Post 217 wins againin Showcase, 6-1


SPRINGFIELD — Sidney Post 217 went 2-0 in the Best of Ohio Showcase baseball tournament Friday afternoon, beating the Cincinnati Patriots 6-1 in action in Springfield.

The team was scheduled to play the Dayton Raiders Friday night.

Dan Borchers pitched the entire way for Sidney and allowed just four hits. He struck out three and walked three.

“Dan didn’t have his best stuff, but he fought through it and gave us a complete game,” said Legion coach Jim Koewler.

Post 217 sprayed 12 hits around the diamond, all singles. Dakota Bollinger and Owen Leugers had two hits apiece.

Sidney scored three times in the bottom of the second to take the early lead. Drew Wehrman singled and Kyle Noble walked ahead of singles by Austin McLain, Jace Barga and Bollinger.

Cincinnati scored its lone run in the top of the fifth but Sidney answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning on a single by Leugers, a sacrifice by Wehrman, an error, and singles by Noble and Koppin.

Sidney completed the scoring in the sixth when Bollinger singled and moved up on a passed ball, then scored on a single by Leugers.

Upcoming games

Today, Sunday — Best of Ohio Showcase. Games to be played at Wright State, Wittenberg and Athletes in Action in Xenia.

Monday — home vs. Prospect Legion, 6 p.m.

Tuesday — home vs. Findlay, 9-inning game, 6 p.m.

Wednesday — at Marysville, 9-inning game, 6 p.m.

Thursday — home vs. Piqua, 9-inning game, 6:30

Saturday, July 11 — home vs. Pemberville, doubleheader, noon.

Sunday, July 12 — at Ottawa, doubleheader, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 14 — home vs. Miami Valley Wolverines, 9-inning game, 6:30

July 16, 17, 18, 19 — District Tournament at Piqua (Sidney, Piqua, Troy, Greenville)