Winner Jr. Legion beat Gregory 8-2 in the 4th of July game at Gregory.
On offense Phillip Jorgensen went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Kameron Meiners went 2 for 2 with a walk an and RBI.
Joren Bruun started on the mound and pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 7 batters. Meiners recorded the final two outs.
“This was a great game for our kids. The atmosphere was fun with all the 4th of July activities going on around the park. It was a big game for us, as we’ve split 2 games with them so far this year. It was a tight game all the way through until the 7th inning and then put up 5 runs to kind of put it out of reach. Joren really battled on the hill. He didn’t have his off-speed working, but he fought through it and challenged their hitters with his fastball,” said coach Kory Foss.
“We had some big hits in some key spots and capitalized on their mistakes in the 7th. It’s always nice to get a win against a solid team like Gregory.”
With the win the junior Legion record moves to 14-3.
Selby 4-Winner Junior Legon 2
The Winner Junior Legon lost to Selby 4-2 at home on Saturday, July 7.
Offensively Fred Whiting was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Colby Kaiser had 2 hits, while Joren Bruun, Oscar Pravecek, Phil Jorgensen, and Landon Thieman each added a hit.
Kameron Meiners started on the mound and pitched a complete game giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 7.
“We started quick with 2 runs in the 1st inning, but left a few more runs on the bases and then struggled at the plate from there. Selby’s pitcher was very good, and we had a hard time making contact most of the day,” said coach Kory Foss.
“Our defense played well and Kameron threw a great game, so even with our difficulties at the plate we still led the entire game. We were up 2-1 with 2 outs in the 7th inning and Selby just strung together some big hits. They had a 2-on-2-out triple that gave them the lead and we couldn’t answer in the bottom of the 7th.
“It’s a tough game to lose when you lead the entire way, and it’s a difficult loss for Kameron to take because I think he really did a nice job on the hill. But that’s baseball, and you have to take these games and learn what you can from them so that the next time you’re in a similar situation you come out on the right end,” said Foss
After the loss Winner’s record is 14-4.