Post 43 Juniors Go 1-1 In Saturday Wood Bat Pool Play Games

WAYNE – The Wayne Post 43 Junior American Legion baseball team took part in a pair of home games Saturday from Hank Overin Field.

A part of the 2017 Max Greve Wood Bat Tournament, Wayne competed with Wisner/Pilger/Dodge/Howells and Lennox (South Dakota).

From the opening contest, Wisner jumped out front with a three-run first inning. Wayne Post 43 then countered with a run in the second and a 12-run third inning to lead 13-3. Wayne outscored Wisner in the fourth, 4-1 to win 17-4.

Brock Hopkins recorded a pair of singles and a RBI while Jacob Kneifl added two singles, a double and three RBI’s. Trevor DeBoer and Tyler Gilliland each singled and drove in a pair of runs.

Drew Buck picked up the win in three and a third innings allowing four runs (one earned) off of two hits while striking out two batters and walking three. Brock Hopkins worked the final inning and a third allowing one hit while walking two batters.


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0 1  12 4 X   17 8 2 – Post 43

During the second game, Lennox scored single runs in each of the second and third innings while Wayne Post 43 tied the game with a two-run third inning. Lennox brought in a run in the sixth before Wayne added another in the seventh to force extra innings. It came down to the 10th inning when Lennox scored two runs to win 5-3. With the two losses, Wayne Post 43 is now 8-6.

Blake Bartos recorded a pair of singles while Jacob Kneifl added a single and two RBI’s. DeBoer singled and drove in a run as Josh Lutt singled.

Josh Lutt started the first seven innings allowing three runs (two earned) off of six hits while striking out five batters and walking three. Kneifl pitched two innings striking out two batters as Jacob Sherman suffered the loss in a third of an inning allowing two earned runs off of two hits while walking two batters. Gilliland worked the final two-thirds.


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0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0   0 3 6 1 – Post 43

Wayne Post 43 finished second in Pool B and is currently in action with Hartington, first place team of Pool A. The winner will advance to the Juniors Wood Bat Tournament Championship game held at 5 p.m. in Wakefield.

Other Saturday scores from Hank Overin Field: Arlington Seniors won 8-0 over Ainsworth, Beresford Seniors won 8-0 over Wayne, Bruning-Davenport-Schickley Seniors won 8-0 over Pierce and BDS Seniors won 6-1 over Wayne.

Saturday scores from Eaton Field: Lennox Seniors won 7-4 over Wisner, Lennox Juniors won 12-4 over Wisner, Arlington Seniors won 12-2 over Lennox, Harington Juniors win 5-4 over Beresford, Beresford Seniors won 12-11 over Pierce and Wisner Seniors won 12-2 over Ainsworth.

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