Post 5 nipped by Rutland

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RUTLAND — A double by Ethan Coarse in the bottom of the eighth gave Rutland a thrilling 6-5 victory over Brattleboro in an American Legion baseball game on Tuesday night.

Christ Frost, Dan Petrie and Hunter Beebe all had a pair of hits for the visitors, including a triple by the former. Jeremy Rounds, Aaron Petrie and Joe Rafus chipped in with one hit apiece.

Christian Thomsen and Forrester Avard split the pitching duties for Brattleboro. They combined for five strikeouts, seven walks and an eight-hitter.

Post 5 (4-3) will compete in the Gubby Tournament in Keene, N.H., starting with a game against Concord, N.H. on Friday at 2 p.m.

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