ELSBERRY, Mo. - Elsberry, Mo. Post 226 scored twice in the bottom of the fourth inning, and made both runs stand up as Elsberry held off the Alton Post 126 under-15 navy junior baseball team 2-1 in a game played at Elsberry's Legion ballpark.

The game was originally scheduled as a doubleheader but changed to a single game on Sunday.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

Article continues after sponsor message

Elsberry scored both of their runs in the home half of the fourth, with the young Legionnaires countering with a run in the fifth, but there would be no further scoring as Post 226 took the narrow win.

Riley Cox led Alton with two hits, while Ian Lamb had a hit and the club's only RBI on the day, and Hayden Schepers also had a hit. Tyler Powell went all the way on the mound, allowing two runs, one earned, while walking two and striking out four.

The young Legionnaires will be on the road this week, playing in a Prep Baseball Report showcase event at Saint Louis University's ballpark on Wednesday, with the opponent and start time to be announced, then play a District 22 game against Trenton at Trenton Community Park on Friday at 7 p.m. Alton then plays Highland at Glik Park June 26, also at 7 p.m., then play Breese 2 at Northside Park in Breese June 27 at 6 p.m.

More like this:

Jun 11, 2024 - Alton Under-15 Legion Team Captures Mike Bedard Tournament, Wins Semifinal Over Salem JV

Jun 9, 2024 - Donavan Ducey’s Three Hits Propel Post 126 Junior Legion Navy Team To Victory

Jun 23, 2024 - Young Legionnaires Come Up Big In Seventh Inning, Hits Trenton Post 778 With 12-Run Seventh, Takes District 22 Win 18-2  

Jun 15, 2024 - Alton's Strong Start Fades as Aviston Wins 13-4 in Trenton

3 days ago - Bristow Drives In Three Runs, Parker Adds Two RBIs, Alton Post 126 Scored Twice In Sixth, Wins Over Highland 8-6, Moves To District Final