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BLUE SPRINGS — The Jefferson City Post 5 Seniors reached the semifinals Sunday in the Fike Wood Bat Tournament, finishing the five-day tournament with a 4-2 record.

Post 5 began pool play last Wednesday with an 8-0 win in five innings against the Blue Springs Elks.

Jefferson City scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to win by run-rule. Billy Underwood hit a pair of singles in the inning, while Jaden Chapman capped the scoring with a two-run single.

Chapman also finished with two hits, adding a double in the second inning. Chase Schnieders, Jacob Roettgen and Alex Grellner each had RBI hits in the fourth.

Roettgen was the winning pitcher for Post 5, tossing four innings of two-hit ball with two walks and five strikeouts. Schnieders pitched the fifth inning, walking one and striking out one.

Individual statistics for the rest of the Post 5 tournament games were not available.

On Thursday, Jefferson City continued pool play with an 8-0 win against Thoman-Boothe Post 338 in Grain Valley.

Post 5 finished pool play Friday with its last two games back at Hidden Valley Sports Complex, defeating C&H Construction 11-3 before losing to the Omaha Spikes 10-8.

Omaha won Pool B, but Jefferson City earned one of the final three spots into the quarterfinals of the 25-team tournament.

On Saturday, Post 5 won by forfeit against SMCI of De Soto, moving straight into the semifinals. On Sunday, Jefferson City lost 11-8 to Moline (Ill.) Post 246.

Union Bank won the Fike Tournament, routing Moline 14-0 in the championship game Sunday afternoon.

The Post 5 Seniors (14-3) will represent District 8 in the Missouri AAA Zone 1 Tournament, which is scheduled to take place next week in Washington.

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