Region 6 Legion roundup: Plum eliminated by Belle Vernon
For the second straight day, the Plum Senior American Legion baseball team was shut out at the Region 6 tournament, and Saturday’s 9-0 loss to Belle Vernon eliminated it from the postseason.
Plum finished its season 13-4.
“Belle Vernon hit the ball on us, and we didn’t hit again,” Plum manager Greg Foster said.
“It was one of our worst games of the season. You’re bound to have a game like that at some point. We just couldn’t overcome everything.”
Plum committed five errors and finished with just one hit, a single from Logan Foster in the sixth inning.
Belle Vernon collected eight hits. It scored twice in the second inning and broke the game open with four more in the third.
Devin Ranegar started and took the loss for Plum.
“Their pitcher wasn’t overpowering,” Foster said. “We just didn’t get solid hits. It was a tough day, but we’re happy with what we accomplished this season.”
The Plum Youth Legion team will have to battle back in the loser’s bracket after a 5-3 setback to Corry Post 365 in a first-round matchup at the PA Youth Legion Baseball Western Regional at Homer City.
Plum scored first with a run in the top of the third, but Corry answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Corry added two insurance runs in the fifth. Plum came back with two runs in the sixth, but its rally fell short.
Corry had six hits and took advantage of four Plum errors.
Christian Brown, Plum’s starting pitcher, went five innings in the loss. He gave up five hits and three walks, striking out six. Only one Corry’s runs was earned.
Jimmy Rumcik, Brady Dojonovic and Alex Miller had two hits each for Plum, and Brown doubled.
Plum left 12 runners on base.
Plum plays again at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-856-7400 x8632, [email protected] or via Twitter .