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Shrewsbury Legion completes season with World Series run

Starting pitcher Patrick Shaughnessy of Shrewsbury Post 397 pitches against Omaha, Neb., Post 1 during game 9 of The American Legion World Series Aug. 12.

North Carolina – It was a great ride that came up just a little bit short. But overall, everyone involved said it was a great experience for the Shrewsbury Post 397 baseball team as they competed in the 91st American Legion World Series (ALWS) held in Shelby, N.C. Aug. 10 -15.

The Shrewsbury team won their ALWS opener against Midland, Mich. Post on Aug. 10 but lost a tough match against Henderson, Nev.  1-0.

Heavy rains meant the team’s game against Omaha Post 1, which was played Saturday, Aug. 12 had to be postponed until the next morning. In spite of the team rallying twice to narrow the gap, it was not enough, as they ultimately fell to Omaha, 8-5.

Post 397 had previously won the Northeast regional tournament defeating Braintree Post 86, 5-1, on Aug. 6, securing them a spot in the ALWS.

Photos/courtesy Matt Roth/The American Legion

David Turco of Post 397 celebrates after hitting a double against Omaha, Neb., Post 1 during game 9 of The American Legion World Series Aug. 12.

Louie Davolio of Post 397 takes practice swings before heading to the batter’s box against Omaha, Neb., Post 1 during game 9 of The American Legion World Series Aug. 12.

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