Findlay’s American Legion baseball team was runner-up at the Hillsboro Wooden Bat Tournament this past weekend, sandwiching three wins between a pair of 4-3 losses to Springfield innings mistake in the eighth, Springfield scored the winning run to defeat Findlay 4-3 in the tournament’s first game on Friday. Jake Shaver’s RBI single in the sixth inning gave Springfield a 4-3 lead against Findlay in Sunday’s championship game despite Findlay’s three straight victories.
After falling to Troy on Friday, Findlay went on to defeat the Troy Bombers 5-4, the Troy Legion 8-2, and Piqua 6-2 to reach the championship game.
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Sleasman tripled and sprinted home on Kam Garlock’s RBI single for the game-winning run in the Troy Bombers’ game against Sleasman. As a result of the win over Troy Legion, Lincoln Garlock had two hits; Jordan Vallejo had two hits, and Mason Johnson had two hits. Three-run homers from Stechschulte, Sleasman (2-2B), Kam Garlock, and Vallejo rounded up a four-hit performance against Piqua.
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— Jake Shaver (@JakeShaver6) May 11, 2022
The Findlay Legion, which finished second in the Tawa Run Classic in Ottawa last weekend, now has two second-place finishes in a row. Findlay will play host to Tiffin on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Woody Curlis Field, one of just three games the Legion will play at home this summer. During the Chopper Schmaltz Tournament in Pemberville this weekend, Post 3 will participate.
SPRINGFIELD 4, FINDLAY 3
Springfield 201 000 01—4 5 0
Findlay 300 000 00—3 5 3
WP—Dotson. LP—Sleasman (0-2). TOP HITTERS: (Spr) Butz 2-1B, 2 RBI; Lowe 1B, RBI. (Fin) K. Garlock 2-1B, RBI; L. Garlock 2-1B; Stechschulte 1B, RBI.
FINDLAY 5, TROY BOMBERS 4
Findlay 112 100 0—5 8 0
Troy Bombers 102 010 0—4 6 1
WP—Vallejo (1-1). LP—Grishop. TOP HITTERS: (Fin) K. Garlock 2-1B, RBI; Stechschulte 2-2B, 2 RBI; Johnson 1B, 2B. (TB) White 2-1B.
FINDLAY 8, TROY LEGION 2
Troy Legion 000 001 1—2 4 1
Findlay 001 223 x—8 8 0
WP—Stechschulte (2-1). LP—Dickerson. TOP HITTERS: (Fin) L. Garlock 2-1B; Vallejo 2-1B, RBI; Johnson 1B, 2B, RBI. (Troy) Woodley 2B; Miller 3B.
FINDLAY 6, PIQUA 2
Findlay 000 401 1—6 9 0
Piqua 020 000 0—2 7 1
WP—K. Garlock (2-0). LP—Evars. TOP HITTERS: (Fin) K. Garlock 2-1BI; Stechschulte HR, 4 RBI; Sleasman 2-2B; Vallejo 2-1B.
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SPRINGFIELD 4, FINDLAY 3
Springfield 000 013 0—4 8 2
Findlay 210 000 0—3 6 1
WP—Braisden. LP—Johnson (0-1). TOP HITTERS: (Spr) Braisden 2-1B, RBI; Kitchens 3-1B. (Fin) Vallejo 1B, 2 RBI.
RECORDS: Findlay Legion 7-6.
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