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Post 416 knocks Perryville with explosive hitting

FARMINGTON – An array of extra-base hits gave Farmington an advantage against Perryville in a Freshman Legion game on Monday.

Post 416 recorded three doubles and five triples among 13 total hits, while holding the opposition to just four in a 16-4, five-inning victory.

Farmington accelerated to a 5-0 advantage in the first inning due to powerful early offense.

Gavin Earley drove in the initial run with a single. He finished with two hits and two RBI.

Riley Resinger added two more with a triple, followed by back-to-back RBI doubles from Colton Wilkerson and Corbin Rea.

Wilkerson and Rea each finished with two hits and a pair of RBI.

Carter Dix and Jake Koenig each doubled for Perryville in the second to bring the score within 5-2, but Post 416 did not relent.

Zach Grimes answered in the bottom of the inning with an RBI triple deep into left field. He led the Farmington offense with two triples and three RBI.

Ethan Koenig posted the lone triple for Perryville, which narrowed the score to 6-4 in the third. Starting pitcher Chris Hager was removed after allowing seven runs in the bottom of the third.

Kyle Helms posted a two-RBI triple during the third inning to give Farmington a 10-4 lead. Stephen Pursley, Gavin Earley, and Wilkerson each also drove one in during the seven-run inning.

Hager went 2 2/3 innings for Perryville, and allowed 10 hits with 13 runs before being relieved by Dix for the remainder of the contest.

Dix threw 1 1/3 innings while giving up three runs and three hits.

Tyler Hampton pitched the first three innings for Farmington, and obtained the win while allowing four hits and four runs.

Rea finished out the final two innings without allowing a hit. He walked three in the fifth to load the bases, but retired Joel Sauer on a fly ball to escape the inning and end the game.

Trent Sparr notched a triple to lead off the fourth inning with his first at-bat of the evening for Farmington. Pursley added a double to lead off the game, and later scored the first run.

Grimes capped the Farmington scoring by crossing the plate on a wild pitch from Dix in the fourth.

Colby Ernst collected the lone triple for Perryville in the second inning.

Post 416 ended without a defensive error, while Perryville had two. The second miscue occurred in the fourth on a fielding error, and allowed Sparr to score for Farmington.

Farmington left fielder Riley Resinger (17) is tagged out at the plate by Perryville catcher Ethan Koenig (8) after being caught in a rundown during the third inning on Monday.

Farmington left fielder Riley Resinger (17) is tagged out at the plate by Perryville catcher Ethan Koenig (8) after being caught in a rundown during the third inning on Monday.

Farmington second baseman Kyle Helms (27) completes a sliding triple as the ball trickles past Perryville third baseman Colby Ernst (16) during the third inning on Monday.

Farmington second baseman Kyle Helms (27) completes a sliding triple as the ball trickles past Perryville third baseman Colby Ernst (16) during the third inning on Monday.

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