GRAYVILLE — Carmi Post 224 jumped out in Game 1 with a 4-0 lead and Grayville Post 696 rallied back for a 9-8 victory Sunday afternoon in Legion baseball action.
Carmi bounced back and short-gamed Grayville in the second game, 13-1, for a split in the doubleheader.
After Carmi opened up with a 4-0 lead after ½ an inning, Grayville came through with three runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the second.
Post 224 tied the game with a run in the third inning, but the game was not tied long as Grayville added a run in the third for a 6-5 lead.
After 2 ½ innings of scoreless baseball, Post 696 added three insurance runs in the sixth, which was much needed, as Carmi scored three times in the seventh before Grayville finished off the Game 1 victory.
In Game 1, Levi Stockton was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI. Bret Doan finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, and Adam Stoneberger was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Jarrett Lewis was the winning pitcher going five innings allowing two hits, three runs, striking out two and walking seven. Lewis was one of four pitchers on the mound for Post 696.
Kaleb Applebey came in and pitched one inning allowing a run and walking one but did pick up the save.
In the second game, Stockton was 2-for-2, and Ty Lane was 2-for-3 to lead Grayville.
Carmi scored two runs in the first, second and third innings to take a 6-0 lead. Post 224 added two more runs in the fifth and then five more runs in the sixth before Post 696 scored its lone run in the sixth.
Former Mount Carmel Ace Evan Kieffer — who plays for Post 224 — finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored in the second game and was 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the first game.
Next up for Post 696 is a doubleheader tonight starting at 6 o’clock at Carrier Mills.