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