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July 25th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” It was deja vu all over again as the big inning made all the difference in each of Plymouthâ€™s losses at its home regional Saturday.
At the end of a back-and-forth battle between Post 27 and South Bend Post 50 in an extra-inning contest at Bill Nixon Field Saturday morning, South Bend tied it up in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out, two-strike RBI single by Alex Kohler and took the lead for good with a seven-inning 10th frame to trump Plymouth 18-13.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â One down, two to go.
James Hackworth pitched a three-hit gem, and Plymouthâ€™s modified lineup produced 14 hits as Post 27 dimed Highland Post 180 12-1 in an abbreviated seven-inning contest in the first round of American Legion Baseball Regional action Friday night at Bill Nixon Field.
Plymouth will take on South Bend Post 50 â€” which topped Bristol Post 143 11-1 in eight innings in the regional opener Friday â€” at 1 p.m. Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â€” James Hackworth and Jacob Eaton delivered a strong one-two punch on the mound for Post 27, and Plymouthâ€™s batters came through in their last time at the plate with four hits for three runs to break a 2-2 tie and claim a 5-2 sectional-opening win over visiting Valparaiso Post 94 at Bill Nixon Field Friday.
The two teams will face off again in the two-team, double-elimination tourney today at 1 p.m. with a potential third game scheduled to follow directly.
â€śAny time as far as double-elimination, winning the first one is so important,â€ť said Plymouth Post 27 coach Mike Hite.
Plymouthâ€™s Nate Kolter beat LaVilleâ€™s Zach Gurtner in a playoff on Hole 10 at Round Barn Golf Club in Rochester to win the Boys 14-15 division of a Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event.
Kolter and Gurtner both shot 80 at the Par 72 course to go one-two, respectively, at the event, while Culverâ€™s Trent Elliott finished third in the division three strokes back.
PLYMOUTH â€” LaVilleâ€™s Lauren Read won her fifth Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event of the year with a 58 atop the Girls 12-14 division as a total of 71 golfers in eight boys and girls divisions participated at Tri-Way Golf Course Friday.
LaVilleâ€™s Zach Gurtner shot a 1-over-par 36 on the front side at Tri-Way on his way to a winning 74 for the Boys 15-16 division championship, and Plymouthâ€™s Amanda McPherron won the Girls 15-17 division with a score of 79, three stokes ahead of the rest of the field.
Another big race, another big victory for Plymouth grad Morgan Uceny.
And now, the rest of the world is taking notice.
On Sunday, Uceny clocked 4:05.64 to win the womenâ€™s 1500-meter run at a Diamond League track meet in Birmingham, England.
PLYMOUTH â€” Post 27 snapped a three-game skid on the night before starting its annual trip to Minnesota, and even more heartening for the team, it did so with a modified lineup.
After entering the championship doubleheader at its first annual Patriot Tournament over the holiday weekend on a 10-game winning streak, Plymouth dropped three games straight, costing it the tourney championship Monday and a home game against South Bend Post 50 on Tuesday.
PLYMOUTH â€” The All-Star accolades are pouring in so thick for Plymouthâ€™s Damon Howe, theyâ€™ve started to conflict with one another.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth Post 27 celebrated the Fourth of July with a runner-up finish at the teamâ€™s first annual Patriot Tournament.
It wasnâ€™t quite the finish the hosts hoped for as they dropped a championship doubleheader to tourney champion East Lansing capped off by a 14-8 nine-inning loss in game two, but Post 27 claimed a solid 5-2 tourney finish for second place in the quality eight-team field Monday.
PLYMOUTH â€” A total of 70 golfer converged on the Plymouth Country Club for a Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event Thursday.
Area winners were John Schenk of Plymouth, Cole McKinney of Triton, Lauren Read of LaVille and Abby Manikowski of Argos.
Schenk won the Boys 10-11 division with a score of 27, four strokes ahead of LaVilleâ€™s Matt Butler, while McKinney won the Boys 8-9 competition with a score of 24, three strokes better than Andrew Himes of St. Michaelâ€™s.