‘A’ League baseball season is underway in the county

West Union right hander Brandan Cornell delivers a pitch in the first inning of Saturday’s “A” league baseball game in Peebles. Cornell and the Dragons edged the Indians 2-1.
West Union right hander Brandan Cornell delivers a pitch in the first inning of Saturday’s “A” league baseball game in Peebles. Cornell and the Dragons edged the Indians 2-1.

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

Peebles’ Lukas Rayburn makes contact with this swing in the first inning of Saturday night’s “A” baseball game. The contact resulted in a ground out to third base as Rayburn and the Indians dropped a 2-1 decision to West Union.
Peebles’ Lukas Rayburn makes contact with this swing in the first inning of Saturday night’s “A” baseball game. The contact resulted in a ground out to third base as Rayburn and the Indians dropped a 2-1 decision to West Union.

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.