American Legion Post 70 falls in round one of Southeast Regional Tournament

Published 10:10 am Thursday, August 4, 2016

The American Legion Post 70 baseball team held an early in the opening game of the regional playoffs on Wednesday night but fell to North Carolina 7-6.

Parker Warren got the start for Post 70 on Wednesday. North Carolina jumped on Warren for two runs in the second when they sent six batters to the plate and had one hit. The inning was set up when Warren put two runners on base via the walk. He then surrendered a single to right center to drive in the two runs.

Troy’s offense was quiet in the first two innings of the plate. Casey Henderson began the game with a walk in the first inning and Andrew Griggs reached first on a fielder’s choice in the second.

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Post 70 mounted a threat in the third top half of the third inning and scored three runs for a 3-2 lead. Henderson reached with a one-out single and Griggs followed with a walk. After John Miller singled to left to load the bases, Hunter Bower singled to right to score both through the left side to score Miller to give Post 70 the one run lead.

Post 70 increased their lead to 6-2 in the sixth inning. Gage Herring drove in the first run when he singled through the left side of the infield driving in Hunter Jones. Miller drove in the final two runs when he doubled to left center scoring Henderson and Herring.

North Carolina scored four runs in the seventh to even things up at six apiece. They had three batters reach with a base hits and had one reach on an error.

Post 70 surrendered what would be the game winning run in the eighth inning when North Carolina had a base hit up the middle to give them the 7-6 lead.

Post 70 finished with 11 hits and was led by Chase Hartley who finished 3-5 with one RBI.

Warren lasted six innings and allowed six runs only three of which were earned on six hits. Jackson Byrd pitched the final three innings. He allowed one run on one hit.