Post 140 Tunes Up for American Legion Tournament

Greenville American Legion Post 140 18U team downs 16U team in warmup for tournament action

Aiden Psczulkoski hammers a hit for Post 140 18U in Tuesday night game at Sater Park. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Greenville American Legion Post 140 baseball program was on display at Sater Heights Park in a Tuesday night game between the program’s 16U and 18U teams with the older Post 140 team coming out on top 8-1.

Zach Ward takes a turn at the plate for Post 140 16U team in home game with Post 140 18U squad. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“There is not a lot of age difference between the two,” said Post 140 coach, Chad Henry. “This older team should win this game, they should handle it pretty easily but they came out here, they saw how good the younger team is.”

“They made the plays behind them but that younger team came out and they challenged them,” Henry added. “Eventually your talent is going to win out a little bit in this situation but I thought they held themselves really well.”

Hunter Gray picks up win for 18U team in Post 140 action vs 16U Legion team. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Post 140 18U tuned up for its Friday night American Legion District Tournament game with Sidney on the road at Piqua.

“As a hitter you don’t know if they are going to throw 30 or 110 but you have to get your timing there and that starts in the dugout,” Coach Henry said. “That starts from watching the AB (at-bat), from going up and being on deck and then stepping into the box, taking their shots on the pitches they want to hit and then if they get two strikes on them they have to adjust to hit the pitch they have to hit.”

Bryce Blumenstock handles a hot grounder at third for an 18U out in Post 140 game with 16U team. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The future a Greenville American Legion baseball is bright as the 2023 18U and 16U teams are young by most standards.

“We’ve played some of our best baseball here in the last two weeks,” noted Henry. “We’ve won a lot of games – we knew it would get there eventually. We knew it was going to be a struggle to start but they got better every game. The way we’re looking now we’re ready for Sidney on Friday.”

Post 140’s Brayden Huggins slides safely into third for Post 140 18U in Tuesday night action at Sater Heights Park. (Gaylen Blosser photo)