Ben Perry reached base on a walk in the opener Tuesday night.

Trevor Smyser drilled a grand slam and his teammates scored four more runs in the second inning to lead American Legion Post 88 18U to a 13-0 rout of host Kinmundy in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday night.

The teams tied, 1-1, in the nightcap after Mattoon scored on a walk with the bases loaded in the fourth inning,

“We hit the ball well in the first game and we pitched very well all night,” Post 88 coach Stacey Birdsong said. “We gave up one run all night and it was unearned, so that was a good sign. We had some timely hits in the first game and looked pretty good overall.”

Hayden Birdsong struck out three and allowed one hit in a scoreless first inning before Meade Johnson entered the game in the second. Johnson did not allow a hit across three innings to earn the win in the opener. He struck out four and walked one.

“I thought specifically Meade Johnson threw well, his location and velocity were good,” Stacey Birdsong said.

In the first inning, Lane Harrell sparked Post 88’s offense when he doubled in a run on a 1-0 count.

Smyser, Birdsong, Sam Perry and Gavin Gonzalez each collected two of Post 88’s 14 total hits in the opener.


Meade Johnson311000
Hayden Birdsong212110
Trevor Smyser222400
Keagan Brady311001
Gunner Laughhunn211211
Lane Harrell301101
Sam Perry312100
Ben Perry210011
Asher Prater211001
Gavin Gonzalez222100
Caleb Slater211200
Hayden Williams210000
Hayden Birdsong1.028.53610032
Meade Johnson3.035.71400041
Caleb Slater1.019.42100011

2B: Gunner Laughhunn, Sam Perry, Lane Harrell 

HR: Trevor Smyser 

TB: Gunner Laughhunn 2, Asher Prater, Meade Johnson, Hayden Birdsong 2, Sam Perry 3, Caleb Slater, Trevor Smyser 5, Gavin Gonzalez 2, Lane Harrell 2, Keagan Brady 

RBI: Gunner Laughhunn 2, Hayden Birdsong, Sam Perry, Caleb Slater 2, Trevor Smyser 4, Gavin Gonzalez, Lane Harrell 

FC: Meade Johnson, Hayden Williams 

HBP: Trevor Smyser 

Team LOB: 4

Fielding errors: Ben Perry 


Meade Johnson101010
Hayden Birdsong201001
Trevor Smyser200001
Keagan Brady100011
Gunner Laughhunn100011
Lane Harrell110011
Sam Perry202000
Gavin Gonzalez100010
Caleb Slater100011
Ben Perry200002
Asher Prater200002
Hayden Williams000010
Lane Harrell2.028.57111020
Ben Perry1.021.52400020
Hayden Williams1.020.40000021

TB: Tate 
ROE: Dodson, Giacone 
FC: Cowger 
HBP: Dodson, Tate, Perdue 
SB: Dodson, Tate 
CS: Dodson, Cowger 

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