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Post 8 beats Roanoke

SoVaNow.com / July 10, 2017
American Legion Post 8 juniorbaseball team soundly defeated Roanoke Post 3 Saturday at home, 9-2.

Post 8 is 6-3 - after two forfeits - and this club has had a promising summer.

Post 8 will host the district tournament - starting July 22 - and assistant coach Jody Nelson is very positive about the postseason.

Nelson said Saturday night that Post 8 has potential. He noted when this club has its full compliment of players, Post 8 can “play with anybody. That’s when we hope to establish going forward in the next couple of weeks.”

Nelson hopes Post 8 can make some noise in the district and state tournaments.

Saturday’s, Shaun Perkins delivered five RBI.

Brayden Moore also pitched well. He showed outstanding pitch command and had exceptional ability using his off-speed pitches against Roanoke.

Post 8 scored three runs in the third, three in the fourth and two more runs in the sixth inning.

Perkins had a tremendous effort, batting in the three spot. He singled in the third, had a double in the fourth and doubled again in the sixth.

Roanoke was held to seven hits with 10 strikeouts.

Post 8 had 12 hits.



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