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Legion Post 130 Baseball Holds Spotless 8-0 Record

After years of being lumped with the middle of the pack in American Legion Baseball’s 17th District, Falls Church Post 130 has found its way to the top.

After years of being lumped with the middle of the pack in American Legion Baseball’s 17th District, Falls Church Post 130 has found its way to the top.

Post 130 is off to its best start in recent memory, sitting in first place at an unblemished 8-0, just one-half a game behind Vienna Post 180. However, in a league filled with college-level players and competition, some high school players have come up big recently for 130.

Falls Church scored its biggest win of the season on Tuesday night when they defeated Arlington Post 139 at Washington-Lee’s Quincy Field 6-5. After heading into the top of the ninth up 3-2, numerous errors plagued Falls Church as they entered the bottom of the frame down 5-3 with just three outs remaining.

Second baseman Chris Quinn, who will be a junior at Marshall High School next year, more than made up for an error he committed in the top of the inning, ripping a pitch from Arlington’s Jordan Labella into the right-center gap, scoring two runs and tying the game up.

The last hitter in Falls Church’s lineup, right fielder Danny Mendez, knocked a ground ball that glanced off the glove of Arlington’s third baseman, deflecting up the middle. Quinn dashed to third and then scurried home, setting off a raucous celebration from the Falls Church dugout at the walk-off win.

Falls Church, however, has yet to play the perennial powerhouse Vienna, but a make-up game is slated for next Wednesday. Post 130 looks to extend its perfect record this Thursday when they take on winless McLean Post 184 at Oakton High School at 7 p.m.