Wayne Post 43 Juniors Fall In 10-Inning Elimination Game, Finish Third In Class B State Tournament

WAHOO – Wayne Post 43 scored a trio of runs late in the game to force extras in Wednesday evening’s elimination semifinal.

From Sam Crawford Field in Wahoo, the Class B Junior American Legion baseball state tournament began the day with three teams.

Wayne Post 43 dug themselves an early 3-0 hole before scoring four consecutive runs but lost on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 10th to Plattsmouth Post 56. Final being 5-4.

Neither team scored early until the home half of the third when Plattsmouth drove in the first run of the game. Post 56 then added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to lead 3-0. Following back-to-back scoreless innings in the fifth and sixth, Wayne Post 43 scored three runs in the top of the seventh to force extras. Both teams scored a run in the eighth before Plattsmouth drove in the game winning run in the home half of the 10th with two outs to win 5-4.

Plattsmouth improved to then 23-6 while Wayne Post 43 ended their season at 27-2 (both losses to Plattsmouth).

Devin Anderson singled, doubled and drove in two runs while Jase Dean singled twice and drove in a run for Wayne.

Wyatt Heikes doubled and scored; Gavin Redden singled as Zach McManigal, Will Leseberg and Kaleb Moormeier all scored.

Anderson suffered the loss in three and a third of relief allowing two runs off one hit while striking out one batter and walking four. Moormeier started the opening six and a third allowing three runs off four hits while striking out six batters, walking one and hitting one.

 

Parker Aughenbaug singled twice and drove in two runs while Henry Loontjer doubled and drove in a run for Plattsmouth.

Louis Ingram tripled and scored; Gabe Villamonte singled and scored; Tyler Demboski accounted for a RBI; Eli Horner scored twice as Dylan Eby scored.

Ingram picked up the win in two and a third of relief allowing one run off three hits while striking out one batter and walking two. Aughenbaugh started the opening six and two thirds allowing three runs off three hits while striking out six batters, walking three and hitting one.

Game Five:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E

0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 6 5 – Wayne Post 43 Juniors

0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 5 4 – Plattsmouth Post 56 Juniors

 

In the Class B Junior Legion winner-take-all championship game, Lincoln Christian Post 3 shutout Plattsmouth, 8-0 in six innings to be crowned champion with Plattsmouth finishing runner-up.

Class B (Wahoo) Junior American Legion State Tournament scores here.

Creighton bracket:

Class Junior Legion state tourney bracket

Class C round four scores favored Imperial over DCB, 12-9 in the opening elimination game while Malcolm knocked out Pender, 10-2 as Hayden Frank from Malcolm posted a walk-off grand slam in the fifth.

Malcolm (undefeated in the tournament) will need just one win over Imperial this evening starting at 5 p.m. while Imperial will need to win twice to be crowned Class C Junior Legion state champions this evening ion Creighton. On Tuesday, Malcolm won 7-1 over Imperial.

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