Butler County Times Gazette
  • Orioles lose Legion Zone opener to Andover

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    The Andover Trojans scored in every inning but one to claim a 23-5 win
    over Butler County rival Augusta Orioles Wednesday in the opening game
    of the Kansas American Legion Class AAA, Zone 5 Tournament at
    Klein-Scott Field.
    The game was called after seven innings on the 10-run rule.
    “Colton Patterson really settled down after the first inning,” Andover
    manager Chris Weidert said. “He started to find the zone. It was a
    pretty tight zone. It was big for us (to turn double plays) and not
    make any errors. That shortened innings.”
    “Our pitching wasn’t there tonight, plain and simple,” Augusta manager
    Jay Ingalls said. “After that, it was an average game. We never gave
    up.”
    Andover will face the host Newton Senior Knights at 5 p.m. today in
    the championship semifinals. The Newton-Andover loser meets Augusta in
    the consolation semifinals at approximately 8 p.m.
    “We owe Newton,” Weidert said. “They beat us four times this year.
    It’s going to be a battle. A couple of those games were close.”
    “It’s double-elimination, so you never know,” Ingalls said. “We’ve
    come back in tournaments before.”
    Each team scored three runs on four hits in the first inning. Andover
    then posted six runs in the second inning, seven in the third and
    three in the fourth, putting the game out of reach.
    Andover starter Patterson went five innings for the win, striking out
    five. J.J. Poulus finished the game, allowing a run with four walks.
    Patterson went two for four hitting for Andover with four RBIs. Kyle
    Vogt went four for six with three RBIs. Cooper Nichols went three for
    six with three RBIs. Andover had 11 players with at least one hit and
    11 players with at least one RBI.
    Chad Izzo went two for three hitting for Augusta. Starting pitcher
    Blake Wallace took the loss. Augusta used five pitchers to try and
    control the damage.
    Kansas American
    Legion Class AAA,
    Zone 5 Tournament
    Game one
    Andover 23, Augusta 5
    (7 innings)
    Augusta ab r h bi
    Izzo p 3 1 2 0
    Yates lf 3 1 1 1
    Line cf 2 1 0 1
    Brown ss 1 0 0 0
    Shigley c 2 1 0 0
    Bevan lf 2 0 1 0
    H.Roberts 2b 2 0 1 1
    Wallace 1b 3 0 0 0
    Ingalls rf 2 0 0 0
    D.Roberts rf 0 0 0 0
    TOTALS 20 5 5 3
    Andover ab r h bi
    Starks ss 2 3 2 1
    Robinson 2b1 0 0 0
    Patterson p 4 1 2 4
    Fry rf 1 1 1 2
    Page 2 of 2 - Nichols c 6 2 3 3
    Vogt 2b 6 3 4 3
    Poulos rf 3 3 2 1
    Dilkes 1b 2 2 2 2
    Coulter 3b 2 1 1 1
    J.Taylor lf 0 2 0 1
    Parris lf 2 1 1 0
    Scott  1b 1 1 0 2
    M.Taylor 1b 0 1 0 0
    Seagraves cf 2 2 1 1
    TOTALS 32 23 19 20
    Augusta 301 000 1 —5
    Andover 367 304 x —23
    E — Line. DP — Andover 3. LOB — Aug. 6, And. 7. 2B — Izzo, Patterson
    2, Vogt 2, Dilkes, Fry. 3B — Yates, Poulus, Nichols. HR — . SB —
    Nichols, Seagraves 2, Brown, Bevan, Parris. Sac. Fly — Scott.
    Augusta
    ip h r er bb k
    Wallace, L 1.2 8 9 8 3 4
    Yates .1 2 3 3 1 0
    Bevan 0 0 4 4 4 0
    H.Roberts 3 4 3 3 0 2
    Izzo 1 2 4 4 2 1
    Andover
    ip h r er bb k
    Patterson, W 5 5 4 4 1 5
    Poulus 2 0 1 1 4 0
    Yates faced two batters in the third inning. Bevan faced four batters
    in the third inning.
    WP — Wallace 2, Bevan, Izzo. HBP — Scott (Yates), Brown (Patterson),
    Line (Patterson), Roberts (Patterson), Poulus. Time — 2:39.
    Today’s games
    Championship semifinals
    Newton vs. Andover 5 p.m.
    Consolation semifinals
    Newton-Andover loser vs. Augusta 30 min. following first game
    Friday’s games
    Championship game one 5 p.m.
    Championship game two 30 min. following first game (if needed)

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