Post 23 wins Wooden Bat Tourney


Staff report



The Portsmouth Post 23 Seniors baseball team captured the championship of the Hillsboro Wooden Bat Tournament on Sunday, winning the championship game with a 3-1 victory over Chillicothe Post 757.

The Portsmouth Post 23 Seniors baseball team captured the championship of the Hillsboro Wooden Bat Tournament on Sunday, winning the championship game with a 3-1 victory over Chillicothe Post 757.


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HILLSBORO — Indeed, the wood was good for Portsmouth Post 23’s Senior squad.

That’s because the Post 23 baseball Seniors captured the championship on Sunday of the Hillsboro Wooden Bat Tournament, going 4-1 in the three-day event at Hillsboro’s Shaffer Park — and taking the trophy home with two tough wins on Sunday.

In the championship tilt, the Seniors scored a 3-1 triumph over Chillicothe Post 757 — breaking a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth inning.

That victory on Sunday followed a 4-0 shutout of Piqua, as Portsmouth pitcher and 2020 Clay graduate Dakota Dodds tossed a complete-game three-hitter.

With the tournament championship, the Post 23 club —after an 0-6 start —is now 5-7, sandwiched around a 26-3 runaway win at South Webster last Wednesday.

Besides Sunday’s sweep, Post 23 won its first two affairs of the event — a 10-4 victory over the Hillsboro Junior Mavericks and a 14-5 defeat of host Hillsboro.

Its only loss was a 6-1 Saturday setback against Waverly Post 142, which incidentally dropped a 14-0 mercy-rule against Chillicothe on Sunday, as a win would have advanced the Shockers to play Portsmouth in a rematch for the championship.

The Post 23 Seniors return home, and return to non-league action, against the Huntington Hounds on Tuesday.

First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

The Portsmouth Post 23 Seniors baseball team captured the championship of the Hillsboro Wooden Bat Tournament on Sunday, winning the championship game with a 3-1 victory over Chillicothe Post 757.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/06/web1_Post-23-Wooden-Bat-Champs-1.jpgThe Portsmouth Post 23 Seniors baseball team captured the championship of the Hillsboro Wooden Bat Tournament on Sunday, winning the championship game with a 3-1 victory over Chillicothe Post 757. Submitted photo

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