The junior American Legion baseball team from Wayne Newton Post 346 came out of the losers’ bracket Saturday night to advance to the state championship game that will be played today.
Terre Haute lost 9-5 to Rockport in Saturday’s first game, but came back to eliminate Newburgh in the late game. Post 346 plays Rockport again at 1 p.m. today.
Chase Jones had three hits and Brandon Taylor and Zack Edwards two each in the loss to Rockport.
Big blow in the win over Newburgh was a two-out hit by Damon Bass that drove in three runs and tied the score in the bottom of the fifth inning. Taylor scored the winning run on a passed ball in the sixth.
Post 346 111 100 1 — 5 9 0
Rockport 610 200 x — 9 10 0
W — Stallings. L — Watson.
Highlights — For Post 346, Chase Jones had 3 hits and Brandon Taylor and Zack Edwards 2 each.
Newburgh 007 000 0 — 7 7 1`
Post 346 004 031 x — 8 12 3
W — Jones. L — Bedwell.
Highlights — Chase Jones pitched five scoreless innings in relief for the win and also had 2 hits for Post 346, which also got 2 hits each from Brandon Taylor and Brandon Curley and a 3-run, game-tying hit from Damon Bass.
Next — Post 346 plays Rockport at 1 p.m. today in the championship round.
• Boy Scouts outing — At the Country Club of Terre Haute, the Boy Scouts of America conducted their golf outing in two sessions Friday.
57 — Tom Ridge, Scott Ridge, Junior Gilham, John Gilham
62 — Ed Rodman, Steve Chichester, Kevin Ballard, Jim Campbell
63 — Ted Hazledine, Greg Higham, Steve Higham, Rick Petty
56 — Milt Van Reed, Paul Stanley, Gregg Kluesner, Chris Hollars
57 — Scott Fields, Scott Bullerdick, Jim Fowler, Ted Hazledine
60 — Keaton Sumner, Mark Roman, Bill Doan Jr., Matt Roman
63 — Pat Walker, Jerry Clayton, Mark Ponsot, Bruce Sheets
66 — Jim Kendrick, Greg Wood, Cortney Collier, Carl Morris (second); Jim Fulford, Cal Forrester, Jeremy Kunz, Jamie Waldroup (third)
61 — Andy Volkl, Devin Blake, Joe Lamment, Robert Bridgewater
63 — Mike Jones, Bubba Harris, Jeff Hayes, Bill Treash
Skill awards — Wood (No. 3 a.m.), S.Ridge (No. 8 a.m.), T.Ridge (No. 18 a.m.), Mark Roman (No. 3 p.m.), Quentin Patterson (No. 8 p.m.), Ed Lane (No. 18 p.m.)
• LaGrange fifth — At Noblesville, Adam LaGrange placed fifth Friday in the Masters Tour junior event at Purgatory Golf Course.
LaGrange shot rounds of 75 and 74 for a 149 score in the two-day event. With three top-five finishes in four such events, he finished the season second in the point standings.
• Granda second — At Indianapolis, 12-year-old Andrew Granda finished second Friday in an Indiana Junior Golf Tour event at A.J. Thatcher Golf Course.
Granda shot a 74, three shots behind Akio Fujita of Carmel. A scorecard playoff enabled him to break a tie with two other golfers with 74 scores; he had a 35 on the back nine.
• Ace — At Mark’s Par Three, Mike Greene shot his second career hole-in-one on Friday, using an 8-iron on the 120-yard first hole.
Scott Foster and Dave Breeding witnessed the shot.
• Midnight run — At Fairbanks Park, the Wabash Valley Road Runners had their annual Midnight Run late Friday.
Sarah Lonneman was tops among 96 competitors in a one-mile fun run, while David Dalton won the 5K race that included 375 competitors.
5K top 10 — David Dalton 15:27.6, Clayton Harlan 16:06.0, James Grounds 16:08.3, Andrew Staggs 16:13.8, Mike Farrell 16:20.6, Nic Yocom 16:22.9, Riley Stohler 16:23.6, Jackson Bertoli 16:24.3, Jack Harbaugh 16:41.3, Tom Dever 16:49.6.
Mile top 10 — Sarah Lonneman 6:49.3, Jacob May 6:58.2, Logan Burris 7:14.8, Logan Graf 7:16.8, Ethan Lynch 7:22.2, Nathan Hart 7:24.0, Devin VanVactor 7:30.7, Aaron Copeland 7:32.6, Katie Lonneman 7:35.3, Jenna Fegan 7:35.8.
• Stanbrough wins twice — At Bloomington Speedway, Jon Stanbrough was a double winner in action Friday.
Stanbrough won his heat and the feature for sprint cars. Others winning twice were Tyler Jones in UMP modifieds and Steve Peeden in super stocks.
Heat winners — Jon Stanbrough, Jordan Kinser, Nick Bilbee, Travis Berryhill (B-main).
Feature — Stanbrough, Dakota Jackson, Brady Short, Chase Stockon, Danny Holtsclaw, Seth Parker, Chris Babcock, Dalton Gabbard, Tyler Waltz, Eric Edwards, Jared Fox, Travis Berryhill, Chris Phillips, Bilbee, Levi Shields.
Heat winners — Tyler Jones, Chad Combs.
Feature — Jones, Devin Gilpin, Combs, Kenny Carmichael, Blake Davis, Bryson Clark, Jason Clark, Bennie Smith Jr., Bradley Sterrett, Kenny Carmichael Jr.
UMP super stocks
Heat winners — Steve Peeden, Troy Clark, Travis Howe.
Feature — Peeden, Steve Hollars, Steve Hawkins, Roy Bruce Jr., Dewayne Gross, Chris Hillman, Travis Todd, Jake Leitzman, Doug McCullough, Jack Frye, Justin Jeffries, Chip Slagle, Clark, Howe, Josh McDaniel.
Feature — Greg Garrison, Luke Bland, Tony Robinson, Brayton Arthur, Chris Deckard, Dan Morgan, Whitney Baldwin, Matt Hamilton, Jordan Wever, James Lane.