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Denver impressive in season opener

Post 455 started the summer with a bang. After only winning two wins a season ago, Denver beat Burke 14-2 in seven innings Monday night at Brookins’ Memorial Stadium.
Shane Brackett, who until this season wore No. 18 in memory of Jonathan Brookins, turned in a career night. Brackett had an unheard-of eight RBIs and hit two homeruns.
One was a three-run homer in the fifth inning. The other came just an inning later and was a grand slam.
“Shane had just a fantastic night,” Bolick said.
Brackett wasn’t the only person to hit it for Post 455 as they pounded out 16 hits. Dustin Weaver went 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
Will Fox went 2-for-2, while former Lincolnton teammate Matt Kuster was 2-for-4. The former Wolves accounted for 10 of the team’s hit total.
The lone bright spot for Burke was a solo homer off the bat of Nick Lackey.
The group of Chris Hogue, Seth Alexander, Mitchell Lynch and Aaron Price held Burke to only four hits on the night. Alexander was credited with the win, as Denver took a 4-2 lead with Alexander on the mound.
Friday, Denver will host Steele Creek in its division-opener. Saturday, they will face Steele Creek again at Olympic High School.
“We put the ball in play, got great pitching and played errorless ball. It was just an all-around effort,” Bolick said.

by John Mark Brooks

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