Post 41 drops second game of league tournament
Tonganoxie Post 41 lost its second game of the Byron H. Mehl Post 23 League Tournament, 10-0, to the Leavenworth Wranglers Wednesday night.
Post 41 will play again Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds against the loser of the Easton Outlaws vs. Leavenworth Knights.
Post 41 committed four errors Wednesday night behind starting pitcher Erick Lowe. Tonganoxie didn't have any errors in its first-round victory Tuesday night.
"We played uninspired baseball and looked flat," Post 41 coach Pat Bailey said. "If we play like that, we're going to lose games."
Post 41 was the No. 7 seed in the tournament, while the Wranglers were the No. 4 seed. Tonganoxie gained early momentum in the tournament from its victory against the No. 2-seeded Leavenworth Legends Tuesday night.
Tonganoxie produced only two hits on offense Wednesday, from Rob Schlicht and James Bailey. Post 41 batters struck out eight times in the four-inning game that the umpires called early because of the run rule.
Post 41's starting pitcher for Thursday is unknown, but Logan Forbis is a likely candidate. Jace Waters, who pitched a complete game and struck out 11 Tuesday, likely won't be available. Waters also pitched 2/3 innings of relief Wednesday.
Tonganoxie 000 0 - 0 2 4
Wranglers 312 4 - 10 6 0