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Post 8 season now under way

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Top, First baseman Anthony Conner takes the throw from the catcher for the out in first game of Monday’s doubleheader scrimmage for the American Legion Post 8 baseball team. Above, Members of the American Legion Post 8 baseball team are, from left, first row, Nathan Comer, Shabazz Buster, Luke Redd, Jackson Newton, Anthony Conner, Dylan Newton. Second row, Blake Duffer, Luke Fulcher, Kolby Fisher, Joey Duffer, Peyton Chavis, J.D. Powell, Kyle Barker. Third row, manager Josh Perkins, Jared Dawson, Colt LaRue, Drew Harlow, Zack Lowery, coach Wally Powell.
SoVaNow.com / June 14, 2018
American Legion Post 8 junior baseball team started its season yesterday.

Post 8 was headed to Lynchburg to face Post 16 in a doubleheader at Heritage.

On Saturday, Post 8 is set to play a twinbill at Christiansburg.

Post 8 is the defending state champion.

The locals held a scrimmage Monday night against the Virginia Marlins travel team. Post 8 split the DH.

The locals enjoyed a 12-1 win in the opening game. The Marlins prevailed, 8-1, in the second game.

In its opening salvo, Post 8 scored eight runs in the first inning and added four in the third.

Blake Duffer, Joey Duffer and J.D. Powell had two hits apiece for Post 8 in the opening win in scrimmage action.

Post 8 had very solid pitching. Zack Lowery, Colt LaRue, Jared Dawson and Drew Harlow combined on a five-hitter. The pitchers combined for eight strikeouts.

Harlow had the lone RBI for Post 8 in the second game, as the locals were fielding errors en route to an 8-1 defeat.

Harlow, Nathan Comer and Luke Fulcher each had a hit in the game. Harlow delivered an RBI base hit in the third.

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