When a team continues to persevere, good things usually arise from that persistence.
The Waverly Post 142 Shockers saw those good qualities come to fruition on Tuesday evening, as Post 142 used another strong effort from a pair of Scioto County boys in Wheelersburg’s Xander Carmichael and Minford’s Luke Lindamood to lead the Shockers to a 7-6 victory over Circleville Post 134 and give Post 142 head coach Jonathan Teeters his 150th career victory in Legion ball in the process.
In Teeters’ eyes, there was no better way that win No. 150 could have been earned.
“I couldn’t ask for a better set up for win No. 150,” Teeters said. “This was a total team effort from the coaches to the player. I am very proud of our team and program. We had been struggling lately. Our guys had a nice practice yesterday and we worked on some things. Circleville is a nice team. They’re the defending Region 5 champions and state runner-ups.”
Carmichael and Lindamood, who have brought strong bats to the table throughout their high school careers as catchers, were stout once again on Tuesday as the pair combined to go 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBI. Lindamood, in particular, arguably put together his best performance of the Legion ball campaign, going 2-for-3 with two RBI in the victory.
“Luke really did come up there big at the bottom of the order for us,” Teeters said. “We had a nice approach at the plate as a team, and put some good swings on the ball. When you settle in at the plate and are patient, good things will happen.”
In addition to Carmichael and Lindamood, Clayton Howell (2-for-3, RBI), Eli Ruth (1-for-3, RBI), Ian Gillen (1-for-4, RBI), and Shane Spriggs (0-for-2, RBI) helped the Shockers in the winning cause, with Howell battling for four full innings in obtaining the decision on the hill. Logan Kottenbrook and Garrett Moore combined for two and two-thirds innings of effective relief from the bullpen to obtain the victory for Post 142, who improved to 8-13 on the season and 4-1 in SCOL action with the victory.
“Clayton didn’t have his best stuff out of the gate but he settled in nicely after that,” Teeters said. “Logan kept them at bay and Bullet (Garrett Moore) came in and shut the gas off.”
Post 142 continued SCOL action with a bout at Chillicothe Post 62 on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. They’ll host Grove City Post 164 in a nonconference bout on Thursday at 6 p.m.
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