WAYNE – Following two league tournament wins, the Wayne Post 43 Juniors found themselves in the North Division final of the Ralph Bishop League Tournament Thursday evening.
Back at Hank Overin Field in Wayne, #1 Post 43 welcomed in #2 Battle Creek.
Wayne Post 43 won by run-rule in five innings over Battle Creek, 9-1. Post 43 improves their overall record to 19-0 advancing to Saturday evening’s RBL Championship game.
Aiden Liston doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored while Zach McManigal singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored.
Gavin Redden singled, drove in two runs and scored; Devin Anderson singled and scored twice; Kaleb Moormeier singled and drove in two runs; Wyatt Heikes singled, drove in a run and scored as Kaden Keller, Ryan Karsky and Will Leseberg all scored.
Heikes (93) picked up the complete game victory in five innings allowing one run off four hits while striking out six batters and walking one.
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0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 – Battle Creek
3 3 0 0 3 9 8 4 – Post 43 Juniors
The South Division Final favored #2 Pender over #1 Arlington, 7-5.
Battle Creek will face Arlington at noon in the Juniors RBL consolation round from West Point while Wayne Post 43 will play Pender at 5 p.m. in the championship game. Wayne won 7-2 at Pender on June 22.
Senior Legion games will play their championships divisional rounds on Friday, July 1.
North Division: #1 Battle Creek vs. #2 South Sioux City at 7 p.m.
South Division: #3 Pender vs. #1 Columbus Lakeview at 7 p.m.
The two winners will square off on Saturday, July 2 in West Point for the RBL Senior Legion Championship game at 7:30 p.m. while the losers will play at 2:30 p.m. also on Saturday in West Point in the consolation round.