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Derrick Webb

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 bows out of tourney, Portsmouth 23 and Waverly 142 drop two games

Take a look at results from Saturday's area American Legion baseball action.

SOSA Staff Report

Colts fall to Mashfactory at Worthington Wood Bat Tournament

CENTERBURG — After winning two games Friday to advance into tournament play, Chillicothe Post 757 fell to Mashfactory by a 3-2 final, Saturday in Centerburg.

The Colts (5-5) only mustered two hits, coming thanks to Brayton Felger, who was 1-for-2, and Cody Brightman, who was 1-for-2 with a run. On the hill, 757’s Chad Ison threw five innings and surrendered three earned runs on three hits and five walks while striking out five.

Post 757 returns to action Tuesday, hosting Hillsboro Post 129 in SCOL action.

Portsmouth 23 drops two close games in Hillsboro

HILLSBORO — Despite putting up 13 runs in two games, Portsmouth Post 23 dropped a pair of contests Saturday at the Hillsboro Wood Bat Tournament.

Portsmouth (3-4) fell to Hillsboro Post 129 by a 5-4 final before falling to Chillicothe Post 757’s junior team by a 12-9 count later in the day.

In the first game, Bailey Rowe took the pitching loss in 3 ⅔ innings of work. Rowe gave up four earned runs on six hits and walked a pair. At the plate, Marty Knittel was 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs while Bryce Ponn finished 2-for-3 with a double and a run.

In the 12-9 loss to 757, Ponn was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI while Jaden Jessee finished 1-for-3 with an RBI.

23 gets back at it Sunday afternoon, taking on Springfield at 10 a.m., back at Shaffer Park.

Waverly 142 drops a pair to Findlay, Springfield

HILLSBORO — Waverly Post 142 dropped two games Saturday, coming at the hands of opponents from Findlay and Springfield in the Hillsboro Wood Bat Tournament.

In their first game of the day, despite a great pitching performance from Derek Eblin, the Shockers (3-4) fell to Findlay Post 3 by a 4-1 final.

At the plate, Parker Clemmons was 1-for-2 with a double and a run while Ian Gillen finished 2-for-4.

Eblin was the tough-luck loser, throwing 5 ⅓ innings of two-hit baseball. He didn’t allow an earned run and struck out a pair.

“Derek pitched a nice game for us,” Waverly 142 coach Jonathan Teeters said. “We left too many guys on base and didn’t make the routine plays needed to achieve victory.”

The Shockers fell to Springfield in the second game by an 11-3 count, a game where the team only mustered four hits — coming from Kannon Pack, Tucker Tackett, Connor Galloway and Cade McNeil. In that contest, Tanner Cunningham took the loss in 2 ⅔ innings of work. He allowed an earned run on four hits while striking out three.

Waverly 142 will try and get back in the win column Sunday afternoon, facing Chillicothe Post 757’s junior team.

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