Weather Muddies Legion Picture
Inclement weather once again wreaked havoc on players, spectators and officials at the American Legion Fourth of July Tournament.
With the finals scheduled for 3 this afternoon at Al K. Jackson Field, exactly who will be playing in the title game was about as clear as the pouring heavens Monday.
Chapter Eleven/Longhorn Barbecue and Prairie were each dual winners Monday. Prairie will play off against Far West Electric at noon today for the right to meet Chapter Eleven in the title game.
Chapter Eleven was a 10-8 victor over Scott’s Custom Homes and 7-4 winner against PAC.
Against Scott’s Custom Homes, Joe Walters’ grand slam in the sixth inning rallied Chapter Eleven/Longhorn Barbecue from an 8-5 deficit.
Brad Nollmeyer scored three runs and drove in five as Olympic Sports routed PAC 21-4. Nollmeyer hit a two-run single in the first and a tworun double in the fifth.
Far West downed Spokane Athletic Supply 6-2 as Derek Millholland threw a five-hitter, striking out six. Aaron Carlson hit a two-run single in the first and scored twice.
Joel Gorham went 3 for 4 with six RBIs as Prairie defeated the Packers 12-6. Gorham struck out six to earn a complete-game victory.
In its second game, Prairie’s Ryan Novak had 12 strikeouts and allowed no hits in relief to defeat Spokane Athletic Supply 5-3.
The Packers rebounded from their loss to Prairie by shutting out M&L; Construction 6-0. The Packers’ Matt Hampton was 2 for 2 with a two-run double in the first, while teammate Rich Yale struck out seven to earn the win.
M&L; also fell to Kimmel Athletic 4-1, as Chad Johnson struck out four in five innings.
Tyson Sohns had seven strikeouts and James Eklund three RBIs as Job Quest beat Maxwell House 7-2.
Job Quest fell to Olympic Sport 10-9 when Cris Kreider singled in a run in the bottom of the eighth.
Two wins Monday weren’t enough to get the Spokane Stars U-16 team into the championship round of its AAU National Tournament in Dallas.
The Stars, who begin play in a consolation tournament today, defeated Michigan 76-49 and Ohio 83-74 for a 2-2 record in pool play. Ohio is the No. 1 seed from the pool despite Monday’s loss to Spokane.
Spokane jumped to a 16-0 lead against Michigan with a smothering man-to-man defense and got scoring from 11 of its 12 players. Stacy Clinesmith led the way with 15 points and eight rebounds.
Clinesmith’s ball handling at the end thwarted Ohio’s pressing tactics and kept Spokane in command in its second game. Clinesmith had 22 points and Carmel Lampson 16.