SEDALIA — The Jefferson City Post 5 Freshmen posted a 2-2 record last weekend to finish in fifth place in the Sedalia Junior Legion Tournament at Liberty Park.
Post 5 went 1-1 in pool play last Saturday, winning 8-6 against 643KC and losing 5-4 to Willard. In bracket play, Jefferson City lost 9-8 to Oak Grove Post 379 on Sunday, then finished the tournament Monday with a 10-2 win in five innings against St. Joseph Post 11.
Post 5 used a five-run fifth inning to pull past 643KC in the opener. Matthew Robertson and Justin Atnip each had a single and two RBI in the win, while Easton Stuckenschnieder had an RBI double.
Kase Winegar was the winning pitcher in relief for Jefferson City, throwing 2 1/3 innings and allowing one run on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
Post 5 and Willard were tied at 3 through six innings. Willard scored two runs in the top of the seventh, but Jefferson City was only able to answer with one run.
Robertson had a single and sacrifice fly to lead Jefferson City's offense. Conner Bax pitched the first five innings, allowing three runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Colten Bryan threw the last two innings, giving up two runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
In bracket play against Oak Grove, Post 5 trailed 8-6 after six innings. In the top of the seventh, Robertson hit a two-run double, driving in Jake Hagner and Bax to tie and extend the game.
Oak Grove won on a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.
Bax went 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles and two RBI. Hagner added a single and a double, while Robertson had two RBI.
Thorn Phillips got the no-decision, pitching the first 4 1/3 innings while allowing five runs on two hits with seven walks and six strikeouts.
In the fifth-place game against St. Joseph, Post 5 led 5-1 after two innings and scored five more runs in the fourth to win by run-rule.
Bax had three of the team's 12 hits, finishing with three singles and three RBI. Phillips hit a single and a double and Stuckenschnieder had two singles and two RBI.
Hagner picked up the win for Jefferson City, allowing two runs on two hits with six walks and eight strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
The Post 5 Freshmen (5-2) will play a doubleheader today against Washington Post 218 at Ronsick Park.