Cape Senior Legion one win from title
The Cape Girardeau Post 63 Senior American Legion baseball team advanced to the championship round Sunday with a 12-7 victory against Dunklin County at Senath-Hornersville High School.
Post 63 needs a victory today to win the District 14 tournament and advance to the zone tournament, which begins Thursday in Perryville.
Jamie Pickel earned the win in relief of Tyler Glidewell, who left the game with an injury. Pickel allowed two runs over 2 2/3 innings. Skylar Cobb pitched two perfect innings to seal the win.
Austin Greer sparked the Post 63 offense with a two-run homer and finished 4 for 5 with five RBIs. Josh Compas and Cobb both went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Compas belted a home run.
Post 63's big inning came in the fourth, when it sent 11 batters to the plate and scored eight runs. Josh Henson smacked a two-run double and Greer hammered his homer to help the cause. Post 63 collected six hits and took advantage of two walks in the inning.
Dustin Crowden went 2 for 5 for Cape (29-13).
Jackson avoided elimination in its first game Sunday afternoon with a 5-4 victory against Poplar Bluff.
Jackson returned to action later in the evening and fell to Dunklin County 5-4 in 14 innings.
The loss ended Jackson's season.
Cape will face Dunklin County at 5 p.m. today in the first championship game.
If Cape loses the first game today, a second winner-take-all game would follow at 8 p.m.
Jackson Freshmen fall short at state
The Jackson Freshman American Legion baseball team fell one win short of a state title.
Jackson lost twice Saturday to O'Fallon West during the state tournament in Perryville.
O'Fallon West beat Jackson 11-10 in eight innings to force a final contest for the title. O'Fallon West captured that game 10-4.
Jackson finished its season with an 18-16 record.
-- From staff reports