American Legion

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 8, 2010

First place teams fall in Thursday Legion action

By Brad Greer

Cody Harbour slapped a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning giving the Red Sox a 6-5  victory over the Yankees Thursday night in American Legion baseball play. In the first game of the afternoon, Lane Massey scored three times as the Royals eased past the A’s by the score of 10-2.

The Yankees, who came into the contest tied with the A’s for first place in the league standings, scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to send the game into extra innings. Deon Mix got the rally started by reaching on a fielders’ choice then scored on a Landon Fullilove double.

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Clayton Sibley followed with a RBI single that plated Fullilove to knot the game at five.

After the Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Red Sox answered with four runs in the third to take a 4-1 lead. Clay Harbour got the rally started with a single then later scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Morgan Montgomery. Austin Epps followed with a single before Nathan Simmerman walked and Cody Harbour was hit by a pitch to load the bases with two outs.

Jesse Pearson kept the inning alive with an infield single to plate Fullilove before Simmerman and Harbour both scored on an error.

Pearson and Coy Harbour led the Red Sox at the plate with two singles while Epps and Cody Harbour added singles. Blake Darby and J. J. Kilpatrick led the Yankees with a pair of singles while Chase Coker and Sibley each singled.

The Royals scored three runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth and fifth innings to win going away. Tevis Flowers stroked a pair of singles in the winning cause while Hunter Ivy added a two-run double in the third. Ryan Darby added a double while Fields Ferguson chipped in with a single.

Scotty Daughtery hit a pair of singles to lead the A’s while Will Daughtery, Austin Smith, Nathan Gabbard, Ridge Simmerman and Jason Turner registered singles.