Post 79 ballplayers honor the nation’s flag prior to the start of their game during the State 14U baseball tournament.

Post 79 ballplayers honor the nation’s flag prior to the start of their game during the State 14U baseball tournament.

Early lead for Parkston seals fate for Post 79 14U

Post 79 14U watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 16-6 loss to Parkston on Friday.

Post 79 14U collected five hits and Parkston had 15 in the high-scoring affair.

Post 79 14U scored three runs in the sixth inning. Post 79 14U offense in the inning was led by Wesley Wittler and Gavin Barber, all driving in runs in the inning.

Eli Mercer was on the pitcher's mound for Post 79 14U. The righty allowed nine hits and ten runs over four innings, striking out one. Bo McGee threw one and one-third innings in relief.

Post 79 14U totaled five hits. Wittler and Mercer all managed multiple hits for Post 79 14U. Mercer and Wittler each managed two hits to lead Post 79 14U.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Post 79 0 0 1 0 2 3 X 6 5 4

PRKS 2 4 1 3 2 4 X 16 15 0

Post 79 14U can't catch up to Salem/Montrose 14U Teeners Cubs

Post 79 14U watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 18-2 loss to Salem/Montrose 14U Teeners Cubs on Saturday. Salem/Montrose 14U Teeners Cubs took the lead on a single in the first inning.

The Post 79 14U struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Salem/Montrose 14U Teeners Cubs, giving up 18 runs.

Traupel led things off on the hill for Salem/Montrose 14U Teeners Cubs. The lefthander lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out five.

Wesley Wittler started the game for Post 79 14U. The pitcher surrendered nine runs on eight hits over one and two-thirds innings, striking out three and walking one. Bo McGee threw three and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Post 79 14U racked up ten hits on the day. Gavin Barber and Wittler all managed multiple hits for Post 79 14U. Barber led Post 79 14U with three hits in three at bats.

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S/M 1 8 2 4 3 X X 18 14 0

Post 79 0 0 0 2 0 X X 2 10 4

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