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Post 8 pick up split
SoVaNow.com / July 15, 2013The American Junior Legion baseball team dropped a 2-1 decision to Big Island Thursday night.
Post 8 is now 5-3 in the district, and 8-5 overall.
Post 8 got solid pitching, as Andrew Abbott threw three innings of shutout baseball. Ryan Powell pitched the rest of the way and had some control issues, which led to both runs for Big Island, Post 217.
South Boston had solid overall defense and turned two doubles. But South Boston did not provide enough run support.
Abbott struck out one, allowing one walk. He scattered four hits and allowed no runs. Powell worked three innings, fanning two. He walked four, allowed five hits and two runs.
South Boston got its lone run on Jake Hughes’ RBI sacrifice fly in the fifth. Matt Ratliff, who had been hit by a pitch, scored the lone run. South Boston had five hits, with Matt Ratliff going 2-for-2.
On Wednesday Post 8 cruised to an 11- 7 win over Post 16 Lynchburg.
Post 8 used two pitchers, Colby Grissom and Tripp Bennett. Grissom got the win and fanned five, with three walks allowed. Grissom checked Lynchburg on five hits, with four runs allowed. Bennett fanned one, with one walk. He allowed four hits and had three runs.
Post 8 collected nine hits. Tristan Howerton, battling leadoff, went one-for-two with two RBI. Andrew Abbott had two RBI and scored a run.
Will Harris went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored. Kelonte Gutrich, batting ninth, went 3-for-5 with two RBI.
Post 8 showed good patience at the plate, drawing 12 walks. Howerton walked three times, getting a run home with the bases loaded in the first. Abbott walked twice, getting a run home with the sacks jammed in the second and third innings.
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