Penn hits and pitches Western Forsyth Post 522 to 10-7 victory
Author: Post 522 Administrator

Date: 6/22/2012 12:00:00 AM

   Cole Penn powered Western Forsyth Post 522 at the plate and on the bump Thursday, willing Western Forsyth Post 522 to a 10-7 victory over Statesville.

   Penn reached base two times. He scored one run and had one RBI. He homered in the third inning.

   Statesville couldn't get anything going so long as Penn was on the hill. Penn held Statesville hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.

   The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game.

   Western Forsyth Post 522 finally managed to grab the lead after a strong third inning. A fielder's choice scored Robert Deluca and gave Western Forsyth Post 522 the lead for good.

   Jacob Campbell recorded the win for Western Forsyth Post 522. He allowed two runs over four innings. He struck out three, walked one and surrendered four hits.

   In the top of the first, Statesville grabbed the early lead, 1-0. Seth White kicked things off for Statesville with a double. An error then moved White from second to third. Sean Grant singled, plating White.

   A key third-inning rally gave Western Forsyth Post 522 the lead for good. Western Forsyth Post 522 tacked on a total of two runs on A solo home run by Penn.

   Western Forsyth Post 522 added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth. A passed ball scored Russell Miller for the inning's first run.

   Western Forsyth Post 522 piled on five more runs in the bottom of the seventh. A scored Kenneth Pope to get Western Forsyth Post 522 on the board in the inning.

   Two runs in the top of the eighth helped Statesville close its deficit to 10-4. An error and an RBI single by Sam Laws sparked Statesville's rally. The Statesville threat came to an end when Sean Henderson finally got Randy Rankins to fly out.

   Statesville scored three runs in the top of the ninth to cut its deficit to three. A three-run home run by Travis Fetter fueled Statesville's comeback. Western Forsyth Post 522 closed the game out when Henderson got Laws to fly out.


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