By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on June 26, 2005 2:01 AM
HAMLET -- Hamlet pushed three runs across in the fifth inning and claimed a 5-0 decision against Wayne County Post 11 in the inaugural George Whitfield Invitational at Hamlet Memorial Park.
The loss snapped Post 11's seven-game win streak.
Hamlet tallied an unearned run in each of the first and third innings before chasing Wayne County right-hander T.J. Hinson from the mound in the fifth. Hinson yielded a two-strike single and then back-to-back infield bunt singles to load the bases.
Neal Robinette rapped a two-strike double and Hamlet also scored on a passed ball to take a five-run lead.
Hinson tossed 4 2/3 innings and Michael Sigmon finished out the game.
Post 11 managed three hits -- a Jes Snyder triple and infield singles from Austin Hood and Jackson Massey.
Weather permitting, Wayne County (14-3) faces Duplin County at 1 p.m. today. Duplin opened tournament play with a 7-3 loss against Hamlet.
Snow Hill falls
WINTERVILLE -- Pitt County 160 put together its eventual game-winning rally in the fourth inning and upended Snow Post 94 by a 6-5 count in Area I East Division play Saturday evening at South Central.
Pitt 160 collected six runs on five hits, two walks and a hit batter in the fourth.
"We played pretty good tonight except for that one inning," said Post 94 coach James "Rabbit" Fulghum.
Richie Turner belted a solo home run for Post 94 in the sixth.
Hunter Chase connected on a lead-off double in the ninth and advanced to third, but was left stranded.
Snow Hill (9-7, 6-7 Area I East) suffered its fourth straight loss heading into today's contest at Pitt County Post 39. Game time is 7 p.m. at Guy Smith Park in Greenville.
Post 94 drops two
SNOW HILL -- Despite Spencer Albritton's 3-for-3 effort at the plate, Snow Hill Post 94 fell to Smithfield 6-3 in Junior American Legion action Saturday evening at Greene Central High School.
Albritton knocked in a run for Snow Hill, which slipped to 3-8 overall.
Tyler Chase added two hits in four plate appearances.
West Craven dealt Snow Hill an 8-3 loss on Friday evening in Vanceboro. Shawn Armstrong slapped two home runs, collected four RBI and emerged the winning pitcher.
Michael Speedy and Chase each had two hits for Post 94. Teammate Craven Taylor, who took the mound loss, provided a solo home run.
Snow Hill returns to action Tuesday at North Lenoir.
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