Hamlet Post 49 announces tryout for the senior team

The Hamlet Post 49 baseball program will hold its tryout on Saturday at noon. (Kyle Pillar, Sports Editor)

HAMLET — Another summer of Hamlet American Legion baseball is just around the corner.

In view of the new campaign, the fourth season since the program’s revival in 2021, this year’s pilot date has been set.

Head coach Chip Gordon, who has led the program for the past three years, has announced that Hamlet Post 49 will hold its senior team tryout on Saturday, April 27 at noon.

The pro-style tryout will be held at Memorial Park in Hamlet, the site of Post 49’s home games.

New this season is that Hamlet will field a senior team and a junior team. The try-out on Saturday is only for the senior team. The junior team held its tryout earlier this month.

Hamlet wants to add rising high school players to first-year college players (who won’t turn 20 in 2024, even after the season).

The Post 49 tryout is open to eligible players from Richmond, Marlboro, Moore and Scotland counties.

There are several open spots on the senior team following the aging of several players from last year’s playoff team.

Gordon emphasized that there is no cost to players and their families to play for Hamlet Post 49.

“Any player interested in playing for Hamlet should be at the tryout on Saturday,” Gordon said.

Helping Gordon with the tryout are assistant coaches Anthony Hailey, Chaz Sessoms and Kevin Wallace. Other coaches involved with the program this year include Bryce Dixon, Scott McInnis and Robert Smith.

For more information, contact head coach Chip Gordon at 910-995-2496.

The Richmond Observer will continue its coverage of Hamlet Post 49 baseball this spring and summer.