American Legion Post 87 High Point topped West Forsyth the other night to improve to (13-2) on the season and there were quite a few locals in there for Post 87….Nick Blackwood(WES), Eric Connolly(Ledford), Chris Ferrante(WES) Pete Guy(Ledford) and Seth Beane(High Point Central) just to name a few…..
We have included a few excerpts on the team’s recent game from Zach Kepley at the Thomasville Times and this was the win over West Forsyth….
In the home half of the 4th Inning, Nick Blackwood(WES) helped his own cause by leading off the inning with a double down the line in left. Two batters later Erik Connolly(Ledford) brought him in, nearly taking the head off of pitcher Shane Carter with a single up the middle that tied the game.
Western Forsyth made the hole a little deeper in the fifth inning by going up three. With two on and no outs, Max Uhlig failed to get down a sacrifice bunt. He made up for the failed attempts, smacking a two-strike fastball into right that scored a run. Adding two more on a botched rundown by the defense and an RBI single by Humphrey, Post 522 was up 4-1 and poised to finish off the upset.
High Point let those hopes last a half inning. With the bases full of Junior HiToms, Chris Ferrante(WES) hit into a 5-2 fielder’s choice. In an attempt to get two outs on the play, the Post 522 catcher fired down to first base. A collision between Ferrante and first baseman Russell Miller allowed the ball to go down the line in right. Pete Guy(Ledford) and Blackwood both scored on the play and Connolly followed with his second RBI on a single to knot things up.
A quiet sixth preceded a four-run seventh for High Point that put the game out of reach.
Post 522 went to its bullpen and brought in Jacob Campbell. It was a rocky stay on the mound for the youngster, who walked the first three batters he faced. Connolly produced once again hitting from the six-hole, driving a ball up the middle that scored Guy and Blackwood. An error in center got Ferrante in as well, and Connolly made it 8-4 later on by scampering home on a wild pitch.
Seth Beane(High Point Central) was credited with the victory after relieving Blackwood at the onset of the seventh.
Read all from Zach Kepley at the Thomasville Times when you CLICK HERE….