American Post 90 baseball team is bound for state tournament for first time in 2000s

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington American Legion Post 90 Dukes are bound for the state tournament in Pratt.  They will begin play on July 31, 2013. They won the Zone 4 AA tournament in Wellington against Larned 8-7. This is the first state tournament appearance for the Dukes since the Legion baseball program was brought back in 2010.In their Sunday game, Post 90 beat Pratt who had defeated Larned earlier in the day.   Pratt scored a run in the top of the first, which was matched by Wellington in the bottom of that frame.  Pratt scored single runs in the top of the third and fifth innings to take a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth. Wellington scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth and held on to win the game.  Trevor Nance pitched a complete game to get the win, which was highlighted with stellar defense including three double plays by Wellington.Larned bested Pratt in the rematch on Monday.  This game was delayed by lightning.  The second game of the evening was to pit Wellington against Larned. Storms were moving in with significant lighting, so the game was delayed until Tuesday evening.Larned returned to Sellers Park on Tuesday evening facing elimination.  Wellington started Adam Condit on the hill.  After a good defensive start in the top of the first inning, Wellington went to work at the plate.  When the dust settled at the end of the first inning, Wellington held a 5-0 lead.  Both pitchers pitched well.  Wellington gave up a couple of runs in the top of the third inning on a Larned hit and a Wellington error.Wellington recovered by scoring two in the bottom of the fourth inning.  After four innings, Wellington held a comfortable 7-3 lead.  Larned plated another run in the top of the fifth inning.    Going into the seventh and final inning, Wellington led 8-3.  Larned managed to make this a very exciting game.  Wellington brought Colin Reichenberger in to relieve Adam Condit.   Larned plated runs with a combination of walks and hits.  Larned was threatening with the score 8-3 with no outs and runners on second and third.  Reichenberger induced a fly, foul ball behind third base, which was caught over the shoulder by Condit.  Larned runner tagged and proceeded home and was safe on a close play at the plate.Larned had moved the game tying run to third base with one out.  The next play Larned attempted a squeeze play.  Wellington first baseman, Connor Burden, promptly scooped up the bunt and fired the ball home.  Jaden Hines was able to make the play at the plate getting the second out.  Larned argued a bit over the call, but Hines had effectively blocked the plate and made the tag. On Reichenberger’s final pitch of the game, Austin Dunn would catch the ball in left field to secure the victory. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down baseball mom · 368 weeks ago way to go boys!!! Thank you American Legion for your support!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down flyguys · 367 weeks ago Can we get a bracket?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 367 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img

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