Post 5 Seniors win two

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Mo. — Two more games, two more wins for the Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors.

Post 5 won its first two games Saturday in the Fairview Heights Round Robin Tournament, beating Collinsville and Fairview Heights.

Post 5 opened the day with the 2-1 victory against Collinsville, paced by RBI from Connor Hager and Daniel Castillo.

Post 5 went on top 1-0 in the bottom of the first on a leadoff triple from Dylan Brauner and a run-scoring single from Hager.

After Collinsville tied it in the third, Post 5 won it in the sixth.

Patrick Schnieders stroked a one-out double, stole third and scored on Castillo’s groundout to the shortstop.

Brauner and Schnieders both went 2-for-3.

Collin Brinker picked up the win, tossing 12⁄3 innings of flawless relief, striking out five. Seth Lehmen got the start, going 51⁄3 innings and allowing one run on six hits with five strikeouts.

Post 5 then finished Saturday with the 5-3 victory against Fairview Heights.

Brauner and Schnieders both went 3-for-4 with an RBI in the opener, while Castillo went 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Levi Rose picked up the win, tossing two perfect innings of relief with a strikeout. Cole Distler started on the hill, giving up three runs on five hits in four innings of work. Brinker got the save by working a perfect seventh with a strikeout.

Post 5 went up 2-0 before Fairview Heights scored three in the third to take the lead. Brauner tied it with an RBI single in the sixth and Distler drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly a batter later.

Schnieders and Castillo strung together consecutive doubles in the seventh to tack on an insurance run.

Post 5 (23-1) continues round-robin play today with games against Alton and Lemay.

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