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O'Donnell three-hit shutout powers Post 10 to victory

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SHELBY, N.C. -- Joe O'Donnell turned in an impressive performance, leading Wilmington, N.C., to a 5-0 victory over Branford, Conn. behind a three-hit shutout in first-round play at the American Legion World Series on Friday. 

O'Donnell was precise, collecting 16 ground ball outs in 9 innings of work.  He walked one and struck out four.

Offensively, both Chance Shepard and Collin Thacker drove in two runs.  Shepard was 3-for-3 on the day.

Greg Zullo recorded two of Branford's three hits.

Wilmington (35-2) advances to the championship bracket, where it will meet Gonzales, La., in the final game of the day.  Branford (32-3) will meet Petaluma, Calif. at approximately 1 p.m.

 

American Legion World Series
Wilmington, NC 5 (35-2), Branford, CT 0 (32-3)
Aug 16, 2013 at Shelby, NC (Game 4)

Branford, CT AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

Wilmington, NC AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

Mike Funaro 2b 

Tyler Criscuolo 3b/lf 

Kyle Hart cf 

Nicholas Perrelli rf 

Ben Criscuolo p/1b 

Greg Zullo 1b/3b 

Tyler Forgione ss 

Alexander Pantani c 

Chris Stankiewicz lf 

   Michael Schettino p 

Totals 

31 

24 

10 

 

                 

Christian Wolfe cf 

Steven Linkous ss 

Chance Shepard c 

Shane Shepard 3b 

Collin Thacker rf 

Jack Faircloth 2b 

Kenny Lanier lf 

Colin Dolan 1b 

17 

Tyler Kosh dh 

   Trey Croom dh 

Joe O'Donnell p 

Totals 

30 

27 

16 

 

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Branford, CT........ 000 000 000 -  0  3  3
Wilmington, NC...... 001 010 30X -  5  7  1
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E - Funaro,M; Criscuolo,T; Forgione,T; Dolan,C. DP - NC 1. LOB - CT 5; NC 9. 2B - Linkous,S; Shepard,C. SF - Thacker,C 2. SB - Linkous,S 3; Shepard,C. CS - Wolfe,C.

 

Ben Criscuolo L,0-1 

6.0 

25 

31 

                             

Michael Schettino  

2.0 

 

                           

Joe O'Donnell W,1-0 

9.0 

31 

32 

18 

                             

 

Win - O'Donnell,J (1-0). Loss - Criscuolo, B (0-1). Save - None. WP - Schettino, M; O'Donnell,J. BK - Criscuolo, B.

Umpires - HP: Phil Schlosser 1B: Mark Mayle 2B: Randy Sutton 3B: Terry Myers 
Start: 8:30 pm Time: 2:15 Attendance: 6676 

Criscuolo, B faced 3 batters in the 7th.

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