Legion Baseball regionals: Day 2 recap

Legion Baseball regionals: Day 2 recap

After two days, all eight regions have two 2-0 teams, four teams sitting at 1-1 and two teams eliminated.

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Here is a recap of the eight regionals through two days:

Region 1: Northeast – Shrewsbury, Mass.

Unbeaten: Portland, Maine, and Braintree, Mass., Post 86

One loss: Rochester, N.H., Post 7; Essex, Vt., Post 91; Shrewsbury, Mass., Post 397; and Southington, Conn., Post 72

Eliminated: Cumberland, R.I., Post 14 and Ellington, Conn., Post 62

Five games on the slate for the Northeast and it started off with a wild one. Rochester posted four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 11-7 lead over Shrewsbury and needed every bit of that margin as Post 397 scored three in the seventh to fall just short. Shrewsbury returned in an elimination game to once again score double digits, and it was enough to eliminate Cumberland, 10-7. In the other elimination game, the two Connecticut teams squared off with Southington topping Ellington, 12-1. In the winners bracket, Braintree scored three in the top of the seventh to rally for a 4-2 win over Essex. Rochester couldn’t duplicate its offensive success from the morning contest and fell to Portland in the final game of the day, 2-1.

Region 2: Mid-Atlantic – Purcellville, Va.

Unbeaten: Wilmington, Del., Post 1 and Broad Street Park, N.J., Post 313

One loss: Severna Park, Md., Post 175; Vienna, Va., Post 180; Leesburg, Va., Post 34; and Souderton, Pa., Post 234

Eliminated: Spring City, Pa., Post 602 and Rockland, N.Y., Post 130

Broad Street rallied for three in the bottom of the seventh to walk off winners and stay unbeaten as Kyle Harrington hit a two-run shot to win it. In the other game of 1-0 teams, Wilmington fell behind 7-2, but put up seven runs in a dramatic sixth inning led by a three-run shot from Nate Thomas. In the other side of the bracket, Souderton and Leesburg easily dispatched Spring City and Rockland, respectively, to stay alive.

Region 3: Southeast – Asheboro, N.C.

Unbeaten: Randolph, N.C., Post 45 and Lyon County, Ky., Post 68

One loss: Troy, Ala., Post 70; Tallahassee, Fla. Post 13; Sumter, S.C. Post 15; and Parkersburg, W.V., Post 15

Eliminated: Wilmington, N.C., Post 10 and Chapin/Newberry, S.C., Post 193/24

Five games on the slate due to rain in Asheboro on Thursday and the hosts, Randolph County, started and ended the day with wins. Chapin/Newberry, which fell in the first game, had to play a second game in the afternoon, falling in an all-South Carolina elimination battle with Sumter. In the other elimination game, Parkersburg topped Wilmington, 3-2, in walk-off fashion, scoring three in the bottom of the seventh capped by a Jordan Batten single. Lyon County topped Tallahassee, 5-3, in a game between teams which won on Wednesday.

Region 4: Mid-South – New Orleans

Unbeaten: Tupelo, Miss., Post 49 and Bryant, Ark., Post 298

One loss: Jefferson City, Mo., Post 5; Gonzales, La., Post 81; New Orleans, La., Post 285; and Columbia, Tenn., Post 19

Eliminated: Cape Girardeau, Mo., Post 63 and Salina, Kan., Post 62

Four games with a combined margin of victory of five runs. It was a nail-biter of a day in New Orleans. In the morning contest, Columbia narrowly held on for a 9-8 victory over Cape Girardeau, with Camryn Kennedy coming in and striking out three of four batters to strand the tying and go-ahead runs. In the other elimination game, New Orleans stayed alive as hosts with a very efficient 1-0 win over Salina in a game with only four hits. Andrew Cashman and Brenden Berggren combined for a one-hit shutout while Tupelo’s Cade Sterrett was stellar in defeat. Tupelo has pitched 14 straight scoreless innings after posting a second shutout, this time over Gonzales. Austin King hurled a three-hit shutout. In the night’s final game, Bryant rallied for two in the sixth and one in the seventh to top Jefferson City, 3-2.

