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Finals set for Junior Legion tournament

Monday, July 16, 2012

In this file photo, Sikeston Auxiliary Unit 114 shortstop John Foster collects a ground ball before firing to first base for an out against Cape Girardeau Junior Legion Post 63 on Friday.
(Photo by Brent Shipman, Staff)

SIKESTON -- After rain delayed Saturday's portion of the Junior Legion District 14 tournament, play got back underway on Sunday with Sikeston Auxiliary Unit 114 and Jackson's junior legion team moving on to today's title game.

In the semifinals, Sikeston saw a 10-3 loss to Jackson move them down to the loser's bracket where they kept their championship hopes alive with a 10-4 decision over Cape Junior Legion Post 63.

The win puts Auxiliary Unit 114 in a rematch with Jackson that's set for today at 6 p.m. at VFW Stadium. Coming out of the winner's bracket, Jackson will have the advantage in only needing to defeat Sikeston once.

If Auxiliary Unit 114 can pull out a win in the first contest, a second, winner-take-all game will take place directly after.

In other Sunday tournament action, Scott County Junior Legion Post 369 saw their season come to a close with a 13-1 loss to Cape as the two played for fourth-place.

Post 369 took their only lead of the game with a run in the bottom of the first before Cape answered with a four-run rally in the top of the second to pull ahead for good.

With a pair of one-run rallies in the fourth and fifth frames Post 63 went into the top of the sixth holding a 6-1 advantage. After scoring another seven runs in the sixth they held Scott County scoreless in the bottom of the inning to end the game on the mercy-rule.

Leading Post 369's effort was Kyle Rogers, Zane Eggiman and Austin Wadlington with two hits each.