The Times West Virginian

Sports

June 15, 2013

Strand, Fairmont shut out Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — Fairmont Post 17 Legion players gathered around the dugout joking about what the team from Fairmont Senior, East Fairmont and North Marion high schools should call itself.

Polar Bees, one player suggested — a combination of Polar Bears and Bees. Husky Bears, laughed another, mixing North Marion and Fairmont Senior’s mascots.

Call Post 17 what you like. But Friday, the most fitting name was simply “winners.”

Andrew Strand threw six scoreless innings; Post 17 put together 13 hits and rolled to a 7-0 victory over Bridgeport MVB Friday afternoon in the 2013 Hillbilly Hardball Classic. Results of a second game Friday evening were not finalized at the time of press.

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