Williamsburg Post 39 Drops First Game of the Season

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Kent Klyman runs to first base. (file photo)
Kent Klyman runs to first base. (file photo)

Williamsburg Post 39 squandered a stellar pitching performance by Kent Klyman on Tuesday evening, mustering one hit during a 1-0 road loss to Gloucester Post 75.

Klyman threw eight innings innings, allowing four hits and striking out 12 batters during his time on the mound.

The lone Gloucester run came in the bottom of the fourth inning as Jon Letchworth smacked a line drive single into left field, bringing home a runner from third base.

The Williamsburg offense was held in check by Letchworth, who threw seven shutout innings and allowed one hit – the only Williamsburg hit of the contest.

With two outs in the top of the fifth inning, Luke Patterson delivered a looping single to center field. Brad Vandygriff, who started the play on second base, attempted to tie the game by making a break for home plate.

The scoring opportunity was shut down as Vandygriff was thrown out at the plate, ending the inning and Williamsburg’s closest chance at getting on the board.

Tuesday’s loss is Williamsburg’s first loss of the season, dropping the team to 7-1. Williamsburg will continue its season on the road against Hampton Post 31 on Wednesday.

Williamsburg Post 39: 000;000;000 – 0 1 2
Gloucester Post 75: 000;100;00x – 1 4 0

WP: Jon Letchworth
LP: Kent Klyman

Williamsburg: Luke Patterson (1-2), Kent Klyman (8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 12 K)
Gloucester: Jon Letchworth (1-3, RBI)