Legion Ends Season

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 24, 2008

American Legion ends season, hosts tournament

By Brad Greer

Despite dropping a 13-4 verdict to the A’s in the regular season finale’ Thursday night, the Red Sox captured the 13-15 year-old summer league crown with a 10-3-1 record.

The A’s finished in second place with a 10-4 mark.

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The A’s sent 13 batters to the plate in a nine-run fourth inning to break open a 4-4 deadlock. Lane Massey, Hunter Sullivan, Taylor Meeks, Drew Hurst and Taylor Rotenberry all singled in the inning.

Will Magee drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk while Rotenberry forced in another by reaching on a fielders’ choice.

Massey, Sullivan and DG Arnold drove in two runs a piece while Jamie Jones crossed the plate three times in the game.

Hurst picked up the win on the mound by giving up four runs on four hits while striking out 10 while not walking a batter.  

Jake Rodgers, one of five pitchers the Sox used on the night, took the loss. Chris Brown collected a pair of singles while Patrick Herron added a RBI double. Calvin Hawkins’ single accounted for the other Red Sox hit.

In the nightcap, the Yankees got 13 strikeouts from pitcher Bobby Epps in a 9-2 win over the Royals.

Epps gave up one hit over five innings and did not allow a ball out of the infield. Colby Gammill pitched the final inning, giving up one run while fanning two batters.

Epps also did damage at the plate with a pair a doubles, scoring three runs. Taylor Morris and Hunter Ivy both doubled while T. Flowers and Gammill contributed with singles.

Colby Runnels had a pair of singles for the Royals’ only hits. Blake Darby took the pitching loss by giving up seven runs on four hits while issuing four walks over four innings.

Even though the regular season has come to an end, there is still plenty of baseball to be played at American Legion field this week as five teams will participate in a round-robin tournament that started last night and will conclude next Tuesday.  

Tonight’s action will begin at 5:30 with the Red Sox taking on the Royals followed by the Tigers facing the A’s at 7:30.

Friday’s games will include the Tigers against the Red Sox at 5:30 followed by the Yankees and Royals.