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2018 Regional Recaps

Day 4: 2018 American Legion Baseball regionals

Eight teams to punch tickets to Shelby on Sunday

We are one day away from finding out which eight teams will earn a trip to Shelby, N.C., for the 2018 American Legion World Series.

ALWS games begin on Thursday, Aug. 16, and run through Championship Tuesday on Aug. 21 and will be available on ESPN3, ESPNU and WatchESPN.

For brackets, schedules and live stats click here. To follow the action on the Legion Baseball app, click here. Follow along as well on Twitter and Facebook.

Region 6 features live streaming, which can be found here. Thanks to generous Legion Baseball supporters, select Region 6 games can be found here and select Region 8 games are being live streamed here.

Here is a recap of the eight regionals heading into Sunday:

Region 1 – Northeast – Shrewsbury, Mass.

Game 14 – 1:00 p.m., ET – Braintree, Mass., Post 86 vs. Shrewsbury, Mass., Post 397

(If Shrewsbury wins Game 14) - Game 15 – 5:00 p.m., ET –-Braintree, Mass., Post 86 vs. Shrewsbury, Mass., Post 397

Massachusetts will be represented at the 2018 American Legion World Series. But which Bay State team will it be? The Braintree has an advantage, needing to win just one of the two days on Sunday after remaining unbeaten in a 10-3 win over Southington, Conn., Post 72. They will have to contend with the hot bats of the host team, Shrewsbury, which has posted the following run totals in its four games: 10, 10, 11, 17. Six players had multiple runs for Post 397 on Saturday in a 17-7 win over Portland, Maine. These final two teams competed in the department championship on August 1, with Braintree winning a 14-8 slugfest.

Region 2 – Mid-Atlantic – Purcellville, Va.

Game 14 – 1:00 p.m., ET - Souderton, Pa., Post 234 vs. Leesburg, Va., Post 34

Game 15 – 4:00 p.m., ET - Wilmington, Del., Post 1 vs. Winner of Game 14

Wilmington almost made it to Sunday unscathed, playing a topsy-turvy and back-and-forth contest with Souderton. Wilmington fell behind 5-0 but rallied to take a 7-5 lead in the top of the fifth. Souderton leveled in the bottom of that frame, but Wilmington scored one run apiece in the sixth and seventh inning to take a 9-7 lead into the last frame. Souderton wouldn't go away, however, scoring three in the bottom of the seventh to walk off as winners and stay alive. Wilmington will advance automatically to a winner-take-all Game 15 and will play the winner of Game 14, Souderton and Leesburg. The host team used a 9-2 win to stay alive over Broad Street Park, N.J. Post 313.

Region 3 – Southeast – Asheboro, N.C.

Game 14 – 1:30 p.m., ET - Randolph, N.C., Post 45 vs. Troy, Ala., Post 70

(If Troy wins Game 14) - Game 15 – 4:30 p.m., ET - Randolph, N.C., Post 45 vs. Troy, Ala., Post 70  

It’s down to two in North Carolina as the hosts, Randolph County, remained unbeaten with an 11-1 win over Tallahassee, Fla., Post 13. With a chance at a return trip to Shelby, Randolph needs just one win in two chances against Troy. Cole Smith pitched a shutout for Alabama to stay alive and to eliminate Lyon County, Ky. Post 68. These two teams played a 6-5 game on Thursday, with Randolph holding on to win.

Region 4- Mid-South – New Orleans

Game 14 – 11 a.m., CT - Tupelo, Miss., Post 49 vs. Gonzales, La., Post 81

Game 15 – 2 p.m., CT - Bryant, Ark., Post 298 vs. Winner of Game 14

Teams dodged raindrops again in Region 4, but the games were completed and now three teams remain. Tupelo and Gonzales won in must-win contests to stay alive and set up a morning faceoff for a shot at Bryant for the title. Tupelo scored 11 runs, all in the final three innings, to rally to top Columbia, Tenn., Post 19, 11-7. Gonzales handed Bryant its first loss, 6-1. Bryant had a bullpen game, likely in order to save arms for Sunday with a spot guaranteed, but now only gets one shot at the championship and must win Game 15 to return to Shelby.

