Post 5 Seniors win two at tourney

WASHINGTON — The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors just won’t lose.

Post 5 improved its already gaudy record to 17-0 by defeating Eureka and Ballwin on Thursday to open up the Washington Wood Bat Showcase.

Post 5 opened with a 7-3 victory against Eureka.

Patrick Schnieders picked up the win by going 51⁄3 innigns and allowing one run on three hits with six strikeouts.

Dylan Brauner was a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI, Daniel Castillo went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Cole Distler and Trevor Schnieders both collected two RBI.

Post 5 then took down Ballwin 3-2 in walk-off fashion.

Tied at 2 entering the bottom of the seventh, Brauner led off with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Distler and scored when Trevor Schnieders doubled to center.

Post 5 had taken a 2-0 lead in the third before Ballwin tied the game in the fourth.

Collin Brinker was the winner, tossing 31⁄3 innings of scoreless relief. He struck out five and allowed one hit. Jacob Koelling started, pitching 32⁄3 innings and allowing two runs on two hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.

Post 5 continues tournament play with a game against House Springs at noon today at Ronsick Field in Washington.

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