Region 5: Great Lakes – Napoleon, Ohio

Unbeaten: Danville, Ill., Post 210 and Midland, Mich., Post 165

One loss: Terre Haute, Ind., Post 346; Sheboygan, Wis., Post 83; Napoleon, Ohio Post 300; and Eau Claire, Wis., Post 53

Eliminated: Circleville, Ohio Post 134 and Mt. Prospect, Ill., Post 525

Eau Claire stayed alive in the opener with an impressive 12-4 win over Circleville. The hosts, Napoleon, fell behind 8-3 before scoring two in the fifth, three in the sixth, and loading the bases in the seventh, getting a hit by pitch to earn the victory and stay alive. In the winners bracket, Midland topped Sheboygan to move to 2-0. In the night game, Terre Haute loaded the bases in a 2-2 game in the bottom of the seventh and Danville's Gage Romack came through in the clutch to strike out three straight Hoosiers swinging to force extra innings. Three runs in the top of the eighth gave Danville the victory.

Region 6: Central Plains – Dickinson, N.D.

Unbeaten: Dubuque Co., Iowa Post 137 and West Fargo, N.D., Post 308

One loss: Omaha, Neb., Post 1 – Burke H.S.; Millard West, Neb., Post 374; Rapid City, S.D., Post 22; and New Brighton, Minn., Post 513

Eliminated: Wayzata, Minn., Post 118 and Dickinson, N.D., Post 3

American Legion Baseball is testing regional live streaming at Region 6. In an all-Minnesota elimination game to start the day, New Brighton topped Wayzata, 10-5. Rapid City followed with a 16-3 win to eliminate hosts Dickinson. Each of the first five batters in the Rapid City lineup posted multiple hits and Zachary Sumption had a homer and six runs batted in. In the unbeaten bracket, West Fargo received a three-hit gem from Tristen Roehrich to beat Millard West, 2-0. In the nightcap, Dubuque County was impressive in beating Omaha.

Region 7: Northwest - Missoula, Mont.

Unbeaten: Yakima Valley, Wash., Post 36 and Meridian, Idaho, Post 113

One loss: Cheyenne, Wyo., Post 6; Billings, Mont., Post 4; Juneau, Alaska, Post 25; and Waipahu, Hawaii

Eliminated: Medford, Ore., Post 15 and Missoula, Mont., Post 27

Waipahu scored three in the top of the seventh, capped by back-to-back hits from Jaron Sugimoto and Zach Alcos to tie and take a lead to survive and eliminate Medford. Seven players from Juneau had RBIs to rally past the hosts Missoula, 13-9, in the second elimination game. In the winners bracket, Yakima Valley held on to a 7-6 win over Billings. In the closer, Meridian’s bats showed up in a big way, topping Cheyenne behind an eight-run third inning.

Region 8: Western – Denver

Unbeaten: Las Vegas Post 40 and League City, Texas Post 554

One loss: Greeley, Colo.; Fort Collins, Colo., Post 1879; Petaluma, Calif., Post 28; and Tucson, Ariz., Post 7

Eliminated: Albuquerque, N.M., Post 13 and Pleasant Grove, Utah Post 72

Las Vegas and League City will square off in the final game of the winners bracket Friday after both teams moved to 2-0 on Thursday. Vegas took care of the hosts Greeley, 8-0, as three pitchers combined on the shutout. League City, powered by four runs in the top of the first, took care of the other Colorado-based team, Fort Collins, 5-3 in the other game. In the elimination bracket, David Alexander Kelch went 4-for-4 with four runs and Daniel Durazo and Ryan Grabosch hit home runs as Tucson cruised to a 19-2 win over Albuquerque. Petaluma won, 5-2, over Pleasant Grove as Porter Slate hit a homer.


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