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Albemarle Post 74 Ready For Regional Tournament

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The Albemarle Post 74 American Legion baseball team was on the practice field Monday night, as they get ready the Southeast Regional Tournament in North Carolina.

Post 74 is making its first appearance in the regional after winning the Virginia State Tournament for the first time.  

There are eight teams in the southeast bracket, and Post 74 would need five wins to advance to the American Legion World Series.

Catcher Connor Lilley says, "We're just trying to win the first game, and then see what happens.  We approach each game the same.  In the state tournament, we didn't know a lot about our opponents, either.  We just try to play our game.  Our approach doesn't change, game to game."

Head coach Mike Maynard adds, "It's pretty weird.  A couple of our guys went out for football.  I'm hoping the football coach understands we're committed to baseball right now, until it's over, and we'll see where that takes us."  

Post 74 will leave for Asheville, North Carolina early Wednesday morning, and plays its first game in the double elimination tournament on Friday.

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