Congratulations Mocksville-Davie 1st Place ~ Playoffs Begin Tonight!

2012 Southern Division Area III Regular Season Champions!
Congratulations to the Mocksville-Davie, Cooleemee American Legion Post 54 Baseball team for finishing in 1st place in the Southern division of Area III for the 1st time since 1993!  The following players were named to the Southern division all star team:
Connor Bodenhammer
Ryan Foster
Cory Randall
Will Beeson

Playoffs Begin Tonight at Rich Park
The post-season playoff chase begins Monday July 2 with game one of a best of five series against Concord.  Game one will be played at Rich Park in Mocksville at 7:00 PM tonight, Monday, July 02, 2012.

The playoff chase ends with the American Legion World Series to be played in Shelby North Carolina from August 17th to August 21st.  The 2012 American Legion World Series will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

Complete 2012 Playoff Schedule
July 2-7 – Round 1, best 3 of 5
July 9-14 – Round 2, best 3 of 5
July 16-21 – Round 3, best 3 of 5
July 23-28 – Round 4, best 3 of 5
July 31- August 5 – State Tournament at Lenoir, NC
August 9-13 – Southeast Regional at Sumter, SC
August 17-21 – World Series at Shelby, NC

The Purest Form of the Sport
A national sports writer and television producer, Matt Gibson, once observed that “American Legion Baseball is perhaps the purest form of the sport and the most fun to watch.  There are no player salaries and the grueling schedule leaves little time for beach trips or vacations for these young men.  This kind of sacrifice means that only those who really love the game are playing.  Most American Legion Baseball players have played for several years at the high school varsity level and some even have a season of college experience under their belts.  These years of experience and a love for the game by both players and coaches combine for quality sport competition.”

Join us for a “Wave” on the Hill
Mando Field at Rich Park provides the perfect setting for an evening of baseball under the lights.  There is plenty of shade before the sun goes down and there is usually a nice cool breeze.  Enclosed bleachers offer seating to those with more formal tastes while the grassy hill along the first-base line provides seating for those who prefer lawn chairs and blankets.

Peanuts & Popcorn and Crackerjacks
The concession stand has the perfect mix of baseball food and snacks; everything from hot dogs all-the-way, roasted peanuts and popcorn, to crackerjacks, sunflower seeds, and of course, Cheer-Wine and other soft-drinks.

Additional Resources:
Mando Field Photo-Set on your Davie County Flickr photo stream
The Boys of Summer – American Legion Baseball at Rich Park
Official Site – 2012 American Legion World Series
Davie County YouTube ~ Mocksville Davie American Legion Post 54


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