Stay in the know! Sign up to get Fauquier County news updates delivered to your inbox.
Advertise on Fauquier Now!
FauquierNow.com
What do you think of Fauquier’s real estate tax rate of $1.039 per $100 assessed value? Vote!
HOME OBITUARIES NEWS HOME & GARDEN OPINIONS BUSINESS STYLE CALENDAR CLASSIFIEDS
Free classifieds! Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more ... all for free! Register now!
Login · Forgot Your Password?
July 24, 2015

Post 72 can’t find way to beat Winchester

Photos/Chuck Jackson
Tyler Bianco led Warrenton Thursday night with two hits including this fifth-inning triple. Post 72 lost to Winchester 6-2 but still makes the state American Legion junior tournament starting Aug. 3.
Brandon Athey didn't get a lot of defensive support as his team committed five errors that led to five Winchester runs.
By Chuck Jackson
Sports Editor

Attrition gives Warrenton’s junior American Legion team an automatic bid to the upcoming state tournament but Post 72 players and coaches still would like to beat Winchester.

Warrenton fell to its nemesis again Thursday night at Kettle Run, this time 6-2.

The loss, the fourth this season against the Post 21 entry has Coach Steve Coffin baffled.

“We seem to be able to play and beat any other team in the district but can’t get past Winchester,” Coach Coffin said. “We hit the ball when we play them but it seems every hit is at someone.”

Two that didn’t Thursday night came off the bat of Tyler Bianco.

The rising Kettle Run junior outfielder had a fifth-inning triple that went all the way to the left-field fence.

“Rounding second I saw the leftfielder hadn’t thrown the ball yet so I decided to turn it on and head for third,” Bianco said.

He later scored on a passed ball for his team’s second run.

Will Merrikan scored Post 72's other run in the third inning.

Winchester scored five of its runs off errors, another bone of contention for Coach Coffin.

“That continues to be a problem with this team,” Coach Coffin said. “They get tense when playing (Post 21). I don’t know how to fix it.”

With Fredericksburg and the two Stafford teams (Patriots and Virginians) folding, Winchester and Warrenton will play next Friday night for the District 16 tournament championship.

The game will be played at Sherando High School, in Stephens City. Game time will be 7:30 p.m. Rain date, if needed, will be the next day at 5:30 p.m.

Both teams will also play in the state tournament slated to get underway Aug. 3.

Fredericksburg had been the host team with games played at Riverbend High School in Spotsylvania County.

District 16 will still host the tourney at Riverbend and the loser of the district championship next week will get the host-team slot.
Member comments
To comment, please log in or register.
Facebook comments
Enter your email address above to begin receiving
news updates from FauquierNow.com via email.
Friday, March 24
Thousands of panels going into place along Lucky Hill Road, where construction started last month
Friday, March 24
If you have dogs and live in the country, be prepared for Pepé Le Pew's offensive defense
Friday, March 24
County prosecutors’ caseload, the cost of landfill “garbage juice,” solar panel installations and price tag for WARF roof replacement
More Fauquier news
© Copyright 2011-2016

50 Culpeper Street, Suite 3
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
540.359.6574
Crime Log
Obituaries
Business
Add Your News
The Big Picture
Ellen’s Kitchen
and Garden

Features
Real Estate
For Sale
Employment
Automotive
Announcements
Legal Notices
Post an Ad
Advertise
Terms of Service