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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Post 6 edges Big Island

Monday, June 24, 2013

FOREST -- Rocky Mount Post 6 scored the tying run in the top of the eighth inning and the winning run in the top of the ninth for a 9-8 District 9 American Legion Seniors baseball victory over Big Island Post 217 Saturday at Forest Middle School.

Post 6 (3-0) trailed 5-0 after two innings before rallying to take a 7-5 lead after scoring once in the fourth inning and six runs in the top of the sixth.

That lead, however, was short-lived as Post 217 scored its final three runs in the bottom of the sixth to recapture the advantage.

In the eighth, Post 6 manufactured the tying run courtesy of a two-out double by Jared Bridges which brought Logan Alger home.

Alger opened the eighth with a base hit.

In the ninth, Post 6 broke the stalemate after a double by Brandon Brown and a out-out, RBI single by Brandon Morris.

Bridges, the last of three pitchers employed by Post 6, worked three no-hit, shut-out innings of relief for the victory.

Bridges struck out three and walked two.

Post 217 collected seven hits: five off of Post 6 starter Brandon Brown, who pitched the first three innings, and two at the expense of Ryan Brewer, who worked three innings of middle relief.

Post 217 used four pitchers. Closer Matthew Bates, who worked the ninth inning, was charged with the loss.

Post 6's six-run sixth featured four hits and Rocky Mount took advantage of three walks and one Big Island error.

Alger, Morris, Milton Moore and Corey Davis registered hits during the frame.

Alger drove in two runs with his hit and Moore and Morris each brought home a run with singles.

Post 217 committed two errors in the top of the fourth and Bridges collected a single later scored Post 6's first run.

Seven players accounted for Post 217's hits -- each with one. Six of those seven hits were singles.

Alger and Morris each had three hits to lead Post 6, while Moore, Davis, Bridges (double) and Brown (double) each recorded two and Ryan Peevey had one. Post 6 left 12 runners on base.

Post 6's next game is Wednesday against Roanoke Post 3. Game time is 7 p.m. at Kiwanis Field in Salem.

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