Alton Post 126 stayed alive with a victory Wednesday in the American Legion Fifth Division baseball tournament.  Alton crushed Murphsyboro Post 127, 18-1  in a seven inning game yesterday (due to the 10-run rule).

Alton used a 19-hit attack to stay alive – scoring in all seven innings on Wednesday.  Post 126 blasted four home runs in the victory:  one each for Jason Roberts, Ron Wisnasky, Austin Stilts, and Ryan Gvillo.

Roberts – 3-4 (hr) 4 rbi’s

Wisnasky – 4-5 (hr) 2 rbi’s

Gvillo – 2-5 (hr) 2 rbi’s

Stilts – 3-4 (hr) 3 rbi’s


Nick Droste added two hits and two rbi’s while starting pitcher Blake Novack went the distance to pick up the win on his 19th birthday.

Elsewhere at the Fifth Division – Wednesday:

Pinckneyville/DuQuoin stayed alive too with a 10-3 win over Carrier Mills

Fairview Heights beat Effingham, 4-3


Today’s schedule –

1:00 – Alton (22-12) vs. host Pinckneyville (18-13)

7:00 – winner vs. Effingham (31-8)


** Fairview Heights (28-9) back in action Friday **