American Legion

OTTAWA — Cory Shovick said Wednesday’s doubleheader for the Emporia Post 5 A legion baseball team was the cleanest its played all summer.

That resulted in Post 5’s first sweep, defeating the A’s, 13-0 and 20-3.

“They had their best approach of probably any game we’ve had all summer,” Shovick said. “They were being aggressive at the plate. They weren’t swinging at bad pitches. They were drawing walks. We were getting guys on. It was a nice little see ball, hit ball night.

“Overall, there was not one guy who stood out, because everyone was doing their job.”

Hunter Redeker pitched a complete game in the opener, allowing just one hit, while striking out five.

Emporia scored five runs in the second inning, which included a 2-run home run by Bobby Trujillo, an RBI single by Vance Kinsey, Redeker scored on an error and Quinn Dold scored on a wild pitch.

Ottawa forced in Emporia’s first run of the third after Trujillo was hit by a pitch. Dold drove in one on a single, Tanner McGuire and Trujillo scored on a passed ball.

Emporia scored all of its runs in the fourth via the walk.

Kinsey went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI while Trujillo drove in three.

In game two, Emporia jumped out to a 7-0 advantage and never looked back, despite Ottawa’s three-run first.

Post 5 tacked on six in the second and seven in the third for the victory.

Kinsey earned the win on the mound, allowing three runs on two hits with five strikeouts. He also went 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs. Trujillo and Kohlmeier combined to go 3-for-4 at the plate with six RBIs.

Post 5 (6-11) travels to El Dorado for a tournament that begins on Saturday.

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