Local players lead Post 70 to comfortable win

Published 8:28 pm Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The American Legion Post 70 17U baseball team bounced back from a Sunday loss with a 15-2 win over Tri-County on Tuesday afternoon.

The win for Post 70 gives them an 8-1 start to the 2018 season.

Post 70 used a total of four pitchers to navigate their way through the seven-inning contest. Drew Nelson got the start and pitched the game’s first two innings without allowing a run or a hit. Holt Steed, Brady James and Dalton Grider all pitched for Post 70 in the win.

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After a scoreless top of the first, Post 70 scored the first runs of the game. After Jackson Cemam doubled, DJ Law followed up with a single. Charles Henderson’s Chance Pollard drove both of them home with a double to left to give Post 70 a 2-0 lead.

There were only two scoreless innings on Tuesday. The first one occurred in the second inning. In the third inning, Post 70 picked up a comfortable five-run advantage. Law hit a three-run home run that collided with the scoreboard to give Post 70 a 5-0 lead and Grayson Davis drove in Lawson Scarbrough on a sacrifice fly.

Post 70 blew the game wide open in the fourth inning when they scored six runs on just two hits to go up 11-0. Cody Hollis had the only RBI hit of the inning when he singled to center to drive in Grider.

Tri-County picked up their only runs of the game off James in the fifth inning. James allowed just one hit, but walked the first two batters of the inning.

Now up 11-2, Post 70 scored their final four runs in the fifth inning. Hollis picked up a bases-loaded walk and Post 70 had RBI singles by Law, Scarbrough and Pollard.

Post 70 finished with 13 hits. Both Law and Pollard both picked up three hits, while Scarbrough picked up two.

Post 70 will be back in action this Friday when they begin play in the Fathers Day Classic in Troy.X