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The American Lancaster Post 31 senior team defeated Dalzell Shaw Post 175, 8-3, Sunday, July 14, at Harvey Eggleton Field.
With the win, Post 31 advances to the second round of the playoffs.
Post 31 jumped out to an early 4-0 lead. Lancaster scored four more runs late to put it away.
Post 31 was lead by Dustin Eddins with three hits.
Wyatt Duncan and Trey Payne had two-run hits.
Drew Hopper, Jonah Crenshaw, Chandler Neal, Jordan Brock and Evan Flynn chipped in a hit. Tripp Rollings smacked a home run.
Post 31 was solid on the mound. Winning pitcher C.D. Pelham worked six innings, gave up two runs on two hits, striking out eight and walking five. Brock worked the last three innings, giving up two runs on three hits, struck out four and hit two batters.
On Saturday, July 13, Lancaster used a strong pitching performance from Rollings to take a 5-1 win over Dalzell Shaw.
Rollings worked seven innings, surrendering one run on five hits, one walk and struck out 10 Dalzell batters,
Kolby Pate worked the final two innings.
Post 31 was lead at the plate by catcher Evan Flynn, who had three hits. Duncan tagged a double. Hopper, Crenshaw, Pate and Eddins supplied a hit each. Neal chipped in an RBI.
Second-round action starts tonight against Greenville in Lancaster.
Post 31 juniors were scheduled to start second-round action Tuesday, July 16. See Friday’s edition for results of those games.