The Senior American Legion Post 7 baseball club earned a 4-2 win against Minnesota Exclesior Wednesday, July 3, in Spokane during a tune-up game for the Spokane Wood-Bat Invitational starting the following day.
Tyler Knutsen, Austin Sprague and Jeremy Brockmann combined for a two-hitter. Sprague pitched three innings in relief and earned the win.
The game was tied at 1 before Jake Manson put Post 7 in front with an RBI single in top of the sixth. Marshall Weston followed with bases-loaded double, giving Post 7 a 4-1 lead.
"Marshall Weston had the hit of the game," coach Steve Slesk said in a phone interview. "It was a competitive game."
Post 7 (22-5) begins tournament play Thursday, July 4. About 30-40 teams compete in the Spokane Wood-Bat Tournament, Slesk said.
POST 7 4, MINNESOTA EXCELSIOR 2
Post 7 001 003 0 - 4 4 1
Minnesota E. 100 001 0 - 2 2 1
WP: Austin Sprague LP: Branson S - Jeremy Brockmann Highlights: Bell - Jake Manson 1-3, RBI; Chad Richter 1-3; Marshall Weston 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Brice Longanecker 1-3.