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The Lancaster Post 31 senior team bounced back in a big way Tuesday night at home.
The P-31 seniors, coming off a 5-2 road loss to York Post 66 on Monday night, rebounded with a 20-2 rout of Chester Post 27.
Lancaster ignited for 19 hits on the way to the 18-run win over Chester.
The lopsided win pushed Lancaster’s mark to 11-2 overall, 9-2 in Legion baseball League V play.
Tripp Rollings paced the Lancaster attack with a grand slam and a hit.
Kendall Knight drilled two hits, a double and drove in four runs. Tripp Wright supplied two singles, a double and drove in two runs.
Bobby Delly and Brien Clyburn each had two hits and drove in two runs.
“We really hit the ball well tonight,” Lancaster P-31 coach Quinton Rodgers said. “We had seven hits at York on Monday night, but came back with a big offensive game against Chester.
“I know Chester came in here winless on the season, but a team like that is dangerous at this point in the season,” Rodgers said. “They are win-hungry and you have to go out and take care of business, which we did.”
Tyler Rodgers also had two hits and drove home a run. Chandler Neal rapped a double.
Devin Rodgers, Brandon Cato, Jonah Crenshaw, Seth Graves and Trey Payne each had a hit for the Lancaster seniors.
Chandler Gardner, who worked three innings, took the win, allowing two hits, two runs and hit two batters. He walked none and struck out four.
Colt Ellis hurled three frames and fanned four. He allowed a hit and a walk.
Kendall Knight worked an inning on the mound and yielded a hit in the game which was halted in the seventh inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Lancaster ventured to Rock Hill on Thursday night for a League V clash with Rock Hill Post 34.
P-31 juniors play
The 3-8 Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team, in hopes of a postseason berth, hosted York Post 66 on Thursday night at home in the team’s regular-season finale.
A Lancaster juniors’ win forced a second game, a one-game play-off, to decide which team earned a playoff berth to the juniors state tournament.
A loss in the first game would end the Lancaster juniors’ season. The game with York was originally set for Wednesday night in York, but was moved to Thursday night in Lancaster due to a schedule conflict.
P-31 youth baseball night
The Lancaster Post 31 baseball program will host community youth baseball night for Little League and Dixie Youth players, ages 14 and under, on July 2 for the senior team’s home game with Clover at 7.
Players wearing their uniforms will be admitted free and can participate in the on-field pre-game ceremonies that night.