There were no lengthy winning streaks for the Hilliard American Legion Post 614 Bradley baseball team. But when it did produce victories, the runs usually came in bunches.

There were no lengthy winning streaks for the Hilliard American Legion Post 614 Bradley baseball team. But when it did produce victories, the runs usually came in bunches.

That was the case on July 15 when Post 614 needed a win to stay alive in the double-elimination District 12 tournament. It came away with a 16-6 victory over Columbus Post 430 (Hartley).

Post 614 opened the tournament with a 9-3 loss to Post 614 Darby on July 15. The season ended at 12-15 overall following the 9-5 loss to Northwest Post 443 (Upper Arlington) last Friday.

"After the loss to Darby, we had to find out if the guys wanted their summer to end or if they wanted to play a few more games," coach Chance Strausbaugh said. "They really had a change of attitude against Hartley, and I think we had 11 hits or more."

Those extra games were important for a first-year program like Bradley which didn't have any seniors last spring, Strausbaugh said. Senior Luke Simeon, who led most of Post 614's offensive statistics, went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and Trey Welch was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI.

For the season, Simeon batted .443 with six doubles, 13 RBI and 21 stolen bases. He reached base 50 percent of the time and produced a .639 slugging percentage.

Junior Dalton Warner hit .405 with two doubles and a triple. Five others - Spencer Gates, Dray Hall, Kevin Bumgarner, Zach Lucente and Evan Parris - hit at least .300.

"Simeon was one of the top players in the spring and his hitting continued into the summer," Strausbaugh said. "As a team, we hit .300. When we won, we normally won big. With our losses, it was usually a one- or two-run game and we'd blow it toward the end of the game."

Senior Connor Driscoll earned the most starts on the mound. He was 2-1 in 45 innings with a 3.42 ERA and a team-high 25 strikeouts.

Trent Weaver and Warner (2-0, 1.80 ERA, 11.67 innings) each had two victories.

"They were younger than a lot of other guys," Strausbaugh said. "For the most part, they never gave up and represented Bradley well. It's one of those situations where they had a successful inaugural season. Now, it's time to continue that success or lay down. These guys will have to keep it going."