Post 14 wins two
The Jamestown Sun The Jamestown American Legion baseball team collected a pair of wins on Thursday at the Jamestown American Legion baseball tournament while Thompson won the tourney opener at Jack Brown Stadium. Thompson held on to defeat Washbu...
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The Jamestown American Legion baseball team collected a pair of wins on Thursday at the Jamestown American Legion baseball tournament while Thompson won the tourney opener at Jack Brown Stadium.
Thompson held on to defeat Washburn 10-8 while Jamestown knocked around Washburn for a 15-3 victory in five innings. Post 14 then scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to nip Mandan 7-6 in the late game.
The tournament continues today when Regina and Moose Jaw play at 9 a.m. LaMoure then plays Regina at 11 a.m. before LaMoure takes on Coon Rapids at 1 p.m. Washburn and Mandan play at 3 p.m., followed by Mandan taking on Thompson at 5 p.m. Jamestown plays Thompson in the nightcap at 7 p.m.
Jamestown 15, Washburn 3 (5 innings)
Post 14 had too much offense for Washburn, claiming a victory in the opener as seven different Jamestown players drove in at least one run.
"We didn't have any bleeders," said Jamestown coach Robbie Jamison. "And we had a few line-drive outs. It was best we've done offensively this year."
Brady Schoeler followed up a four-run first for Jamestown with a two-run homer in the second, waiting out pitcher Cole Bender on a full count before delivering the round-tripper. Schoeler picked up the win on the mound, striking out three and walking four in four innings of work.
"I haven't been apart of too many teams where there is not one guy in the lineup that you don't have confidence they are going to hit."
Zec Tahran delivered a bases-clearing double in the third inning, giving Jamestown a 9-1 lead.
In the fourth inning, Jamestown sent 11 batters to the plate, scoring six in the frame and getting the home team in line for the shortened-game victory.
Luke Heinle worked a perfect fifth to close out the game.
Six Jamestown players posted a multi-hit game, with Nick Walden going 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Zec Tahran was 2-for-4 and reached on an error while stealing two bases, driving in four and scoring twice.
Mitch Waehendorf, Blake Kaul and Bender each recorded an RBI for Washburn.
Jamestown 7, Mandan 6
In a wild affair, Ross Hogan's slashing single off the glove of shortstop Brandon Coyle scored Walden for the game-winner.
"I thought about sacrificing Ross, but he was controlling his bat and was having a good day so I told him to try and hit the ball to the right side and it worked out," Jamison said.
Paul Moch homered for the Chiefs with two out in the first, but Jamestown's Greg Brown redirected an 0-1 Jared Quast offering over the fence in center for a two-run shot that gave Post 14 a 3-1 lead.
Quast helped his own cause, driving a three-run homer to center and giving Mandan a 5-3 lead in the third, highlighting a four-run frame.
Starter Ben Walker labored through seven innings of work, but while he would waiver on his tightrope, he wouldn't fall.
"Ben gutted it out for us," Jamison said. "He threw a lot of pitches."
Andrew Davidson smoked a single through centerfield to score Schoeler in the fourth to make it 5-4 and Zec Tahran brought him home with a two-run home run to center to take the lead.
"Zec has made some adjustments," said Jamison. "He has more power than he thought he did. Pair that with his speed and he is a tough out."
Andrew Tweet's RBI single in the top of the seventh evened the score before Walden led off the bottom of the stanza with a high fly to left that was lost in the lights.
Walden finished 2-for-4, doubling twice, while Tahran and Hogan were each 2-for-3 with a walk.
"Guys are buying in," Jamison said. "We have to keep it rolling."
Thompson 10, Washburn 8
With both teams combining for 20 hits and each homering in the game, Thompson held off a late charge from Washburn to pick up the win.
Tyler Kjemhus homered for Thompson, delivering a three-run shot in the first inning while Washburn's Jason Durkee followed with a grand slam in the bottom of the frame.
Matt Greek led Thompson with a 3-for-4 day to go with two runs while Aaron Kjemhus and Joe Tomanek each added a pair of hits and two runs scored.
Mitch Waechendorf was 2-for-4 for Washburn while Nate Richard was 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored.
Jamestown Legion Tournament
Thompson 10, Washburn 8
Thompson 401 320 0 -- 10 12 3
Washburn 401 003 0 -- 8 8 4
Bryan Syrstad, Tyler DeMoe (6) and Zach Kvidt; Nate Richard and Drew Hausauer. W--Syrstad. L--Richard. S--DeMoe. HR--Thompson, Tyler Kjemhus; Washburn, Jason Durkee.
Jamestown 15, Washburn 3 (5 Innings)
Washburn 100 20 -- 3 4 2
Jamestown 423 6x -- 15 16 1
Cole Bender, Cody Durkee (4) and Drew Hausauer; Brady Schoeler, Luke Heinle (5) and Kyle Walden. W--Schoeler. L--Bender. HR--Jamestown, Schoeler.
Jamestown 7, Mandan 6
Mandan 104 000 1 -- 6 13 1
Jamestown 300 012 1 -- 7 10 1
Jared Quast and Jason Mellmer; Ben Walker and Andy Lick. W--Walker. L--Quast. HR--Mandan, Paul Moch, Quast; Jamestown, Greg Brown, Zec Tahran.
Sun sports writer Kalen Ost can be reached at (701) 952-8461 or by e-mail at email@example.com . His blog is at www.areavoices.com/ost