American Legion Baseball Roundup: June 6, 2019

Pleasure Island Post 129 6, Jacksonville Post 265 1

Pleasure Island got a solid start from Josh Kidd (Ashley) and four shutout innings out of the bullpen from Derek Astoske (South Brunswick) to pick up a home victory.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, Pleasure Island (5-2, 4-1 Area II) took the lead for good with three runs in the third.

Ashton Evans (Ashley) drew a bases loaded walk and Barrett Swails (Ashley) followed with a single to score Noah Dail with what turned out to be the winning run. The final run scored on a bases loaded walk to Aubrey Smith (South Brunswick).

Kidd finished allowed four hits and had three strikeouts in his three innings of work before turning things over to Astoske, who fanned seven and didn’t allow a hit to earn the save.

Dail went 2-for-4 and Branton Jernigan (Ashley) added a two-run double in the fifth inning to lead the Pleasure Island offense.

AREA II STANDINGS

(Overall Record, Area II record)

Whiteville Post 137 (4-0, 4-0)

Pleasure Island Post 129 (5-2, 4-1)

Hope Mills Boosters Post 32 (3-4, 3-2)

Hampstead Post 167 (2-4, 2-4)

Jacksonville Post 265 (1-6, 1-5)

Wallace Post 156 (1-3, 0-0)

Morehead City Post 46 (0-2, 0-2)

Port City Post 545 (0-0, 0-0)

Wilmington Post 10 (0-0, 0-0)