McPherson’s Senior American Legion baseball team is one victory away from playing for the Class AAA state championship.
Post 24 advanced to the finals of the winners bracket here tonight with a 6-3 victory over Great Bend at Grant Complex. If McPherson defeats Ottawa at 5 p.m. Friday, it advances to the championship game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. If a second championship game is needed because of the double-elimination format, it would be played at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Should McPherson lose to Ottawa, it would play at 11 a.m. Saturday in the finals of the losers bracket.
Marcus McDaniel drove in three runs, two with a triple, and Cody Starkel hit a two-run homer. Caleb Schmidt pitched 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win, with McDaniel earning the save.
A complete game story will be posted Friday morning.