Post 77 blanks Cum­ming 8-0 Tues­day

The Covington News - - Sports - Ty­lan Merk­er­son sports@cov­news.com

Cony­ers Post 77 han­dled Cum­ming Post 307 with ease in an 8-0 shutout in Amer­i­can Le­gion play Tues­day at Le­gion Field.

Four play­ers from East­side and Al­covy played a key part in the win and Post 77 coach Ed­die Bag­well was proud of their con­tri­bu­tions.

“Seth Allen was hit in the head with a ball on Sun­day night and still came out here tonight ready to com­pete,” Bag­well said. “He told me all week that he was scared about play­ing scared but he acted like noth­ing ever hap­pened and swung the bat re­ally well tonight.”

Allen’s team­mate at East­side Randy Loew pitched well in the vic­tory and made a div­ing catch af­ter an at­tempted bunt that ex­cited his team­mates and the crowd.

“Randy came in and pitched an ex­cel­lent game tonight, made some great plays on 3rd base in game one and is swing­ing the bat much bet­ter as the sea­son pro­gresses,” Bag­well said.

For­mer Al­covy star Beau Thomas also got some work on the mound in game two, as did for­mer Tiger team­mate Tay­lor Jack­son. Both pitch­ers threw score­less in­nings.

“Beau and Tay­lor are our No. 1 and No. 2 pitch­ers and they both throw the ball up there re­ally nice,” Bag­well said. “They are the older guys on this team and they do a great job at lead­ing by ex­am­ple.”

The fairly stress-free night bodes well for Cony-

ers as they head into a crit­i­cal dou­ble­header against county ri­val Rock­dale.

“We got a lot of good work in tonight but the true test will come on Thurs­day,” Bag­well said.

Cony­ers Post 77 is 17-3 and can do a lot for its play­off po­si­tion­ing in the state tour­na­ment de­pend­ing on how Thurs­day’s ri­valry games against Rock­dale go.

“That could have ma­jor in­flu­ence on who takes the No. 2 seed in the state cham­pion- ship,” Bag­well said. “We have to come out ready to com­pete. That’s re­ally all I ask of my guys. I want them to come out here ev­ery night ready to work hard and ready to com­pete. They are ahead of us right now but if we ex­e­cute and win then we will be in a good po­si­tion go­ing into the cham­pi­onships.”

An­thony Banks / The Cov­ing­ton News

For­mer Al­covy pitcher Beau Thomas hurls a pitch dur­ing Post 77’s 8-0 vic­tory Tues­day.

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