Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SPORTS >> Legion teams in Cabot even after first two

Leader sports editor

The Cabot Centennial Bank American Legion baseball team’s season is under way. Unlike many legion programs in central Arkansas, the Cabot program is full and strong, with enough players to make up three teams.

The senior and junior teams have each played two games, while the class AA teams had yet to take the field as of this weekend.

The senior team opened the season with a close loss to Little Rock Blue 5-4, but rebounded at home by hammering Benton 16-6.

The junior squad won its opener 13-6 over Benton on Friday, then fell 6-5 in a nailbiter to Lake Hamilton Saturday.

The AA team opened its season last night at Newport after Leader deadlines. It will also play tonight on the road at Hot Springs Lakeside.

The senior and junior teams will be back in action Thursday night at home in a doubleheader against Maumelle/North Little Rock, and the AA team finally gets a home game Friday against Stuttgart.