Pat Stewart’s Post 224 baseball team made the road trip to Harrisburg on Sunday, June 9, and dropped a doubleheader by the scores of 2-1 and 10-0 in six innings.
Harrisburg 2, Post 224 1 (Game 1)
In a classic pitching duel where both pitchers only gave up four hits, Justin Lamp was the hard luck loser on the mound.
All the action occurred in the fourth inning. After Brandon Skaggs doubled to left center, Travis Black singled to left, scoring Skaggs to give Post 224 a 1-0 advantage.
Harrisburg answered in the bottom of the frame, scoring two unearned runs on a combination of two hits, a sacrifice bunt, a walk, and a hit batsman.
Skaggs and Black had two hits apiece to pace Carmi at the plate.
Lamp went five innings, surrendering four hits and two walks while striking out five.
Harrisburg 10, Post 224 0 (Game 2 – 6 innings)
With the game tied 0-0 after four innings, Harrisburg recorded five runs in both the fifth and sixth frames to complete the sweep of Post 224 (2-3).
Skaggs had two hits to lead Carmi.
Wade Sauls was the losing pitcher of record. Sauls went five innings, giving up nine runs on seven hits, walking three while striking out two.