Archive for Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Scheduling opponents tough for Legion lately

July 10, 2002

The American Legion baseball season is almost finished.

But for Tonganoxie's team, getting some games in before the season is done would be a plus.

In the last week, Tonganoxie had six games scheduled, but all two on Wednesday, two on Saturday and two on Sunday were cancelled because the other teams didn't have enough players for those dates, coach Tim Mayse said.

"Hopefully at our next one they'll show up," said Tim Mayse, Tonganoxie's coach.

Tonganoxie has played a few games lately, winning two against Bonner Springs, 17-10 and 20-0, on July 2. The team also dropped two games June 30 at Ottawa, losing 7-1 in the first game. The second game went into extra innings, but Ottawa won, 5-4, in the bottom of the eighth.

The local Legion team will finish the regular season with two doubleheaders the first today against Leavenworth Geiger in Tonganoxie and Saturday against the Huskies in Lansing. Both doubleheaders begin at 6 a.m. Tonganoxie swept Geiger in its only other meeting and split with the Huskies on June 25 in Tonganoxie.

Tonganoxie is 15-5 in non-tournament games and 17-11 overall. The team is trying to get into the Leavenworth league tournament, but coaches are still awaiting word on when and where it will be.

"Hopefully we can get into that," Mayse said.

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