American Legion Post 30 splits season openers

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

Headland, Ala. - American Legion Post 30 opened its baseball season on the road this past weekend, splitting a doubleheader with the Wiregrass (Ala.) Colts on Saturday.

In Game 1, Post 30 was unable to overcome a five-run deficit in the first inning, which was highlighted by a two-run homer by the Colts' Adam Ogburn and a three-run homer by Dion Bryant as the Wiregrass 19-and-younger team won 8-4, with Post 30's Cole Goodwin -- a Lee County High star -- getting the loss. Goodwin also went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the team.

Game 2, however, was a far different story.

Post 30 took on Wiregrass' 17-and-younger team as the kids from Albany were able to overcome an early 5-2 deficit to tie the game 5-5 in the fifth inning and go on to win 8-6 in extra innings. Andrew Bacon, a star at Randolph Southern got the win for Post 30.

For the Post 30 offense, it was Jordan Duggan (LCHS) going 3-for-4 with a double, while fellow Lee County standout Matt Suggs came through with a clutch, two-out single, in the eighth to score the two winning runs. Former Westover star Kerry Hall also blasted a solo homer.

First-year Post 30 coach Arron McCalvin stated that it was a "good start for the team" but was looking for improvement as the season progresses.

Post 30's next game, hosting Leesburg's Post 182, will be 2 p.m., Sunday, at Darton Collage.