Seniors go 2-1 at Blue Springs Wooden Bat Tournament

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors went 2-1 in their next slate of games Thursday and Friday at the Blue Springs Wooden Bat Tournament.

Post 5 suffered a rare loss to open play Thursday, falling to O’Fallon West 6-1.

Cole Distler was the only player for Post 5 with multiple hits, collecting a pair of singles.

After O’Fallon took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first and extended the margin to 2-0 in the fourth, Post 5 got a run back in the fifth thanks to a couple errors. O’Fallon scored four runs in the sixth to cap the scoring.

Seth Lehmen suffered the loss for Post 5, allowing six runs on 12 hits in six innings of work.

Post 5 responded with a 10-0 victory against Independence in Thursday’s nightcap.

Patrick Schnieders picked up the win, tossing five innings and allowing three hits with seven strikeouts and a walk.

Trevor Schnieders went 3-for-3 with two RBI, Corey Beard went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Dylan Brauner went 2-for-4.

Post 5 scored three in the second, two in both the third and the fourth and three more in the fifth.

The Seniors used a little extra-inning magic Friday in a 2-1 victory in 10 innings against Union Bank.

Tied at 1 entering the top of the 10th, Kyler Maxey led off the frame by reaching second base. After advancing to third on a groundout, Daniel Castillo hit a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Maxey.

The dramatic win came after a thrilling ninth inning. Post 5 took a 1-0 lead in the top of the frame when Connor Hager reached second to lead off the inning, moved to third on a sacrifice fly from Trevor Schnieders and scored on another sac fly from Distler.

Union Bank tied it on a two-out single in the bottom of the frame to send it to extras.

Trevor Schnieders collected a pair of hits to lead the Post 5 attack. Also the starting pitcher, the Helias graduate tossed 81⁄3 innings and allowed a run on nine hits with six strikeouts.

Collin Brinker picked up the win, tossing 2⁄3 of an inning and allowing a hit.

Distler captured the save, tossing the 10th inning while allowing a hit and striking out two.

Post 5 (30-4) continues tournament play today.


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