Andrew Daugherty collected three hits in four at bats, as Lennox Post 174 Sr. Legion defeated EPJ Sr. Legion 10-7 on Thursday, July 13 in their final regular season game.
Daugherty doubled in the first inning, singled in the third inning, and singled in the seventh inning.
Lennox Sr. Legion made the score 7-4 in the top of the third after an error scored one run, and Triston Butler homered to left field, scoring three runs.
EPJ Sr. Legion tied the game in the bottom of the third. Lennox took the lead again in the top of the fifth. Ashton Bach doubled, scoring two runs, to give Lennox the edge, 9-7.
Braxton Musser pitched three innings in relief for Lennox. He surrendered one hit and zero runs while, striking out four and walking one. Porter Ihnen stepped on the hill first for Lennox. He surrendered three hits and four runs over two innings, striking out three and walking three.
The Lennox Legion amassed 10 hits in the game. Butler led with three runs batted in. Ethan Larson collected two hits for Lennox in four at bats. Daugherty and Bambas each stole multiple bases.
On Sunday, July 16 the Lennox Sr. Legion began Region play, taking on Vermillion.
It came down to the wire as Lennox grabbed the victory in walk-off fashion, 4-3, over Post 1. The game was tied at three in the bottom of the eleventh when Sawyer Bowers hit a sacrifice fly, scoring one run.
A double by Lance Spieler put Lennox Post 174 Sr. Legion on the board in the bottom of the second.
Talen Eich led things off on the mound for Lennox. He gave up five hits and three runs (zero earned) over four innings, striking out six and walking two. Bambas and Musser each came on in relief for Lennox and shutdown Post 1.
Eich and Spieler were a force together in the lineup, as they each collected two hits for Lennox.
With the win, Lennox advanced to play Dakota Valley on Monday, July 17.
Lennox won big over Dakota Valley on Monday, getting the 12-2 victory to advance to the Region 3B Championship game.
Lennox got on the board in the top of the second inning after Dakota Valley committed an error, Larson singled, and Bach scored after tagging up, each scoring one run.
Lennox added one run in the third after Dakota Valley committed an error.
C. Eich started the game for Lennox on the mound. He gave up four hits and two runs over six and one-third innings, striking out one and walking three. Mason Reischl appeared in relief for Lennox.
Lennox collected 13 hits in the game. T. Eich led Lennox with three hits in five at bats. Eich provided a pop in the middle of the lineup, and led Lennox with three runs batted in. The cleanup hitter went 2-for-4 on the day. Bambas and Spieler each collected multiple hits for Lennox. Atkins, Daugherty, Bach, and Larson each stole multiple bases in the win.
The win advanced Lennox to the Region Championship game which was to be played Tuesday, July 18. They were to play the winner of the Dakota Valley/Elk Point-Jefferson match-up. Deadlines prohibit the outcome of the game being published in the week’s paper. Watch next week for complete coverage.