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home : sports : sports May 26, 2016

7/9/2014 10:49:00 AM
Post 69 finishes 5th in wood bat tourney
Sports Editor

It was a rough weekend for Robinson Post 69's Senior American Legion baseball team, as they finished fifth in the five-team Wounded Warrior Wood Bat Tournament at Robinson City Park.

Post 69 won just one of five games, with their only victory coming in a game they didn't play.

Robinson opened Thursday with a pair of close losses to Greene County, Ind., 6-5 and Vandalia, 8-4.

Against Greene County, Robinson trailed 2-1 after an inning of play, but rallied to plate four runs in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead. However, Greene County answered with four runs of their own in the fifth to regain the lead and was able to hold on for the win.

Hunter Goodwin led Post 69 at the plate with a double, two singles and a run batted in, while Tyler Woods posted a double, a run batted in and a run scored. B.J. Ramsey singled, knocked in a run and scored a run, Joe Riggs singled and scored a run, Brayden Burtch and Cam Neese added a base hit apiece and Logan Goodwin and Dyllan Staley each scored a run.

Against Vandalia, Robinson fell behind 2-0 after the first inning, but came back with three runs in the second to take a 3-2 lead. Post 69 would add another run in the third to make the score 4-2, but Vandalia answered with five runs in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead, 7-4. Vandalia would then add an insurance run in the fourth to secure the win.

Riggs led the offense for Post 69 with a home run, a single, three runs batted in and a run scored, while Ramsey doubled and drove in a run. Bucky Stevens and Burtch each posted a base hit and a run scored, Hunter Goodwin singled twice, Woods and Cole Blankenbeker each singled and Staley scored a run.

On Friday, Post 69 was to play Teutopolis first, but Teutopolis was unable to get enough players to play and was forced to forfeit, giving Robinson a 1-0 win.

In the final game of pool play Friday night, Post 69 fell to Shelbyville, Tenn., 4-1.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth, when Shelbyville broke through for a pair of runs to take the lead for good. Shelbyville would add two runs in the fifth for a 4-0 lead, while Robinson avoided being shut out by scoring a run in the sixth.

Ramsey led the offense for Post 69 with a double and a run batted in, while Wes Wright singled and scored a run. Hunter Goodwin and Logan Goodwin also had a base hit apiece.

With a 1-3 record in pool play, Robinson was slotted in the play-in game of the single-elimination tournament Saturday morning. Post 69 squared off against Teutopolis and suffered a 14-3 defeat.

Teutopolis struck for two runs in the first to take an early lead, then added two more runs in the third and three in the fourth for a 7-0 advantage. Robinson responded with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to pull within 7-3, but Teutopolis erupted for seven runs in the fifth to put the game out of reach.

The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Wright led Post 69 at the plate with a double, two runs batted in and a run scored, while Ramsey singled and drove in a run. Blankenbeker added a base hit and Logan Goodwin and Logan Johnson each scored a run.

Vandalia rolled through the tournament with a perfect record, including a 4-0 win over Shelbyville, Tenn., in the championship game.

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