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Junior Legion team defeats Clover for 2-0 league mark

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P-31 baseball

By The Staff

 

   

The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team is steadily working to get on track.

The Lancaster juniors, who opened the 2013 season with an 0-3 mark, have rebounded to post two straight wins.

Lancaster, 2-3, has posted back-to-back wins, including an 8-5 victory over Clover on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

Byron Hegler, the winning pitcher, worked three innings and allowed five hits, two walks and three runs. He fanned two.

Trevor Cauthen went two frames and gave up two hits, a walk and a pair of runs. He fanned one.

Gage Hinson also hurled two innings and allowed a hit and a walk. He struck out two.

Austin Pate led the Lancaster offense with a triple, double, three runs batted in and scored two runs.

Druw Rollings supplied two singles, scored twice and walked.

Cauthen had a single, double and drove in a run.

Logan Lucas drilled a double and scored two runs.

Holden Payne produced a double and drove in a run. Wesley Knight had a hit and walked.

Byron Hegler walked twice and tallied two runs. Eric Miles walked two times and Cameron Payne added a walk.

Holden Payne, who saw action at shortstop and second base, had a solid defensive game.

“We turned two double plays in the game, so that was important to play good defense,” Lancaster P-31 junior team coach Gavin Flynn said.

“We’re getting off to a good start in league play and that’s most important because that’s what gets you in the state tournament,” Flynn said. “We still have work to do and areas to build on, but when we have the key pieces to fall together, watch out.”

The Lancster juniors will be back in action Thursday, June 6 when they travel to Rock Hill Post 34.

The game was originally set for Wednesday, June 5, but reset for Thursday, June 6.

The Lancaster senior team, 4-2, 4-1 in region play, is idle to June 10 when they host Rock Hill.

Clover visits Lancaster on Thursday, June 13.