West Union edges Peebles on a muggy Saturday night –
Story and photos by Mark Carpenter –
Always off to a late start because of the wait for the end of the high school baseball season, the Southern Ohio Youth League “A League” baseball season is now underway, with four teams quickly put together for a month of action
on the diamond. Teams from Peebles, West Union, Manchester, and Fayetteville make up this summer’s “A” league.
On a very muggy Saturday, June 11 in Peebles, two county teams battled it out at the Knothole Fields as Coach Kevin Behr and his Indians hosted the Dragons of West Union, who are coached by an alumni of the “A” league in Lance Holbrook.
The Dragons sent Brandan Cornell to the mound, matching up with Stephen Penn for Peebles in a game that turned out to be a pitcher’s duel. Cornell led off the game with a triple to right center and scored later on a Nathan Grooms single and the West Union made that first inning one-run lead stand up for a 2-1 victory.
Here is the remaining “A” League scheduled for the month of June
June 18: Peebles at West Union, Manchester at Fayetteville Games at 6 p.m.
June 20: Peebles at Fayetteville, Manchester at West Union Games at 6:30 p.m.
June 22: Fayetteville at West Union, Manchester at Peebles Games at 6:30 p.m.
June 25: West Union at Peebles, Fayetteville vs. Manchester (at WU) Games at 6 p.m.