Sidney Post 217 Red holds on against Troy


By staff reports



Sidney Post 217 Red’s Eric Schmidt throws a strike during an American Legion baseball game on Tuesday at Duke Park in Troy. The Legion squad began its season last week. Sidney Post 217 is operating two senior squads this year, a Red squad and a White squad.

Sidney Post 217 Red’s Eric Schmidt throws a strike during an American Legion baseball game on Tuesday at Duke Park in Troy. The Legion squad began its season last week. Sidney Post 217 is operating two senior squads this year, a Red squad and a White squad.


Rob Kiser | AIM Media Midwest

TROY — The Troy Senior Legends were looking for their second straight walk-off win when Sidney Post 217 Red visited Tuesday night.

But, a seventh-inning rally came up one run short as Post 217 Red held on for a 5-4 victory.

Troy trailed 5-2 going to the home seventh.

Darius Boeke led off with a bloop single. With one out, Warren Hartzell and Noah McEldowney drilled back-to back doubles, and suddenly it was a 5-4 game.

But, Carson Taylor came in for Sidney and got two outs to end the rally and the game.

Sidney had taken a 1-0 lead in the second when Aiden Booth tripled and scored on Taylor’s single.

Sidney made it 2-0 in the third.

Ryan Schloss singled, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a wild pitch.

Troy cut the deficit in half in the home third inning.

Cy Baisden drew a one-out walk and went to second on a wild pitch.

With two outs, Jonny Baileys hit a fly ball that neither the center fielder or right fielder could find in the sky, and it went for an RBI double.

Sidney stretched the lead to 4-1 in the fourth inning.

Alex Keller was hit by a pitch, and Xavier Phlipot doubled him in.

Schloss then would hit an RBI single to score Phlipot.

It stayed that way until the Troy sixth inning.

Alex Keller relieved starter Eric Schmidt. Conner Carver was hit by a pitch, McEldowney walked, and Zach Prouty singled to load the bases.

Baisden drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 4-2 with one out, but Keller got two ground outs to get out of the jam.

Sidney added what would be an important insurance run in the top of the seventh.

Jarin Bertke walked and would score on a two-out single by Booth to make it 5-2 before Troy rallied in the home seventh.

Carver, Tucker Miller and Levi Polen combined on a six-hitter, with seven strikeouts, three walks and two hit batters.

Schmidt, Keller and Taylor combined on a seven-hitter, striking out nine and walking seven.

Troy left 11 runners on base.

Post 217 is operating two teams this season: the Red squad and the White squad. Both teams are scheduled to participate in the Fricker’s Miami Valley Veterans Appreciation Tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Troy.

Sidney Post 217 Red’s Eric Schmidt throws a strike during an American Legion baseball game on Tuesday at Duke Park in Troy. The Legion squad began its season last week. Sidney Post 217 is operating two senior squads this year, a Red squad and a White squad.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/06/web1_sidneypitcher.jpgSidney Post 217 Red’s Eric Schmidt throws a strike during an American Legion baseball game on Tuesday at Duke Park in Troy. The Legion squad began its season last week. Sidney Post 217 is operating two senior squads this year, a Red squad and a White squad. Rob Kiser | AIM Media Midwest

By staff reports