2018 American Legion World Series - Day 1

Jimmy McDermott of Dubueue County, Iowa, Post 137 places his cap over his heart before reciting the code of conduct at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Jimmy McDermott of Dubueue County, Iowa, Post 137 places his cap over his heart before reciting the code of conduct at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Kyle Lehmann bats in the first inning for Dubueue County, Iowa, Post 137, as they face off against Wilmington, Del., Post 1 in game one of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Kyle Lehmann bats in the first inning for Dubueue County, Iowa, Post 137, as they face off against Wilmington, Del., Post 1 in game one of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Austin Colmery of Wilmington, Del., Post 1 celebrates after tallying the first run of the game against Dubueue County, Iowa, Post 137 in game one of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Austin Colmery of Wilmington, Del., Post 1 celebrates after tallying the first run of the game against Dubueue County, Iowa, Post 137 in game one of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Gonzales, La., Gauthier Amedee Post 81's team mascot, Wombi, stands with the team during the anthem before game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Gonzales, La., Gauthier Amedee Post 81's team mascot, Wombi, stands with the team during the anthem before game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Cole Flannery makes the catch to close out the first inning for Braintree, Mass., Post 86 during game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Cole Flannery makes the catch to close out the first inning for Braintree, Mass., Post 86 during game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Joseph Vanelli makes the play at first to pick up the first out of the bottom of the second inning during game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Joseph Vanelli makes the play at first to pick up the first out of the bottom of the second inning during game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Nolan Freeman of Braintree, Mass., Post 86 makes contact in game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Nolan Freeman of Braintree, Mass., Post 86 makes contact in game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Gonzales, La., Gauthier Amedee Post 81 defeats Braintree, Mass., Post 86 1-0 in game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Gonzales, La., Gauthier Amedee Post 81 defeats Braintree, Mass., Post 86 1-0 in game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Jack Merrifield, game winning pitcher for Gonzales, La., Gauthier Amedee Post 81 throws Braintree, Mass., Post 86 in game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Jack Merrifield, game winning pitcher for Gonzales, La., Gauthier Amedee Post 81 throws Braintree, Mass., Post 86 in game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Dwain Guice, left, films catcher Reed Babin after Gonzales, La., Gauthier Amedee Post 81 defeats Braintree, Mass., Post 86 1-0 in game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Dwain Guice, left, films catcher Reed Babin after Gonzales, La., Gauthier Amedee Post 81 defeats Braintree, Mass., Post 86 1-0 in game two of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Tristan Marsh writes
Tristan Marsh writes "KHL" on his wrist tape, for his mother, and two little sisters. Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 falls to Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 7-2 in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.Tristan Marsh completes a double play in the bottom of the second inning as Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 takes on Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Tristan Marsh completes a double play in the bottom of the second inning as Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 takes on Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Tristan Marsh completes a double play in the bottom of the second inning as Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 takes on Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Garrett  Willis throws for Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 as they take on Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Garrett  Willis throws for Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 as they take on Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Spencer Lanier of Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 beats Tyler  David of Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 to first base for the out in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Spencer Lanier of Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 beats Tyler  David of Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 to first base for the out in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 players fist bump after taking down Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 7-2 in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165 players fist bump after taking down Asheboro, N.C., Randolph County Post 45 7-2 in game three of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Commander Denise H. Rohan throws out the first pitch before game four of the 2018 American Legion World Series saw Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 overtake Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 10-0 after five innings at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion National Commander Denise H. Rohan throws out the first pitch before game four of the 2018 American Legion World Series saw Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 overtake Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 10-0 after five innings at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Carson Smith of Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 forces out Jason Sharman of Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 at second and completes the double play in game four of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Carson Smith of Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 forces out Jason Sharman of Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 at second and completes the double play in game four of the 2018 American Legion World Series at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Fans at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 do the chicken dance as Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 battles Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Fans at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 do the chicken dance as Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 battles Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
The Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 dugout looks on as they overtake Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 10-0 after five innings at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
The Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 dugout looks on as they overtake Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 10-0 after five innings at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Chaison Miklich is swarmed by his Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 teammates after scoring a run in game four of the 2018 American Legion World Series game at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Chaison Miklich is swarmed by his Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 teammates after scoring a run in game four of the 2018 American Legion World Series game at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Game four of the 2018 American Legion World Series saw Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 overtake Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 10-0 after five innings at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Game four of the 2018 American Legion World Series saw Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 overtake Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 10-0 after five innings at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.