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Cornerstone Legion Seniors nab first win

Weston Choat

With a sterling pitching performance by Weston Choat, the Albion Cornerstone Legion Seniors nipped visiting Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley (PWG) 2-1 for their first victory of the 2019 American Legion baseball season.
On an idyllic Sunday evening at Leon Nelson Memorial Field, Albion Cornerstone (1-3) rallied with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to back Choat’s effort and send local fans home with a smile.
Backed by largely excellent defensive work, Choat scattered four hits in the contest, struck out three and did not walk a batter. PWG tallied its only run of the game – unearned – in the sixth, breaking a scoreless tie with a one-out double and Cornerstone’s second error with two out.
The Albion Seniors turned the tables in the seventh after Choat worked a 1-2-3 top half of the inning. Ryan Kramer led off the bottom of the frame with a single and stole second base. Tyson Haddix-Jorgensen was hit by a pitch and Brenden Beierman followed with a single. Although Haddix-Jorgensen was out before reaching second, Beierman advanced without a throw and the Cornerstone baserunners scored the tieing and winning runs on a pair of PWG passed balls.
Cornerstone threatened several times prior to the seventh, but fell short. Haddix-Jorgensen was tagged out at the plate in the second inning on the back end of a double-steal attempt and Will Frey was left at third after doubling in the fourth. Ethan Dozler led off the sixth with a walk and advanced on a passed ball, but was stranded at second.
Choat coaxed a fly ball out to escape a bases-loaded jam in the top of the first, then allowed just two more PWG baserunners to get as far as third base over the final six frames.

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