Albemarle Post 74 carried the momentum it gained during the State Tournament right into its first game at the Southeast Regional.
Post 74 beat the team from Jacksonville, Fla., 5-1, Thursday afternoon to advance to the winners bracket.
Austin Turner picked up the win on the mound, tossing 7.1 innings with eight strikeouts. Jordan Gentry picked up the save .
Keegan Woolford went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Lonnie Dillard also had a pair of hits and scored a pair of runs and Jeff Early had two hits with a double and run scored.
Post 74 advanced to the double-elimination Southeast Regional tournament with a perfect 4-0 run to win the state Legion title last week. Albemarle outscored its opponents 51-5 in that tournament, capped by Friday's 12-1 win over Danville Post 325 to clinch the team's first-ever state title.