Yoder’s 12U wins Boys of Summer Tourney
The Plymouth Yoder’s 12U travel baseball team capped off an undefeated Boys of Summer season with the championship at the season-ending tournament over the weekend, beating Wawasee and Nappanee on the road in New Paris.
Plymouth beat out Nappanee in the high-scoring championship game, 12-9.
Cam Dennie collected two home runs on his way to six RBIs to put his team over the top. Clay Hilliard, Cole Filson, Austin Arriaga and Kam Vanlue each recorded two hits, and Tim Tremaine was the winning pitcher.
In the semifinal, Plymouth beat Wawasee 3-0 as Cole Filson and Cam Dennie combined for the shutout. Hilliard had two hits and two RBIs, and Tolman Mills finished with two hits in the win.
With the championship, Plymouth finished the Boys of Summer season undefeated with a 15-0 record while running their overall record to 28-1. The team will travel to Pierceton on July 11 to play for the state tournament.
American Legion baseball
Post 27 closes at River Bandits Tournament
The Plymouth Post 27 baseball team closed out the River Bandits Tournament of Champions with an 0-3 finish over the weekend, falling twice to Napoleon, Ohio and once to Sandusky, Ohio at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio.
The Diamond Spyders suffered a pair of shutouts to Napoleon sandwiched around an 18-1 shelling at the hands of Sandusky.
Their first loss came Saturday in a disappointing 1-0 decision to Napoleon. Tyler LaFollette gave up just two hits and one walk in seven innings of work for Post 27, but Napoleon punished him for two hit batsmen in the fifth. Austin Hancock was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, and he stole home with one out for the game’s only run.
The Spyders managed four hits against Napoleon’s Tyler Batt, including two by Shay Hepler, but left five runners on base in the seven-inning loss.
In Plymouth’s second game of the weekend, Sandusky shelled the Post 27 pitching staff of Jacob Frantz, Riley Cartwright and Tanner Hampton for 17 hits, plating 18 runs in five innings.
The Spyders started strong with a solo shot from Eric Knepper in the first, but that proved to be their lone run as Sandusky jumped ahead with a two-run bottom of the inning, then plated 12 in the second to break the game wide open.
The Spyders closed Sunday the way they began Saturday, with another shutout loss to Napoleon, this time an 8-0 defeat in five innings.
Tanner Hampton went 3-for-3 for three of Plymouth’s six hits in the loss, and Drew McDonald doubled in the fifth.
Napoleon scored seven runs in the second on the strength of five hits, a walk and a hit batter facing Kyle Liedtky.
Post 27 returns home to Bill Nixon Field for a game against the Ajax Baseball Club from Ontario on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Spyders then play host at the Patriot Tournament Thursday through Sunday, opening tourney play against Crawfordsville Post 72 on July 4. They’ll play a rematch with Ajax Club in a three-team doubleheader Friday.
• RIVER BANDITS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
NAPOLEON, OHIO 8, PLYMOUTH POST 27 0
At Defiance, Ohio
Plymouth: 000 00 — 0 6 1
Napoleon: 170 0x — 8 8 0
WP: Ryan Masters; LP: Kyle Liedtky
2B: Drew McDonald (P), Tanner Wyse (N)
SANDUSKY, OHIO 18, PLYMOUTH 1
Plymouth: 100 00 — 1 2 1
Sandusky: 2(12)1 3x — 18 17 0
WP: McWilliams; LP: Jacob Frantz
HR: Eric Knepper (P), Flouharty (S)
NAPOLEON 1, PLYMOUTH 0
Plymouth: 000 000 0 — 0 4 0
Napoleon: 000 010 x — 1 2 0
WP: Tyler Batt; LP: Tyler LaFollete