Post 217 edgedby Lima Locos


Staff report

LIMA — Sidney Post 217 took on the Lima Locos on Monday night on the road and was edged 3-2, leaving them at 4-5 on the season.

The Locos are a summer college team that plays in the Great Lakes League.

“We held our own against them,” said Sidney coach Jim Koewler.

There wasn’t much offense — Lima managed only three hits and Post 217 just two. However, Sidney pitchers Liles and Tyler Louden walked five and hit two.

Sidney’s only hits were singles by Billing and McLain.

All the runs by the Locos came in the bottom of the first in two singles, a walk and a Sidney throwing error.

Sidney’s runs came in the sixth without benefit of a hit. There were three walks, a wild pitch and two passed balls.

“We got another good pitching performance from Maddox, followed by Tyler in the bottom of the seventh,” Koewler said. “It we continue to get pitching like we have and our offense gets better, we’ll win quite a few games. I’ve got a good group of players who are very competitive. They got to see some very good pitching from college players (Monday). One of their pitchers was throwing right at 93 miles per hour.”

Sidney is back in action (today) Wednesday at home against Napoleon.

Sunday

ASHLAND — Sidney rolled to a 18-5 win over Ashland in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday in American Legion baseball action.

A doubleheader was scheduled, but the second game was called because of rain with Sidney leading 3-1 going to the second inning.

The verdict left Post 217 with a 4-4 record going into a Monday game at the Lima Locos.

Sidney sprayed 14 hits around the diamond in the first game, including four by Keaton McEldowney. One was a triple.

Kyle Noble singled and homered, CJ Billing had three singles, Dylan Albers had a triple and two singles, and Austin McLain had two singles.

Sidney got two runs in the top of the first on a single by McLain, a walk, a hit-by-pitch, and a single by Billing.

Four more runs crossed in the second. Albers tripled and scored on another McLain single. McEldowney singled and Maddox Liles was hit by a pitch. Then came two stolen bases and a throwing error.

Ashland got three in the bottom of the third after two were out, but Sidney came right back with four in the top of the fourth, also after two were out. McLain walked and scored on McEldowney’s triple, and after a walk to Liles, Noble belted a three-run homer.

Post 217 got four more in the sixth on singles by Albers, McEldowney, Liles and Billing, a walk to McLain, and an Ashland error.

Upcoming games

Wednesday — Napoleon at Custenborder Field, 5:30

Thursday — Ottawa at Custenborder Field, 7 p.m.

Saturday — at Portsmouth, 1 p.m. (doubleheader)

Sunday — at Waverly, 11 a.m. (doubleheader)

Monday — Miami Valley Prospects at Custenborder Field, 7:30

Tuesday — at Troy, 7 p.m.