CHESTER --A rash of errors in the top of the third inning proved fatal for the Chester Post 27 squad, who dropped an 11-4 decision to Greenwood Post 20 in opening round American Legion playoff action at the Chester Baseball Stadium.
Chester committed three errors in the third, leading to seven Greenwood runs in the third.
"We made three or four errors during that inning," Chester coach Jeff Kerr said. "They added a couple of hits to compound it. Take away that inning, we would have been right in the ball game."
Following the third inning disaster, Chester held Greenwood scoreless until a single run was added in the top of the sixth.
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Post 27, who lost the opener of the best three-of-five series to Greenwood on Monday, avoided the shutout with two in the seventh, and single runs in the final two innings.
Matt Ammons, Maverick Farley, and Demarcus Moore belted two hits each for Chester, who actually out-hit Greenwood, 9-8.
Chester, 12-10 overall, will now face a must-win situation tonight at 7:30 in a road contest at Greenwood, who improves to 17-1.
"We have no excuses -- we will show up and play. We have Drew Thompson going for us on the mound and he will give it 100 percent," Kerr said.