Saturday, August 3, 2013

Seniors Start Regional Tournament with a Bang!

Joel Dayton displays his grand slam ball.
Today in Peru, Illinois, Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars played the first game in pool play and came away with a 15-1 victory. Joel Dayton had an RBI single, and Mike Clifford had a 2-RBI single en route to a 4-run first inning. Brendan Boman continued his hitting streak with a 3rd inning triple. Ryan Dayton had a big day scoring 4 runs while going 1-1 with 4 walks and 5 stolen bases. Southern scored 1 run in the 5th to make it a 5-1 game and then exploded for 10 runs in the 6th. Joel Dayton capped off the 6th inning with a grand slam home run estimated at over 360 feet! Dayton started on the mound and pitched 2 and a third innings. Sam McCulloch pitched 1 and two thirds to earn the victory. Sam Jansen came in to close the door and pitched the final two innings while striking out 4.

Game 2 of pool play will take place tomorrow at Oglesby field at 2:00pm central time against Ohio who was a 7-0 winner over Illinois. Iowa defeated Indiana 13-11 and the host Peru team was ahead 6-2 over North Dakota. The final game was about to start when we wrote this and was between Illinois and Wisconsin. You can follow the game updates on Twitter, and we will update you after tomorrow's game here.

Go Southern!