Post 31 sets staff, schedule for 2012 Legion campaign

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American Legion baseball

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster Post 31 senior team will be led this season by head coach Quinton Rodgers and he will be assisted by Todd Ellis, Jeff Segee and Brant Barnes.

The team has nine junior players moving up to the senior level and will be anchored this season with eight returning senior players.

The experience and talent should enable the team to do well within League V play as they make a bid to try and win the League V  crown this summer.

 The other teams Post 31 will face this year within League V are Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Chester, York and Clover. The P-31 seniors visit Rock Hill May 28 in their opener.

P-31 junior team

The P-31 junior team is led by Palmer Hudson and assisted by Gavin Flynn.

The 2012 junior team will be fielded by many first-time players to American Legion baseball.

Although inexperienced to Legion baseball, the team carries experienced through high school junior varsity players from around the county.

This experience, coupled with their drive and enthusiasm towards the game of baseball, will serve them well as they make a run to return to the state championship tournament again this season.

The juniors open their schedule Tuesday when they host Rock Hill P-34.

Junior schedule

May 22 Rock Hill at Lancaster

May 24 Clover at Lancaster

May 26 Juniors vs. Seniors

May 29 York at Lancaster

May 31 Lancaster at Rock Hill

June 4 Lancaster at Clover (DH)

June 7 Lancaster at York

June 11 Rock Hill at Lancaster

June 13 Clover at Lancaster

June 19 York at Lancaster

June 21 Lancaster at Rock Hill

June 27 Lancaster at York

Senior schedule

May 26 Seniors vs. Juniors

May 28 Lancaster at Rock Hill

May 30 York at Lancaster

June 4 Fort Mill at Lancaster

June 5 Clover at Lancaster

June 11 Lancaster at Fort Mill

June 12 York at Lancaster

June 14 Chester at Lancaster

June 18 Rock Hill at Lancaster

June 19 Lancaster at Clover

June 21 Lancaster at Fort Mill

June 25 Lancaster at York

June 26 Chester at Lancaster

June 28 Lancaster at Rock Hill

July 2 Clover at Lancaster

 July 3 Lancaster at Chester