Legion team on to division tourney | CraigDailyPress.com

Legion team on to division tourney

David Pressgrove

It took a little help from the bench, but the Moffat County American Legion Post 62 B-team didn’t take long to move on in the division tournament.

The Bulldogs, the tournament’s No. 2 seed, defeated Tee Pee Specialties, the seventh seed, 14-4, on Thursday in five innings at Evergreen.

“It was a real team effort,” coach Bob Satterwhite said by phone. “Everyone pitched in, in some way.”

In the third inning Bulldog catcher Jordan Williams was involved in a collision at home and had to leave the game. Eric Leonard, a freshman-to-be, replaced Williams behind the plate. Leonard hit an RBI double to put the Bulldogs ahead by 10 runs and end the game.

“Eric came in and did what we needed of him,” Satterwhite said. “He had two hits and did his job behind the plate.”

The Bulldogs, now 20-3 in Legion play, jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings. Tee Pee came within four runs by scoring two in the third to make it 6-2. Moffat County added five runs in the fourth, including a two-run homerun by Bryan Richards.

Billy Ivy pitched all five innings for the Bulldogs, allowing three hits and one walk. Ivy, Brad Grinstead and Josh Satterwhite had multi-hit performances.

The Bulldogs move on to play No. 4 seed Thomas Jefferson Brown, who defeated Holy Family “in similar fashion to our win” Satterwhite said.

Moffat County defeated TJ Brown, 18-6 and 15-14, last weekend.

The game is at 3 p.m. today in Evergreen.

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