Post 80 goes 2-1 in Troy

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 16, 2003

Starting a day late hurt the American Legion Post 80 baseball team this past weekend.

The Post 80 players were slated to begin competition in a tournament being hosted by Troy on Friday. Rain caused the game to be rescheduled.

When the Post 80 squad took to the diamond Saturday, the players fell behind West Alabama in the second inning by a score of 5-1 and never recovered, falling by a final score of 13-4.

Post 80 was on top 1-0 going into the bottom of the second inning, but West Alabama rallied to score five runs in the bottom of the second.

West Alabama was on top 7-1 after three innings of play and 8-1 after four innings.

Post 80 managed to score three runs in the top of the sixth inning to trim West Alabama's lead to 8-4.

In the bottom of the sixth, West Alabama once again answered, sending five runs across for a 13-4 lead.

Cole Sightler had the best game at the plate for Post 80, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored. He had a double and a triple. Chaz Maloy and Neal Patterson were both 1-for-2 in the game and scored one run each.

Tyler Wilson, Brad Sanders and Tra Curry all pitched in the loss for Post 80. They gave up 14 runs on 10 hits and seven walks while striking out seven. All 13 runs were earned.

The Post 80 players rebounded with two wins on Sunday.

Millbrook fell to the Post 80 squad by a final score of 15-1. Sanders,

Wilson, Maloy, Chase Arrington, Patterson, Scotty McCraney and Michael Dutton scored two runs each in the win. McCraney also had four RBIs. Trevor Mathews had three RBIs in the win.

Wilson started the game on the mound and went 4 2/3 innings. He allowed one earned run on two hits and five walks. He struck out six. Patterson pitched one-third of an inning.

The Post 80 squad also had a win against a team from Albany, Ga. on Sunday. The Post 80 squad outscored Albany 8-4 for the win.

Mathews, Patterson and Sightler had big games at the plate in the win. They scored two runs each in the win. Maloy and Sanders scored one run each.

Chris Johnson started the game on the mound and went 3 2/3 innings. Arrington pitched 3 1/3 innings.

The Post 80 team plays Slocomb at 5 p.m. today at Andalusia High School.