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Post 33 splits a pair

CHILLICOTHE — The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball squad split a pair of games on Saturday at Chillicothe High School.

In the first game, Post 33 fought off a furious comeback from Portsmouth Post 23 for a 6-5 victory. Anthony Sinicropi started and got the win, striking out six and walking five in 6 2/3 innings. Ryan Neely got the last out and the save.

At the plate, Luke Zorne tripled and drove home a pair. Andrew Kinney had two singles and an RBI. Alec McBane tallied three singles, while George Ash doubled.

In the second game, Ashland Post 76 defeated Post 33, 7-5. Neely started and took the loss, striking out one in two innings. Evan Lewis and Caden Buxton pitched in relief, combining for three strikeouts and three free passes in four innings.

Dom DeFrances had a single, double and two RBIs at the plate. Klay Cottis also produced a single and a double, while Zorne singled twice. Ash had a single and an RBI.

Game 1

Jefferson County 6, Portsmouth 5

Post 23 1-0-0 0-0-0 4 — 5-5-1

Post 33 0-0-0 1-1-4 x — 6-8-0

POST 23: Knittel (lp, 5 1/3IP, 4BB, 1K); Ponn (2/3IP, 0BB, 0K).

POST 33 (16-4): Sinicropi (wp, 6 2/3IP, 5BB, 6K); Neely (sv, 1/3IP, 0BB, 0K).

TWO OR MORE HITS: Post 23 none; Post 33 (McBane 3, Kinney 2). DOUBLES: Post 23 1 (Jesse); Post 33 1 (Ash). TRIPLES: Post 23 none; Post 33 1 (Zorne). HOME RUNS: Post 23 1 (Ponn); Post 33 none. RBIs: Post 23 (Ponn 4, Lauder); Post 33 (Kinney, Zorne 2).

Game 2

Ashland 7, Jefferson County 5

Post 33 0-1-0 1-3-0 0 — 5-10-1

Post 76 1-2-2 1-0-1 x — 7-14-1

POST 33 (16-5): Neely (lp, 2IP, 0BB, 1K); Lewis (1 1/3IP, 1BB, 2K); Buxton (2 2/3IP, 2BB, 1K).

POST 76: Shore (wp, 4 1/3IP, 4BB, 2K); Maynard (2 2/3IP, 0BB, 1K).

TWO OR MORE HITS: Post 33 (Cottis 2, Zorne 2, DeFrances 2); Post 76 (Layne 2, Feltner 2, Lacks 3, Maynard 3, Mills 2). DOUBLES: Post 33 2 (Cottis, DeFrances); Post 76 none. TRIPLES: Post 33 none; Post 76 1 (Layne). HOME RUNS: Post 33 none; Post 76 1 (Maynard). RBIs: Post 33 (Sinicropi, Ash, DeFrances 2); Post 76 (Layne, Lacks, Maynard 3, Roe).

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