We’re No. 1 – Legion Ends Title Drought

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 13, 2012

By Brian Pitts
Davie Enterprise Record

After seeing what the Mocksville Legion baseball team did at Statesville on June 27, the question is this: What does it take for Mocksville to lose a game?
 “Lose” is simply not in Mocksville’s vocabulary, even when faced with a 10-1 deficit. Post 54 seemed destined to lose for the first time in nine games, yet it rallied for a 12-10 win that clinched first place in the Southern Division with a game to play in the regular season.
Mocksville improved to 18-6 and 15-2 in the division, taking an insurmountable lead over second-place Kannapolis (13-4).
Mocksville ended a long title drought, claiming first for the first time since 1993. Its quest for first was much like taking out concrete. It had to settle for second in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011. But it kept banging and banging and banging until it got a little crack. And then all of a sudden, the concrete fell away and Mocksville pushed its way through.
It’s the fifth SD title in Mocksville’s 31-year history. Dale Ijames guided Mocksville to the other four in 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1993.
“We just won the Southern Division,” third-year coach Charles Kurfees said with a mixture of joy and relief …