Local roundup: WRJ Post 84 claims playoff spot

Staff Report
Published: 7/27/2021 2:17:06 PM
Modified: 7/27/2021 2:17:06 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — White River Junction Post 84 clinched a spot in the Vermont American Legion Baseball State Tournament Sunday.

Post 84 swept Rutland in a doubleheader at Maxfield Sports Complex. The first of the two victories — a 7-3 final — locked up their tournament bid. WRJ won the second game 6-1 in six innings, called early due to lightning.

Post 84 went ahead 3-0 in the first inning of game one. Rutland tied the game in the third inning, but then Post 84 scored one run in the fourth to regain the lead. They added one run in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Curtis Barry threw a complete game in game one, and he only needed 69 pitches to do so. Carder Stratton, Jake Barry, Colin Vielleux, and Danny Bushway each recorded multi-hit games for Post 84.

Game two was called with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Rutland took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Post 84 answered in the bottom half of the inning and made it 2-1. They then built their lead with one run in the second inning and three in the third. Drew Martin and Ethan Marshia each had two hits.

White River Junction Post 84, the No. 3 seed in the double elimination state tournament, will begin postseason play on Tuesday at South Burlington.

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