Region 5 – Great Lakes – Napoleon, Ohio

Game 14: 12:00 p.m., ET - Midland, Mich., Post 165 vs. Danville, Ill., Post 210

(If Danville wins Game 14) - Game 15: 3:00 p.m., ET - Midland, Mich., Post 165 vs. Danville, Ill., Post 210

Both Wisconsin teams were eliminated as Danville took care of Sheboygan Post 83, 1-0, in a pitchers' duel in the early afternoon. Keegan West and Devonte Hicks split the five-hitter. In the nightcap, Midland remained unbeaten with a 5-2 win over Eau Claire Post 53. Midland will have two cracks at Danville, needing just one win to try and repeat as Great Lakes champion. Midland beat Danville, 10-3, in the winners' bracket finale on Friday.

Region 6 – Central Plains – Dickinson, N.D.

Game 14 – 12 p.m., CT – West Fargo, N.D., Post 308 vs. Dubuque County, Iowa Post 137

(If Dubuque wins Game 14) - Game 15 – 2:30 p.m. CT – West Fargo, N.D., Post 308 vs. Dubuque County, Iowa Post 137

Region 6 features live streaming, which can be found here. West Fargo remains unbeaten despite a combined margin of victory of just six in its four games. Omaha, Neb., Post 1 was the latest team to fall in a nail-biter to West Fargo, 5-3. In the first game of the day, Dubuque County topped Rapid City, S.D., Post 22 to reach the final day of the tournament. Dubuque needs two wins to reach Shelby. On Friday, these two teams faced off and Dubuque ceded a 4-1 lead with four runs in the bottom of the seventh, allowing a walk-off walk to end it.

Region 7 – Northwest - Missoula, Mont.

Game 14 – 1:30 p.m., MT - Meridian, Idaho Post 113 vs. Yakima Valley, Wash., Post 36

(If Yakima Valley wins Game 14) - Game 15 – 4:00 p.m., MT – Meridian, Idaho Post 113 vs. Yakima Valley, Wash., Post 36

There have been 192 runs scored in this regional already heading into Sunday after the bats showed up again on Saturday. Yakima Valley stayed alive, topping Cheyenne, Wyo., Post 6, with a final score of 10-4. Meridian is up to 37 runs in this bracket after an 11-6 victory over Billings, Mont., Post 4. Meridian, as the unbeaten team, has two chances to win a spot at #ALWS18. Yakima has a chance for revenge after falling to Meridian, 3-2, on Friday.

Region 8 – Western – Denver

Game 14 – 12 p.m., MT - Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 vs. League City, Texas Post 554

(If League City wins Game 14) - Game 15 – 3:30 p.m., MT – Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 vs. League City, Texas Post 554

A three-run Aaron Roberts tie-breaking home run was the difference as Las Vegas bested Tuscon, Ariz., Post 7, 7-3, to stay unbeaten. Post 40 in Nevada is one win away from having two separate sponsored teams reach the American Legion World Series in consecutive years, as Henderson, also sponsored by Post 40, won the 2017 event. Las Vegas will have to go through League City, however, after Texas rallied to score four in the top of the sixth to eliminate Petaluma, Calif., Post 28, 4-2. These two teams played on Friday, with Vegas winning, 12-0.

Select games are streaming live on https://www.rad247sports.com.

 

Day 3: 2018 American Legion Baseball regionals

The final four in each region head into Saturday

Heading into the weekend, three teams in each region are 1-1 and one stands alone at 2-0.

Any undefeated team that wins Saturday will advance to Sunday’s Game 14 and will have two chances to earn a victory against its opponent. A win in either Game 14 or 15 will mean a title for that undefeated team, while the team from the bottom half of the bracket would need to win both.

Any undefeated team that loses Saturday will advance to a winner-take-all Game 15 on Sunday while the other two remaining teams fight for a spot in that title contest by playing in Game 14 earlier on Sunday.

For brackets, schedules and live stats click here. To follow the action on the Legion Baseball app, click here. Follow along as well on Twitter and Facebook.

