Portsmouth, Ohio — C.J. Fairchild, Jackson Feltner and Tyler Maynard haven’t played a game since March 12th but on Saturday at Branch Rickey Park you would have never noticed it after the former Bulldog trio went a combined 5-8 and helped Ashland Post 76 to a doubleheader sweep of Portsmouth Post 23 in the American Legion opener for both squads.
Ashland Post 76 8, Portsmouth Post 23, 6
The Sixers scored six runs in the fifth inning to erase a 5-0 deficit the rally was spearheaded by Fairchild who led off the inning with a double.
Ashland Post 76 9, Portsmouth Post 23, 2
Feltner pitched the final three innings to close out the victory. He gave up 4 hits, struck out 3 and surrendered 2 runs.
The three former Bulldogs finished with 5 hits, 5 runs scored and drove in five. Tyler Maynard tripled and Fairchild doubled.
The team can’t play in Kentucky until June 29th so they will be next in action on the 26th in Chillicothe Ohio.
Bulldog Alum Tyler Maynard
“… It felt great being back on the field. It sucked not being on the field for high school ball but I’m happy that we are being allowed to play summer ball. It feels good to be back with CJ and Jackson, This is the last time I’ll play with them so I’m just gonna try to enjoy every second of it.”
Bulldog Alum C.J. Fairchild
“… It was great to be back in the game that I love. I was very excited.”
Bulldog Alum Jackson Feltner
“… It feels good to be back playing the game that I love, especially playing it with the guys that I’ve been playing with my whole life. I’m super excited about the rest of the summer this year.”