Post 102 drops pair
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 29, 2004
WILSON – Wilson Post 13 topped Senior American Legion Post 102 12-2 Saturday night.
Ahoskie opened the scoring with one run in the top of the first inning. Jamie Grant reached on an error and scored on a Brian Burton RBI-single.
Wilson scored two in the bottom of the first to lead 2-1 after one inning.
Post 13 added two runs in the bottom of the third and opened their lead up to 4-1 after three innings.
Post 102 scored its final run in the top of the sixth when Ryan Ellis reached on an error. He went to third on a Burton single and scored when Burton stole second to trim the lead to 4-2 going into the bottom of the sixth.
Wilson added two in the bottom of the sixth and three in the seventh and eighth to seal the victory.
Burton had three hits to lead Post 102.
Matthew Schwab pitched five innings for the loss. Lee Britt pitched two and two-thirds.
Friday at Greenville Pitt County Post 39, the home team hit eight homeruns and won 30-6.
Pitt County scored nine runs in the bottom of the first and led 9-0 after one inning.
Ahoskie scored one run in the top of the third. Grant had a bunt single, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Corey Castelloe RBI-single to center.
Pitt County then scored eight runs in the bottom of the third and two in the bottom of the fourth to lead 19-1 after four innings.
Ahoskie scored two more in the top of the fifth frame. Michael Hoggard and Grant drew back-to-back walks and both came around to score on a Josh Adams double to left, which trimmed the lead to 19-3.
Post 39 then scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth for a 29-3 lead after five innings.
Ahoskie added three runs in the top of the sixth. Ellis walked and went to third as Eric Ellis reached second on an error. Brandon Matthews walked to load the bases.
R. Ellis scored on a Hoggard RBI-single and E. Ellis came around on a Grant fielder’s choice. Matthews then scored on a Wes Ward squeeze bunt.
Pitt County scored their final run in the bottom of the sixth.
Ahoskie used six pitchers during the contest. William Barmer started and took the loss. E. Ellis, Hoggard, Grant, Ward and Matthews also pitch.
Ahoskie dropped to 2-16 and 1-3 in the conference. They will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday night when they host Edenton.