Sloppy play leads to Post 84 sweep
BENNINGTON — Post 13 manager Scott Buck wasn't happy with his team's performance on Sunday.
Coming into Sunday's doubleheader winners of four of its last five games, Buck was hopeful that his team had started putting it together after an 0-4 start.
Post 84, White River Junction, put a crimp in those plans — at least for one day.
Taking advantage of walks, errors and baserunning mistakes, Post 84 swept the doubleheader with wins of 8-3 in Game 1 and 9-2 in Game 2.
"You aren't going to win games that way," Buck said.
Dylan Babson got the start in Game 1 and struggled, allowing four runs, three hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings. Andrew Stevens allowed four runs as well in 2 2/3 innings, while Brodie Krawczyk pitched a scoreless seventh.
"Five walks, hitting batters, you've got to make good plays to win games like that and we didn't," Buck said. "We played not very good baseball today."
Post 13 took the lead early in the bottom of the first. Krawczyk singled to lead off the game, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a double-play groundout by Caleb Hay.
Post 84 tied it in the top of the second when Thomas Bissallion scored on a wild pitch. In the third, they took the lead with another run on a Kyle Hamilton fielder's choice.
But the big blow came in the fifth, when Post 84 scored four times. Robert Slocum started the inning with a base hit, but errors on the center fielder and the catcher brought home unearned runs for White River Junction. Ryan Pepe then finished the scoring with an RBI single.
"I had errors today from places where I don't typically have them," Buck said.
Alex Bushway started for Post 84 and navigated his way through the Post 13 lineup. He went six innings. allowing two runs and only three hits. Greyson Frazer came in and allowed one run and three hits in the seventh.
Offensively for Post 13, Guy Milliman was 2-for-3, while Will Buck was 2-for-2 out of the No. 8 spot.
Caleb Hay started Game 2 for Post 13, while Slocum took the hill for Post 84. Both pitched well in the first three innings, until Post 84 broke through for five runs in the fourth to take the lead.
Bennington scored its two runs in the bottom of the fifth, as Casper Rowe and Krawczyk each crossed home plate.
The two defeats puts Post 13 at 4-7 on the year and they return home on Tuesday for a doubleheader against Randolph, a makeup from earlier in the season.
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