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Post 39 wins opener before bowing out of American Legion state tourney

Post 39 wins opener before bowing out of American Legion state tourney

Williamsburg Post 39's season concluded Thursday in the American Legion State Baseball Senior Tournament at James Wood High in Winchester as the Wildflowers fell 4-1 to Springfield Post 176.

Post 39 started the eight-team, double-elimination tournament in impressive, walk-off fashion against host Winchester Post 21 before being dropped to the losers' bracket with a narrow defeat to Lynchburg Post 16.

Post 39 manager Doug Mitchell said throughout the season that this group built chemistry quicker than most and the results often reflected the camaraderie as the Wildflowers tore through their District 3 schedule before reaching the championship game of the combined postseason...

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