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Top-seeded Sikeston favored

Thursday, July 6, 2006

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Cape catcher Jacob Valleroy tags out Scott County's Mark Freed.
SIKESTON - The Junior American Legion District 14 baseball tournament got underway on Wednesday at VFW Stadium in Sikeston.

The double elimination tournament features six teams from the area and the championship game is slated for Sunday at 1 p.m.

Sikeston Post 114 received the No.1 seed and earned a bye after posting a regular season record of 30-6. Post 114 will face No. 4 seed Cape Post 63 today at 5 p.m. Cape defeated five seed Scott County Post 369, 6-5 in the first game of the day on Wednesday.

Twin Rivers Post 494 garnered the two seed and will face the winner of the Dunklin County Post 303 who is the No. 3 seed, or Jackson Post 158 the No. 6 seed today at 8 p.m. Results of the Dunklin County/Jackson game were not available at press time.

In the first contest, Cape escaped and move on to the second round in part to some tough fielding luck and poor base running by Scott County.

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Sikeston Post 114 Junior American Legion Team
Trailing 3-1 heading into the bottom of the third, Cape pushed ahead five runs in the inning to take control of the contest.

The big play in the third for Cape was in part because of a hard luck play in the Scott County outfield. Cape had the bases loaded with two outs as a ball was hit into left field.

The Scott County left fielder was in position to make the play, but when the outfielder caught the ball he fell backwards and the fall jarred the ball loose and all three runs scored for Cape.

Scott County battled back in their last at-bat in the top of the seventh. Trailing 6-3, Post 369 pushed across two runs but in the end, ran themselves out of an even bigger inning.

Post 369 had a runner thrown out at home and the last out of the game was recorded when a Scott County base runner attempted to steal third base and was gunned down.

Blake Smith, Jacob Valleroy and Joe Uhls each had two hits apiece for Cape Post 63.

Cody Carlyle led Scott County offensively going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a single. Logan Glueck, Mark Freed, Chris Asmus, Brice Faulkner and Dustin LeGrand all had one hit apiece for Post 369.

Scott County falls into the loser's bracket and will hit the field again on Friday at 8 p.m. against TBA.

Sikeston Post 114 will face Cape today at 5 p.m. followed by Twin Rivers and the Dunklin County/Jackson winner at 8 p.m.

Scott Co. 021 000 2 - 5 8 2

Cape Gir. 105 000 x - 6 9 2

WP - Mark Himmelberg

LP - Nick Ostendorf

2B - Cody Carlyle (S) 2, Joe Uhls (C). Multiple hitters - Scott County: Carlyle 3-4. Cape: Blake Smith 2-3, Uhls 2-3, Jacob Valleroy 2-4.