Post 43 Juniors Crowned Wood Bat Champion, Seniors Go 1-1

Post 43 Juniors Crowned Wood Bat Champion, Seniors Go 1-1
Wayne Post 43 Juniors. Courtesy of Robbie Gamble.

WAKEFIELD –  Two locations hosted games over the weekend during the Max “Bud” Greve Wood Bat Tournament for American Legion teams.

From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, the Wayne Post 43 Juniors picked up pool play wins of 12-0 over Creighton and 3-1 against Lennox on Saturday before also winning 7-1 over the Lincoln Blackhawks in bracket play on Sunday in Wakefield and securing a 1-0 win against Lennox to be crowned the Junior Division champions. The Post 43 Juniors are now 10-0 overall.

The Wayne Post 43 Seniors split their pool play games on Saturday falling to Arlington, 8-7 and defeating Wahoo, 9-8. The Wayne Seniors are now 3-5 on the season.

In the Juniors shutout win over Creighton, Gavin Redden doubled, drove in three runs and scored while Kaden Keller doubled, drove in a run and scored. Zach McManigal singled, drove in a run and scored twice; Jase Dean singled and drove in a run; Wyatt Heikes accounted for two RBI and a run scored; Aiden Liston added a RBI; Kaleb Moormeier and Alex Rodriguez both scored twice as single runs came from Will Leseberg, Devin Anderson and Calvin Ankeny.

Combining for the victory were Moormeier (26 pitches) in two innings allowing one hit while striking out four batters, Keller (44) worked two innings allowing three hits while striking out five batters and walking two as Rodriguez (13) closed out the final inning striking out one batter.

Game One:

1 2 3 4 5 R  H E

6 5 1 0 0 12 4 1 – Post 43 Juniors

0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1 – Creighton

 

During the first win against Lennox, Keller doubled and drove in a run while Rodriguez doubled and scored. Dean singled and drove in a run as single runs came from Redden and Moormeier.

Redden (87) picked up the complete game victory in seven innings allowing one run off two hits while striking out 11 batters and walking one.

Game Two:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

0 0 0 0 0 1 0  1 2 3 – Lennox

0 1 0 0 1 1 X 3 3 2 – Post 43 Juniors

 

From the bracket play win over the Lincoln Blackhawks, Aiden Liston singled, doubled and drove in two runs while Redden and Dean both singled twice, drove in a run and scored. Keller singled, drove in a run and scored; Ankeny and Moormeier both singled and scored; Devin Anderson singled as single runs came from Ryan Karsky and Heikes.

Liston (59) picked up the complete game victory in six innings allowing one run off three hits while striking out two batters and walking one.

Game Three:         

1 2 3 4 5 6 R  H E

1 1 1 2 2 0  7 10 1 – Post 43 Juniors

0 0 0 1 0 0  1   3 3 – Lincoln Blackhawks

 

In the Juniors division championship win, Keller doubled and drove in a run; Redden doubled and scored while Ankeny doubled. Devin Anderson, Rodriguez and Heikes all singled.

Heikes (44) picked up the win in three scoreless innings allowing two hits while striking out four batters and walking one. Liston (44) worked the final four scoreless innings striking out five batters and walking one.

Game Four:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 2 0 – Lennox

0 0 1 0 0 0 X 1 6 0 – Post 43 Juniors

 

During the Wayne Seniors loss, Justin Sherman singled twice and drove in a run while Jacob Anderson and Toby Braun both singled and scored. Aiden Liston singled and drove in a run as Gavin Redden, Kaleb Moormeier and James Dorcey all accounted for a RBI and run scored; Calvin Starzl added a RBI and Calvin Ankeny scored twice.

Cooper Zara (56 pitches) suffered the loss in two and a third innings of relief allowing eight runs (six earned) off four hits while striking out two batters and walking three. James Dorcey (45) started the opening three scoreless innings allowing three hits while striking out three batters. Justin Sherman (10) came in for the final out and walked one batter.

Game One:

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E

1 0 2 0 0 4  7 5 1 – Post 43 Seniors

0 0 0 1 0 7  8 7 0 – Arlington

 

From the victory, Dorcey doubled, drove in three runs and scored while Jacob Anderson singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice. Keller singled twice, drove in a run and scored twice; Moormeier singled, drove in a run and scored; Justin Sherman and Jase Dean both singled and scored; Liston singled and drove in a run as Braun scored.

Combining for the victory were Starzl (74) in two and a third allowing six earned runs off two hits while striking out three batters and walking six as Justin Sherman (17) closed out the final two-thirds allowing two earned runs off one hit while striking out and walking one batter each.

Game Two:

1 2 3 R H E

2 0 6  8 3 0 – Wahoo

1 1 7  9 9 0 – Post 43 Seniors

 

Both the Wayne Post 43 Juniors and Seniors are right back in action this evening hosting Crofton at 5:30/8 p.m.

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