American Legion Softball Roundup: July 9, 2019

Game 1: Kinston Post 43 3, Port City Post 545 1

Tristen Horrell (Laney) and Ali Bunch (Noble MS) each went 2-for-2, but Port City wasn’t able to dig out of an early hole in a battle between the top Area VI teams.

Kinston grabbed a 2-0 lead after the opening inning and never trailed.

Port City (5-2, 5-2) cut the deficit in half in the third inning on a two-out single from Horrell that allowed Cameron Rivenbark (Ashley) to score.

Horrell gave up three runs on four hits and struck out five in the circle.

Game 2: Kinston Post 43 8, Port City Post 545 6

Kinston completed the sweep to build a two-game lead in the Area VI standings.

A four-run top of the second inning put Port City (5-3, 5-3) on top 5-1, but they were unable to hold the lead in large part because of 10 errors.

Tristen Horrell (Laney) and Skyler Walker (Hoggard) each went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run.  They hit back-to-back two-out doubles in the big second inning.

Layla Carr went 3-for-3 with a run and Cameron Rivenbark (Ashley) had a single and two RBI in the loss.

Port City is back in action Thursday at Jacksonville Post 265. The five-inning doubleheader will begin at 7 p.m.

Other scores

Game 1: Carteret Post 46 6, Jacksonville Post 265 5 (6 innings)

Game 2: Carteret Post 46 10, Jacksonville Post 265 9

AREA VI STANDINGS

(Overall Record, Area II record)

Kinston Post 43 (7-1, 7-1)

Port City Post 545 (5-3, 5-3)

Carteret Post 46 (4-6, 4-6)

Jacksonville Post 265 (3-9, 2-8)