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Denver down 1-0

There’s no cause to panic for Denver Post 455. Despite dropping Saturday’s opener 8-4, they’re only down 1-0.
Things could have been a lot worse for Post 455, but Sunday night’s game was rained out in the bottom of the fourth with Henderson holding a 9-3 advantage.
Henderson jumped out to an early 4-1 lead through three innings.
Kyle Baker’s RBI single narrowed the lead to 4-2 in the top of the fourth, but Henderson responded with back-to-back runs in the fourth and fifth.
The fifth inning run came courtesy of a Matt Walters’ RBI-double.
Denver attempted to rally in the top of the eighth. Dustin Hester, who lead off the inning with a single, scored on an error.
Brandan Jones’ RBI single then scored Alex Loftin, cutting into the deficit, making the score 6-4.
Henderson responded by adding two of their own in the bottom part of the inning.
Colby Burgin, Brandan Jones and Kyle Baker all went 2-for-4 for Denver. Hester went 2-for-2 in a reserve role.
Josh Miller led all hitters with a 4-for-4 performance with two RBIs.
“We had some opportunities to close the gap, but they hit the ball better than we did,” Post 455 head coach Bruce Bolick said.
Spencer Linn earned the victory, striking out nine batters, in as many innings.
“Their pitcher (Linn) did a nice job,” Bolick said.
The next game, which will be played Monday weather permitting, will be a double-header at Brookins’ Memorial Field.
So does that place extra importance on taking the next two games?
“We’ll just play them one at a time. I’ve seen people down two and they win three in a row,” Bolick said. “It’s the next game that’s important. You don’t really look down the road,” he added.
All-in-all, it seems Bolick is relieved his team is only down one game in the best of five series.
“It’s just one game. You expect their ace to slow you down. Our pitching needs to come through.”
Denver 100 100 020—4 9 3
Henderson 130 110 02x—8 13 3
by John Mark Brooks

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