The Syracuse Post 100 American Legion team defeated Parkview 5-3 after a five-run first inning on Tuesday, June 12, at Syracuse.
In the bottom of the first inning, and two runners on, Izaak Prater hit a two RBI single to right center field. Ethan Zastera smacked a solid RBI single. Later in the inning, and Syracuse leading 4-0, Zane Weiler drilled a single that brought home a runner and the seniors led 5-0 at the end of the first inning.
Parkview fought it’s way back to get within two runs in the third, and that’s when Syracuse pitching came through in a big way and kept Parkview from getting any closer. “We had three junior pitchers that we threw, that came in and did a really nice job throwing strikes,” Coach Mark Bayliss said. “We have a few arms gone, so we are trying to minimize and maximize through the week.”
In the top half of the sixth inning, Parkview loaded the bases, and with two outs, relief pitcher Max Brammier struck out the Parkview batter on a breaking ball to get Syracuse out of the jam. “That was a big pitch,” Bayliss said.
Jake Gorton came in and got the save by striking out the final two hitters, as Syracuse went on to win.
Kelson Driever, Grant Carlson, Brammier, and Gorton combined for the pitching duties.
In the first of two senior games, Parkview won 3-0
Syracuse will be at Tecumseh tonight, June 13, starting at 5:30 and 8 p.m.