American Legion Baseball

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 25, 2007

American Legion Yankees and Red Sox play to a tie

Submitted By Gwin Jackson

In the American Legion 13 to 15 year old league, Tuesday, May 15 games were rained out.

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The second games of the season were played on Thursday, May 17.

The first game of the evening was won by the A’s 4-1 over the Royals. Hunter Lawrence pitched for his second win of the year and Wes Gregg took his second loss of the year.

Hitting for the A’s were  Joey Gabbard and D.G. Arnold who went three for three. For the Royals, Austin Melton, Lee Self, Noland Parker and Will Dickens were all two for two.

The night cap was a game between the Yankees and the Red Sox that stretched into seven innings. The Yankees came from behind and tied the score at seven in the sixth which forced one more inning. The game ended in a 7-7 tie.

Starting pitcher for the Red Sox was Matt Hendrix who pitched six innings. He was relieved in the seventh  by Taylor Rotenberry.

For the Yankees, Ryan Maxwell pitched a good four innings with Cole Gammill coming in  and pitching for three strong innings.

This is the best game that has been played all year.

Hits for the Yankees were logged by Maxwell, Waltrip, Cox and Gammill, all going two for three.

Hitting for the A’s were Bobby Epps and Colby Runnels, both two of three.

With four games rained out and the kids taking their finals at school, the coaches will have to get together and set a date for make-up games.

The rules state that a game that is tied at the end of the sixth inning and time has not run out, the teams can play one more inning. If neither team scores, the game is called a tie.

Next games are Tuesday, May 29 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

At 5:30 the Yankees will play the Red Sox. At 7:30 p.m. the A’s and the Royals will battle.


 Team        W    L    T

 Yankees    0    1    1

 Red Sox    1    0    1

 A’s           1    1    0

 Royals       0    2    0