TENNERTON — The Buckhannon American Legion Post 7 baseball team, a group that turned in its most successful season in over a decade, saw its run through the state tournament come to a close last week with a pair of losses to South Charleston Post 94 and Parkersburg Post 15.
Despite the losses, the Buckhannon Legionnaires have nothing to hang their heads about, as they fought through a one-game deficit in a best of three series with rival Elkins Post 29, winning two straight games to win the Area Five tournament and punch their ticket to the state tournament. Once in the tournament, the boys of Post 7 shocked the state by upsetting Morgantown Post 2 on their home field.
Manager Kevin Boring, spoke on the boys progress this season saying, “I really have to give all the credit to the boys. Our coaching staff talked to the team all year about taking each game a single at bat and a single pitch at a time. It is important to not get ahead of yourself, just play one inning at a time, stay positive and always pick their teammates up. That team first, selfless approach really took shape over the course of the Summer. The last two-weeks especially, we played good ball and lost a close game to Potomac Valley and then won versus Clarksburg. Things started taking shape and we played good baseball in the area tournament and it’s carried over into the state tournament. We have played a challenging schedule all season which also has helped us be prepared and playing our best ball at the right time, making the state tournament run possible.”