By Jarrod Harris
Times West Virginian
A year ago, Fairmont Post 17 found itself on the brink of the state title. It powered past the field of competition, and then it came time for the state playoffs.
The state tournament is a tournament that features pure baseball: good pitching, good fielding and good hitting. Everything was going smoothly for Fairmont. Why? Because it was a solid team which could hit, pitch and field.
Post 17 was being led by co-All Mon Valley Times West Virginian Players of the Year in North Marion’s Brent Osborne and Fairmont Senior’s Trevor Malnick.