Post 292 wins four straight over Randolph County Juniors 16U in Heroes League action

Chatham County improved to 6-1 after last week’s wins.


Chatham County Post 292 19U rolled to four straight victories over Randolph County Juniors 16U in USA Softball Heroes League action last week.

Post 292 got the series started with a 12-0 win on June 10. Chatham County found success from the plate immediately, knocking in six runs in the bottom of the first inning. Post 292 scored three more runs each in the second and third inning, but with the help of stellar pitching from Dakota Redmon, the game ended after the top of the fourth inning.

Redmon pitched all four innings and struck out seven batters. Sophia Murchison led Post 292 at the plate after going 2-for-2 with four RBIs.

It took longer for Chatham County to get going in the second game of the double header on June 10, though. Up just 1-0 going into the top of the third inning, dropped pitches and errors by Randolph County allowed Post 292 to get on base and send four runners home. A sacrifice fly by Avery Kiger in the top of the fourth sent in Peyton Williams for one more score, and the game ended after the fifth inning with Post 292 on top, 6-0. In that game, Jaylee Williams went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs.

Things got a lot closer in the double header on June 12 between the two teams as Chatham County won the third game, 6-4. Post 292’s Lindsay Redmon turned out to be the difference as she went 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

With Chatham County down 2-1 going into the top of the fourth inning, Redmon hit a solo home run to center field to tie the game. In the top of the fifth inning after a double, sac fly and single from Kiger, Murchison and Emma Burke, respectively, put Post 292 up 5-3, Redmon extended the lead even more with a double to center field that sent Burke home.

In the final game of the series, another hot start for Chatham County gave all the momentum needed for the 7-3 win. After giving up a run in the top of the first inning, Post 292 ripped off five hits in the bottom of the first to build a 5-1 lead. Lilli Hicks’ single in the bottom of the second inning sent home the other two runs, and the combination of Lindsay Redmon and Chloe Brewer took care of business on the mound.

The two pitchers allowed just one earned run and six total hits. Redmon threw 23 strikes out of 33 total pitches. Hicks ended up with the best day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

As of Sunday, Chatham County is still having a highly successful inaugural season, boasting a 6-1 record. Following a 6-2 season opening loss to North Wake on May 29, Chatham County has won six straight games while scoring at least six runs in all of its victories.

After Monday and Wednesday’s home games against Post 11 19U and South Wake 19U, respectively, Post 292 will travel to Wayne (Monday) and North Wake 16U (Wednesday) to end the month of June. Both of those games will start at 7 p.m.