Midland States Bank, Mid-Illinois Concrete Advance in Junior Tourney

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Published on July 18 2013 11:04 am
Last Updated on July 18 2013 11:06 am
Written by Millie Lange

Midland States Bank and Mid-Illinois Concrete advanced after opening round play in the Junior Babe Ruth League Tournament Wednesday evening at Paul Smith Field.

Midland States Bank blanked K. Wohltman Construction 12-0 in four innings. Midland held a 1-0 first inning lead then had a five-run second and a six-run fourth.

Bryan Jansen picked up the pitching win on a two-hitter. Meanwhile teammates banged out seven hits in the contest. Jansen had the lone extra base hit for his team with a double. Damon Potter had a single and drove in two runs.

Jacob Dust led K. Wohltman Construction with a double.

Midland States Bank will take on top-seeded Washington Savings Bank at 6 p.m. Monday.

In the second contest, Mid-Illinois Concrete broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run third and tallied three more in the fifth for a 6-1 win over Trophies Unlimited.

Caden Miller picked up the four-hit pitching win while Tyler Westendorf suffered a four-hit loss.

Ryan Huelsbusch, Eric Schoonover, Kyle Smith and Jacob Donaldson had a double each for the winners. Schoonover drove in two runs while Smith and Donaldson had one each.

Jacob Roepke had two singles for Trophies Unlimited.

Mid-Illinois will now meet either Tri-Power Towing or Sehy & Jones Monday at 8 p.m. Tri-Power and Sehy & Jones square off tonight in the final game of opening round play.

At Paul Smith Field

Game One

K. Wohltman Construction           000    0    --      0-2

Midland States Bank                      150    6    --    12-7

WP -- Bryan Jansen. LP -- Josh Overbeck.

K. Wohltman Construction -- Jacob Dust, double; Blake Nichols, single

Midland States Bank -- Cory Osborne, single; Bryan Jansen, double; Lane Koenig, single, 1 RBI; Joel L'Hommedieu, single, 1 RBI; Cody Grove, single, 1 RBI; Damon Potter, single, 2 RBI; Matt Deters, single

Game Two

Trophies Unlimited               100    000    --    1-4

Mid-Iillinois Concrete          102    030    --    6-4

WP -- Caden Miller. LP -- Tyler Westendorf.

Trophies Unlimited -- Jacob Ropeke, 2 singles; John Kreke, 1 RBI; Charlie Thoele, single; Ross Moran, single

Mid-Illinois Concrete -- Ryan Huelsbusch, double; Eric Schoonover, double, 2 RBI; Kyle Smith, single, 1 RBI; Jacob Donaldson, double, 1 RBI