Jackson Legion nips Cape 4-3 in Paducah tourney

Monday, June 28, 2004

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Jackson American Legion pushed across the deciding run in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 4-3 victory over Cape Girardeau to finish fifth on Sunday in the Paducah Tournament.

The Jackson REMAX Achievers (15-5), sparked by a Brandon Gendron solo home run, took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Jackson starter A.J. Seiler took a shutout into the sixth inning, where he was chased in a three-run uprising by Ford & Sons. The big blow was a three-run, one-out double by Jason Schenimann off relief pitcher Brandon Stearns.

In the bottom of the sixth, Jackson made a winner of Stearns when Trevor Thompson doubled to score Tony Longman.

Kendal Deason went the distance for Ford & Sons and took the loss. He allowed six hits, struck out three and walked two.

Schenimann and Scott Brueckner each had two hits for Cape (10-17).

Gendron, who had two hits, also had a double.

Capahas sweep SpringfieldSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Plaza Tire pitchers limited Springfield to a single run in a doubleheader sweep as the Capahas extended their winning streak to five games.

The Capahas (14-3) won the first game 6-0 and the second contest 10-1.

Chad Bogenpohl allowed just three hits in six innings of the opener, striking out six and walking one. Josh Parham pitched an inning of one-hit relief.

Lance Seasor, Josh Eftink and Wade Walter all had RBI doubles in a four-run first inning. Robbie Moore led a 14-hit attack with three hits and two RBIs. Seasor, Eftink, Walter and Bryan Kurt each finished with two hits.

Matt Stroup notched the win in the second game, allowing five hits in six inning. He struck out five and walked four. Parham again pitched the final inning.

The Capahas scored two runs in the second and fifth innings and three runs in both the third and sixth for a 10-0 lead. Springfield avoided the shutout with a run in the seventh.

Seasor and Levi Olson had two hits apiece, as the Capahas had 11 hits overall. Seasor and Seth Hudson both had two RBIs.

-- From staff reports

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