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Columbia Post 19 Wins Back-To-Back State Championship!

2016-Regional-SoutheastAfter a whale of a thriller Friday night which resulted in a 1-0 win over Pulaski Post 60 the Columbia Post 19 squad was rewarded the American Legion Sr. State Tournament Championship Saturday afternoon when Nashville Post 5 declared they were out of pitchers. Post 5 won a late nite battle with Nashville Post 82 14-13 and eliminated Pulaski Saturday in Post 60’s second walkoff loss in two days 6-5. Post 19’s Bryce Giles (Columbia State signee) named tournament MVP.

Columbia Post 19 will now focus on the American Legion Sr Southeast Regional being played at McCrary Park in Asheboro, North Carolina August 3rd-August 7th. Post 19 will play Game 3 TN Champ vs. NC Champ 4:30 p.m on Aug. 3rd.

TSN will have more info on teams and matchups when they become available…check back.

Post 19 Wins A Thriller In Friday’s American Legion State Tourney!

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Friday’s Legion tournament served up probably the best matchup yet. Columbia Post 19 (1-0) and host Pulaski Post 60 (1-0) battled on the RedHawk diamond in a classic pitchers dual.

52-Zach King

52-Zach King

Vanderbilt signee Zach King a former Spring Hill Raider standout and Seth Shelby a Freed Hardeman

12-Seth Shelby

12-Seth Shelby

commit. These two pitchers kept their opponents off balance throughout their performance. Post 19’s King just allowing 2 hits and NO runs, while his counterpart Shelby giving up 4 hits and NO runs. This game came down to the bottom of the 9th inning. Post 19 reliever Steven Armstrong closing the door on Post 60 in the top of the ninth giving his team a chance for a walkoff win. In the bottom of the frame leadoff batter Brady Johnson reaches on walk. Jacob Curtis moves him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Pulaski reliever Brett Barbee hits Bryce Giles and Devin Symlar to load the bases. Next up was third baseman Taylor Gilbert.

21-Taylor Gilbert

21-Taylor Gilbert

In the end a Barbee breaking ball didn’t break hitting Gilbert allowing the winning run (Brady Johnson) to trot home for the walkoff win. Columbia (2-0) will now play in the championship game

18-Brady Johnson

18-Brady Johnson

Saturday at 6pm against either Pulaski Post 60, Nashville Post 5 or Nashville Post 82, each have one loss. ?Post 5 and Post 82 playing the late game Friday.

 

Thursday

3)Columbia Post 19 11 vs Nashville Post 5 5

4)Pulaski Post 60 12 vs Nashville Post 82 3

Friday

5)Gallatin Post 70 6 vs Post 5 8

6)Mt Juliet Post 231 7 vs Nashville Post 82 8

7) Columbia Post 19 1-0 over Pulaski Post 60

8) Winners in games 5 (Post 5) and 6 (Post 82) 9:00

Saturday

9) Pulaski Post 60 vs winner of Post 5/Post 82 game.1pm

10) Game 9 winner vs Columbia Post 19 6pm

 

 

 

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The 2016 American Legion Sr State Tourney is in day 2 at Martin Methodist in Pulaski.?Changes were made last night to the bracket. Columbia Post 19 will play Nashville Post 5 in game one followed by Pulaski Post 60 & Nashville Post 82.

And in game one Thursday Columbia Post 19 faced undefeated Nashville Post 5. It was Columbia’s first game as they come into this years tournament defending champions and seeded number one. ?Post 19 trailed 1-0 as Nashville Post 5 loaded the bases and Patrick Lockridge flew out to right scoring Terron Smith.

11-Chris Short

11-Chris Short

It didn’t last long. In the Columbia Post 19 first they send 11 batters to the plate scoring six runs. The Post 5 pitcher Dayton Woods hit one batter and walked 3 which produced three-runs in the inning. Columbia scored six to take the lead 6-1. The

48-Tyrek White

48-Tyrek White

quick start was welcomed by Post 19 starting pitcher Chris Short. Short had an outstanding outing as he went 7 innings scattering 5 hits allowing 5 runs and fanned six. Four of Nashville’s runs came in the fifth inning. Three came on a bases loaded clearing double by Tyrek White cutting Post 19’s lead to 9-5.

Post 19 added a run in the sixth and seventh and?Dylan Horne retired the side in order in the eighth, striking out one batter. Colton Eastwood took to the hill in the ninth, striking out 2 while walking one. Columbia wins 11-5.

Columbia (1-0) will now advance to a Friday 5 PM contest with (1-0) Pulaski Post 60, a 12-3 winner over Nashville Post 82 Thursday nite in the late game.

Thursday

3)Columbia Post 19 11 vs Nashville Post 5 5

4)Pulaski Post 60 12 vs Nashville Post 82 3

Friday

5)Gallatin Post 70 6 vs Post 5 8

6)Mt Juliet Post 231 7 vs Nashville Post 82 8

7) Columbia Post 19 1-0 over Pulaski Post 60

8) Winners in games 5 (Post 5) and 6 (Post 82) 9:00

Saturday

9) Pulaski Post 60 vs winner of Post 5/Post 82 game.1pm

10) Game 9 winner vs Columbia Post 19 6pm

 

 

 

 

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The 2016 American Legion Senior Tennessee State Tournament kicked off Wednesday at the gorgeous Martin Methodist Complex in Pulaski. And Red Hawk Head Coach Kelly Bratton stepped on the mound to throw out the first pitch before game two.

