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Post 77 wins 3 of 4 down south

Rockdale’s American Legion baseball team had a successful trip down south last weekend.

Post 77 won three of fours games in Albany, sweeping Leesburg Post 182 after splitting two games with Albany Post 30. Saturday, Rockdale defeated Albany 7-2 in the opener before dropping the nightcap 5-1. On Sunday, the Conyers team improved to 16-6-2 overall with 13-3 and 14-3 victories over Leesburg.

“Considering that we only down to about 11 players, I thought we did real well. We played well,” said Rockdale coach Jack Murphy. “I think Leesburg was about the situation we were in, (and) they were kind of a young team.”

Rockdale, which is 4-1 in area play, will play its final area opponent tonight when it visits Loganville Post 233 at 7 p.m. at West Walton Park.