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Legion Tournament - Sidney shoots down Buckley, 11-7

Pile's hot bat, solid defense secures third place for Post 17 in home event


Michelle Onstott / For The Sun-Telegraph

Jaden Sears tries to score.

No single aspect ensured Sidney's 11-7 win in Sunday's third place game of Post 17's home tournament.

On offense, Sidney belted out 14 hits, four of them for extra bases, and took advantage of several key Buckley errors. In the field, they committed no miscues, turned a double play and on four occasions left Bombers stranded in scoring position.

"Everyone pulled together," observed second baseman Jaden Sears.

If one item caused the visitors considerable harm, however, it was the bat of Post 17 centerfielder Austin Pile, who tormented pitchers throughout the weekend.

Pile struck first in the...

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