DSC02262Mt Juliet Post 231 and Nashville Post 82 opened the tournament with Will Allen and Grant Baxter Nashville’s pitchers grabbing the 10-0 7 inning win with a combined four-hitter.

Game two featured Gallatin Post 17 and Nashville Post 5. The game went scoreless in the first couple of innings. Nashville plated 3 runs in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead. They added another run on the tournaments first homer off the bat of Tyler Graham. Gallatin added 2 runs late but fell short as Nashville Post 5 wins 4-2.

Thursday Columbia will play their first game against Nashville Post 82 and Pulaski Post 60 will open their play vs Nashville Post 5. First pitch set for 5pm.

 

Thursday

3)Columbia Post 19 11 vs Nashville Post 5 5

4)Pulaski Post 60 vs Nashville Post 82

Friday

5)Gallatin Post 70 vs Post 5 11am

6)Mt Juliet Post 231 vs L4 2pm

7) Winners of games 5(Columbia) and 6 5pm

8) Winners in games 3 and 4 8pm

Saturday

9) Game 7 winner vs L8 1pm

10) Game 8 winner vs Game 9 winner 6pm

Ben Taylor drives in 2R on this bases loaded single.

Ben Taylor drives in 2R on this bases loaded single.

The Columbia Post 19 American Legion regular season is over, so to prepare for the upcoming tournament play for both the 17U and 19U teams why not give the fans of both a hometown game? That’s what they did in a rare Monday night game at Dave Hall Field on the campus of Columbia State

Community College.

The Post 19 Jr. squad off a impressive state tournament win over Mt Juliet 5-3 and 10-0 is set to head to Nashville for the Sandlot High School Wood Bat World Championship which will be played at Seven Oakes Park and Shelby Park. The senior team will head to Pulaski for the 2016 American Legion Tennessee State Tournament at Martin Methodist starting Wednesday at 5:00pm. Post 19’s first game will be Thursday at 5pm.

In Monday’s hometown battle Post 19 juniors took an early lead in the game 3-2 in the third but couldn’t match the seniors as they answered with nine straight runs to post the win 11-3.

Here’s the lineup for the Tennessee State Tournament:

Wednesday

FINAL: Mt Juliet Post 231 0 vs Nashville Post 82 10

2)Gallatin Post 17 vs Nashville Post 5 7:45pm

Thursday

3)Columbia Post 19 vs (winner of game 1) 5pm

4)Pulaski Post 60 vs (winner of game 2)

Friday

5)L2 vs L3 11am

6)L1 vs L4 2pm

7) Winners of games 5 and 6 5pm

8) Winners in games 3 and 4 8pm

Saturday

9) Game 7 winner vs L8 1pm

10) Game 8 winner vs Game 9 winner 6pm

 

Sandlot High School Wood Bat World Championship Lineup:

Columbia Post 19 will play two games Thursday- vs  the Ohio Dawgs at 2:30 p.m. and  Cross Hit Old Hickory at 4:45 p.m. at Seven Oakes Park.  A Friday?s 4:45 p.m. game against the Kentucky Warriors at Shelby Park will conclude pool play. 14 teams are scheduled to participate in this tournament.

Ohio Dawgs KY Warriors Seven Oaks 7/21 10:00AM
Cross Hit Team Old Hickory KY Warriors Seven Oaks 7/21 12:15PM
Ohio Dawgs Columbia Post 19 Seven Oaks 7/21 2:30PM
Cross Hit Team Old Hickory Columbia Post 19 Seven Oaks 7/21 4:45PM
Knights Platinum West TN Cardinals Shelby 1 7/21 12:15PM
Knights Platinum SBA Aces Shelby 1 7/21 2:30PM
West TN Cardinals Cincinnati Future Stars Shelby 1 7/21 4:45PM
SBA Aces Cincinnati Future Stars Shelby 1 7/21 7:00PM
Knights Elite Zone Elite Shelby 2 7/21 12:15PM
Lawrence Co PRP Panthers Shelby 2 7/21 2:30PM
Knights Elite Knoxville Yard Goats Shelby 2 7/21 4:45PM
Nicholasville Phillies Knoxville Yard Goats Shelby 2 7/21 7:00PM
Knights Elite Nicholasville Phillies Shelby 1 7/22 10:00AM
Lawrence Co Nicholasville Phillies Shelby 1 7/22 12:15PM
Columbia Post 19 KY Warriors Shelby 1 7/22 2:30PM
Cross Hit Team Old Hickory Ohio Dawgs Shelby 1 7/22 4:45PM
Knights Platinum Cincinnati Future Stars Shelby 2 7/22 10:00AM
West TN Cardinals SBA Aces Shelby 2 7/22 11:15PM
Lawrence Co Knoxville Yard Goats Shelby 2 7/22 2:30PM
Zone Elite PRP Panthers Shelby 2 7/22 4:45PM
Zone Elite Lawrence Co Shelby 2 7/22 7:00PM

 

 

 

 

 

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The 2016 American Legion Jr State Tournament is being held at Zion Christian Academy in Columbia and Saturday the championship will wrap up three days of play. Friday Columbia Post 19 lost a closely play game against Mt Juliet Post 281 5-4 knocking them into the elimination game versus Donelson Post 88. Mt Juliet defeated Donelson Thursday 4-0.

Friday Post 19 took a 9-0 first-inning lead and cruised to a 19-0 win. Columbia gets a rematch with Mt Juliet Saturday at 4PM with an if needed game at 6:30.