Independence Post 21 has another chance to make a strong postseason run.

Independence Post 21 has another chance to make a strong postseason run.

The team went 2-2 to place second in the Zone West district tournament at the Independence Athletic Complex.

But, by winning the regular season Zone 2 West title, Post 21 automatically qualified for the Zone 2 Tournament beginning Thursday at Sedalia. The Lee’s Summit Hawthorn Bank Outlaws (24-21) and St. Joseph  Post 11 (25-30) also advanced to Sedalia.

The Outlaws defeated Post 21 5-1 in Sunday’s finals as Dallas Woods pitched a four-hitter and singled and doubled and Quinton Bradford and Zach Bradford each doubled. Josh Felz doubled for Post 21.

Post 21 also fell to the Outlaws 8-5 Saturday after opening tournament play with a 16-2 victory over the R.L. Clore Bulldogs Friday night.

Seth Soto was the winning pitcher and Tommy Harris suffered the loss. Felz singled twice and doubled twice and Nick Adrales singled twice. Kyle Foster singled twice for the Outlaws.

Post 21 (36-16) advanced to the finals with an 11-1 victory over St. Joseph Post 11. Austin Tate allowed only five hits and Felz singled and tripled, Andrew Billingsley singled twice and Kyle Combs and David Franklin each singled and doubled.

“Give him (Woods) all the credit,” Post 21 manager Tom Bush said of the finals loss. “He allowed only one unearned run. Hopefully, we will rebound (at Sedalia).”

ST. JOSEPH POST 11 8, INDEPENDENCE VFW POST 1000/JERRY’S SPORTS BEARS 2: By winning, the Bears would have qualified for the zone tournament. But the loss ended a 10-37 season. Steven Gross suffered the loss. Justin Murray and Omar Herrera each singled and doubled.

The loss followed a dramatic 12-11 11-inning victory over the R.L. Clore Post 189 Bulldogs on Friday night.

Andy Anderson singled in Matt Foster with the winning run in the top of the inning. Alec Johnston pitched two innings in relief of Rob Brockman for the victory.

Murray, Drew Wong and Brockman each singled twice, Matt McCulloch singled and doubled, Andrew Phillips singled and tripled with two RBIs and Anderson singled twice and doubled with three RBIs.

The Bulldogs scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score 11-11.