Region 6 features live streaming, which can be found here. Thanks to generous Legion Baseball supporters, select Region 6 games can be found here and select Region 8 games are being live streamed here.

Here is a recap of the eight regionals heading into the weekend. Asterisks denote the undefeated team.

Region 1 – Northeast – Shrewsbury, Mass.

Game 12 – 9:30 a.m., ET – Portland, Maine vs. Shrewsbury, Mass., Post 397

Game 13 – 12:00 p.m., ET - *Braintree, Mass., Post 86 vs. Southington, Conn., Post 72

Braintree heads into the weekend as the sole unbeaten after rallying from a 4-0 hole to top Portland, 6-4. Braintree gets Southington after Ryan Henderson pitched a four-hitter to carry his Connecticut bunch past Rochester, N.H., Post 7. Portland will face a Shrewsbury team coming off of an impressive 11-0 victory over Essex, Vt., Post 91. Games have been moved up to accommodate weather concerns.

Region 2 – Mid-Atlantic – Purcellville, Va.

Game 12 – 1:00 p.m., ET - Broad Street Park, N.J., Post 313 vs. Leesburg, Va., Post 34

Game 13 – 4:30 p.m., ET - *Wilmington, Del., Post 1 vs. Souderton, Pa., Post 234

The final game of the winners’ bracket proved to be a good one as Wilmington edged Broad Street Park, 2-1 after the teams posted zeros in each of the first nine half-innings. Jacques Dubecq hit the game-winning home run in the sixth and then came in to face one batter in the seventh, striking him out to earn the save. Wilmington will face a Souderton team that posted a 5-2 win over Severna Park, Md., Post 175. Broad Street Park will get no easy task, facing the hosts, Leesburg, which dispatched of their cross-state rivals, Vienna, Va., Post 180 in dramatic fashion, scoring three in the bottom of the seventh to walk off as winners.

Region 3 – Southeast – Asheboro, N.C.

Game 12 – 4:30 p.m., ET - Troy, Ala., Post 70 vs. Lyon County, Ky., Post 68

Game 13 – 7:30 p.m., ET - *Randolph, N.C., Post 45 vs. Tallahassee, Fla., Post 13

The hosts, Randolph County, got one step closer to a return trip across the state to Shelby by winning, 8-3, over Lyon County to stay unbeaten. The North Carolina team will get a crack at Tallahassee after Florida put forth a well-balanced effort against Sumter, S.C., Post 15 with all nine players getting a hit in a 10-2 win. Charlie James pitched a two-hitter for Troy in order to send his Alabama-based team into the weekend to face Lyon County in Saturday’s opener.

Region 4- Mid-South – New Orleans

Game 12 – 10 a.m., CT - Tupelo, Miss., Post 49 vs. Columbia, Tenn., Post 19

Game 13 – 12 p.m., CT - *Bryant, Ark., Post 298 vs. Gonzales, La., Post 81

Rain and pitching have been the story in the Mid-South and there was plenty of both Friday. After rain forced numerous scheduling changes to the region, two Louisiana teams faced off, with Gonzales getting the best of New Orleans Post 285 behind a late rally in the bottom of the sixth. Two shutouts followed, as Columbia took down Jefferson City, Mo., Post 5 by a 4-0 margin. In the winners’ bracket, Bryant saw William L. Grant toss a two-hitter to inch closer to consecutive American Legion World Series trips. Note: Saturday’s games have been moved earlier due to, you guessed it, rain.

Region 5 – Great Lakes – Napoleon, Ohio

Game 12: 12:00 p.m., ET - Danville, Ill., Post 210 vs. Sheboygan, Wisc., Post 83

Game 13: 6:00 p.m., ET - *Midland, Mich., Post 165 vs. Eau Claire, Wisc., Post 53

Both Wisconsin teams stayed alive with narrow, one-run wins to make it into the weekend. In the opener, Sheboygan used a single, wild pitch, walk and fielder's choice to score a run in the top of the first and held on to take a 1-0 win over the hosts, Napoleon, Ohio Post 300, in a game with just seven hits. Not to be outdone, Eau Claire elminated Terre Haute, Ind., Post 346 on a walk-off hit by pitch, 7-6. In the winner’s bracket, Midland took care of Danville, 10-3 as eight different players scored. Midland has now defeated each of the remaining three teams by a combined score of 27-6.

