Post 27 finishes 3rd at Terre Haute tourney
Plymouth Post 27 dimed Bristol Post 243 in five innings, 17-3 Sunday after splitting a doubleheader with Lafayette Post 11 and Evansville Post 265 to finish third at the Terre Haute Amercian Legion Tournament.
Post 27 took advantage of 11 walks and five errors and collected 10 hits en route to the victory Sunday.
Brody Andrews was 4-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and 4 RBIs, and James Hackworth finished 3-for-4 with a double, four runs, two stolen bases and 2 RBIs. Eric Knepper and Tanner Andrews also doubled for the Diamond Spyders.
Sean Liedtky earned the win on the mound lasting through three innings before fellow John Glenn product Tyler Niespodziany replaced him in the fourth. Tanner Andrews chased Niespodziany in the fifth and closed out the game.
Post 27 scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 9-8 win over Lafayette in the nightcap Saturday.
Wally Dickman took the pitching win relieving Sam Russell in the fifth.
Nick Latham was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in the win as Plymouth out-hit Post 11 9-6 to bounce back from an earlier heartbreaker against Evansville.
An unearned run in the third and a ground ball that hopped over the shortstop in the bottom of the fifth spoiled Post 27’s bid for the victory in the loss to Post 265.
Sean Knepper was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the close decision. Niespodziany struck out eight in the loss.
Plymouth closed out the Terre Haute Tournament at 3-2 and moved to 6-2 overall on the season.
The Diamond Spyders will play the Ohio River Bandits today at Parkview Stadium before heading to Chesterton against Valparaiso Post 94 Wednesday, then returning home to Bill Nixon Field Thursday at 7 p.m. versus Logansport Post 418/60.
• TERRE HAUTE TOURNAMENT
At Terre Haute North High School
PLYMOUTH POST 27 17,
BRISTOL POST 143 3 (5 inn.)
Plymouth Post 27: 334 70 — 17 10 0
Bristol Post 143: 002 10 — 3 4 5
Sean Liedtky (W), Tyler Niespodziany (4), Tanner Andrews (5) and Nick Latham; Nick Defreese (L), Ronnie Hawkins (3), Mitch Claxton (4) and Devin Prater
2B: Eric Knepper (P), Tanner Andrews (P), Brody Andrews (P), James Hackworth (P)
HR: Cain Crowley (B)
Record: Post 27 6-2
PLYMOUTH POST 27 9,
LAFAYETTE POST 11 8
Lafayette Post 11: 121 040 0 — 8 6 1
Plymouth Post 27: 150 003 x — 9 9 1
Sam Russell, Kyle Mitchell (5, L), Lorenzo Domondon (6), and Thomas Fisher; Clayton Adamson, Wally Dickman (5, W) and Nick Latham
2B: Sam Russell (L), Thomas Fisher (L)
EVANSVILLE POST 265 3,
PLYMOUTH POST 27 2
Plymouth Post 27: 000 001 1 — 2 6 1
Evansville Post 265: 001 020 x — 3 7 0
Tyler Niespodziany (L), Riley Cartwright (6) and Peter Shepherd; Reid Hartman (W) and Jess Connor
2B: Eric Knepper (P), Reed Tanner (E)