Sidney Post 217’s American Legion baseball team ran into some more rain on Friday night and was able to get just one game of a doubleheader in against Pemberville.
That one ended in a 4-2 Sidney loss, but the team came back on Saturday and swept a doubleheader from an outmanned Fostoria nine by scores of 21-5 and 13-5.
The verdicts left Post 217 with a 4-4 record. The team was hosting Ashland in a doubleheader Sunday and was leading 4-2 after three innings before a storm came through and the games were cancelled.
Against Pemberville, Sidney fell behind 1-0 in the third, but scored twice in the top of the fifth after two were out.
Dakota Bollinger singled and Drew Wehrman walked ahead of a two-run double by Josh Nixon.
However, Pemberville came back with three in the bottom of the sixth to win it. The runs came when two singles preceded a three-run homer.
Sidney finished with five hits and two errors. Josh Nixon gave up seven hits, struck out six and walked one.
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Pem.`001 003 x`4`7`1
• On Saturday, Sidney had an easy time with Fostoria.
The first game finished 21-5 and should have ended earlier on a run rule. But the Fostoria coach did not want to use the run rule and the game went the entire seven innings.
Bollinger and Jacob Francis combined for eight strikeouts and six walks, and they allowed eight hits.
Sidney sprayed 18 hits around and did not commit an error.
Bryant McCarty led the way with a home run and three singles for Sidney. Cheyne Tate had two singles and a home run, Austin McLain had three singles, Bollinger and Wehrman both singled and doubled, and Cam Clark and Hunter McMurray both had two singles.
Sidney actually trailed 2-1 after an inning, but scored three times in the top of the third and five times in the fourth, the big hits being the home runs by Tate and McCarty.
In the second game, Sidney pitchers Tyler Sanford and McLain combined for nine strikeouts and three walks, while allowing seven hits.
Clark led Sidney’s 13-hit attack with two doubles and a single, and Kyle Noble had two singles and a double. Tate and Wehrman both had three singles.
Sidney got four in the first, with the key hit being the first of Clark’s two doubles. He doubled again in a two-run second.
“We really had the bats cranked up for those two games,” said Sidney coach Jim Koewler.
Sid.`103 431 8`21`18`0
Fos.`200 000 3`5`8`2
Sid.`421 114 0`13`13`0
Fos.`003 000 2`5`7`3
Record: Sidney 4-4.
Wednesday — Ottawa, at Custenborder, 7 p.m.
Thursday — Napoleon, at Custenborder, 6 p.m.
Friday thru Sunday — At Ottawa tournament