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Post 224 Trounces Fairfield; Will Face Off with Top Seed This Evening if Weather Holds

Carmi’s American Legion Post 224 Baseball team came out guns blazing from the mound and at the plate Saturday plating 3 in the 1st, 1 in the 2nd, 5 in the 3rd and pouring across another 7 in the 4th on the way to a 17-1, 5 inning drubbing of the Fairfield squad.  Justin Lamp got the win in a dominant pitching effort.  He threw 3 and a 1/3 innings of 1 hit ball, and striking out 4 for the win.  KaCee Fulkerson mopped things up in the short game effort with the remaining inning and 2/3.  Fulkerson gave up just 2 hits and K’d 3, allowing only 1 run.  Trey Simmons went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.  Travis Black was a perfect 3 for 3 with a homer and 4 runs knocked in.  Cal York went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and a pair knocked in. And KaCee Fulkerson was also solid at the dish going 4 for 4, scoring 3 runs himself and 4 RBI’s of his own.


In Game 1 Saturday, McLeansboro snuck past Grayville by a 3-2 score setting up a matchup with top seed Harrisburg yesterday and sending Grayville to the loser’s bracket.  On Sunday, Fairfield eliminated Grayville with a 16-2 win while Harrisburg plowed through McLeansboro 11-1.  That sets up matchups today including Fairfield and McLeansboro at 7:30 tonight.  The loser goes home in that one.  At 5 today, Carmi will need another effort like Saturdays as they take on the top seed Harrisburg.  With both squads without a blemish in tournament play however, no matter the outcome, either team will still have a shot at the title after the game tonight.