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Two Arlington pitchers were the best in Legion all-star game

Right-handers combined to throw three shutout innings
D.J. Reichert of Arlington Post 1995 pitched well in his two innings of relief in the American Legion District 17 All-Star game on July 4.

Pitching throughout the game wasn’t always of the top quality during the July 4 American Legion District 17 All-Star baseball contest. The 11 different hurlers used combined to walk 12 batters, hit six more and toss a half dozen wild pitches, which all slowed the pace of the seven-inning event.

Of those who pitched, the two most effective were right-handers D.J. Reichert and James Pilot of Arlington Post 1995, both Yorktown High School graduates. They were members of the winning East All-Stars, who won over the West squad, 12-1, at Waters Field in Vienna.

Reichert threw the second two innings of scoreless and hitless relief for the East, getting the win. He struck out four and did walk one and hit a batter. Reichert threw 33 pitches, 18 for strikes.

Pilot pitched the final inning, allowing one hit, with three Ks and he walked one. Pilot threw 20 pitches, 11 for strikes.

Each set the tone for their good outings by fanning the first batters they faced.

The two are top pitchers for the Posts 1995 team this summer.