Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Brandon-Evansville/West Central Area 6, Hancock 5
HANCOCK – A four-run fourth inning was the difference in an otherwise evenly played game on Monday as Brandon-Evansville/West Central Area defeated Hancock in legion baseball on Monday 6-5.
Jaden Norby was 3-4 with an RBI and run scored, while Levi Larkin and Cody Fults each had two hits and an RBI, Gaven Jacobson picked up two hits.
Although B-E/WCA outhit Hancock 12-4, Hancock was able to scored three unearned runs off four errors by B-E/WCA. Tanner Pahl had a hit with two RBI’s, Gideon Joos drove in a run and Adam Shaw went 2-3 with a run scored for Hancock.
Brandon Merritt had an RBI and earned the win for B-E/WCA, allowing four runs (one earned) on three hits over five innings, walking three and striking out two, Jaden Norby went the final two innings for the save.
Peyton Rohloff allowed just an unearned run over two innings but was saddled with the loss and Hancock will go into the postseason with a 2-8 record.
Morris 10, Brandon-Evansille/West Central Area 6
EVANSVILLE – Jaret Johnson had four hits including a triple and Morris held off a late push by Brandon-Evansville/West Central Area 10-6 in the legion baseball regular season finale on Tuesday.
Johnson led seven Morris players with RBI’s, knocking in three and scoring twice, Tyler Reimers drove in two on a pair of hits, five other 29ers had an RBI with Chandler Vogel scoring three runs.
Jordan Leuthardt tossed 6.1 innings for the win, allowing six runs on nine hits with six walks and four strikeouts, Brock Anderson had to come in to record the final two outs after Post 188 rallied for four runs in the seventh, but the comeback ultimately came up short.
Isaiah Sykora was 2-3 with three RBI’s and two runs for B-E/WCA, Christian Koefod went 2-3 with two RBI’s and three runs, Anthony Sykora added two hits. Tanner Bennett allowed six runs over three innings, but Nick Thorstad took the loss in relief.
Morris goes into the postseason with a record of 7-7, while Brandon-Evansville/West Central Area enters at 3-6.