Bulletin Staff Report
Senior Legion Baseball
Lynchburg Post 16 11, Martinsville Post 42 7 (8 innings)
It was a back-and-forth affair Saturday afternoon at Hooker Field, but it was Lynchburg coming away with an extra-inning win, 11-7, over Martinsville Post 42.
Post 42 jumped in front with a run in the bottom of the first inning, and then four more in the second. The lead was gone by the top of the fourth as Post 16 scored two in the third, added four more in the fourth to take the lead, and then added one more in the fifth to lead 7-5.
Post 42 responded with a run in the bottom of the fifth and then tied the game in the bottom of the sixth. After a scoreless seventh inning, the teams went to extra innings and an error cost Post 42 dearly, as Post 16 plated four runs in the inning to close out the win.
William “Wiggy” Clark had a hit and drove in two runs. Austin Custer, Hunter Hiatt, Nick O’Der and Nicholas Page all drove in a run in the loss for Post 42. Colton Stegall collected two hits and scored a run as well.
Junior Legion Baseball
Patrick County Post 105 5, Martinsville Post 42 3
After rallying late Monday night in Stuart to take down Martinsville Post 42, Patrick County Post 105 took control early and took down Post 42 Saturday at Hooker Field, 5-3.
Tucker Swails led the Patrick County attack, driving in three runs in the win. Taylor Swails had a pair of hits, drove in a run and scored three of them. McCray Sawyers also drove in a run for Post 105.
Lane Taylor worked four strong inning on the mound for Patrick County. Taylor allowed just one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out a pair. Kelon Penn earned the save, collecting the final four outs in order, two of which came via the strikeout.
For Post 42, Kyle Ramsey drove in a pair of runs on day he went 3-for-4 at the dish. Elliott Underwood drove in the other run for Post 42. Colton Stegall also had three hits in the loss.
Post 42 sweeps Christiansburg Post 59 Thursday night
Ahead of Saturday’s matchup at home against Patrick County, Martinsville Post 42 traveled to face Christiansburg Post 59 and earned a sweep, 4-2 and 7-3.
Martinsville Post 42 4, Christiansburg Post 59 2
In Game 1, Post 42 fell behind 1-0 in the third inning and 2-1 after four innings, but came alive for three runs in the fifth inning to earn the 4-2 win.
Conner Plaster led the way for Post 42, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Michael Martin drove in a run as well for Martinsville. Kyle Ramsey, Elliott Underwood, Colby Cunningham and Trever Barnes each had hits as well.
Barnes did most of his damage on the mound for Post 42, pitching all seven innings and allowing two runs on five hits.
Martinsville Post 42 7, Christiansburg Post 59 3 (5 innings)
Like in Game 1, Christiansburg jumped in front early, scoring two runs in the first inning. But Post 42 came from behind once again, this time scoring six runs in the third inning en route to a 7-3 win.
Plaster and Cunningham each drove in two runs for Post 42. Ramsey, Martin and Colton Stegall each drove in one run each.
Stegall worked all five innings on the mound, allowing just one earned run on two hits and striking out five.
Youth hoops camp to be held at Bassett Community Center
Back for a second summer, the Bassett Community Center will host a basketball clinic from July 15-17 from 9 a.m.-noon, run by trainer and coach Michael C. Jarrett. The camp is open to children ages 8-18.
Cost to attend is $10 per person per day, or $20 for all three days, which will cover instruction, snacks, water, Gatorade, and swim time following the camp from noon-to-1 p.m.
For more information on the camp, call the Bassett Community Center at (276)629-5225.
Chris Doherty is a Sports Reporter for the Martinsville Bulletin. Contact him 276-638-8801 ext. 215. Follow on Twitter @BulletinSport