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Examiner
  • Rough weekend for Post 21, Pirates

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  • The Jimmy Glenn Tournament at Sedalia did not go well for Independence Post 21 and the Lee Summit Post 189 Pirates. Each went 1-3 last weekend.
    Post 21 fell to Sedalia 6-4 in the opener, as Tanner Stone suffered the loss and Matt Hughes and James Curtin each singled twice. Post 21 fell to Jefferson City 8-2. Justin Madsen took the loss, and Mitchell Herrick and Tyler Cross each had two hits.
    Post 21 then defeated Chillicothe 8-3 as Nick Pike gained the win and Curtin singled twice and doubled and Jason Lyons singled twice. Post 21 then fell to the Pirates 3-2. Herrick suffered the loss and Myles Odom singled twice. Post 21 is 3-6.
    “We stranded 32 runners in the four games,” Post 21 manager Tim Madsen said. “We have not had the timely hitting and putting the ball in play. But the pitching is going well and we’re coming together.”
    The Pirates opened with a 14-6 loss to Jefferson City. John Pumphrey had three hits and Saul Nuñez took the loss.
    The Pirates lost to Chillicothe 7-6 as Xavier Boerger suffered the loss. The Pirates then fell to Sedalia 20-8. Zach Bartlett singled and doubled, and Alex Higinbotham took the loss.
    The Pirates (1-6) defeated Post 21 for their first victory. Jared Snook was the winning pitcher, and Nuñez got credited with the save. Travis Simonin singled and tripled and scored two runs.
    “We showed some signs of playing better,” Pirates manger Matt Carpenter said. “The defense has let us down.”
    ST. JOSEPH POST 11 15-8, INDEPENDENCE VFW POST 1000 BEARS 9-9: Host Post 11 and the Bears split a Zone 2 West doubleheader Sunday. A scheduled Saturday doubleheader was rained out.
    Trey Stout was the first-game losing pitcher and Eli Henderson a complete game for the nightcap win.
    Gannon Ogle had two RBIs with a double and sacrifice fly in the first game. A five-run rally for a 9-7 in the top of the seventh inning gave the Bears’ the second-game victory. Henderson doubled twice, Ogle doubled in one run and J.T. Bodenhamer singled with two RBIs.
    The Bears are 1-2 and 2-5 and Post 11 1-1 and 1-3.
    LEE’S SUMMIT POST 189 AUX. OUTLAWS 11-15, INDEPENDENCE POST 21 1-6: The Lee’s Summit Post 189 Auxiliary broke out of the gate quickly in Zone 2 West American Legion play Thursday. Solid pitching and hitting highlighted a pair of victories over Independence Post 21 at Legacy Park.
    Herb Byers had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Outlaws’ attack in the first game, and Dalton Woods and Alex Schuler each had two hits. Miles Kilgore was the winning pitcher. The Outlaws scored seven runs in the fourth inning.
    Page 2 of 2 - Cory Pleacher took the loss for Post 21, which got limited to three hits.
    Brian Conrow had four hits and five RBIs and pitched the win in Game 2. Woods also had four hits and two RBIs, Quentin Bradford three hits and Kameron Gray two hits.
    Nick Pike suffered the loss. Nick Adrales hit a grand slam that cut the Outlaws lead at the time to 10-7, and James Curtin tallied three hits, Justin Niccum two hits and Myles Odom two hits and two RBIs to lead Post 21 offensively.
    The Outlaws are 2-0 and 5-1.
    BLUE SPRINGS RODS SPORTS ATHLETICS 11-11, ST. JOSEPH POST 11 0-4: Jeremy Lufft batted a perfect 5-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, and the A’s plated four runs each in the sixth and seventh innings to win the first game of Friday’s doubleheader in St. Joseph.
    David Stober clubbed a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs and Nate Carlton added two hits and an RBI for the A’s (5-1). Jared Lafal got the win on the mound after he scattered seven hits and two walks over six innings.
    Carlton singled and doubled, Lufft singled twice and Corbin Hare singled and tripled with two RBIs as the A’s also rolled in the second game. Lufft was the winning pitcher.
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