The number 13’s reputation as a harbinger of bad luck was dampened by the efforts of the Big Island Post 217 at this year’s Legion baseball state tournament.
The Islanders put on quite the performance, earning runner-up status to South Richmond.
“We just ran out of pitching,” said Coach Kelly Russell.
A variety of reasons, including the start of football season, reduced the number of players on the team. When it rolled into Stuarts Draft for the start of the tournament, it was down to that dreadful 13 number.