Herkimer County Community College will be well-represented on the field Friday when Whitestown Post 1113 defends its District V championship at Murnane Field.
Reigning state champion Whitestown Post, undefeated during the 15-game District V regular season, played its way into the championship game with a 12-2 mercy rule-shortened victory over Utica Post 229 Wednesday at SUNYIT. Whitestown Post had beaten Clonan-Wicks-Staley Post 1000 12-0 Monday and Helmuth-Ingalls Post 232 5-2 Tuesday in the double-elimination tournament.
Coached by Paul Engelhart, a Herkimer assistant, the Whitestown Post roster includes current Generals Dan Smith, Ryan Watson and Brendan Heitz.
The other finalists was to be determined Thursday when two games were played in Utica. Smith Post 24 and Helmuth-Ingalls Post played off first with the winner playing on against Utica Post.
Play begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. with a second game to follow if Whitestown Post is beaten. The winner will be back at Murnane Field next week for the state tournament.
Compiled From Times Staff Reports