Alumni hand Post 217 6-2 loss


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Sidney’s Kyle Noble dives back to first base as Springfield Armory’s Cameron Kettler waits for the ball on a pickoff attempt Wednesday at Custenborder Field. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Kyle Noble dives back to first base as Springfield Armory’s Cameron Kettler waits for the ball on a pickoff attempt Wednesday at Custenborder Field. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News


Staff report

Sidney Post 217 took on a team of former Legion players, and the alumni team came away with a 6-2 victory, leaving Post 217 at 2-2 going into a game Wednesday night against Springfield Armory at Custenborder Field.

Sidney used three pitchers, including Jacob Peters, Carter Mescher and Austin McLain. They had five strikeouts and six walks, and allowed nine hits.

Post 217 had five hits, with McLain and Daniel Berning both getting two singles.

Post scored in the second on a Berning single, a walk to Kyle Noble and a Hunter McMurray single.

The Alumni scored in the top of the third when Josh Koppin, Cole McEldowey and Jacob Wenning all singled.

They added two more runs in the top of the sixth. Jacob Wenning was hit by a pitch, Mitchell Bensman singled, Jake Lochard walked and Bailey Francis singled.

Post 217 got one back in the bottom of the sixth on a single by Austin McLain, a walk to Dakota Bollinger, a wild pitch and a fielder’s choice off the bat of Drew Wehrman.

But the Alumni added two more in the top of the seventh. McEldowney reached on an error and Bensman walked. After a wild pitch, Lochard singled home two runs.

Then in the eighth, the Alumni scored when Dan Borchers singled, Corey Smith walked and Jace Barga singled.

“It was good to see the players from the past,” said Post 217 coach Jim Koewler. “I thought it was good for our players to see pitching from the likes of Jace Barga, who pitches at Wittenberg, Braden Goodwin, who pitches at OSU-Lima, and Dan Borchers, who is pitching for Wright State-Celina. I got to look at a lot of our younger players, which is basically what this game is scheduled for.

“We still have players missing due to the state baseball tournament and class trips,” he added. “We have a big weekend coming up.”

Sidney has three doubleheaders in three days, traveling to Pemberville Friday evening, staying overnite and playing Fostoria in a twin bill Saturday. Then on Sunday is back to Custenborder for two with Ashland.

Upcoming games

Friday — at Pemberville, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

Saturday — at Fostoria, doubleheader, noon.

Sunday — Ashland, doubleheader at Custenborder, noon.

Wednesday — Ottawa, at Custenborder, 7 p.m.

Sidney’s Kyle Noble dives back to first base as Springfield Armory’s Cameron Kettler waits for the ball on a pickoff attempt Wednesday at Custenborder Field. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/06/web1_SDN060216LegionBase2.jpgSidney’s Kyle Noble dives back to first base as Springfield Armory’s Cameron Kettler waits for the ball on a pickoff attempt Wednesday at Custenborder Field. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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