Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 heads into today's doubleheader at St. Marys on quite a roll as the Todd Engle led squad has won eight games in a row since returning from a baseball tournament in Troy two weekends ago.
Quality starting pitching has been a constant for 17-4 Beverly/Lowell throughout the early stages of the 2012 season and the past week has been no exception.
Beverly/ Lowell came up with a doubleheader sweep of St. Clairsville last Saturday, rolling to a pair of mercy rule wins by scores of 12-0 and 19-5.
Ben Barnas tossed a complete game one-hitter in the opener and B/L jumped all over St. Clairsville in the night cap, scoring 10 runs in the opening inning.
Tyler Proctor continued to swing the big stick for Post 389/750, driving in five runs with a pair of triples and a double to pace the offense.
Mother Nature was the big winner Wednesday evening as Beverly/ Lowell traveled to Don Coss Field for a scheduled twinbill.
Rain stopped play after four innings of the opener with Beverly/Lowell leading 6-0 behind the right arm of Monroe Central's Kordell Antill.
Antill, who improved his record to 5-0 on the season with the rain shortened victory, was touched up for a triple by the lead off hitter in the game, but did not allow another Cambridge batter to reach base in his four innings of work.
Clay Ullman collected two singles and two RBI's for B/L.
A pair of Marietta Tiger hurler's took care of business in Athen's on Wednesday night, as lefty Evan Sawyer and Barnas registered complete game victories.
Sawyer (3-0) allowed just six hits and two earned runs in a 7-2 first game win, while Barnas(3-2) notched his second complete game victory of the week in a 12-1 game two win.
Offensively B/L was paced by Landon Kern with three hits and three RBI's, Proctor with four RBI's and a pair of singles, and Eli Lenington, Ethan Estes, and Clay Ullman, who all chipped in with two hits apiece.
Proctor is hitting a white hot .508 on the season with four home runs and 41 RBI's, while Kern is hitting .481.
Lenington has scored 33 runs in the first 21 games and Estes continues to impress as his average has climbed all the way to .431 on the season.
Saturday's opener is scheduled for a 1 p.m. first pitch.