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July 29, 2013

Post 6 seniors fall in regional final

Post 6 seniors fall in regional final

PLYMOUTH — The Kokomo Post 6 American Legion senior baseball team dropped a 20-11 decision to Bristol Post 143 Sunday in the championship round of the Plymouth Post 27 Regional. The Sixers finish the season with a 19-16 record.

“I think we had an outstanding season,” Post 6 skipper Don Andrews said. “Our schedule is very, very tough for a reason, and that’s to be able to play against teams like Bristol in a regional championship. I haven’t looked yet, but I’d be willing to bet that all 16 of our losses were to teams that made it to the Sweet 16 [in the Legion state tournament]. Bristol’s coach brought his team over to our dugout after the game to tell us how great a team we were character-wise. That sums up our season. Our kids are all great kids who show character all the time. That means a lot more than being a good baseball team.”

Post 6 held a 7-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings of play, but were unable to hold the lead. Leading 12-11 in the eighth, Post 143 (28-7) erupted for eight runs to take a commanding lead.

“It was a really good game up to that point,” Andrews said. “They’re so good. Our pitching got a little tired and they pounded the ball just like they do every game. They were exceptional.”

Conner Milligan had a day to remember for the Sixers, swatting a grand slam and a three-run homer. He added a double and finished the day with seven RBIs.

Drew Bellus, Isaac Turner and Justin Bleven each added two hits in the loss for Post 6.

American Legion G.C. enjoys pair of aces

American Legion G.C. was host to a pair of holes in one during rounds over the weekend.

On Friday, Paul Grant scored an ace during the Pro-Member-Guest tournament. According to the course, it was the first ace in the history of the annual tourney.

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