Jr. Legion salvages finale in Omaha

By Steve Sell
June 20, 2016

OMAHA — Not all was lost for the McPherson Junior American Legion baseball team during its stay in Omaha.

Post 24 salvaged its final game on Saturday, a 16-3 rout of Colorado. Big games were turned in by Gunnar Reiss (4 for 4, three runs), Jorge Hanschu (four RBIs) and Wyatt Seidl (four RBIs). Corbin Steinert was the winner, with Zane Myers finishing up.

Here is a summary of the other games:

• St. Joseph, Mo. 10, McPherson 7 — It was a tough way to open the tournament, giving up seven runs in the final inning. Seidl and Steinert both had two hits and two RBIs. Tyler Scott had two hits and scored three runs.

• Washington, Ill. 13, McPherson 5 — Reiss picked up two hits and Seidl drove in two runs as the team recorded seven hits in the game.

• Central Omaha 10, McPherson 9 — Both teams scored four runs in the final inning as McPherson dropped a tough one. Reiss was 3 for 3 to pace the offense. Steinert and Myers furnished two hits apiece and Myers drove in two.

• Fighting Elk 13, McPherson 0 — Reiss, Hanschu and Seidl had the team’s only hits in the loss.

McPherson is now 3-11 on the year and is scheduled to play Tuesday at Salina.

• Vs. St. Joseph •

McPherson (7) — Reiss 3-2-1-1, Myers 4-0-1-1, Seidl 4-0-2-2, Starkel 2-0-0-0, Whittker 3-0-0-0, Scott 3-3-2-0, Hanken 1-1-1-0, Steinert 3-1-2-2, Wiard 3-0-0-0.

• Vs. Washington Ill.

McPherson (5) — Reiss 3-1-2-0, Myers 4-1-0-1, Seidl 3-1-1-2, Starkel 2-0-1-0, Scott 1-0-1-0, Whittker 3-0-1-1, Hanken 1-0-0-0, Hanschu 2-0-0-0, Steinert 3-1-1-0, Potucek 3-1-0-0, Kerr 0-0-0-0, Muhs 0-0-0-0, Wiard 0-0-0-0.

• Vs. Omaha •

McPherson (9) — Reiss 3-2-3-0, Scott 2-0-1-1, Hanschu 1-1-0-0, Wiard 0-0-0-0, Seidl 2-2-1-1, Steinert 3-1-2-0, Myers 3-1-2-2, Whittker 1-0-0-0, Muhs 0-2-0-0, Kerr 3-0-1-1, Potucek 3-0-0-0.

• Vs. Fighting Elk •

McPherson (0) — Reiss 2-0-1-0, Scott 1-0-0-0, Hanschu 2-0-1-0, Seidl 2-0-1-0, Myers 2-0-0-0, Starkel 2-0-0-0, Steinert 1-0-0-0, Potucek 1-0-0-0, Kerr 1-0-0-0, Wiard 2-0-0-0, Hanken 0-0-0-0, Muhs 0-0-0-0.

• Vs. Colorado •

McPherson (16) — Reiss 4-3-4-1, Scott 3-2-1-2, Hanschu 4-1-1-4, Seidl 4-1-1-4, Myers 4-1-1-0, Muhs 2-1-2-1, Potucek 3-1-1-0, Whittker 1-3-0-0, Wiard 0-3-0-0, Starkel 0-0-0-1, Steinert 0-0-0-0.


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