Post 91 advances
ROCHESTER — The Austin American Legion baseball team put an end to the season for the Rochester Eagles season on Sunday afternoon in a Division I First District tournament play-in game at Hudson Field.
Austin Post 91, the No. 9 seed in the tournament, defeated the eighth-seeded Eagles by a 5-4 score in the nine-inning game.
Austin pitcher Adam Hemann threw a complete game and went 3-for-5 at the plate, with two runs scored.
Eagles pitcher Ricky Devorak was the tough-luck loser. He pitched seven innings and didn’t allow an earned run, but the Eagles committed four errors.
Austin (7-18) will take on the top-seeded Rochester A’s (20-12 overall, 14-3 First District) in the double-elimination part of the Division I First District tournament on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Century High School.
AUSTIN 5, ROCHESTER EAGLES 4
Austin 010 021 100 — 5 8 0
Eagles ..... 200 100 001 — 4 10 4
Austin: Adam Hemann 3-for-5; John Kirby 2-for-5, RBI, SB; Mike Tindal 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; Jake Hines 1-for-4, RBI. WP: Adam Hemann 9 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 0 BB, 7 K.
Eagles: Chris Griffin 3-4, 2B, RBI; Todd Bestgen 3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBIs; Ricky Devorak 2-4, 2B; Nick Heimer 2B; Mike Knell RBI. LP: Ricky Devorak 7 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 ER. Other: Henry Rownd 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.