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Post 167 picks up pair of early week wins

  • Krayton Morse is congratulated by Cody Hall after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning.

    Krayton Morse is congratulated by Cody Hall after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Staff Report
updated: 7/15/2021 9:47 AM

Harrisburg American Legion Post 167 improved to 25-6 on the season with a pair of games this week.
On Tuesday, Harrisburg knocked off Newburgh, Indiana 3-1 and then knocked off Grayville 14-5 Wednesday in a road game.
In Tuesday night's victory over Post 44, Chance Moscardelli picked up the win on the mound as he went six innings, allowing one run on two hits, while striking out four. Noah Frailey came on in the seventh to pick up the save.
After Post 167's Drew Hawkins scored the game's first run in the third, Harrisburg tacked on two more runs in the fourth, including a lead off solo home run to left field by Krayton Morse and then Hawkins' RBI single past short, scored Drew Fromm.
In Wednesday night's win over Post 696, Harrisburg used four pitchers that combined to toss a four hitter over nine innings.
Peyton Arnold got the start and went 3.2 innings. Allowing two runs on one hit, while striking out five.
Jackson Pittman came on to throw 1.1 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits, while striking out three and Caden VanMeter struck out three over two innings, allowing one run (unearned) on one hit. Krayton Morse tossed two scoreless innings, striking out two.
At the plate, Harrisburg had 13 hits as Andrew Bittle and Brendan Bergan were both 3-for-5 on the night. Bittle drove in two runs and scored two runs, while Bergan finished with an RBI and scored three runs.
Braden Unthank went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored, while Ben Brombaugh, Krayton Morse, Caden VanMeter, Drew Fromm and Drew Hawkins all had one hit for Harrisburg.
Luke Miller, along with, Krayton Morse each scored two runs, while Jackson Pittman, Brombaugh, VanMeter and Hawkins all scored one run. Brombaugh, Morse, VanMeter and Hawkins all had an RBI.
Harrisburg will close out its regular season with a road game at Carrier Mills Post 364 Thursday and then host Centralia on Saturday with a seven inning game, starting at 11 a.m.