With the American Legion area tournament on tap this week, the Albion Cornerstone Legion Baseball Seniors have been using the final stretch of the regular season to fine-tune their games.
Albion, already the #1 seed in the Area B5 tourney, walloped Schuyler at home this past week, split a doubleheader at Millard Sunday, and closed the regular season Tuesday night with a home game against O’Neill.
Albion Srs 17, Schuyler 1
The score would indicate Cornerstone’s victory over Schuyler July 10 at Leon Nelson Memorial Field in Albion was an easy one. And, in reality, it was.
Cornerstone exploded for seven runs in the second inning and had a six-run outburst in the fourth while Austin Zoucha cruised to the five-inning win.
Albion Srs. 16, Millard 7
Millard 8, Albion Srs. 3
It was a long road trip, but Albion Cornerstone was able to bring a victory and a 15-6 record home from Millard after splitting a doubleheader against the host Gold Sox.
Cornerstone began the day on a positive note, winning a 16-7 slugfest in the opener. The hosts cut an early Cornerstone lead to 8-6 in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Cornerstone kept the momentum rolling at the plate in the fifth with eight more runs. Most of the damage came with two outs, as Cornerstone batters used three walks and three wild pitches to set up two-run base hits by Gentrup and Rasmussen.
Cornerstone could not generate the same type of offensive production in the nightcap, dropping an 8-3 decision to the Gold Sox and pitcher Nate Caniglia.
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