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Picking Up The Split

  • Noah Frailey throws this pitch against Aviston Saturday in the 5th Division Tournament in Fairfield.

    Noah Frailey throws this pitch against Aviston Saturday in the 5th Division Tournament in Fairfield.
    SPYDER DANN | mdann@dailyregister.com

 
By Spyder Dann mdann@dailyregister.com
updated: 7/22/2019 9:59 AM

Harrisburg Post 167 went 1-1 over the weekend and stayed alive with a 2-0 win over Odin on Sunday night after falling to Aviston to open up the 5th Division Tournament in Fairfield over the weekend.

Brayden Clark drove in a run and scored a run for Harrisburg in Sunday night's win.

Braden Unthank scattered five hits over 6 2/3 innings allowing one run and three strikeouts. Gabe Fowler went 2-for-2, while Krayton Morse was 2-for-4, and Clark went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

The game winning RBI was unearned because of a throwing error by the pitcher to third, scoring Clark from 3rd.

Nick Walker got the save with a strike out in the 7th with two men on.

In the 7-2 loss to Aviston Saturday, Harrisburg got off to a start that matched the temperature -- hot -- as Gabe Fowler blasted a two-run home run over the left field fence in the first inning.

From there, Harrisburg's bats went silent as Aviston tied the game with a pair of runs in the third inning and added five runs on four hits in the fifth inning.

Post 167 used three pitchers in Saturday's loss as Galatia's Noah Frailey was the pitcher of record.

Frailey relieved starter Andrew Fromm, who went 3 1/3, giving up two runs on seven hits, while striking out none and walking none.

Frailey was bailed out with a web gem by Bayden Ditterline in the fourth who turned an unassisted double play at third base as Aviston had two runs in scoring position.

Harrisburg will now play Steeleville on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

Spyder Dann covers prep and college sports for the Southern Illinois Local Media News Group. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.