2009-06-03 / Sports

Post 109 faces old rival

Post 109 staff gets boost with GHS ace Tyler Wilson
By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

Photo by LARRY HILLIARD Post 109 pitcher Jason Biershenk and his teammates will travel to Spartanburg today for a 7 p.m. game. Photo by LARRY HILLIARD Post 109 pitcher Jason Biershenk and his teammates will travel to Spartanburg today for a 7 p.m. game. Post 109 was facing a pitching shortage.

Until this week.

Gaffney High pitcher Tyler Wilson has joined the Post 109 staff.

Wilson should make an immediate impact. He earned a spot on the allregion team after going 6-3 with a 1.9 ERA for the Indians..

He also swung a potent bat with 12 RBIs and a .360 batting average.

After a break for graduation on Tuesday, Post 109 (1-0) returns to the diamond against rival and defending League VI champion Spartanburg Post 28 today at Duncan Park.

"They won the league last year and they beat us last year," Post 109 coach Jeff Osment said. "They are the reigning league champs and they should be a challenge again this year."

Osment said he's undecided on today's starter. Broome products Ryan Westbrook and Jason Biershenk combined for seven solid innings in Post 109's come-from behind win over Inman last Friday. Michael Wright finished up to get the win.

"Being 1-0 is a lot better than being 0- 1," Osment said. "But we still have plenty of room for improvement."

Post 109, which got a late start because of Gaffney High's run to the state championship, finally were able to schedule a few practice sessions this week.

"We've had three pretty good days of practice and that should help us," the Post 109 coach said. "Being able to get in some batting practice has helped."

After today's game, Post 109 will travel to Inman on Thursday before returning to Commissioners Field to host Union on Friday.

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