Post 8 Drops Season Opener

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PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Post 8 American Legion Basseball team dropped their season opener to the Aberdeen Smittys Saturday night losing 14-7 at Hyde Stadium.  Aberdeen scored 5 runs in the second and 4th innings to build a 10-1 lead before Pierre wittled it down to 10-7 in the 5th inning.  But Aberdeen scored a run int he 7th and put the game away with 3 runs in the ninth.  Ryan Goodwin led Pierre with 3 hits including a triple.  Mac Mercer started and took the loss as he lasted only an inning and two thirds leaving the game trailing 5-1.  Cody Honeywell releive Mercer in the second and allowed 5 runs in the 4th.  Jarred Nielan worked the final two innings.  Zach Rierson worked the first 6 innings for Aberdeen allowing 7 runs.  Pierre plays Aberdeen and Rapid City Post 320 in a pair of games Sunday at 2 pm against Aberdeen and 4 pm against Rapid City Post 320.  Post 320 and Aberdeen play at noon.

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