Troy Post 43 Legends off to 3-1 start in Veterans Appreciation Tournament


TROY — The Troy American Legion Post 43 Legends baseball team got off to 3-1 start in its Veterans Appreciation Tournament.

Troy was scheduled to play Hillsboro at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The championship game is Sunday at 5 p.m.


Pickerington 9,

Troy 0

Troy trailed just 2-0 before Pickerington scored four runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth to break the game open.

Jacob Lucas was 2-for-2 for Troy.

Brayden Offenbacher and Lucas combined on a six-hitter, striking out 11, walking four and hitting two batters.

Troy Legends 11,

RLE Expos 3

Troy used a six-run first inning in a 11-3 win over the RLE Expos Saturday.

In the opening inning, Connor Price started things with a double.

Jaxon Hill had an infield single and Price scored on a throwing error.

Hill scored when Casey Kelley reached on an error and Zander Crouch had single to load the bases after Owen Harlamert walked.

Sam Ludlow’s fielder’s choice score one run and Lucas capped the rally with a three-run homer over the left-field fence.

After the Expos had closed back to within 6-3, Troy put the game away with five runs in the fourth inning.

Price had a RBI single Kelley drew a bases-loaded walk to score a run.

Harlamert had a fielder’s choice for a RBI and Hill scored on a wild pitch.

Ludlow had a RBI single to score the game’s final run.

Price was 2-for-3 with a double and Lucas was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs.

Kelley and Ludlow had two RBIs and Crouch was 2-for-3.

Gabe White and Crouch combined on a three-hitter, striking out three, walking five and hitting two batters.


Troy Legends 11,

Utica 3

Troy opened the tournament with an 11-3 victory.

Troy took the lead in the home first and never looked back.

Trailing 2-0, the Legends scored four runs.

Harlamert had a RBI double and Crouch and Lucas followed with RBI singles.

Ludlow scored a run on a wild pitch.

Troy added five runs in the third to go up 9-3.

Lucas and Michael Till had RBI singles and Price was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score a run.

Hill added a two-run single.

Troy got its final two runs in the fifth inning.

White had a sacrifice fly to score Peyton Offenbacher, who had doubled. Kale Francis scored on a wild pitch.

Hill was 3-for-3 with two RBIs Crouch was 2-for-3 and Lucas was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Ludlow also had a double.

Nick May and Anderson Mohler combined on a six-hitter, striking out eight and walking one.

Troy Legends 13,

Knights Post 171 Jr. 3

Troy followed that up with a 13-3 win.

Troy took a 2-0 lead in the first when Till put a bunt down and a throwing error allowed two runs to score.

The Legends made it 7-0 after two innings.

Aaron Bostic had a RBI single and when Peyton Offenbacher’s fly ball was misplayed, two runs scored.

Till added a two-run single.

Troy made it 8-2 after three innings when Peyton Offenbacher had a sacrifice fly.

The Legends got five more runs in the fourth to go up 13-2, before giving up one run in the fifth.

Crouch and Matt Subler had RBIs on fielder’s choices and Dylan Arthur had a RBI double.

Arthur would score on a wild pitch and Peyton Offenbacher had a RBI single.

Brayden Offenbacher was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and Till had two RBIs.

Peyton Offenbacher was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.

Wes Nidzgorski and Arthur combined on a two-hitter, striking out 11 and walking one.

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