Post 81 Juniors take wild win over Post 36

Posted 6/7/19

RAMSEUR — The Eastern Randolph Junior Legion team captured a wild 17-15 win over Kernersville on Saturday evening in Area III Northern Division play.

Eastern Randolph (3-7) fell behind 7-0 after …

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Post 81 Juniors take wild win over Post 36

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RAMSEUR — The Eastern Randolph Junior Legion team captured a wild 17-15 win over Kernersville on Saturday evening in Area III Northern Division play.

Eastern Randolph (3-7) fell behind 7-0 after one half inning and behind 10-5 and 13-9 after two and a half innings in the books.

A three spot in the bottom of the third, a run in the fifth, and four more in the sixth secured the victory for the locals, snapping a four-game losing skid.

Ethan Sheppard had a monster game offensively for Eastern Randolph in going 2-for-4 at the plate, being hit by a pitch, scoring a pair of runs, smacking a triple and driving in seven. The triple to the centerfield fence by Sheppard came in the sixth and cleared the bases before he scored moments later on a wild pitch to up the Post 81 lead to 17-13.

Will Coltrane and Dustin Stephens walked and Jayden Moffitt singled to right field to load the bases.

A single by Adam Blevins coupled with an ER error and a hit batter led to a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to account for the 17-15 final.

Adding to the 12-hit Eastern Randolph attack in the win were Stephens going 3-for-4 with five runs, two RBI and a double while Brody Gardner was 2-for-3 with two runs and a double, Moffitt 2-for-3 with a run, Coltrane 2-for-4 with three runs, a walk and a double, Andrew Canter 1-for-4 with two RBI, Tyler Foust 0-for-3 with two walks and two RBI, and Kyle Smith who walked four times, drove in a run and scored three more.

Kernersville was led offensively by Colby Niten who was 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI while Trent Jones was 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI, Owen Smith 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs and a double, Griffin Icenhower 1-for-4 with a run, a triple and four RBI, David Payne 1-for-3 with a run, a double, a walk and two RBI, and Zach Shearer 1-for-3 with three runs, an RBI and two walks.

Moffitt picked up the win for Post 81 after working 4.2 solid innings and allowing four hits, two runs (both unearned), no walks and striking out six.

Garrett Craven also hurled 2.0 innings for the locals and yielded five hits, six runs (five earned), and two walks while fanning one.

Post 36 reliever Colby Nixen was dealt the loss after going 4.2 innings and allowing six hits, eight runs (six earned), six walks and whiffing seven while starter Adam Blevins lasted just 1.1 innings and surrendered six hits, nine runs (eight earned), and four walks while striking out none.

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