Two-out rally pushes Dieterich to win; Post 628 beats Vandalia Post 95 4-3
Down one with two outs and Vandalia Post 95 ace Zach Schaal coming in in relief, Dieterich Post 628 had a tough task to keep its season alive.
But down 3-2, Cole Hartke and Charlie Thoele laced back-to-back singles to score Briar Schmidt and Flach, respectively, to take a 4-3 lead.
Clayton Campton held the lead in the seventh, striking out two and getting Post 95 in order to keep Dieterich's season alive.
Late Newton rally downs Robinson 4-2
Newton Post 20 rarely had an answer for Robinson Post 69's Brayden Burch, but thanks to a few key Robinson errors, Newton took their District 23 opener 4-2 Friday night.
With the game tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Mitch Jansen led off with a walk, followed by Tim Weber reaching on an error by Robinson shortstop Zander Laino and a bunt single by Luke Geier.
Mike Carr came through with a bloop single to center, scoring Jansen to put Newton up 2-1.Burch struck out John Grunloh and Joe Stone, but second baseman Cameron Neese booted a grounder by Mitch Bierman and two more runs scored.
Teutopolis takes down South Central 3-1
Teutopolis Post 924 scored its first run two batters into the game and would never trail from there, holding off late rallies from South Central Post 519 to win 3-1 at the Junior Legion District 23 tournament Friday night.
Post 120 pulls away from Dieterich
A pitcher’s duel between Effingham’s Will Clausius and Dieterich’s Charlie Thoele broke not at the plate, but on the mound.
Tied 0-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Effingham Post 120 got its first run via a bases-loaded, two out balk. The lead would hold up as Post 120’s offense sparked, and Effingham beat Dieterich Post 628 5-0 in the Junior Legion District 23 tournament opener.
Vandalia upsets second-seeded Altamont
Altamont Post 512 never got the bats going, falling to Vandalia Post 95 5-2 in their Junior Legion District 23 tournament opener Thursday night.
Altamont, coming off a trip to the state tournament last summer, was upset by Vandalia and Zach Schaal. Post 512 was the second seed in the tournament, but Schaal was up to the challenge for seventh-seeded Vandalia.
He pitched a complete game, knocking Altamont to the loser’s bracket — where they battled their way out of at last year’s district tournament to make the divisional round. Altamont scored two runs late on an error by shortstop Matt Radamachier, but those were the post’s only runs.
Vandalia powers past Teutopolis
Teutopolis Post 924 fell behind after two Vandalia Post 95 home runs, and even with one of their own, Teutopolis never came all the way back and fell 8-4 to Vandalia Wednesday night at the District 23 tournament.
South Central alum Patton traded to Texas
The AAA All-Star break truly separated the seasons into halves for South Central alumnus Spencer Patton, as he ended the first half as a member of the Omaha Storm Chasers and will begin the second half with the Round Rock Express.
Chesnut's homer downs Teutopolis
Caleb Chesnut’s seventh-inning home run put Olney Post 30 up for good, proving to be the winning margin in a slim 2-1 win over Teutopolis Post 924 Tuesday night.
Chesnut’s homer came with two outs in the seventh down the left-field line, one batter after Trystin Runyon had hit a long fly ball to center that had been tracked down by Tommy Flach.
Post 924 now plays tonight at 7 p.m., facing the winner of the Robinson Post 69 vs. Vandalia Post 95 game in the loser’s bracket. Teutopolis’ season will be on the line against a team that they already beat in this tournament, as they topped both teams Sunday.
Effingham Post 120 eliminated in 6-4 loss
Effingham Post 120 fell in an early hole and couldn’t recover, losing to Robinson Post 69 6-4 and ending their three-year reign as District 23 champions.
The loss knocked them out of the the double-elimination tournament, after losing 15-1 Sunday to Olney Post 30.
It was a frustrating loss for the defending champions, a defeat in which Alex Hoelscher was ejecting for arguing balls and strikes, a common theme of the game.
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