Strong start for Post 84

By: Journal Sports Staff
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A pair gems from a pair of Coles led the Post 84 American Legion baseball team to a hot start. Saunders fired seven innings of two-hit ball Wednesday as Post 84 blanked Manhart of Sacramento 4-0. Saunders struck out seven before giving way to Matt Dougherty, who closed the game with two shutout innings. Dougherty was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs to pace the offense. Matt Ryan added an RBI on a squeeze bunt for the Auburn-based club. In Tuesday’s contest against Yolo Post 77, Cole Perez threw seven innings and surrendered just one hit. Zane Butler earned the save despite givng up four runs. Jake Bews was 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Perez knocked in two runs and Matt Leak was 2-for-4 with two RBIS and a double. Griffin Quick knocked in one run for Post 84.