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Post 37 claims another win

ELIZABETH CITY – Windsor’s Post 37 junior American Legion baseball team moved closer to the dozen-win mark after an 11-3 pounding of the Albemarle Wildcats at Pasquotank High School.

It was the Windsor juniors’ second straight game scoring in double figures after a 14-3 non-conference win over Ahoskie Post 102 last Wednesday.

Post 37 also had their most productive night at the dish, amassing a season-high 16 hits while four Windsor pitchers combined to hurl a one-hitter.

Austin Lee led the attack, going 4-for-4 with a double and driving in four runs.  Dallas Belch also racked up a pair of two-baggers with four RBIs as he finished the night going 3-for-4.

Terrance Jackson was 2-for-4 and drove in a run.

Alex Harmon, Quinton Reynolds, along with Lee and Belch combined for the win on the hill.  Windsor’s only blemish on the night was a lead-off base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The quartet went seven strong innings, giving up seven base-on-balls and striking out five

Windsor opened the slugfest with three runs in the first inning.  With Lee and Jackson aboard, Belch singled to right to score Lee with the first run of the game.  The next batter, Harmon, doubled to left field scoring two more for a 3-0 lead.

In the top of the third, Adam Cowand led off with a base hit followed by a walk to Matthew Weaver to put two aboard.  Lee then drove a shot to right all the way to the wall that plated both runners.

Back-to-back singles followed; the first one by Terrance Jackson to put runners on the corners, then Patrick Castelloe delivered one into the gap in right center field that scored Lee.

Belch then made it four safeties in a row as he doubled to left to clear the bases and make it 8-0, Windsor. Post 37 scored five runs on five hits.

Windsor’s defense, however, was not as stellar.  The Wildcats got to starter Harmon in the bottom of the fourth with three straight walks and two errors to make it 8-3, despite Windsor having not surrendered a hit.

Post 37 finished Albemarle off in the sixth as Lee and Jackson opened with base hits.  Lee would score on Belch’s second ribbie-double of the game and Jackson came home with the tenth run on Christian Bland’s sacrifice ground-out.

Belch scored the final run of the game on a passed-ball.

Windsor (11-6, 7-4, conference) closes out the regular season with a double-header Sunday at Currituck.