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Derrick is SOSA's chief content coordinator and has worked for the Chillicothe Gazette, the Portsmouth Daily Times and Eleven Warriors. He's a 13-time award-winning journalist, a self-proclaimed baseball purist, a suffering Bengals fan and has never met a stranger.

LEGION BASEBALL: Chillicothe 757 wins a pair, Portsmouth 23 falls, Waverly 142 bounces back

Multiple area legion teams were back in action Friday afternoon.

SOSA Staff Report

Chillicothe 757 wins two of three in Worthington Wood Bat Tourney

CENTERBURG — Competing in the Worthington Wood Bat Tournament, Post 757 won two of three games Friday, making the cut to continue tourney play Saturday.

The Colts (5-4) handed Athletics Baseball Association a 5-3 loss in their first game, riding the pitching of Harley Patterson to do so. Patterson threw five innings, allowed two earned runs and struck out nine.

At the dish, Josiah Richendollar led 757 with two RBIs while Tyler Rood was 2-for-2 with two runs. Kody Haubeil also helped out, finishing 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

In the second game of the day, 757 fell to Diamond Hit Club by a 10-1 final. In that contest, Brandon Barker took the loss on the mound. Ethan Cunningham led the offense, going 1-for-2 with an RBI while Chad Ison was also 1-for-2 with a double.

757 ended the day with a 7-0 win over TNT Baseball Academy, using five no-hit innings from Cole Ratcliff to do so. Ratcliff struck out and walked four batters each in the win.

He got help at the plate from Patterson, who was 1-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Brayton Felger also helped out, finishing 2-for-2 with two runs, Sam Frazier finished 1-for-1 with a double, two runs and an RBI, and both Ratcliff and Ryan Burns logged RBI doubles.

The Colts, who will be a No. 18 seed moving forward, will play at 9 a.m., Saturday at Otterbein University against No. 15 seed Mashfactory Baseball Club.

Portsmouth 23’s offense sluggish in loss to Troy

HILLSBORO — Pitching has been Portsmouth 23’s forte this season and that didn’t change Saturday afternoon. However, offense has been struggling point and that was also the case.

23 (3-2) fell to Troy Post 43 by a 2-1 final at the Hillsboro Wood Bat Tournament Friday, scratching out a great performance on the mound from Ethan Lauder. In seven complete innings, Lauder allowed one earned run on seven hits while striking out four.

Portsmouth’s offense mustered just one hit, thanks to Bryce Ponn. Lauder drove in the team’s only run with an RBI groundout in the bottom of the seventh inning.

23 will be back in action Saturday morning, taking on Hillsboro 129 at 10 a.m.

Waverly 142 bounces back with win over Troy

HILLSBORO — After suffering a 1-0 defeat this past Tuesday, Waverly 142 got its bats out Friday afternoon in Hillsboro.

The Shockers (3-2) were led by Scott Lightle at the plate, who was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs while Derek Eblin finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Kannon Pack also helped out at the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.

On the hill, Reid Chapman picked up the win in 6 ⅓ innings of work. Chapman gave up two hits, didn’t allow an earned run, and struck out a trio.

Waverly 142 will be back in action Saturday at 12:30 p.m., facing Findlay Post 3 at Hillsboro’s Wood Bat Tournament.

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