Front Royal earns home victory

Daily Staff Report – sports@nvdaily.com

FRONT ROYAL — The Front Royal American Legion Post 53 baseball team picked up a 12-4 victory over Stafford Post 290 Americans on Sunday at Bing Crosby Stadium.

Front Royal (5-1) pounded out 13 hits in the victory. Patrick McGrath led the way with a 2-for-3 effort including a double. McGrath scored a run and drove in two for Post 53.

Also for Front Royal, Hunter Partlowe was 2-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI, Tyler Hott was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Neil Dutton went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Julian Bussells added three RBIs and Connor McMackin chipped in two more RBIs for Post 53.

John Reith, who pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief following Front Royal starter Joey Catalani, earned the win.