Region 6 – Central Plains – Dickinson, N.D.

Game 12 – 2 p.m., CT – Rapid City, S.D., Post 22 vs. Dubuque County, Iowa Post 137

Game 13 – 4:30 p.m. CT – *West Fargo, N.D., Post 308 vs. Omaha, Neb., Post 1 – Burke H.S.

The winner’s bracket ended in dramatic fashion with West Fargo scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally to win 5-4 in literal walk-off fashion on a pitch low on a 3-2 count with two outs and the bases loaded. In the elimination games, Omaha shutout New Brighton, Minn., Post 513, behind a gem from Zach Munson on the mound. Rapid City let Millard West, Neb., Post 374 back into the game late, allowing three runs in the top of the seventh before stranding the tying run on base to stay alive.

Region 7 – Northwest - Missoula, Mont.

Game 12 – 4 p.m., MT - Yakima Valley, Wash., Post 36 vs. Cheyenne, Wyo., Post 6

Game 13 – 7:00 p.m., MT – *Meridian, Idaho Post 113 vs. Billings, Mont., Post 4

Two offensive explosions started the day with a combined 42 runs in the first pair of contests. Billings stayed alive with a 16-3 win over Juneau, Alaska Post 25 as all nine starters scored runs. Cheyenne followed with an eight-run inning to carry itself to a 10-8 win over Waipahu, Hawaii. In the winners’ bracket, Meridian squeaked out a 3-2 win over Yakima Valley to move into Sunday as the region’s lone unbeaten.

Region 8 – Western – Denver

Game 12 – 3 p.m., MT - Petaluma, Calif., Post 28 vs. League City, Texas Post 554

Game 13 – 7 p.m., MT – *Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 vs. Tuscan, Ariz., Post 7

Petaluma eliminated Ft. Collins, Colo., Post 1879 in the opener of the day, as each starter scored at least one run in a 14-0 victory. Mario Bejarano only allowed one hit and one walk in the second game of the day to push Tuscan past the hosts, Greeley, Colo. In the nightcap, Las Vegas posted a second consecutive shutout, this time 12-0, to hand League City its first loss. Select games are streaming live on https://www.rad247sports.com.

 

Day 2: 2018 American Legion Baseball regionals

Updates from Thursday at American Legion Baseball regionals

After two days, all eight regions have two 2-0 teams, four teams sitting at 1-1 and two teams eliminated.

For brackets, schedules and live stats click here. To follow the action on the Legion Baseball app, click here. Follow along as well on Twitter and Facebook.

Region 6 features live streaming, which can be found here. Select Region 8 games are being live streamed here.

Here is a recap of the eight regionals through two days:

Region 1 – Northeast – Shrewsbury, Mass.

Unbeatens: Portland, Maine and Braintree, Mass., Post 86

One-loss: Rochester, N.H., Post 7, Essex, Vt., Post 91, Shrewsbury, Mass., Post 397 and Southington, Conn., Post 72

Eliminated: Cumberland, R.I., Post 14 and Ellington, Conn., Post 62

Five games on the slate for the Northeast and it started off with a wild one. Rochester posted four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 11-7 lead over Shrewsbury and needed every bit of that margin as Post 397 scored three in the seventh to fall just short. Shrewsbury returned in an elimination game to once again score double digits, but it was enough to eliminate Cumberland, 10-7. In the other elimination game, the two Connecticut teams squared off with Southington topping Ellington, 12-1. In the winners’ bracket, Braintree scored three in the top of the seventh to rally for a 4-2 win over Essex. Rochester couldn’t duplicate its offensive success from the morning contest and fell to Portland in the final game of the day, 2-1.

Region 2 – Mid-Atlantic – Purcellville, Va.

