Home plate umpire, David McCartney sets to make a call at home plate in Greenville Post 140 game with Muncie Post 19. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Post 140 falls to Muncie Post 19

Greenville Post 140 saves pitching looking ahead to American Legion District Tournament

GREENVILLE – Greenville Post 140 Thunder fell behind early and was unable to rebound in a 13-3 loss the Muncie, Ind. Post 19 Chiefs in a game played at Greenville’s Sater Heights Park.

Greenville struggled to contain the high-powered Muncie Chiefs giving up two runs in the top of the first and exploding for seven second inning runs to lead 9-1 with two innings in the book.

“The first inning we gave up two runs but it went fairly decent,” said Post 140 coach, Chad Henry. “That’s a senior laden and college bound lineup.”

“In the second inning when they had guys on second and third I still felt like we were a play away from getting out of that but it just didn’t go that way and just kind of steamrolled that seven run second inning,” Henry added.

Post 140 was limited to three hits on the night with Alex Kolb, Logan Todd and Wyatt House each collecting a hit for Greenville. The Chiefs totaled 12 hits on the night.

Greenville Post 140 travels to Sidney for the weekend District American Legion baseball tournament with Piqua, Sidney and Troy.

“We match up pretty well,” noted Coach Henry. “We’ve beat Troy and Sidney and the only game we played against Piqua is the one run loss in extra innings. It’s really competitive but everybody should be well rested and we expect to do well this weekend.”

With the weekend American Legion Distrit Tournament in a couple days, Coach Henry limited his pitching staff to just an inning or two against the visiting Post 19 Chiefs.

“We missed the zone a little bit,” Henry said. “We were trying to spread out pitching so you could say you’re not getting your pitcher into a zone because you want to keep them healthy for this weekend.”

In the middle of the third inning, Post 140 raffled off a rifle for the fifth consecutive season to help support the program including, 14U, 16U and 18U Legion baseball teams.

“A lot of select baseball it’s getting up to $2000.00 – $3000.00 to play for the summer,” Henry said. “We try to keep our costs as low as possible. We have the belief that if you have the talent there should be a spot for you to play Legion baseball and get exposure out here.”

“Summer is when players get exposure because in the spring colleges are playing themselves so summer is that chance for everybody to get there. Our games attract a lot of attention, a lot of our guys get signed and they go on to play at the next level.”

“In order to keep that cost down we do the rifle fund raiser every year,” added Henry.

271 03X X   13 12 2 Muncie

102 00X X   3 3 1 Greenville

Greenville American Legion Post vs Muncie Post 19. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville American Legion Post vs Muncie Post 19. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville American Legion Post vs Muncie Post 19. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville American Legion Post vs Muncie Post 19. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville American Legion Post vs Muncie Post 19. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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