at 7 p.m. unless noted.

The Area I West Division first-round match-ups are:

(1) Raleigh Post 1 (12-5) vs. (4) Pittsboro (3-9)
(2) Apex Post 124 (9-5) vs. (3) Durham Post 7 (8-10)
(1) Johnston County Post 71 (16-4) vs. (4) Creedmoor (3-10) - Thursday at Smithfield-Selma High (7:30); Friday at South Granville; Saturday at Smithfield-Selma High
(3) Garner Post 232 (19-8) vs. (2) Cary Post 67 (8-9) - Friday at Cary High; Saturday at Garner; Sunday (if necessary) at Garner

Johnston County vs. Garner American Legion series shifted back a day

Rain claimed the first scheduled game of the American Legion baseball three-game series between Garner Post 232 and Johnston County Post 71 that was scheduled for Friday night.

The series will now shift to a Saturday, Sunday and Monday format with Saturday's game at Smithfield-Selma High School and the Sunday and Monday tilts at Garner High School.

All games in the series start at 7 p.m.

American Legion Baseball Playoffs: Garner forces Game 3, Clayton eliminated

Garner stayed alive in its American Legion Baseball series with Cary Friday night, forcing a deciding third game in their Area I West semifinal battle. Game 3 will be played tonight (Friday) at Trojan Park on the campus of Garner High School at 7.

North Chatham eliminated Clayton from the Area I West playoffs on Friday night with a 12-9 victory. North Chatham awaits the winner of the Garner-Cary series, which will begin on Monday night.

Cary tops Garner in American Legion Baseball series opener

Cary downed Garner in American Legon Baseball on Thursday night, taking the opening game of a three-game playoff series. Post 67 and Post 232 will be in action tonight at Garner High School for Game 2 of the series. If needed, Game 3 of the series will be Saturday night at Garner as well.

Garner to host first two games of Area I West Legion Baseball series with Cary

Garner Post 232 will host Games 1 and 2 of its American Legion Baseball Area I West Semifinal series against Cary Post 67 on Thursday and Friday. The games will be played at Trojan Park on the campus of Garner High School. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

The best-of-three series will conclude (if necessary) on Saturday at a site to be determined.

American Legion Baseball Playoffs: Garner advances, Clayton stays alive

Garner Post 232 completed a two-game sweep of Roxboro in the American Legion Baseball Area I West playoffs Monday evening, taking a 9-5, rain-shortened road win. Post 232 took a 4-0 win in Game 1 of the series.

Clayton-based Post 71 stayed alive with an 13-11 win over Raleigh Monday night at Smithfield-Selma High School. The deciding third game of the series is set for tonight (Tuesday) at East Wake High School.

Garner faces either Apex or Cary in the second round, beginning Thursday.

Scotty McCreery gets back to his Garner baseball roots, attends local American Legion tournament

American Idol Scotty McCreery got back to his baseball roots over the weekend in his hometown of Garner. McCreery was in the dugout with the Garner Post 232 American Legion Baseball team on Friday night and Sunday afternoon during the Post’s annual Joey Family American Legion Invitational Tournament.

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Garner hosting Area I/II American Legion Baseball Challenge this weekend

Garner Post 232 will host the Joye's Refrigeration American Legion Baseball Invitational, which is held annually in memory of Joseph M. Joye and Kenneth W. Hall, Friday through Sunday at Garner Magnet High School. Post 232 welcomes teams from Durham, Warsaw and Jacksonville for the event.

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