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PDT Sports Report


Former Wheelersburg product Alex Shears connected on a two-run home run in the fifth inning to help host Post 23 salvage a split with Athens Post 21 in the first two games of the season Saturday at Branch Rickey Park.


Shears’ shot was the difference in a 3-2 victory in the second game of the afternoon, the first of the season for the club. Despite two runs in the bottom of the seventh thanks to a two-run double by Brady Johnson, Post 23 dropped the opener 3-2.


For the day, Austin Howard we 4-for-6 with a triple and two runs scored for the hosts while Wesley Book was 2-for-3 with a triple in the finale.


Post 23 will host Circleville Post 134 for a Sunday doubleheader.


Game 1

Post 21 001 011 0 — 3 5 0

Post 23 000 000 2 — 2 5 0

Post 21 — Mullins 2-4 (R), Tanner 2-2, Ford 1-2.

Post 23 — Kenyon 1-3 (SB), Howard 2-3 (R), Lawless 1-3 (R), Johnson 1-3 (2B, 2 RBI).

W — Vickers (n/a)

L — Cassidy (0-1)

Records — Post 21 n/a; Post 23 0-4.

Game 2

Post 21 101 000 0 — 2 8 1


Post 23 001 020 x — 3 5 1


Post 21 — Starron 2-4 (R), Mullan 1-3 (R), Ford 3-3, Linder 1-3, Lute 1-2.


Post 23 — Poage 0-3 (2 BB, R), Shears 1-3 (HR, 2 RBI, R), Howard 2-3 (3B, R), Book 2-3 (3B), Cassidy 0-2 (BB).


W — Lawless (1-0)


L — Smith (n/a)


Records — Post 21 n/a; Post 23 1-4.


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