Post 83 tops Piqua

The Sandusky Post 83 team is still alive in the American Legion state baseball tournament. Staff
Aug 1, 2013

Post 83 defeated Piqua 10-5 Wednesday to advance to the semifinal round of the eight-team tournament in Lancaster.

"I thought we played really well," Post 83 coach Bobby Palsa said. "This is the first real time it's been win or go home for us and I think the kids responded really well."
Post 83 faces Napoleon in today's semifinal.

With a win over Napoleon Wednesday, Post 83 would advance to the 7 p.m. championship game later in the day against the winner of the 10 a.m. game between Pickerington and Circleville.

Perkins' Thane Walton earned the win on the mound in Wednesday's game. He struck out seven batters, walked five and allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings of work.

Braun Miller (Perkins) went the next three innings, struck out two batters, walked four and allowed one run on two hits, while Seneca East's Mason McWilliams struck out one batter, walked one and allowed one hit in the final inning.

"Thane did a great job as far as battling and keeping us in the game for five innings and the guys stepped up at the plate," Palsa said. "We took the lead in the sixth inning and were able to hold them off."

Quinten Harrington (Perkins) went 3 for 5 for Post 83 with two runs scored, while Trey Gluth (Port Clinton) went 3 for 5, with a double, a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored.

Alex Walts (Amherst) went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and a run scored, while Matt Clark (Perkins) went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

"The kids played really well today — inspired — and it was a really great game," Palsa said.