Independence Post 21 brought its bats Wednesday night.

An eight-run eighth inning set the tone for the evening as Post 21 swept an American Legion Fifth District doubleheader with Oak Grove Post 379 with 17-9 and 15-0 wins at Oak Grove’s Webb Park.

Independence Post 21 brought its bats Wednesday night.
An eight-run eighth inning set the tone for the evening as Post 21 swept an American Legion Fifth District doubleheader with Oak Grove Post 379 with 17-9 and 15-0 wins at Oak Grove’s Webb Park.
“We swung the bats real well, which is good because we didn’t do much else,” said Byron White, who served as Post 21’s manager Wednesday. “We definitely put the ball in play.”
Tied 9-9, Post 21 scored eight runs in the eighth inning to blow out Oak Grove.
The big inning carried over to the second game, as Post 21 scored five runs in the first and 10 runs in the third inning for the five-inning win.
“We couldn’t recover from the eighth inning of the first game,” Oak Grove manager Ron Johnson said. “Sometimes that happens when you’ve got a young team.
“I think tonight woke everybody up as to what the Fifth District is about.”
Kyle Clifton and Mike King each homered for Post 21 (2-0, 2-0 Fifth District) in the first game, while Grant Truster belted a home run in the second game.
Chris Booth totaled three hits for Post 21 in the first game. Arron Ray threw a complete-game shutout in the second game, striking out seven and giving up only two hits.
For Oak Grove (1-2, 0-2 Fifth District), Kyle Thornton and Adam Hightower each had three hits. David Richards had two hits, including a home run. Hightower hit a double in the second game.
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Matt Norris was the winning pitcher in the first game and Nathan Manley won the second game.
Zane Eulinger went 4-for-4 with three doubles and four RBIs, David Gerke went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four runs scored, and Brad Albin was 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs in the second-game romp.