WAHOO – Junior American Legion baseball teams opened the Class B State Tournament Saturday morning in Wahoo.
From Sam Crawford Field, Area 5 Champion Wayne Post 43 matched up against Area 2 Champion Plattsmouth Post 56.
Following a scoreless first inning from both teams, Plattsmouth jumped ahead with two runs in the top of the second. Plattsmouth then added three runs in each of the third and fourth innings to go up 8-0 before posting one more run in the fifth to win 9-0. (There was some confusion on the run-rule situation if it was 10 after five or eight after five innings).
Plattsmouth improves to 20-5 while Wayne Post 43 drops their first game of the season to now sit 24-1.
Wayne Post 43 only had two baserunners being Gavin Redden reaching safely on an error while Devin Anderson singled. Both runners were left stranded.
Wyatt Heikes suffered the loss in two and a third allowing five runs off eight hits while striking out and walking two batters each. Aiden Liston worked an inning and a third allowing three runs off four hits while striking out two batters. Ryan Karsky pitched an inning and a third allowing one run off two hits while striking out one batter.
Plattsmouth was led by Ethan Walker with three singles, a RBI and run scored while Gage Olson also singled three times and scored.
Parker Aughenbaugh singled, doubled and drove in two runs; Tyler Demboski singled, doubled and scored; Eli Horner doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice; Dylan Eby singled and scored twice; Gabe Villamonte singled and scored; Louis Ingram singled and scored as Henry Loontjer accounted for a RBI.
Villamonte picked up the complete game shutout victory in five innings allowing one hit while striking out nine batters.
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0 2 3 3 1 9 14 1 – Plattsmouth Post 56
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 – Wayne Post 43 Juniors
Plattsmouth will await the winner of either Alliance or Sutton at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the winners bracket while the Wayne Post 43 Juniors will face the loser at 10 a.m. in the first elimination Sunday morning.
Due to programming on both KTCH/KCTY, Sunday morning’s Wayne Junior Legion Baseball elimination game will start on the Big Red Country 104.9 & The City 1590/98.9 Facebook page. Then following the 10:00 a.m. church service, we’ll join in progress on the City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com. Wayne suffered a 9-0 loss to Plattsmouth this morning.
Follow along with Class B (Wahoo) and Class C (Creighton) Junior Legion State Tournament scores here.