"What a difference a day made, twenty-four little hours ..."
Those lyrics from that great Dinah Washington standard kept waffling through my mind Wednesday evening as Rocky Mount Coleman-Pitt Post 58 had its rematch with Johnston County Post 71.
Literally, 24 hours after Post 58 had played perhaps its best overall game of the season, it came up with a stinker last night.
Johnston County rebounded from its first loss of the season by burying Post 58 14-2 in seven innings. Run-wise, it was Post 58's worst defeat of the season.
And the extra-base hit was Post 58's undoing.
Post 71 had only 10 hits, but they also banged out three doubles and a triple to help tally those 14 runs.
Rocky Mount managed just three hits on the night (singles from Spiers Miller, Khalil Macklin and Jeremy Sloop) and two of them came after Post 58 trailed 8-1.
Post 71 sent Post 58 starter Tyler King packing after 2 1/3 innings. He allowed seven runs on seven hits, walked two and only posted one strikeout.
Head coach Hank Jones then called on Dillon Moore, Spenser Ramsey, Jay Aparicio and Chase Johnson, but to no avail. It was Post 71's night.
Johnston County Post 71 14Rocky Mount Post 58 2
|Johnston County Post 71||0||4||3||1||5||1||0|| ||14||10||0||6|
|Coleman-Pitt Post 58||0||0||0||1||1||0||0|| ||2||3||3||7|
WP: Matt Bunn (4IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 3K)
LP: Tyler King (2-2, 2.1IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 1K)
Leading hitters: Post 71 - Austin Lee 2-5, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, R; Cody Alphin 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI; Ben Youngblood 1-3, 3 RBI. Post 58 - Jeremy Sloop 1-2, R; Spiers Miller 1-4; Khalil Macklin 1-3.
Records: Johnston County Post 71 13-1, Rocky Mount Post 58 14-5.