The Twin City Post 1167 baseball team won the Greater Midwest Baseball All Star Championships title over the weekend.
TWIN CITY WINS TOURNAMENT — After a week off, the Twin City Post 1167 baseball team was back in action at the Greater Midwest Baseball All-Star Championships over the weekend at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex in O’Fallon, Mo.
Twin City didn’t show any signs of rustiness as it won the tournament with a 4-0 record, including a 4-2 win over the Louisville Slugger Warriors in the championship game.
“The boys played great playing shorthanded,” Twin City coach Dave Ufert said. “Everyone contributed this weekend. We were missing four players.”
Twin City, which hadn’t played any games since July 2, improved to 23-3-1.
Twin City started tournament play on Saturday with a 7-2 win over the Midwest Eagles Elite. Alex Baldwin was the winning pitcher, giving up two earned runs on four hits, striking out five and walking three in 4.1 innings of work.
Zack Seymour and Spencer Heinemann each had two hits and Blake Lawson, Howie Fisher, Tanner Davis, and Randy Skiff each had a hit. Heinemann and Fisher each drove in two runs.
Twin City beat the South Side Dirt Bags 7-1 in its second game on Saturday.
Davis picked up the win on the mound, giving up one earned run on three hits, striking out seven and walking two. He also went 2 for 3 with a double, a RBI, a run scored and a walk.
Seymour went 2 for 3 with a run scored and Heinemann went 2 for 3 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Blake Weishaupt had a hit and one RBI.
Trent Jones picked up the save. He came in the fifth and struck out three and gave up two hits in three innings of work.
Twin City beat the Missouri Expos 2-1 in the semifinals on Sunday. Seymour and Weishaupt each had a hit and a run scored, Fisher had a hit and drove in the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the sixth and Heinemann gave up one earned run, struck out two and walked six to pick up the complete-game victory.
In the championship game against the Louisville Slugger Warriors, Weishaupt, Lawson, Skiff, Logan Reardon and Josh Rudd each had a hit. Logan Reardon struck out seven, walked seven and gave up no earned runs and five hits to record the complete-game win.
BEARS WIN A PAIR — The Metro-East Bears are now 15-4 after getting a pair of victories over the weekend.
The Post 199/Post 126 American Legion team defeated Southern Illinois Batter’s Box 9-1 on Friday at Whitey Herzog Field in Belleville and Lemay (Mo.) Post 162 junior varsity team 8-1 on Sunday at Hoppe Field in Edwardsville.
The Bears are the No. 2 seed in the three-team District 22 Tournament and will play host to No. 3 Belleville at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Roy E. Lee Field on the campus of SIUE.
Drake Hampton had three hits and Jake Garella, Cole Hansel and Steven Pattan each had two hits for the Bears against Batter’s Box, which is comprised of players from Belleville East, Belleville West, Althoff, O’Fallon, Sparta and Chester.
Against Lemay, Mitchell Krebs had three hits and Jacob Kanallakan had two hits for the Bears.
TIGERS PICK UP A WIN IN TOURNEY — The Edwardsville High School summer baseball team finished 1-4 in the DSP Top Collegiate 18U Invitational at Bloomington.
The Tigers beat Naperville Renegades 5-1 for their only victory of the tournament. They lost games to the Springfield Cyclones, the Lakeside Legends, Mizuno Braves and the DTA Wildcats 17U Navy.
Edwardsville is 7-13-1 overall. The Tigers will play the Edwardsville Sluggers, a team comprised of mostly players from the EHS freshman team, at 4 p.m. Wednesday. They will conclude their summer season by hosting the DSP Midwest Classic later this week.
ALTON OPEN – Janelle Wilson captured another tournament championship over the weekend.
Make that two championships.
The Godfrey native and AHS grad defeated Cassadie Baker of Bowling Green, Ohio, 6-0, 6-0 in the women’s championship match of the Alton Open at Alton High School.
Wilson also won a mixed doubles title as she and John Wu of West Chester, Pa., teamed up to beat Margaret Junker and Max Shapiro of St. Louis in three sets in the championship match.
A month ago, Wilson, who attends the University of Nebraska at Omaha, won the women’s singles title at the Bud Simpson Open at Lewis and Clark Community College.
Devan Faulkenberg defeated brother Dylan Faulkenberg 6-0, 6-2 in the men’s singles championship. The Faulkenberg brothers are from Troy.
Jim Claywell of Godfrey won the men’s 30 singles championship by beating Andrew Sipka in the title match. Michael Lesko of Columbia, Ill., and Ryan Schnack of Quincy, Ill., won the men’s open doubles championship.