American Legion Seniors Split Pair

Albion’s Brett Nelson completes a double playAfter dropping a one-run decision in a sloppy 10-inning contest at Madison, Albion’s Post #162 American Legion Seniors rallied for a 6-5 victory over St. Paul at the sports complex Sunday.

With each team committing six errors and striking out 21 times, Thursday’s Senior Legion game at Madison was not exactly precision baseball.
It was probably fitting that, in the end, a final error provided the difference as the hosts took a 6-5 10-inning win over Albion.
Madison’s Long led off the bottom of the 10th with a single, advanced on a stolen base and ground out, then was thrown out at home by Albion shortstop Greg Young. Eisenman reached on that fielder’s choice, moved to third with a walk and stolen base and scored the winning run when Hubenka reached on Albion’s sixth error of the game.

St. Paul scored two unearned runs on a pair of Albion errors to take a 4-2 lead in the third. The local Seniors closed within a run in the fourth when Ryan Shotkoski drove home Brent Dawson with a two-out single. St. Paul expanded its advantage to 5-3 on Cooper’s RBI double in the top of the sixth and Albion responded in the bottom of the frame with help from the visitors. Macke Fritz led off with a walk and, with one out, Young reached by error, scoring Fritz. Young advanced to third on two more St. Paul errors and tied the score on a wild pitch. Following a strikeout for the second out of the inning, Zoucha reached on St. Paul’s fourth error of the inning and stole second base. Walks by Kraig Flanagan and Keir Dane Harner loaded the bases and Zoucha scored the go-ahead run on another wild pitch. St. Paul’s Meyer was hit by a pitch with two outs in the top of the seventh and advanced to third on a pair of wild pitches before Flanagan fanned Knapp to secure the victory.

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