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Jun 232017
 

An early lead helped Orange Post 127 defeat West Haven 8-1 on Thursday in West Haven. Orange scored on singles by Al Smith, Tyler Appel and Quentin Pitter in the first inning.

Orange scored three runs in the second inning. The big inning was thanks to an error and a double by Tyler Appel.

Ben Lodewick earned the win for Post 127. He threw six innings, surrendering one run, seven hits, and striking out three. One of West Haven’s pitchers tossed one inning, surrendering one run, zero hits, and striking out one.

Another West Haven pitcher started the game for his team, threw four innings, giving up seven runs, and 12 hits.

Orange collected 12 hits. Smith, Andy Hague, and Appel each made multiple hits for the home team. Appel, Hague, and Smith all had two hits to lead Orange. Post 127 was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Lodewick made the most plays with two.

West Haven had eight hits in the game.

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NOTE: The game was delayed for a minute or two when a beaver made its way onto the field and was given time to leave so it wouldn’t get hurt.

Post 127 plays again on Saturday, June 24 at 10 a.m. and noon at Old Tavern Park in Orange, weather permitting.

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