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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Post No. 724 places second in tourney

  • The Geneseo/Atkinson Legion No. 724 baseball team edged out Monmouth, 4-3 July 1.
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  • The Geneseo/Atkinson Legion No. 724 baseball team edged out Monmouth, 4-3 July 1.
    Geneseo/Atkinson scored first with one run in the first, but Monmouth countered with one run in the second for a 1-1 tie. Post No. 724 drove in two runs in the third to go up 3-1 and added another in the sixth for the 4-1 lead. Monmouth pushed two more runs across the plate in the eighth for the final.
    Alex Christensen pitched the win as he allowed one hit, no runs and struck out three; while Greg Rusk recorded the save as he gave up no hits, no runs and struck out one. Jonathan Dahl allowed two hits, one run and struck out three, and Ian VanHerzeele gave up four hits, two runs and struck out two.
    Kyle Gilmore (1 RBI) paced the team with two hits; followed by Jacob VanDoren (2 RBIs) and Jacob Decker with one hit apiece, which included a double from VanDoren.
    The Geneseo/Atkinson Legion Post No. 724 baseball team defeated QC Cannons in the first round of the Geneseo Wooden Bat Tournament July 3, 10-0.
    Post No. 724 jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, and drove in four more runs in the bottom of the third to go ahead 6-0. Geneseo/Atkinson tacked on two more runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to end the game in five innings.
    Greg Rusk pitched a no hitter and the shut out with six strike outs.
    Rusk, Ian VanHerzeele (2 RBIs) and Jacob Decker (2 RBIs) led the team at the plate with two hits apiece; followed by Hunter DeSplinter, Cooper Humphries, Bo Lindstrom (1 RBI) and Alex Dichiser (1 RBI), all with one hit. Kyle Gilmore had an RBI.
    In game two, Post No. 724 knocked off Princeton, 6-3 after the squad scored six runs in its first at bats July 3.
    Geneseo/Atkinson knocked in six runs to start the game and managed to hang on for the win; while Princeton plated three runs in the third.
    VanHerzeele pitched the win as he allowed no hits, no runs and struck out one; while Alex Christensen gave up four hits, three runs and struck out five.
    DeSplinter and Dichiser combined for four of the team’s eight hits with a double from Dichiser; while Rusk, Humphries (1 RBI), Jacob VanDoren (1 RBI) and Lindstrom, each had one hit with a double from Rusk.
    Geneseo/Atkinson finished pool play with a 5-4 win over Oneida July 4.
    Post No. 724 took the 1-0 lead in the second inning, but Oneida gained the advantage in the bottom of the sixth when the team drove in four runs. Geneseo/Atkinson battled back in the top of the seventh and plated four runs to go ahead 5-4. Post No. 724 held off Oneida in the bottom of the seventh for the win.
    Page 2 of 2 - Jonathan Dahl recorded the win on the hill as he allowed eight hits, four runs and struck out three.
    Lindstrom and Dichiser (1 RBI) led the team with two hits; followed by DeSplinter, Rusk (2 RBIs), Humphries, Decker (1 RBI) and Keaton Rice chipped in one hit each. Gilmore finished the game with an RBI.
    Geneseo/Atkinson advanced to the championship game July 6 where Post No. 724 fell to Viroqua, Wis, who placed second in the Class A Wisconsin High School Baseball State Championship, 5-1.
    Viroqua jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first and added on two runs in the fourth; while Geneseo plated one run in the fourth for the 5-1 final.
    VanDoren recorded the loss as he allowed three hits, three runs and struck out two; while Lindstrom gave up three hits, two runs and struck out one, and Drew Himmelman allowed no hits and no runs.
    Geneseo/Atkinson was held to three hits from DeSplinter, Rusk and Humphries (1 RBI).
    Post No. 724 improves to 11-2 this season.
     

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