Thursday, June 14, 2012


As many Nevada County Little League's close their regular season score books, many high school players are begining their summer baseball action. Players on the American Legion Post 84 players aspire to play at the next level and they will showcase their talents this summer in hopes of catching a college coaches eye or just for the fun of it.

Click here for the Richard W. Townsend Post 84 summer baseball schedule. The team is out to a 3-0 start. They have won each by way of the mercy rule. The names on the roster look more like an All-star team than a recreational team.

American Legion Baseball enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues. Today, the program registers over 5,400 teams in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Almost 100,000 youths, ages 15 to 19, participate annually. Since its inception, the league has had 10 million players, and nearly 75 percent of current college players are program graduates.

Click here for an Auburn Jounrnal Post 84 senior team article which mensions Troy Runte, Jake Jarmon, Trevor McGhee of Bear River High school as well as Shane Soria of Forest Lake and Jake Sween of Valley Christian.

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