PIERCE – After both Junior and Senior American Legion Ralph Bishop League tournament games began in one location on Sunday, the Juniors division continued into their respective quarterfinal round for each division.
#4 Wayne Post 43 visited #1 Pierce Monday evening in the RBL Juniors North Division.
Both teams were scoreless through five innings until Pierce put up the only run on the board in the bottom of the sixth to hold on for the 1-0 victory. Wayne Post 43 is now sit 8-7.
Jase Dean recorded a walk while Aiden Liston was hit by pitch being the only Post 43 base runners.
Liston (37 pitches) suffered the loss in the final inning and a third allowing an earned run off two hits while walking two batters. James Dorcey (60 pitches) started the opening four and two-thirds allowing two hits while striking out four batters and walking one.
Pierce’s Jace Mohr (96 pitches) tossed the complete game, no-hitter in seven innings striking out 18 batters and walking one. Only three Wayne batters put the ball in play being two groundouts and a flyout.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Wayne
0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1 4 0 – Pierce
The Wayne Post 43 Juniors will be off until they join their Seniors team on Wednesday, July 7 hosting Wisner-Pilger/Dodge-Howells at 5:30/8 p.m. The Class B Area 5 Junior Tournament is scheduled for July 9 – 14. Albion is the host and will be joined by Columbus Lakeview, O’Neill, Pierce, Plainview, St. Paul and Wayne.
The Class B Area 5 Senior Legion Tournament will be held in Wayne between July 23-28. Teams joining Post 43 will include Columbus Lakeview, O’Neill, Pierce, Schuyler and Stanton.
North Division second round Junior Legion scores: Tuesday, June 29
#1 Pierce defeated #4 Wayne, 1-0 while #2 Hartington defeated #3 Battle Creek, 8-0. Thursday, July 1 semifinal game will feature #1 Pierce vs. #2 Hartington at 7 p.m. in Pierce.
South Division second round Junior Legion scores: Tuesday, June 29
#1 Columbus Lakeview vs. #5 Wisner-Pilger/Dodge-Howells (no score reported) while #3 Arlington edged #2 Pender, 5-4. Thursday night semifinal game will be #2 Pender vs. winner of Lakeview/W-P/D-H game at 7 p.m. from the highest South Division seed.
North Division second round Senior Legion schedule: Tuesday, June 29
#2 Battle Creek vs. #3 Pierce at 5:30 p.m. followed by #1 Wayne vs. #4 Ponca at 8 p.m. from Hank Overin Field in Wayne. Semifinal game will be played on Friday, July 2 at the highest North seed at 7 p.m.
South Division second round Senior Legion schedule: Tuesday, June 29
#2 Pender vs. #6 Hooper-Scribner at 5:30 p.m. followed by #1 Columbus Lakeview vs. #4 West Point at 8 p.m. in Columbus Semifinal game will be played on Friday, July 2 at the highest South seed at 7 p.m.