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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Post 24 17U baseball blow past Enid in sweep

  • After a rocky start to the season, McPherson American Legion Post 24 has one their last three games, including a dominating win in the second half of a doubleheader Wednesday against the Enid Minors.
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  • After a rocky start to the season, McPherson American Legion Post 24 has one their last three games, including a dominating win in the second half of a doubleheader Wednesday against the Enid Minors.
    Post 24 had been out-hit by Enid in game one 10-8, but held off a late rally to win 5-4.
    It wasn’t even close in game two, as McPherson exploded for seven first inning runs and rolled to an 11-2 win.
    Brodie Burney plated a run off a ground ball to third base that was misplayed, which allowed Marcus McDaniel to reach home. Alex Kalkhorst then drove a single to left field that scored Burney and Jacob Loecker, who had reached base after being hit by a pitch.
    Kolby Reed kept the pressure on with a single to left that scored both Kalkhorst and Griffin Myers. Reed then scored, himself, off another Enid error. All told, Enid committed three errors, while McPherson played flawless ball.
    Post 24 (3-2) added a four run third inning to polish off Enid, as Reed blasted a two-RBI single to left that scored Loecker and Myers. Reed would score on a passed ball. Micah McCulley then singled to left that scored Andrew Powell to round out McPherson’s scoring.
    Enid had their two runs in the bottom of the fourth, as Cody Coontz blasted a two-run home run over the left field fence on a 2-1 pitch from Myers. It was as close as Enid would get the rest of the way, as Myers struck out two swinging in the bottom of the fifth, while Connor Pasby flied out to Jack Reifschneider to end the game.
    Myers went all five innings to get the win in game two, giving up two earned runs on four hits. He struck out seven and walked only two.
    McCulley, Loecker and Reed all went 2-for-2 on the day, with Reed totalling four RBIs. Kalkhorst put up two runs batted in.
    The Legion battled back from a 2-2 tie after the second inning, scoring three in the third. Enid scored one run in each of the fifth and sixth innings, but the Minors left one stranded in the bottom of the seventh in what would have been the tying run.
    Burney and McCulley led Post 24 at the plate, as both had 2-for-3 showings, with Burney picking up three of McPherson’s four RBIs. Burney and McCulley had the only extra base hits, as Burney notched a double, while McCulley’s was a triple.
    McDaniel got the win, as he went 5 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run on seven hits. He walked three and struck out one. McCulley worked an inning and a third, giving up two earned runs on three hits, with a strike out and three walks.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Legion is back in action again this afternoon, as they will face the Minors and the Enid Majors starting at 1 p.m.
    McPherson returns to Grant Sports Complex Sunday, as they host Andover in a doubleheader at 2 p.m.
    Contact Chris Swick by email at cswick@mcphersonsentinel.com and follow him on Twitter @SwickSentinel.

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