Lebanon takes 4th place in Wood Bat tournament

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Lebanon sophomore Drew McBride swings the bat during a high school baseball game against the Neosho Wildcats on Friday morning in the First State Community Bank Wood Bat Tournament. Overall, Lebanon took 4th place and finished with a 2-2 record.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

After two thrilling walk-off wins on Friday against Neosho and Park Hills Central in pool play of the First State Community Bank Wood Bat tournament, the Lebanon High School baseball team went 0-2 on Saturday and finished 4th overall.

On Saturday in their final game of pool play, the ‘Jackets had a chance to advance to the championship game, but costly errors played a crucial part in the 4-3 loss to Kirksville.

Lebanon started the game with a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning from a Drew Dustin RBI double, scoring Tyler Paul from first base, but the bats went quiet for LHS. The Tigers scored a run to tie the game in the top of the second inning, and scored two more runs in the fifth inning after errors by Jayton Cromer, Colton Ziegenbein and Dustin allowed two runners to cross the plate to make it 3-1 Kirksville.

The ‘Jackets tried to play the role of the comeback kids again after a sacrifice fly from catcher Curtis Mobley cut the deficit to 4-2 after the Tigers got a run in the top of the seventh inning. In their final chance, Paul started the rally with a leadoff triple followed by an RBI single from Dustin. After a base hit from Troy Reynolds, the ‘Jackets had the tying run on second and the winning run on first with nobody out, but freshman Zack Stewart grounded into a double play followed by a fly out from Ziegenbein to end the threat.

For the complete article, see Wednesday’s print edition of The County Record, or view http://digital.laclederecord.com/ online.

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