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Arlington Post 1995 had many contributors in all-star game

Reichert was selected as the contest's Most Valuable Player

The six players representing the Arlington Post 1995 team made contributions for the winning East side in the July 4 American Legion District 17 all-star baseball game at Waters Field in Vienna.

The East defeated the West, 12-1, in seven innings.

Helping the East to the victory was Post 1995’s D.J. Reichert. He was chosen the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Reichert was the winning pitcher, throwing two scoreless and hitless innings of relief with four strikeouts. He threw 33 pitches. With the bat, Reichert had an RBI double and scored two runs, getting hit by a pitch his other at-bat.

“My slider was working well for me on the mound,” said the 2024 Yorktown High School graduate, who will play for Garrett College in Maryland. “I didn’t hit much during the high-school season, so I wasn’t trying to do too much with the bat.”

James Pilot was another Post 1995 player who had a good game. He had an RBI single and a two-run double, and pitched one scoreless inning, allowing a hit and striking out three. He threw 18 pitches.

Pilot is a club baseball player at the University of Virginia.

Arlington’s Luke Harnishfeger had an RBI single and Jake Guffey of Arlington singled, stole a base and scored a run the team’s first run in the second inning.

Centerfielder Bradley Labant of Arlington threw out a runner at home.

Will Thompson of Arlington played first base and reached base once on a fielder’s choice, flying out his other at-bat.

Post 1995 manager Jason Moccia was a coach for the East team.