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Salem Senior Legion Splits District Action

The Salem Senior Legion baseball team split a pair of district games in Effingham Tuesday night.

Salem out-hit Effingham in the opener but lost the game 3-2. Aaron Ruckman limited the opposition to just two hits while striking out four. But Effingham made the most of their baserunners and scored in walk-off fashion on an RBI single when the winning run was put on base after being hit by a pitch.

Salem had plenty of scoring chances, as Post 128 rapped out eleven hits. Alex Phillips went 3-3 to lead the team. Ruckman and Kolton Morrison had a pair of hits each. Morrison had Salem's lone extra base hit, a line-drive double in the third. Ruckman and Shawn Meyer each drove in a run in the loss.

Salem was outhit by Robinson in the nightcap, but held on for a 10-6 win. Post 128 had six hits in the game, including doubles by Morrison and Johnny Tolliver, who both went 2-4. Morrison and Colton Wilkins drove in two runs apiece. Salem earned ten free passes as Robinson pitchers struggled to find the zone.

Shawn Meyer and Kameron Wilkins both saw action on the mound, with Wilkins earning the win in relief. Meyer was pulled in the fifth inning when he ran into some trouble. Robinson scored three runs in the frame, but Salem bounced back and scored eight runs over the home half of the fifth and sixth innings.

Salem is now 10-10 and the Seniors Legion squad has one more day before the district tournament begins. Salem travels to Odin Thursday night to face Patoka. The post-season begins on Friday for the Post 128 Seniors.

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