Junior Legion Splits Games with Platte

Winner Junior Legion baseball team split a pair of games with Platte-Geddes at home on July 18.

In the first game, Platte-Geddes defeated Winner 3-1.

Winner scored its only run of the game in the first inning.

Kameron Meiners started the game for Winner and recorded 12 strikeouts.

Landon Thieman pitched one inning.

Platte-Geddes pulled away with two runs in the third inning.

At the plate, Phillip Jorgensen had a double and Fred Whiting had a triple.

Tyler Olson was 1-2 in the game.

In the second game, Winner won 2-1. The game was shortened by a rain storm with Winner leading in the fourth inning.

Winner scored two runs in the first inning.

Joren Bruun had a triple. Oscar Pravecek was 2-2 and Fred Whiting and Kameron Meiners were 1-2.

Evan Farner pitched three innings and had 3 strikeouts.

Coach Kory Foss said: “In game one I though Kameron did a nice job. He’s had a couple of tough luck losses lately where he’s thrown well but our offense hasn’t been able to put up any runs. Our defense played well but we still couldn’t get any momentum going at the plate.

Game 2 started well and Evan looked good on the mound but the storm hit and there was no way we were going to be able to finish the game. I told the kids to take the good from these games and leave the bad behind us as we enter into the final stretch of our schedule leading up to the state tournament,” said Foss.

Winner will play on Friday, July 27 in Warner vs. Warner/Ipswich/Northwestern followed by one against Wessington Springs.

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