ALUMNI STREAK STOPS AT 1
The old timers win streak ended at 1 with the Sr team earning a hard fought win 10-7 at the TA baseball field last night. Losing pitcher Matt "Gopher Ball " Langston gave up his usual monster shot to the younger bunch, this time to deep left center unlike last years dinger over the trees in right field. Outfielders Ethan Haines and Conrad Smalley almost made great catches but their old legs just didn't have the pop.Dylan Powell brought back memories of his pitching by walking 7 people and then picking 3 of them off. Rookies Justin Dyer, Pierce Goodbread and Austin Randolph showed promise by making routine plays. JP Sanders and big brother Brenton are still hit machines. Drew Kellum and Grady Kelly showed why they will make great coaches. Cole Beck is still cute and Matt Reid missed the game as he was having his hair styled.
The old refrain "wait till next year" was heard as the old guys walked into the sunset!
Thanks to all who played , it's a real treat to see how much you guys love the game.
- Coach Smalley
POST 34 ALUMNI get first win against Sr team , thanks to the alumni who played their hearts out.
Dylan Mann, JP Sanders, Matthew Langston, Cole Beck, Brenton Sanders, Zane Tyra, Landan Sartain, Grady Kelly, Dylan Powell, Cameron Carlisle, Trevor Sprowl, and Christian Brown.
What a great game, Sr team wears down Alumni , again , for win,again. Alumni swear to win next year,again. Thanks to all the guys who came out to challenge the Post 34 Sr team. We are always impressed with the skill level shown and the determination to win. Not so impressed with the sore muscles and strawberrys you guys got from not wearing sliding shorts. A list of old timers:
Collin Jolly Parker Farley Joe Pradat
Robey Smalley Kent McGee Kevin Deese
Clayton Marchant Zayne Tyra James Tulledge
Taylor Conant Eric Deese Alex Foster
Special Thanks to our umpires; Danny "Strike Four " Matherson and Larry " Alumni are always safe" Mims
Thanks to the 2020 group of Old Timers who braved embarrasment and injury for one more moment of glory!
Grady Kelly, Drew Kellum, Austin Randolph, Conrad Smalley,Ethan Haines,JP Sanders, Brenton Sanders,Justin Dyer,Dylan Powell,Cole Beck,Matt Langston, and Pierce Goodbread.
Joe Pradat Lagrange College
Robey Smalley Washington & Lee
Collin Jolly Shelton State
Clay Thomas Shelton State
Parker Farley UAH
Kyle Andrews Shelton State
Lathan Johnson Southern Union
Baseball found this morning at Tuscaloosa amphitheater
Tuscaloosa police on patrol found a lone baseball this morning at the amphitheater with a "34" label. They contacted Coach Jack Smalley of Post 34 who identified the ball as the one hit by Nick Vickerson in last nights Alumni game. "That ball was still rising as it went by the flag in dead center field" Smalley said. "We wondered if it would carry the river or not, we were concerned it might hit someone's house and they would mistake it for a meteoroid".
19U 17U 15U BASEBALL
What a great game last night, thanks to all the Alumni and fans who showed up to watch a great game. The Alumni held a furious rally in the last inning to almost niche their first win against the Sr team. Special thanks to our Alumni umpires Danny Matherson and Larry Mims , these guys have seen more baseball in West Alabama than anybody and really enjoy getting to see these players again.
Thanks to the players for making Post 34 the most successful baseball program in the Alabama American Legion.
Collin Jolly,Taylor Clemmons,Kevin Deese,Nick Vickerson,Landon Sartain,Kent "MVP" McGee,Grady Kelly,Tyler Davis,Carson Dockery,Matthew Langston,Trevor Sprowl,Zane Tyra,Eric Deese, Tanner Rose
Maybe next year...?
- Coach Smalley, 2018
Coach Eric Deese UAH
Kevin Deese Drew Nicholson Post 34 '13/'14
Coach Tyler Davis '13,'14 West Alabama
Jake Vickerson '09,'10,'11 Shelton State Mason Elsberry Post 34 '13/'14/'15
Coach Clay Thomas '10,'11 UA
Coach Collin Jolly '11,'12,'12 Martin Methodist
Clayton Marchant '13,'14 Lawson State
James Tulledge Alabama
Kent McGee Post 34 '91,'92
Nick Vickerson Miss St ,Texas Rangers