Post 8 Drops Rain Shortened Contest to RC Post 22

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Pierre Post 8 American Legion baseball team lost their second game on Thursday to Rapid City Post 22 by a 7-2 score in a game called in the middle of the 4th inning due to rain.  Post 22 struck early off of Pierre starter Isaac Grode with 2 runs in the first.  They added another run in the second and four in the 4th inning.  Pierre had just 4 hits off of Post 22 starter Jose Melendez.  Alex Gray and Cooper Walton each had singles and Walton had a RBI.  Matt Minnick and Nick Bolton each has two of Post 22’s 7 hits and Conner Merriam drove home a pair of runs.  With the two losses on Thursday to the Rapid City teams, Pierre now has a 7 and 13 record and is scheduled to host Sioux Falls Post 15 West later this afternoon at Hyde Stadium in a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 4 pm, weather permitting.