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Post 39 tops Post 151, 8-1

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Post 39's Hunter Christopher pitches during a game against Post 151 on June 27, 2019.

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By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Thursday, June 27, 2019

After a disappointing 9-0 loss to Wayne County Post 11 Wednesday Post 39, led by a dominate performance from Hunter Christopher, defeated Farmville Post 151 Thursday night, 8-1.

Christopher (6 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 9 K's) put in a strong outing from the bump, picking up the win. After a strong performance from the plate at last weekends Palmetto Invitational in South Carolina, head coach Ryan Meadows knows he can rely on the former J.H. Rose standout when the postseason begins on July 5.

"It was a good one tonight," Meadows said. "Hunter was very good, we're going to need that kind of pitching performance in the playoffs. We've come a long way and this team is starting to gel. Our trip to South Carolina last weekend certainly did some good things for us in the chemistry department. We ran into a buzzsaw last night with Wayne County and we we're still riding a high from our cross-state trip. We played some good teams, came back and they just outplayed us last night."

Other Post 39 standouts included Grant Charles Jarman (3-for-4, 2 Rs, 2 RBI) and Anthony Saieed (1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI).

The game remained tight up until the fourth inning, where Post 39, trailing 1-0, picked up four runs to take the lead they would retain for the remainder of the game. They put together another strong run of at bats in the sixth, which included back-to-back homeruns from Saieed and Caleb Morris (1-for-4, HR), which netted the final five runs of the night.

On the other side of the field Post 151 head coach Josh Boberg was trying to work on putting his puzzle pieces together, once again playing without a full roster due to absences.

"We've really had to deal with injuries," Boberg said. "We've had some guys who are key contributors that pitch that have been out. (Trey) Fields came in tonight to pitch for us, he's been out for almost two weeks due to an injury, but we needed to get him some work. It's a tough game to put a kid in coming off of injury, but he threw strikes. That team in the other dugout is built to hit. Fields through strikes and they hit them. That's no disrespect to Fields, he's a great kid and he had to get some work tonight."

Grayson Myrick (1-for-3, R) scored Post 151's lone run, which had only four baserunners on the night, Myrick, Josh Faust (1-for-2, BB) twice and Braydon Burnette.

Post 39 wraps up its week with it's third game in three days tonight, as it host Wilson at Pitt Community College for a 7 p.m. showdown. Post 151 will return to action when it hosts Kinston Monday at 7 p.m..

Contact Jake Keator at jkeator@reflector.com, 252-329-9594 and follow @JakeKeatorDR on Twitter

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