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Post 8 season comes to end in district tourney / July 30, 2019

American Legion Post 8 Junior Legion baseball was eliminated from the district tournament Friday.

The Roanoke Cutters advanced with a 6-5 win in eight innings.

Kolby Fisher led Post 8 with three hits. Blake Duffer, Luke Fulcher, Jackson Newton, Nathan Comer, Leo Noblin and Dylan Newton had one hit apiece.

Fisher delivered three RBI and Comer and Noblin had one RBI.

Kyle Barker went seven and a third, allowing just two earned runs. He struck out two and walked one.

Roanoke seized the lead in the fourth inning, due to a defensive breakdown by Post 8. Two critical errors led to three unearned runs.

Post 8 head coach Josh Perkins said, “the team played hard and left it all on the field today. Although it is not the result we wanted, I was proud of the total team effort today.”

On Thursday, Post 8 fell to Lynchburg 8-5 at Heritage High School.

D. Newton led Post 8 with three hits. Blake Duffer, Jackson Newton and Kolby Fisher had one hit.

Post 8 had its chances, with plenty of base runners. Post 8 drew 13 walks but could not produce timely offense.

Luke Fulcher, Jackson Newton, Gavin Colwell and Dylan Newton had one RBI apiece.

Newton came on in the fifth and went two innings. He had a scoreless stint with two hits. Newton struck out three and walked one to keep Post 8 within range, but the locals could not forge a comeback.

On Wednesday, Post 8 shaded Christiansburg at home, 8-7, in the first round of the district tournament.

Duffer, Colwell and Barker led the team with two hits apiece. Fulcher, Newton and K. Fisher each had one hit.

Colwell had two RBI, while Fulcher, Fisher and Barker had one apiece.

Evan Clark got the win, working four and two-thirds. He fanned seven, walking five and surrendered three hits with two unearned runs allowed.

Colwell got the save. He pitched one inning, striking out two and walking one.

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