Monday, August 5, 2013

Southern Seniors Battle, Come up Short in Game 2

Miles Kuperus, safe at home.
Game 2 of the Senior Regional was at Oglesby, IL, Sunday and featured Southern against a disciplined Ohio team. Ohio defeated Southern 6-5 in a hard fought game. Trailing 2-0 after 1 inning, Southern came back to tie it a 2. Southern would trail 2 more times tying it up at 4 and then again at 5. Ohio scored the 6th run in the top of the 7th, and Southern was unable to tie it and took the 6-5 loss. Manager Chris Lamange said, "We definitely didn't play our best game, but I am proud of how our kids battled to stay in it". Battle they did never giving up until the final out. Ryan Dayton made two diving catches in right field to save a couple of runners from scoring while going 2-3 with an RBI and a walk. Brendon Boman was 2-3 with an RBI, and Casey Horjus had an RBI single. AJ Zawacki had a 2-4 day with 2 RBIs. Coach Rob Henkey said, "We battled today and had a great meal after the game. The team relaxed while playing volleyball and hung out with each other. They will be ready to play tomorrow".

Monday's game 3 of 4 in pool play and is against Fort Wayne, IN. Game time is 4:30pm (5:30pm EST). You can follow the game on Twitter for half inning updates. The top 4 of the 9 teams in pool play advance to Wednesday's final 4. Good Luck tomorrow and GO SOUTHERN!!