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Thirteen run inning propels Post 40 past Claremont

The boys in blue had their bats swinging and connecting June 9 as they took on Claremont at Bob Wiley Field.

Webster American Legion Post 40 opened with a pair of runs in the bottom of one while holding Claremont to a goose egg. The visitors added one run in the second only to see Post 40 answer with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Claremont began to wake up in the third adding two to one in the third inning and three more runs in the fourth  while holding Webster at bay. Heading into the fifth inning Webster held a one run advantage 7-6 to see Claremont add five runs in the top of the fifth.

Post 40 did not hang their heads as they answered back with a 13 run rally to go back up 20-11. Claremont added another five runs in the sixth while holding Post 40 to just two runs. The locals buckled down and put their defense to work allowing Claremont just one in the seventh inning to take the game 22-17.

The game was tied at 11 with Webster American Legion Post 40 batting in the bottom of the fifth when Colby Torrence singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Tristan Anderson led the boys in blue to the victory by driving in four runs. Anderson went two for four at the plate and drove in runs on a single in the third and a single in the fifth and had three stolen bases.

Jared Schimmel got the bats rolling in the first as he singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.

Anderson led things off on the mound as he went four innings, allowing eight runs on one hit and striking out five. Coming in relief was Brent Bearman who went two-thirds of an inning and the game was finished off with Colby Torrence tossing from the rubber. Bearman had one hit, three runs and three walks while Torrence struck out one, allowed one hit and six runs.

Post 40 players tallied 12 hits in the game. Bearman, Schimmel, Anderson and Matt Mork each collected multiple hits for Webster. Bearman led the club with three hits in five at bats.

Groton

The Groton baseball club pounded in six runs in the first and another six in the second while holding Post 40 to three goose eggs in the three inning contest.

Carson Mount was the only player to record a hit and the four players went down with a K.

Jake Case toed the rubber and recorded 103 pitches with 46 strikes in the contest.

Webster ended the game with two errors as Groton had five hits in the 12 runs, nine free trips to first.

Second contest

In the second contest Webster fell behind 8-0 at the end of three and despite a five run fourth lost 8-5.

Post 40 saw hits coming from Carter Williams with a double and RBI, Bearman had a hit and Mount connected for a hit driving in two. Case had one stolen bag while Bearman had two in the contest.

Batters contributing to the big fourth inning for Webster were Matt Mork, Williams and Mount, all driving in runs in the inning.

Mount started the game for Post 40. The bulldog surrendered eight runs on one hit over three innings, striking out five.

Next contests

Webster will host the Ashley Charron Tournament June 18-20 and travel to Ortonville to play Big Stone June 24.

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