Unbeatens: Wilmington, Del., Post 1 and Broad Street Park, N.J., Post 313

One loss: Severna Park, Md., Post 175, Vienna, Va., Post 180, Leesburg, Va., Post 34 and Souderton, Pa., Post 234

Eliminated: Spring City, Pa., Post 602 and Rockland, N.Y., Post 130

Broad Street, N.J., rallied for three in the bottom of the seventh to walk off winners and stay unbeaten as Kyle Harrington hit a two-run shot to win it. In the other game of 1-0 teams, Wilmington fell behind 7-2, but put up seven runs in a dramatic sixth inning, led by Nate Thomas’s three-run shot. In the other side of the bracket, Souderton and Leesburg easily dispatched of Spring City and Rockland, respectively, to stay alive.

Region 3 – Southeast – Asheboro, N.C.

Unbeatens: Randolph, N.C., Post 45 and Lyon County, Ky., Post 68

One loss: Troy, Ala., Post 70, Tallahassee, Fla., Post 13, Sumter, S.C., Post 15 and Parkersburg, W.V., Post 15

Eliminated: Wilmington, N.C., Post 10 and Chapin/Newberry, S.C. Post 193/24

Five games on the slate due to rain in Asheboro on Thursday and the hosts, Randolph County, started and ended the day with wins. Chapin/Newberry, which fell in that first game, had to play a second game in the afternoon, falling in an all-South Carolina elimination battle with Sumter. In the other elimination game, Parkersburg topped Wilmington, 3-2, in walk-off fashion, scoring three in the bottom of the seventh capped by a Jordan Batten single. Lyon County topped Tallahassee, 5-3, in a game between teams which won on Wednesday.

Region 4- Mid-South – New Orleans

Unbeatens: Tupelo, Miss., Post 49 and Bryant, Ark., Post 298

One-loss: Jefferson City, Mo., Post 5, Gonzales, La., Post 81, New Orleans, La., Post 285 and Columbia, Tenn., Post 19

Eliminated: Cape Girardeau, Mo., Post 63 and Salina, Kan., Post 62

Four games with a combined margin of victory of five runs. It was a nail-biter of a day in New Orleans. In the morning contest, Columbia narrowly held on for a 9-8 victory over Cape Girardeau, with Camryn Kennedy coming in and striking out three of four batters to strand the tying and go-ahead runs. In the other elimination game, New Orleans stayed alive as hosts with a very efficient 1-0 win over Salina in a game with only four hits. Andrew Cashman and Brenden Berggren combined for a one-hit shutout while Tupelo’s Cade Sterrett was stellar in defeat. Tupelo has pitched 14 straight scoreless innings after posting a second shutout, this time over Gonzales. Austin King hurled a three-hit shutout. In the night’s final game, Bryant rallied for two in the sixth and one in the seventh to top Jefferson City, 3-2.

Region 5 – Great Lakes – Napoleon, Ohio

Unbeatens: Danville, Ill., Post 210 and Midland, Mich., Post 165

One-loss: Terre Haute, Ind., Post 346, Sheboygan, Wisc., Post 83, Napoleon, Ohio Post 300 and Eau Claire, Wisc., Post 53

Eliminated: Circleville, Ohio Post 134 and Mt. Prospect, Ill., Post 525

Eau Claire stayed alive in the opener with an impressive 12-4 win over Circleville. The hosts, Napoleon, fell behind, 8-3, before scoring two in the fifth, three in the sixth, and loading the bases in the seventh, getting a hit by pitch to earn the victory and stay alive. In the winners’ bracket, Midland topped Sheboygan to move to 2-0. In the night game, Terre Haute loaded the bases in a 2-2 game in the bottom of the seventh and Danville's Gage Romack came through in the clutch to strike out three straight Hoosiers swinging to force extra innings. Three runs in the top of the eighth gave Danville the victory.

Region 6 – Central Plains – Dickinson, N.D.

