PIQUA – Greenville American Legion Post 140 traveled to Piqua and brought home a 2-1 Tuesday night win over Piqua Legion Post 184 by a 2-1 score following a weekend third place finish at the first Tiffin College Classic played at Tiffin and Heidelberg Universities.
Tyler Beyke led off the top of the first-inning with a full count walk, took second on a Piqua passed ball and advanced to third on a Colton Francis groundout to short. Will Cook followed with a one-out walk and Jarod Lee hitting into a run scoring fielders choice giving Greenville a 1-0 lead with Piqua coming to the plate.
Piqua Post 184 knotted the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth with Ludwig knocking a two-out run scoring single to center.
Greenville Post 140 go back-to-back singles off the bats of Jack Kletzly and Carson Bey and a Ben Ruhenkamp walk to load the bases with no outs. Dawson Stephens grounded into a run scoring fielders choice to short scoring Kletzly in what would prove to be the winning run.
Hayden Bush earned the win for Greenville allowing eight hits and one run over 5.2-innings while striking out three. Will Cook and Hunter Reagan both pitched in relief with Cook slamming the door on the final three Piqua batters to earn the save.
Jack Kletzly, Will Cook, Tyler Beyke, Carson Bey, Jared Lee, and Colton Francis each collected a hit for Post 140.
Both Greenville and Piqua played error free ball.
The win was Greenville Post 140’s fourth consecutive victory following a third place weekend Tiffin College Classic finish that saw Post 140 drop back-to-back 5-4 games to Steubenville Post 33 and Tiffin Post 169 to open weekend tournament play before rebounding with three consecutive wins; 9-5 over Zanesville Post 29, a 13-7 win over Toledo Post 110 and a 9-5 victory over Wayne County, OH post 68 to earn the tournament’s third place trophy.
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