PHILIPPI—Grafton Post 12 American Legion baseball team played in the Hillbilly Hardball Classic last weekend.
Post 12 played games in Buckhannon,
In the first game, Post 12 battled Bridgeport Post 68 junior team. Post 12 recorded nine hits in the contest, but could only manage three runs. Bridgeport went on to win 13—3.
Cameron Forte led Post 12, as he went three for three at the plate, with three singles. The other hits were recorded by TJ Summers, Chase
In the second game, Braxton County Post 33 dominated play as they defeated Post 12 22—2.
Post 12 could only manage three hits on the day, and those hits came from Summers,
The third game of the tournament was
The fourth game of the tournament saw Post 12 facing the Fairmont junior legion team.
At the end of one
G. Moats led Post 12 with two hits on the day, followed by single hits from Forte,
In the final game of the tournament, Post 12 played the
Vanscoy led Post 12, going three for three from the plate, while the other hits came from G. Moats,
“We are a very young team,” said head coach Mike Moats. “Coming into this season we knew that we were young and may have a hard time with the older Legion teams. Many of those teams are playing with kids that are 18 and 19 years old and our team’s average age is 15,” he added.
“With that said, I am very proud of these kids and the way they have improved in a short period of time. We are now competitive with most of the junior teams in our area,” said Moats. “We started this team this season knowing that we may not win right now, but we wanted to get our kids prepared for what they are going to see next season at the high school level,” he added.
After the tournament, Post 12 hosted two regular season games at home. The first game was against Bridgeport Post 68 junior team. Post 12 gave up nine runs in the first
The runs were scored by Summers (3), G. Moats,
On Wednesday night, Post 12 played host to Bridgeport
Post 12 will be back in action tonight, at home, at 7:00 p.m., and will also be home for a