Troy Post 43 Legends fall to Sidney Post 217 in Region 2 championship game


The Troy American Legion Post 43 Legends are 17-19 after splitting two games in the NABF World Series in Youngstown Thursday.

Troy defeated the Ohio Longhorns Lally 17U 9-0, before losing to Whiting Youngstown Class B 10-1.

Brayden Offenbacher pitched a three-hit shutout against the Longhorns, striking out 14.

Troy scored two runs in the third and added seven runs in the fourth inning.

Casey Kelley was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and Owen Harlamert was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Connor Price and Chandler Grimes scored two runs and Gabe White had a triple.

Against Whiting Youngstown, Troy trailed just 2-1 after two innings, before Whiting scored eight unanswered runs for the win.

Sam Ludlow had a single and scored Troy’s run and White also had a single.

Dylan Arthur, Zander Crouch, Price and Anderson Mohler combined on a 10-hitter, striking out five and walking five.

Sidney 7,

Troy 3

In a game started on Monday and finished on Tuesday, Troy lost 7-3 to Sidney Post 217 in the American Legion Region 2 championship game.

Troy had put itself in a 5-1 hole when the game was suspended in the bottom of the third inning Monday at Hardman Field.

Troy pitchers walked eight batters in the first two innings as Sidney jumped out to a 5-0 lead.

After leaving the bases loaded in the first and second innings, Troy broke through in the third.

Owen Harlamert was hit by a pitch and came around to score on Sam Ludlow’s sacrifice fly.

Troy was able to get two runs after the game resumed Tuesday.

In the fourth inning, Sam Ludlow singled and hustled all the way around on Connor Price’s triple to cut the deficit to 6-2.

The Legends added another run in the sixth inning.

Harlamert had singled and Peyton Offenbacher ran for him.

Offenbacher went to third on Casey Kelley’s double and scored on Gabe White’s sacrifice fly.

But, that was as close as Troy could get.

Price was 2-for-4 for Troy.

But, the Legends were their own worst enemy.

They combined to walk eight batter and hit two, while striking out four.

Even bigger, Troy left the bases loaded in its first two at bats and left 15 runners on base in the game.

Zander Crouch had a strong showing in relief, allowing just two runs in four and one-third innings and combined with Jacob Lucas on the pitching effort.

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

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