Unbeatens: Dubuque Co., Iowa Post 137 and West Fargo, N.D., Post 308

One-loss: Omaha, Neb., Post 1 – Burke H.S., Millard West, Neb., Post 374, Rapid City, S.D., Post 22 and New Brighton, Minn., Post 513

Eliminated: Wayzata, Minn., Post 118 and Dickinson, N.D., Post 3

American Legion Baseball is testing regional live streaming at Region 6. In an all-Minnesota elimination game to start the day, New Brighton topped Wayzata, 10-5. Rapid City followed with a 16-3 win to eliminate hosts Dickinson. Each of the first five batters in the Rapid City lineup posted multiple hits and Zachary Sumption had a homer and six runs batted in In the unbeaten bracket, West Fargo received a three-hit gem from Tristen Roehrich to beat Millard West, 2-0. In the nightcap, Dubuque County was impressive in beating Omaha.

Region 7 – Northwest - Missoula, Mont.

Unbeatens: Yakima Valley, Wash., Post 36 and Meridian, Idaho Post 113

One-loss: Cheyenne, Wyo., Post 6, Billings, Mont., Post 4, Juneau, Alaska Post 25 and Waipahu, Hawaii

Eliminated: Medford, Ore., Post 15 and Missoula, Mont., Post 27

Waipahu scored three in the top of the seventh, capped by back-to-back hits from Jaron Sugimoto and Zach Alcos to tie and take a lead to survive and eliminate Medford. Seven players from Juneau had RBIs to rally past the hosts Missoula, 13-9, in the second elimination game. In the winners’ bracket, Yakima Valley held on to a 7-6 win over Billings. In the closer, Meridian’s bats showed up in a big way, topping Cheyenne behind an eight-run third inning.

Region 8 – Western – Denver

Unbeatens: Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 and League City, Texas Post 554

One-loss: Greeley, Colo., Fort Collins, Colo., Post 1879, Petaluma, Calif., Post 28 and Tuscan, Ariz., Post 7

Eliminated: Albuquerque, N.M., Post 13 and Pleasant Grove, Utah Post 72

Las Vegas and League City will square off in the final game of the winners’ bracket Friday after both teams moved to 2-0 on Thursday. Vegas took care of the hosts Greeley, 8-0, as three pitchers combined on the shutout. League City, powered by four runs in the top of the first, took care of the other Colorado-based team, Fort Collins, 5-3 in the other game. In the elimination bracket, David Alexander Kelch went 4-for-4 with four runs and Daniel Durazo and Ryan Grabosch hit home runs as Tucson cruised to a 19-2 win over Albuquerque. Petaluma won, 5-2, over Pleasant Grove as Porter Slate hit a homer. Select games are streaming live on https://www.rad247sports.com.

Day 1: 2018 American Legion Baseball regionals

Updates from Wednesday at American Legion Baseball regionals

Day one is over for the 2018 American Legion Baseball regionals, and half the teams moved on to the winners’ bracket, while the other half cannot afford to lose again in the double elimination event.

For brackets, schedules and live stats click here. To follow the action on the Legion Baseball app, click here.

Region 6 features live streaming, which can be found here. Select Region 8 games are being live streamed here.

Here is a recap of the eight regionals through day one:

Region 1 – Northeast – Shrewsbury, Mass.

The first region to kick off featured a host of good pitching. Essex, Vt., Post 91 took home a 4-1 win over Southington, Conn., Post 72 behind Maverick King's stellar performance, going the distance with nine strikeouts and without allowing just one earned run. Portland, Maine had three pitchers combine for a shutout in a 1-0 win over Cumberland, R.I., in the late morning game. Braintree, Mass., Post 86 finished day with a 7-2 win over Ellington, Conn., Post 62. The Northeast region could only complete three games Wednesday due to weather, so there will be five games in Shrewsbury, Mass., on Thursday.

Region 2 – Mid-Atlantic – Purcellville, Va.

After Broad Street Park, N.J., Post 313 took a 7-3 win in the opener, the Mid-Atlantic region finished with three straight one-run games, with Wilmington, Del., Post 1 winning, 1-0, on a walk-off error. A Cooper Rosner single gave Vienna, Va., Post 180 another walk-off in the third game, winning 7-6. In the nightcap, the hosts, Leesburg, Va., Post 34 fell, 5-4, to Severna Park, Md., Post 175. Each of the first five hitters in the Maryland lineup scored a run in the nailbiter.

Region 3 – Southeast – Asheboro, N.C.

