August 15, 2015
SHELBY, N.C.— Retif Oil (New Orleans) jumped on top of Chapin-Newberry (S.C.) Post 193 early and held on for a 5-2 win to move to 33-7 overall and 2-0 in pool play. The loss was the first of the season for Post 193 (29-1 overall, 1-1 in pool play).
Post 193 struck first when Danton Hyman bunted his way onto first, moved to second on a sacrifice and then took third on a wild pitch. Justin Hawkins then brought Hyman home on a groundout.
But Retif Oil took control from there, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the second. Benjamin Hess drove in a run on a single and Scott Crabtree followed with a run-scoring double in the first.
In the second, Harrison Daste singled in a run, and Hess followed with another RBI three batters later. Retif would add another run in the bottom of the fifth on a Hayden Fuentes single.
Post 193 rallied with a run in the top of the seventh to close to 5-2 and put two runners on in the top of the ninth before a fly ball ended the game.
Brandon Briuglio picked up the win for Retif Oil, allowing six hits and two earned runs over seven innings.