2013-07-01 / Sports

Post 109 tops Union; moves up standings

By LARRY HILLIARD
Ledger Sports Editor


Post 109 reliever Grant McKinney goes into his windup to deliver a pitch during Friday’s game with Union. McKinney went seven innings to get the win. Post 109 reliever Grant McKinney goes into his windup to deliver a pitch during Friday’s game with Union. McKinney went seven innings to get the win. Playing without several starters, Post 109 has been forced to scratch out runs and rely on solid pitching.

That was the case Friday. n Post 109 Juniors:

Reliever Grant Today — UNION. 7 p.m. McKinney went Tuesday at Spartanburg. 7 p.m. seven strong innings n Post 109 Seniors: and A.J. Today at Spartanburg 7 p.m. Greer smacked a Tuesday— GREER 7 p.m. key two-out hit to help Post 109 beat visiting Union, 7-3.

Post 109 improves to 5-6 overall, and pulls to within a half game of second place Spartanburg.

“We are definitely playing better,” Post 109 coach Derek Byars said. “We just had to shore some things up.”

Defense had been a problem spot. But Post 109 played error free baseball on Friday.

Post 109 also made the most of nine hits. Will Byars and Bradley Norman each had two hits.

With the score tied at 3 in the fifth, Post 109 scored on an RBI single by Byars, bringing home Josh Sereno.

Post 109 added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. A clutch, bases-loaded walk scored Colton Grant to open the scoring in the frame.

That was followed up by Greer’s single, plating Cameron Farley and Sereno.

Sereno did his best to jumpstart the offense for Post 109, reaching base four times. He scored three runs and had one RBI. He singled in the first inning.

Union jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

Post 109 survived Union’s surge and put up two runs of its own in the first. Post 109 scored on RBI singles by Sereno and Norman.

In the fourth, Post 109 scored on an RBI double by Matthew Overton, bringing home Grant.

Jimmy Yelton started for Post 109 but left the game after two innings with flu-like symptoms.

Two Post 109 starters missed the game with injuries. Outfielder Dillon Palencia has a hamstring pull while shortstop Ryan Frock is out with a hand injury.

Post 109 travels to Spartanburg today before hosting Greer on Tuesday.

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