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Post 167 falls late at Marion

  • Harrisburg Post 167 second baseman Ethan Ashby can't come up with this throw as Marion's Jake Welch slides safely into second base in Monday night's American Legion baseball game at Ray Fosse Park.

    Harrisburg Post 167 second baseman Ethan Ashby can't come up with this throw as Marion's Jake Welch slides safely into second base in Monday night's American Legion baseball game at Ray Fosse Park.
    MICHAEL DANN | mdann@dailyregister.com

 
Staff Report
updated: 6/12/2018 2:24 PM

Harrisburg Post 167 scratched most of the game, most leaving runners stranded on base in what was a close game against Marion Monday at Ray Fosse Park.

Finally, in the eighth, Harrisburg opened up the flood gates, scoring seven runs to take a two run lead going into the bottom of the ninth, where Marion rallied for three runs and post a 8-7 win over Post 167 in American Legion baseball.

The loss comes on the heels of a pair of Sunday wins at Fairfield, where Harrisburg captured the No. 1 seed in the upcoming 24th District Tournament.

Against Marion, Harrisburg had just five hits as Bayden Ditterline, Ben Byrd, Dallas Reynolds, Garrett Rushing and Kale Oglesby all had hits.

Oglesby drove in two runs, while Ditterline, Reynolds, Rushing and Hunter Cullum all had one RBI.

Josh Turnage, Bronson Stanely, Ethan Ashby, Ditterline, Byrd and Oglesby all had a run scored.

On the mound, Rushing got the start, going 4.33 innings and allowing five runs on six hits, striking out five and walking one.

Rushing was relieved by Seth Quertermous, who went 1.67 innings, striking out one and giving up two hits.

Nick Walker took the loss in 2.33 innings of work. Walker allowed three runs on five hits, while striking out two and walking one.

Harrisburg 6, Fairfield 3 (Game 1)

Reynolds went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and drove in three runs in Harrisburg's 6-3 win over Fairfield Sunday on the road.

Ditterline was also 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Byrd, Turnage, Quertermous and Rushing all had one hit.

Turnage had an RBI and a run scored, while Querternous drove in a run as well. Byrd and Rushing both scored a run.

On the mound, Turnage picked up the win, working five innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits with one strikeout and six walks. Cullum came on in relief and gave up one run on three hits, finishing with a strikeout and two walks.

Harrisburg 16, Fairfield 6 (Game 2)

Post 167 busted out the sticks in a 16-6 win over Fairfield in Game 2 of a doubleheader Sunday.

Turnage had a home run, his first of the year, while Rushing smacked a triple, going 2-for-3 with a team-high five RBI and two runs scored.

Byrd, Reynolds, Ditterline, Walker and Quertermous all had doubles, while Byrd drove in four runs. Reynolds scored four runs, while Ditterline, Stanley and Quertermous all scored two runs.