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Pitt County's Grant Charles Jarman runs towards third during their game against Wilson on July 17, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)


By Joshua Betts
The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Pitt County Post 39 cruised to the American Legion Area 1 East championship and their second straight postseason series sweep on Tuesday night at Pitt Community College.

Pitt finished off a three-game sweep of visiting Wilson Post 13 with an 11-1 blowout that ended in five innings. Shortstop Robby Wacker singled in the final two runs of the game in walk-off fashion as the dugout erupted with excitement and Post 39 clinched its third straight Area 1 East Title.

Designated hitter Caleb Morris hit two deep blasts to right field for home runs, a solo shot in the bottom of the third and then a two-run shot that cleared a sign out in right field in the bottom of the 4th inning.

Trey Jernigan started on the mound for the 39ers, allowing one earned run and four hits with six strikeouts for the abbreviated complete game win. Jernigan also walked five batters in the contest, but each time Wilson tried to mount a rally, he would strikeout the opposition, twice leaving the bases loaded.

“It feels good. It was tough,” Post 39 coach Ryan Meadows said. “The scoreboard wasn’t the indication of how mentally and physically draining it was. You know, you fight a lot of adversity. First of all, Wilson is an outstanding team and we certainly had to fight against a really good ball club to win this series.

“We had our guys really step up both physically and mentally. You fight rain delays and the anticipation of what might happen. They brought the toughness these past two series.

Post 39 will play again on Saturday in a one-game contest against the Area 1 West winner.

The winner of that game will receive the No. 1 seed out of Area 1, with the losing team grabbing the No. 2 seed.

Leadoff man Drew Nichols reached base four times atop the 39ers lineup, working two walks and recording two sharply lined singles in the contest.

Post 39 recorded 10 hits in the contest, with Wacker, Nichols, Morris and first baseman Ty’Shawn Barrett each recording two hits apiece while Anthony Saieed and Rayce Harrelson also contributed a hit of their own.

Wacker led the team in runs batted in with four followed by Morris with three, Barrett with two and Nichols with one.

“These guys are really staying in the moment, and these guys are playing really, really hard and having a lot fun,” Meadows said. “We just really want to keep on going. We are playing for each other and to keep the ride going. It is a lot to be proud of but there is also a lot still that we want to accomplish.

The 39ers scored 35 runs in the three-game set, while the pitching staff surrendered only three runs in the sweep.


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