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Wayne Juniors Earn Trip To Area 5 Finals

Posted: 15 July, 2013

WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) – The Class B, Area 5 junior Legion baseball tournament has been underway in Wayne since Friday at Hank Overin Memorial Field. On Friday, O’Neill beat Schuyler 5-4. In the second contest, it was Wayne over Albion 4-3. Jake Lutt threw a complete game, allowing just one earned run on three hits, while striking out 11. Brook Bowers, Noah Braun and Lucas Longe each had RBI hits for Wayne. Micah Sprouls had a hit and what would be the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the sixth inning, while Lutt also added a hit. On Saturday, Albion eliminated Schuyler from the tournament by winning 11-1, and O’Neill beat Columbus Lakeview 3-1. Sunday’s contests saw Albion eliminating Columbus Lakeview 8-5, and Wayne edging O’Neill 2-1. For Wayne, Jack Belt Recorded a double, Lucas Longe had a single and Noah Braun added an RBI. Brook Bowers was the winning pitcher, throwing four innings. Jake Lutt came in an earned the save. Tonight, it’s Albion vs. O’Neill at 7:00. The loser is eliminated from the tournament, while the winner will play Wayne in the championship game on Tuesday at 5:00.

Game 1 : O'Neill 5 - Schuyler 4
Winning Pitcher: Tyson Hostert (6 inn, 2 hits, 12 K's)
Losing Pitcher: Preston Hall
Leaders at the plate: Albion- Austin Hilker hit, RBI
Schuyler- Cole Horejshi 2 hits

Game 2: Wayne 4 - Albion 3
Winning Pitcher-Jake Lutt (complete game, 11 K's)
Losing Pitcher: Travis Kennedy (5 2/3 inn, 8 K's)
Leaders at the plate: Wayne- Noah Braun hit, RBI, / Micah Sprouls hit, RBI
Albion- Zac Glidden 2 hits (double)

Game 3: Albion 11 - Schuyler 1 (Schuyler eliminated)
Winning Pitcher: Colton Pelster (No Hitter, 7 K's)
Losing Pitcher: Cody Zrust
Leaders at the plate: Albion- Scott Kettler 3 hits (double) / Zac Glidden 2 doubles, 2 RBI's / Keaton Henry 2 hits, RBI

Game 4: O'Neill 3 - Columbus Lakeview 1
Winning Pitcher: Tony Castro (complete game, 8 K's)
Losing Pitcher: Kail Lichtenfeld
Leaders at the plate: O'Neill- Austin Hilker 2 hits, 2 RBI's / Drew Young double
Columbus Lakeview- Ryan Mustard 2 hits

Game 5: Albion 8 - Columbus Lakeview 5 (Columbus eliminated)
Winning Pitcher: Kyle Kramer (6 2/3 inn, 0 hits, 12 K's)  Save: Colton Pelster
Losing Pitcher: Dominic Henk
Leaders at the plate: Albion- Zac Glidden 3 hits, 2 RBI's / Jackson Meyer 2 hits, RBI / Kramer 2 hits

Game 6: Wayne 2 - O'Neill 1 (Wayne advances to Championship game)
Winning Pitcher: Brook Bowers  Save: Jake Lutt
Losing Pitcher: Zack Haburchak
Leaders at the plate: Wayne- Jack Belt double
O'Neill- Michael Wecker 3 hits



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