TENNERTON — Manager Kevin Boring, head coach Danny Marple, and their American Legion Post #7 staff and team started their season with a bang as Isaac Lane and Brady Hurst combined to pitch a no-hitter against Kingwood Post #56 on last Wednesday, June 1 at William E. Phillips Memorial Field. The pitching duo of Land and Hurst put on an absolute show, dominating the six-inning affair en route to picking up a landslide 10-0 mercy rule win. The two pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts and seven walks.
Offensively, Grant Mealey enjoyed a dream day, as he both got the scoring started drawing first blood after he drove in Zach Calef-Boring and sealed the deal with a dagger, smashing a walk-off game-winning homer to put the cherry on top of a near-perfect day for the boys of Post #7.
Manager Kevin Boring took a minute to express his thoughts at the beginning of the 2022 campaign saying, “We were very excited to begin the 2022 Legion season. We have a nice mix returning players as well as new faces. Our Buckhannon Post #7 team consists of players from Buckhannon Upshur High School, as well as two players from Lewis County High School. We have together a competitive schedule with a full slate of games ahead of us, with close to 20 junior legion games and nearly 40 senior legion games, including a trip to the highly competitive and prestigious Palmetto Invitational in Florence, SC.”
Boring also offered some insight on what he thought the key to having a successful summer, saying, “ I think with this group, the key is to bring positive energy to each game and then maintain that approach throughout the season. While Post #7 has some hitters with power, we are not going to outslug anyone. It’s important that we execute good fundamentals each and every at bat. We are working hard on our baserunning and understanding situational baseball. We will be aggressive, but smart in our approach to the game.”
Buckhannon Post #7 Staff: Manager Kevin Boring, Head Coach Danny Marple, Coaches Levi Abel, Dave Marple, Tim Bryant and Wayne Parsons.
2022 Buckhannon American Legion Post #7 Roster: Brady Hurst Issac Lane, Zach Calef-Boring, Ian Donnen, Eli Bryant, Payton Bennett, Ryan Snyder, Josh Nesbitt, Grant Mealey, Tucker Burr, Blake Runyon, Landon Marple, Wyatt Mason, Drayden Rice, Luke Kesling, Gage Parsons, Ryker Aman, Andrew McDowell and Evan McDowell.