Portsmouth Post 23 defeated Washington Court House Post 25 6-2 early on Wednesday, but Post 25 returned the favor later in the day with a 1-0 win of its own.
In the first game, Post 25 was held scoreless in the first five innings before scoring runs in both the sixth and seventh. Post 25 only recorded three hits for the entire game.
Josh Myers, who was relieved by Bryce Hall in the seventh, was the winning pitcher for Post 23.
Hall led the Post 23 offense by going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Zach Bukiewicz went 2-for-3, was walked twice, and stole a base. Myers was 1-for-3 with a double and two stolen bases.
Chance Therrien was 1-for-3 with a double for Post 25.
In the second game, Post 23 continued to play well defensively and held Post 25 to only one run. However, that proved to be all Post 25 needed as Post 23 was defeated by a score of 1-0.
Post 25's one run was scored on an in field error in the fourth inning. Post 23 was in position to take the lead in the sixth inning, but was unable to score after putting runners on second and third with only one out.
Post 25 pitcher Bryce Bryan was credited with the victory.
Post 25's Kendel Monro went 2-for-3 and Cody Nutt went 1-for-2 with a double. In total, Post 25 recorded six hits in the second game.
Post 23's Aaron Oesch, Myers, and T.J. McCloud all went 1-for-3 in the loss.
"On a day when Post 25 could manage only three runs and nine hits, they still gained a split when Bryce Bryan silenced our bats and allowed only one runner to third base and two to second," Post 23 coach Jack Branon said. "We got two great pitching performances from Josh Myers and Anthony Knittel, but came away with only one win."