Mid-Illinois, Tri-Power Towing To Square Off For Junior Legion Title

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Published on July 25 2012 1:47 pm
Last Updated on July 25 2012 1:47 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Mid-Illinois and Tri-Power Towing picked up victories Tuesday evening at Community Park to advance to the championship game of the Junior Babe Ruth League Tournament.

Mid-Illinois edged Midland States Bank 4-3. Mid-Illinois trailed Midland States Bank 3-2 after four innings but knotted the score in the fifth and brought home the winning run in the sixth. Adam Koester pitched the four-hit victory.

Damian Rivera had a triple, while Evan Holt added a double and an RBI. Braydon Bone had a single and brought in three runs. Jacob Lorenz had two singles and a double for Midland States Bank while Cody Runde had a double and three RBI.

In the second contest, Tri-Power Towing beat Niemerg Construction 12-3. Tri-Power stepped out to a 4-0 first inning lead and was never seriously challenged. Carter Hayes had the big bat for Tri-Power with two singles, a double, two-run homer and four RBI. Drew Vasquez added a double and an RBI while Michael Wohltman had a triple and an RBI. Swayde Sanders led Niemerg with two triples and an RBI.

Mid-Illinois and Tri-Power Towing will meet tonight at 7 for the championship.

Game One

Midland States    003   000   0   --   3-4-1

Mid-Illinois          101   011   x   --   4-5-1

WP -- Adam Koester. LP -- Trevor Easton.

Midland States Bank -- Jacob Lorenz, 2 singles, double; Cody Runde, double, 3 RBI

Mid-Illinois -- Damian Rivera, triple; Braydon Bone, single, 3 RBI; Zach Haake, single; Wade Jansen, single; Evan Holt, double, 1 RBI

Game Two

Tri-Power    401   303   1   --   12-9-0

Niemerg      000   101   1   --     3-8-3

WP -- Brennan Poland. LP -- Mark Jones.

Tri-Power -- Drew Vasquez, double, 1 RBI; Carter Hayes, 2 singles, double, home run (sixth, one on), 4 RBI; Michael Wohltman, triple, 1 RBI; Cole Barton, single, 3 RBI; Caleb Probst, single; Eli Buhrmann, single; Brennan Poland, 1 RBI; Grant Piggush, 1 RBI

Niemerg Construction -- Jacob Kramer, 2 singles; Will Clausius, single; Noah Lehman, single; Swayde Sanders, 2 triples, 1 RBI; Chris Robertson, double; Adam Seiler, single, 1 RBI