Post 27 wins 2nd straight vs Logan
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Post 27 used the momentum from Wednesday night’s comeback win to pick up its second victory in as many days, defeating Post 418/60 out of Logansport, 10-5.
The Diamond Spyders got benefited from a strong pitching performance from Sean Liedtky. He went seven innings for the victory and gave up two earned runs on five hits while striking out six. Wally Dickman relieved him in the eighth and struck out five Logansport hitters over the final two innings to secure the win.
Post 418/60 started the game with a run to pick up the early lead.
Liedtky walked leadoff hitter Tanner Gellinger. He stole second base and moved up to third on a throwing error by Plymouth’s Brody Andrews. Cory Rozzi scored Gellinger with a single through the hole at short to put the first run on the board.
The Diamond Spyders tied the game up in the second.
Tanner Andrews laid down a perfect bunt down the third base line for a hit. He stole second base and was moved to third on a base hit by Eric Knepper. Nick Latham drove him home on a ground ball to short to knot the game up at one.
Logansport scratched out its second lead in the fourth.
Austin Johanning led the inning off with a walk and a single by Rozzi put runners at first and second with nobody out. The Plymouth defense rolled a double play in the next at-bat by Matt Turner, and Johanning was able to move up to third base on the play. He scored a hitter later when a liner found the grass in short left field.
The Post 27 offense finally started rolling in the sixth.
Tanner Andrews started the rally with a one-out single to left and stole second base once again. Andrews scored on an error by the Logansport first baseman on an Eric Knepper grounder. Latham moved Knepper to third, and Clayton Adamson drove him home with a single to right to give the Diamond Spyders its first lead in the game at 3-2.
Plymouth continued to score in the seventh.
This time the rally came with two outs in the inning and was started by Brock Anson’s base-on-balls. Brody Andrews doubled to left center to score Anson all the way from first base. Tanner Andrews singled to right, and the ball was misplayed, allowing older brother Brody to score on the play. Eric Knepper followed that up with a hard-hit triple over the right fielders head to plate the younger Andrews to put Post 27 up 6-2. Eric Knepper scored moments later on a single by Latham to extend the lead to five.
Post 418/60 had a small answer in the eighth off of Post 27 reliever Dickman.
Tanner Gellinger walked with one out and was driven home on a single off the bat of Cody Graf. After a strike out for the second out of the inning, Dickman gave up a double to Rozzi that plated Graf with the second score of the inning and cut the lead to three runs.
Post 27 pulled away with three insurance runs in the eighth off of Logansport reliever Austin Johanning.
Sean Knepper reached on an error by the third baseman and scored on a double to left center by James Hackworth. After an Anson walk, it was the Andrews show once again. Brody singled to left to plate Hackworth and Tanner singled to right to drive home Anson to put the Diamond Spyders up 10-4.
Logansport picked up one more run in the ninth, but Dickman was able to strike out the last two hitters to end the game.
Tanner Andrews led the Post 27 offensive attack with four hits in five plate appearances. He scored three times, drove in one run, and stole two bases on the night. Hackworth and Eric Knepper had three hits a piece for the Diamond Spyders as well.
Plymouth improves to 8-3 on the season and travels to Muncie for a doubleheader on Sunday. Plymouth travels to Crown Point on Tuesday and will return home in a week to square off against South Bend Post 50 at Bill Nixon Field.
• PLYMOUTH 10,
Logansport: 100 100 021 – 5 8 4
Plymouth: 010 002 43x – 10 15 3
WP: Sean Liedtky
LP: Connor Looker
2B: Cory Rozzi (L), Tyler Gellinger (L), James Hackworth (P), Brody Andrews (P)
3B: Eric Knepper (P)