Newton Post 20 Downs Effingham Post 120 in Junior Legion Play

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Published on June 20 2014 7:38 am
Last Updated on June 20 2014 7:38 am
Written by Millie Lange

Bryar Jansen went 2-for-5, but American Legion Effingham Post 120 still fell to Newton Post 20, 12-7 Thursday at Evergreen Hollow Park.

Mitchell Jansen got the win for Newton Post 20 despite allowing seven runs over nine innings. Jansen struck out 11, walked none and gave up 14 hits. Mitchell Bierman, Jansen and Brock Mammoser helped lead Newton Post 20, combining for nine hits and five RBIs.

Michael Woltman was the tough luck pitcher, taking the loss for Effingham Post 120. He allowed three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, walked four and struck out six.

Newton Post 20 never trailed after scoring four runs in the first on an RBI double by Mammoser, an error, and two singles.

Two American Legion Effingham Post 120 runs crossed the plate in the bottom half of the third, making the score 4-2. An RBI single by B. Jansen and an RBI single by Woltman gave Effingham Post 120 life. Finally, M. Jansen got Zach Bateman to ground out to end the threat. Newton Post 20 matched its four-run sixth inning with four more in the seventh.

In the sixth, Newton Post 20 scored on a sacrifice fly by Michael Carr. After pushing across four runs in the bottom of the sixth, Effingham Post 120 faced just an 8-6 deficit. An RBI single by Caleb Martin, an RBI single by Kyle Pease, a groundout by Blake White, and an RBI single by Eli Buhrman sparked Post 120's rally. M. Jansen ended the inning by getting B. Jansen to fly out. Caleb Martin pitched excellent in relief for Post 120. Martin held Newton Post 20 hitless over 1 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out five.

Effingham dropped to 5-4 on the season.

At Effingham

Newton Post 20                 400    004    400    --    12-14-1

Effingham Post 120          002    004    001    --       7-14-3

WP -- M. Jansen. LP -- Woltman.

Newton Post 20 -- Bierman, 3 singles; Carr, single, 1 RBI; Mammoser, single, 2 doubles, triple, 3 RBI; Jansen, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Geier, single; Spitzer, 1 RBI; Weber, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Britton, single, 1 RBI

Effingham Post 120 -- Buhrman, single, 1 RBI; B. Jansen, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Woltman, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Gibson, single, 1 RBI; Koenig, 2 singles; Martin, single, 1 RBI; Osborn, single; Clausius, single; Pease, single, 1 RBI; White, 2 singles, 1 RBI