Saturday, June 28, 2008
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SAVANNAH - Conyers Post 77 bumped its record to 7-5 on the season after beating Savannah Chain 1-0 in a pitcher's duel Friday.
Conyers received strong pitching from three hurlers as the trio combined for a two-hitter.
Clint Ogle pitched 5 1/3 innings, gave up one hit, struck out five batters and walked one. Chase Ware came on and finsihed off the inning, allowing one hit. Nick Matteen got the win after pitching hitless baseball the last two innings of the game.
Conyers scored its only run in the top of the eighth inning on a bases-loaded walk. Ryan Jubran drew the walking, scoring Taylor Lamb.
Post 77 manager Eddie Bagwell said he was pleased to get the win.
"This was a good win against a quality ball club," Bagwell said. "The teams in this tournament are 18-and-under showcase teams, so the quality of players is extremely high. For us to pull one out like that was huge."
Bagwell said the key to victory was solid pitching and defense.
"We got a great pitching performance out of Clint, and we finally played some defense," Bagwell said. "We didn't make an error. That really makes a difference in a game like that. Now, we've just got to keep it going in the tournament."
Conyers has two games slated for today. The first will be against against Prospect 18, while the second is against Line Drives.
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