Greenville ACME drops final game of 2022 season to Greenville American Legion Post 140 Thunder
GREENVILLE – The Greenville American Legion Post 140 Thunder 18U home season came to a close with a 6-0 win over Greenville ACME 16U in their final game of the 2022 season.
“Super proud of them,” said ACME coach, Ryan Delk. “We’ve had a great season. I always want them to come in and learn something, give me 100 percent on the field, represent Greenville baseball well on and off the field.”
“Credit to them,” Post 140 coach, Chad Henry stated. “They came out, they played fairly error free ball and they made the plays. That is a talented group.”
Post 140 concludes its season on the road with a weekend tournament in Springfield.
“We play two games on Friday, one on Saturday and one on Sunday,” Henry said. “We’re trying to keep everyone down, pay attention to their pitch limits and make sure all our arms are fresh for the weekend.”
Four Post 140 pitchers combined for the shutout with the win going to Logan Todd. Todd worked two innings of one hit shutout ball while striking out five. Alex Kolb, Ricky Heidrich and Wyatt House combined to pitch five innings of scoreless ball.
Greenville ACME held Post 140 to a total of five hits on the night but gave up 11 walks over seven innings of work.
“A lot of positives,” said Delk. “We have had a fabulous season, we’ve had great pitching, we’ve had some good games. Tonight we played a very solid team and we hung with them and we played pretty much error free baseball and did what we needed to do. We just struggled at the plate. That is a real good pitching staff over there and not something we see week in and week out.”
Aiden Psczulkoski led Greenville Thunder with two doubles and three RBIs in four at bats including a liner off the centerfield wall. Logan Todd and Warren Hartzell each went 1-3 with a RBI and Rob Ellis accounted for a single.
“Two balls Aiden really ripped,” Coach Henry said. “A lot of it is his timing. When he can get that front foot down there are not a lot of kids that are stronger out here. He stayed back, he was patient, he waited for a mistake and when he got the mistake he crushed it.”
Both teams played well in the field with each allowing a single error.
“A great group, they are all like my boys and they have fabulous parents,” Coach Delk said following the team’s final game. “We do things together after games, we do things in the offseason. That make things a whole lot easier when you have a great group of parents – I couldn’t ask for better parents.”
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