Archive for Friday, July 24, 2009

Post 41 survives Zone opener

Brett Bailes went 3-fo4-4 with a double, triple and three RBI for Tonganoxie in a 15-13 victory over Geiger on Thursday night at Leavenworth. The victory came in the first game of Post 41's Zone tournament.

Brett Bailes went 3-fo4-4 with a double, triple and three RBI for Tonganoxie in a 15-13 victory over Geiger on Thursday night at Leavenworth. The victory came in the first game of Post 41's Zone tournament.

July 24, 2009

— With a 15-13 victory over Geiger in its Zone tournament on Thursday night, Tonganoxie’s Post 41 baseball team is a win away from securing a berth in the state tournament.

Only four teams are in the state-qualifying event and if Tonganoxie finishes in the top two of the double-elimination tourney, it will earn a trip to the state tournament in Pittsburg.

The win didn’t come easy at Leavenworth Sportsfield but a six-run eighth propelled Post 41 to a Friday evening showdown with Atchison.

Post 41 put together an incredible two-out rally in the top of the eighth, when the club trailed Geiger, 10-9.

Jeremy Wagner got things started with an infield single. After Mark Stewart drew a walk, Jacob Stauch drove in two runs with a double to left-center field. Stauch later scored thanks to an infield error, and after Kyle Newton walked, Brett Bailes plated two with a triple to center field. Bailes went on to score on another costly error for Geiger.

Bailes finished the night 3-for-4 at the plate, scored four times, drove in three runs and had a double.

Blaize Oelschlaeger went 3-for-5, Wagner was 3-for-6 and Stauch finished 2-for-5 with three RBI.

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