BEVERLY, Ohio — Unfortunately for the Pomeroy Post 39 American Legion baseball team, it’s June swoon has extended into July.
That’s because Post 39 lost its 11th consecutive contest on Thursday evening, falling 8-1 at Beverly-Lowell Legion Post 389/750 in a non-league tilt at Fort Frye High School.
Beverly-Lowell scored three runs in the second inning and five runs in the third inning for an 8-0 lead, while Pomeroy plated its only run in the fifth.
As Beverly-Lowell pitcher Tyler Bradford worked all seven innings for the victory while striking out eight, Post 39 committed four errors — as only three of Beverly-Lowell’s eight runs were earned.
With the loss, Post 39 fell to 1-11 for the season — winning 9-0 at Parkersburg Post 15 in the opener.
Bradford won his fifth game of the summer for Post 389/750, as the Washington County club climbed to 19-10.
Beverly-Lowell outhit Pomeroy 8-6, as all three runs in the second stanza off Post 39 starter Kaileb Sheets were unearned.
Derek Layton and Philip Hoffman both singled, sandwiched around a sacrifice bunt by Jake Davis, who was safe at first following a throwing error.
Bradford helped his cause by singling in Layton with one out for the first run, then Trace Schafer followed with a two-out single to score Davis and Hoffman to make it 3-0.
Beverly-Lowell then touched up Sheets for its final four hits and five runs in the third, as Isaac Huffman and Bradford both doubled while Layton and Davis both singled.
Bradford’s RBI-double made it 8-0.
Sheets walked only one and struck out three, as Cameron Richmond replaced him in the fourth and pitched three scoreless and hitless frames.
Richmond also struck out three and walked two.
Despite walking six, Bradford allowed only the earned run in the fifth.
Pomeroy crossed when it loaded the bases with nobody out, as Trey Pickens poked an RBI-single.
Cameron Mattox scored the lone run, as Pickens led the way with two hits followed by one apiece from Richmond, Billy Harmon, Dylan Smith and Wes Clark.
Post 39 was set to host Waverly Post 142 in a non-league doubleheader today (Sunday, July 3).
First pitch was set for 11 a.m.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106