Troy Legends drop two game in Veterans Appreciation Tournament


TROY — The Troy American Legion Post 43 Legends will continue play in the Veterans Appreciation Tournament Sunday.

Troy will play Central Ohio Knights at 3:30 p.m.

The championship game for the tournament is 6 p.m. Sunday.

Troy is 3-5 after dropping two games in the tournament Friday and winning two games Saturday.


Napoleon 15,

Troy Legends 3

The Legends got off to a good start, before the Bandits rallied.

Troy catcher Brandon North threw out a runner stealing to end the top of the first inning.

In the home first, Troy would score two runs.

Drew Snipes singled and stole second and Jaxon Hill walked.

Both runners advanced on a passed ball on a strikeout and North drilled a two-run single.

But, Napoleon would send 14 batters to the plate in the top of the second, scoring nine runs.

In the third, Payton Offenbacher would lead off with a double and would score on an error, but that was all the scoring for the Legends.

Noah Francis also had a double in the game for the Legends.

Eli Keiser, Bronson Libecap, Dominic Moyer and Landon Cool combined on the pitching effort, striking out three and walking four.

Danville (Ill) 10,

TroyLegends 0

Troy struggled to get the bats going in the second game.

Casey Kelley, Anderson Mohler, Snipes and Offenbacher all had hits for the Legends.

Troy threatened to extend the game in the top of the fifth.

Kelley walked and Mohler and Offenbacher singled to load the bases with one out, before strikeout and ground out ended the game.

Logan Blevins, Nate Likely and Libecap combined on an eight-hitter, striking out two and walking four.


Troy Legends 8,

Utica 3

Troy bounced back with a win in the opening game Saturday.

The Legends broke open a close game with five runs in the seventh inning.

Francis had a RBI double to extend Troy’s lead to 4-2.

Owen Heilman scored on a passed ball and Mohler had a RBI single to make it 6-2.

North added a two-run double to make it 8-2 and Utica could only get one run in the home seventh inning.

Hill was 3-for-4 for the Legends, Offenbacher and Kelley were 2-for-3 and Mohler was 2-for-4.

Heilman also had a double for Troy.

Justin Huwer pitched a five-hitter, striking out four and walking three.

Troy Legends 6,

Sidney White 5

Troy continued its momentum in a game Saturday night, with Braden Burgbacher getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh to preserve the win over Sidney Post 217 White 18U.

Troy had a four-run fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead and held on for the win.

Two runs scored on an error and Jaxon Hill’s single to put Troy up 3-2.

Offenbacher scored on a wild pith and North had a RBI single to make it 5-2 and the Legends never gave up the lead.

North was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Hill was 2-for-4.

Westfall, Keiser and Burgbacher combined on a seven-hitter, striking out three and walking four.

Sports Editor Rob Kiser can be reached at [email protected]

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