Post 12 suffers similar fate
By Jarann Johnson
At the end of last summer, Post 12 was playing for an American Legion state tournament berth and fell to Hazen.
This summer, they were in a similar position but taking on the Beulah Cyclones for an American State Tournament berth.
After losing 3-0 to Velva in the opening round of the Class A West Region Tournament in Makoti, Post 12 fans entered their state-qualifying game knowing they had a 3-1 regular season record against Beulah.
But Post 12 fans also knew that Beulah was a different team now and came into the region tournament as the No.1 seed; beating the No. 1 seed for a state tournament berth wouldn’t be easy.
Beulah held on to win 7-5, but early on Post 12 looked poised to grab the upset win. Post 12 lead 4-0 after the end of the top of the first inning.
For Beulah starter Alec Battest it was a long first inning – 36 pitches long to be exact. The hurler started strongly by retiring the first two batters but soon faced trouble getting the third out.