Post 346 finishes second at TB24 Memorial Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Taking part in the TB24 Memorial Wood Bat Tournament in Danville, Illinois last weekend, Terre Haute Post 346 was quite successful.

After beating Alton Post 126 and Wheaton Post 76, both by respective scores of 2-0, as well as Harrisburg Post 167 by a score of 10-0 to post a 3-0 record in pool play, Wayne Newton advanced onto the win-or-go-home portion of the invitational. There, Post 346 defeated Danville Post 210 by a score of 7-1 to clinch a spot in the championship game where they were defeated by Harrisburg Post 167 by a score of 9-2, finishing as the TB24 Memorial Wood Bat Tournament runner-up.

In the five games, Northview’s trio of Zac Buell, Jackson Pierce and Caden Schrader contributed in a variety of ways to help lead Terre Haute Post 346 to a second-place finish.

Buell appeared in one game, serving as the team’s designated hitter against Wheaton Post 76. The right-handed hitting outfielder went 0-for-2.

Pierce appeared in four of the five games, manning third base in each of them. At the plate, the sophomore was 3-for-11 (.272 batting average) with one run scored. Pierce also made one appearance on the mound of Post 346 over the weekend. The right-hander threw 0.2 innings of scoreless baseball in Sunday's championship game against Harrisburg Post 167, getting both batters he faced to ground out – one to first and the other to third.

Schrader appeared in all five games, playing both second base and shortstop for Terre Haute. At the plate, the senior middle infielder was 7-for-16 (.438 batting average) with a home run, a double, one run scored, six runs driven in and three stolen bases.

Terre Haute Post 346 was scheduled to host Clay County Post 2 for a midweek game held at Terre Haute North High School on Tuesday but a series of storms that blew through the Wabash Valley nixed it. (Note: At the time of publication, it had not been decided if the game would be made up or if it would be cancelled.) Instead, Wayne Newton will have three days of rest before embarking on the Crawfordsville Post 72 Wood Bat Tournament hosted at North Montgomery High School on Thursday-Sunday, which will be the final games for Terre Haute before it opens the American Legion Regional Tournament on July 19.

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