Wyatt House leads Greenville American Legion Post 140 to win over Sidney Post 217. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville Post 140 earns comeback win over Sidney

Greenville American Legion Post 140 score 3-runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Sidney 3-2

SIDNEY – Greenville American Legion Post 140 18U Thunder grabbed a late lead to pullout a 3-2 win over Sidney Post 217.

“Was an outstanding baseball game to be a part of,” said Post 140 coach, Chad Henry. “Any time you can say you went to Sidney and defeated that program on their turf is a credit to the players in the dugout tonight. Very proud with their resilience.”

Back to back second-inning Post 140 errors plated a Sidney unearned run to open scoring on the night giving the home team an early 1-0 lead.

Sidney took advantage of a fourth-inning bases loaded walk to score the second run of the night and take a 2-0 advantage to the fifth-inning.

The teams played scoreless ball in the fifth and sixth-innings bringing Greenville to the plate trailing 2-0 with one plate appearance remaining.

Rob Ellis reached by way of a hit batsman to open the top of the seventh followed by a walk to Hunter Reagan. A strikeout and a groundout followed putting Post 140 down to its last out trailing 2-0.

Colton Francis was hit by a pitch loading the bases setting up back to back Sidney wild pitches scoring Ellis and Reagan to knot the score at 2-2. Wyatt House stroked a RBI single plating Francis with the go-ahead run that would hold up for the final score with House setting Sidney down in order in the bottom of the seventh.

Wyatt House earned the win for Greenville allowing no runs on two hits over three innings while striking out and not walking a batter.

“Wyatt House really shut the door on the hill,” Coach Henry said. “Down 2-0 with the meat of their order coming up, he really showed what he was made of. Three innings of two-hit baseball under that pressure, and to then knock the game winner on a 3-2 count with two-outs – he’s just the reason you invest in character when you build teams. Couldn’t happen to a better young man.”

Alex Kolb started for Post 140 allowing two hits and one earned run over four innings while striking and five.

“It’s been a blessing to watch Kolby mature over the years,” Henry stated. “Even last year you would see him get into some situations and not always have the right answer in response but tonight he had it all.”

“He was poised, located and kept attacking despite what was happening around him,” added Coach Henry. “He’s becoming a true ace, and Tiffin (University) is going to love what they’re getting with him.

Greenville Post 140 made the most of a total of three hits on the night to earn the victory. Ricky Heidrich, Francis and House each accounted for a single on the night.

000 000 3   3 3 2 Greenville

010 100 0   2 4 1 Sidney

Greenville American Legion Post 140 Thunder 18U baseball team and coaches. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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