Rain shortened Region 3’s opening day, forcing scheduling changes to Thursday, but the Asheboro regional did complete three games. Lyon Co., Ky., Post 68 scored in five innings to take home an 11-1 win in the opener. Troy, Ala., Post 70 followed with a 7-4 win in the middle contest. The region’s final contest pitted Tallahassee, Fla., Post 13 and Wilmington, N.C., Post 10. In a game with just six hits total, Brad Lord out-dueled Price King to give Florida the victory.

Region 4- Mid-South – New Orleans

Region four had two shutouts with Tupelo, Miss., Post 49 posting a 7-0 victory in the morning contest and Gonzales, La., Post 81 taking home a 2-0 victory in the third game of the day. Coleton Ausbern and Twain Guice were the starters for the two teams, respectively, but both got help from the bullpen to finish off the game. Tupelo’s Jeremiah Hill ended up a triple shy of the cycle. Bryant, Ark., Post 298, which reached the 2017 American Legion World Series, used four pitchers to piece together an 8-3 win. Logan Chambers and Logan Catton combined for five runs at the top of the Bryant lineup. In the night game, Jefferson City, Mo., Post 5 allowed the host New Orleans, La., Post 285 to equalize in the fourth inning, but immediately responded in the bottom half of the frame to take a 2-1 victory.

Region 5 – Great Lakes – Napoleon, Ohio

It was a tough start for the home state, as both Circleville Post 130 and the hosts Napoleon Post 300 fell on opening day to Sheboygan, Wisc., Post 83, and Danville, Ill., Post 210, respectively. In the morning half of the slate, Midland, Mich., Post 165 capitalized on a Garrett Willis three-hit shutout to top Eau Claire, Wisc., Post 53. Terre Haute, Ind., Post 346 bested Mt. Prospect, Ill., Post 525, 5-1, in the region’s other contest.

Region 6 – Central Plains – Dickinson, N.D.

American Legion Baseball is testing regional live streaming at Region 6, and the North Dakota-based regional provided entertaining contests for the internet audience. Easton Young started the day off for Millard West, Neb., Post 374 by pitching a two-hit shutout over Wayzata, Minn., Post 118 in a 1-0 contest. Following a Dubuque, Co., Post 137 win over Rapid City, S.D., Post 22, the fans were treated to a great contest in the early afternoon. West Fargo, N.D., Post 308 scored three runs in their last at-bat to overcome a deficit and walk off New Brighton, Minn., Post 513, 6-5. You can see the winning hit by clicking here. In the nightcap, Omaha, Neb., Post 1- Burke H.S., dispatched of the hosts, Dickinson, N.D., Post 3, behind a strong offensive effort.

Region 7 – Northwest - Missoula, Mont.

Yakima Valley, Wash., Post 36 rallied for three in the top of the seventh with consecutive hits from Carson Vick and Anthony Tatro bringing in the tying and go-ahead runs to defeat Medford, Ore., Post 15, 4-3. Not to be outdone, the second game was equally riveting, with Alex Nielbeck stealing second to allow Charlie Tentinger to bring him home as Meridian, Idaho Post 113 capped a four-run rally to walk off winners against Juneau, Ak. Five runs from Waipahu, Hawaii in the bottom of the sixth weren't enough to catch Billings, Mont., Post 4, as Billings won 11-8. Jarret Leinwand and Sam Evenson both homered for Billings. Capping off the evening, the hosts Missoula, Mont., Post 27 fell, 5-3, to Cheyenne, Wyo., Post 6.

Region 8 – Western – Denver

League City, Texas Post 554 closed strongly with four runs in the final three innings to earn a 6-2 win in the opener. In the second game, Las Vegas, Nev., Post 40 rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 3-2 win over Petaluma, Calif. A four-run first inning was enough for Fort Collins, Colo., Post 1879 in a 5-3 win over Tuscon, Ariz. In the evening contest, the hosts, Greeley, Colo., earned a 2-0 shutout victory behind Connery O'Donnell on the mound hurling 6 1/3 shutout innings before Colton Wilder closed it out. Select games are streaming live on https://www.rad247sports.com.