Williamsburg Post 39 Explodes for Early Offense, Routs Poquoson

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Sean Hughes helped pace a potent Williamsburg Post 39 offense on Tuesday. (file photo)
Sean Hughes helped pace a potent Williamsburg Post 39 offense on Tuesday. (File Photo)

Williamsburg Post 39 had no trouble against Poquoson Post 273 on the road Tuesday evening, routing the hosts 9-0 during an eight-inning game that was called due to darkness.

The Williamsburg offense roughed up Poquoson pitcher Christopher Leavey for five runs in the top of the first inning.

A Luke Patterson double to begin the game was immediately followed by a walk from Christopher Jones.

After the walk, Roger Romero smacked a hard ground ball to third base, but a fielding error allowed Williamsburg to plate the first run of the game. The blunders on the play continued as a second Poquoson fielding error allowed another run to score before the play was ruled dead by the umpire.

Sean Hughes followed the bizarre sequence by looping a fly ball into center field for an RBI double. Not to be outdone, Zach Calloway delivered an RBI double to left field on the next at-bat.

Luke Bruce scored Williamsburg’s final run of the inning by hitting a sacrifice fly that brought Calloway home and gave Williamsburg an early 5-0 advantage.

In the top of the second inning, Jones hit an RBI single to center field before crossing home plate later in the inning to give Williamsburg a 7-0 lead.

The early onslaught of runs forced Poquoson to make a pitching change after 1 1/3 innings. Leavey finished his stint allowing seven earned runs and six hits.

While the Williamsburg offense flourished, so did starting pitcher Kent Klyman, who delivered a stellar performance on the mound.

Klyman threw seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and striking out 10 batters during the win.

Williamsburg’s final two runs came in the top of the sixth inning when Corey Williams scored on a passed ball after hitting a triple the previous at-bat and Luke Patterson stole home plate.

With seven consecutive wins to start Williamsburg’s (7-0) season, the undefeated club will look to continue its winning ways when it travels to take on Hampton Post 31 at Trimble Field on Thursday.

Williamsburg Post 39: 520;002;00 – 9 10 0
Poquoson Post 273: 000;000;00 – 0 5 2

WP: Kent Klyman
LP: Christopher Leavey

Williamsburg Post 39: Sean Hughes (2-3, RBI), Zach Calloway (1-4, RBI)
Poquoson Post 273: Dylan Camper (2-3), Robbie Barrett (1-3)