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New River Post 68 gets crucial district win

PULASKI – New River Post 68 got a crucial 6-5 victory over Vinton Post 80 at historic Calfee Park on Monday, July 7. With the win, New River is now 10-2 overall and 3-0 in district play.
New River would take a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Vinton Post 80 tied the score in the top of the third at 1-1 before New River would come back in the bottom of the third to retake the lead 3-1.
Vinton would come back in the top of the fourth with a three-run towering shot over the right field fence to retake the lead 4-3. Post 68 pitcher Zack Phillips would walk the next batter before turning over the pitching duties to Zach Atkins. Atkins would come in the with one runner on and get the next batter to bunt back to him allowing him to receive the put out to first, however advancing the runner to second. The next batter for Vinton would hit a shot off the left field fence to score the runner and make the score 5-3 at the end of four innings of play.
Drew Bailey would assume the pitching duties in the top of the seventh. The bats would come alive for New River in the bottom half of the seventh. Back-to-back singles followed by a balk by the Vinton pitcher would put runners on second and third with nobody out. This would set the stage for an Eric Houff single that would plate the tying runs. Devin Smith then hit a line shot to deep left centerfield scoring Houff, the winning run for New River’s 6-5 win.
New River Post 68 starter Zach Phillips never seemed to settle in before being relieved in the top of the fourth, scattering three hits – one of which was a home run – striking out four, walking five and allowing four earned runs. Zack Atkins would take over for Philllips in the fourth going 2-2/3 innings in relief, giving up two hits, one strikeout and allowing no runs. Drew Bailey would pick up his third win of the season after holding Vinton to one hit, two strikeouts and no runs.
Notable performances on offense for New River were Greg Juanarena, who hit a triple and singled; Zach Chrisley, who hit a double and singled; Kelly Kline and Devin Smith had two singles each, as did Nate Hiner, Eric Houff, Ben Eads and Corey McCoy.
New River returns to action Saturday, July 12, at Liberty University Field against Lynchburg. This is the first of a four games series of the Lynchburg Jamboree. Game time is 9 a.m.

New River Post 68 gets crucial district win

PULASKI – New River Post 68 got a crucial 6-5 victory over Vinton Post 80 at historic Calfee Park on Monday, July 7. With the win, New River is now 10-2 overall and 3-0 in district play.
New River would take a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Vinton Post 80 tied the score in the top of the third at 1-1 before New River would come back in the bottom of the third to retake the lead 3-1.
Vinton would come back in the top of the fourth with a three-run towering shot over the right field fence to retake the lead 4-3. Post 68 pitcher Zack Phillips would walk the next batter before turning over the pitching duties to Zach Atkins. Atkins would come in the with one runner on and get the next batter to bunt back to him allowing him to receive the put out to first, however advancing the runner to second. The next batter for Vinton would hit a shot off the left field fence to score the runner and make the score 5-3 at the end of four innings of play.
Drew Bailey would assume the pitching duties in the top of the seventh. The bats would come alive for New River in the bottom half of the seventh. Back-to-back singles followed by a balk by the Vinton pitcher would put runners on second and third with nobody out. This would set the stage for an Eric Houff single that would plate the tying runs. Devin Smith then hit a line shot to deep left centerfield scoring Houff, the winning run for New River’s 6-5 win.
New River Post 68 starter Zach Phillips never seemed to settle in before being relieved in the top of the fourth, scattering three hits – one of which was a home run – striking out four, walking five and allowing four earned runs. Zack Atkins would take over for Philllips in the fourth going 2-2/3 innings in relief, giving up two hits, one strikeout and allowing no runs. Drew Bailey would pick up his third win of the season after holding Vinton to one hit, two strikeouts and no runs.
Notable performances on offense for New River were Greg Juanarena, who hit a triple and singled; Zach Chrisley, who hit a double and singled; Kelly Kline and Devin Smith had two singles each, as did Nate Hiner, Eric Houff, Ben Eads and Corey McCoy.
New River returns to action Saturday, July 12, at Liberty University Field against Lynchburg. This is the first of a four games series of the Lynchburg Jamboree. Game time is 9 a.m.