LEGION SPLITS WITH 320 TO
END REGULAR SEASON
(July 28) - Rapid City Post 320
and Pierre Post 8 split a doubleheader Saturday night, with the Stars winning
4-3 and Post 8 winning 12-10 at Pete Lien Field in Rapid City.
Post 320 scored four in the first off starter Brian Drapeaux, who held them
scoreless the rest of the way, but was the losing pitcher. He permitted eight
hits, striking out two with no walks.
Jordan Heckenlaible homered and doubled to lead Pierre offensively.
In a wild game two, Pierre outhit the Stars 11-10 and held on after leading 12-5
for a 12-10 win.
Alex Lauseng earned the win in 4.1 innings of work, with Michael Gardner
recording a save with game's final five outs.
Mike Fisher went 3-for-3 with a triple and two doubles, driving in three,
Heckenlaible doubled twice and drove in three, and Brian Graves hit a three-run
Post 8 ends its regular season at 44-13. The State Championship Tournament
begins next Wednesday, August 8, and Pierre will play the final first round
game, at approximately 7:30 p.m. that evening.
LEGION ENDS HOME SCHEDULE
WITH SWEEP OF HURON
(July 27) - Pierre Post 8 won
its regular season home finale, sweeping the Huron Post 7 Orioles, 3-2 and 9-7
Friday night at Hyde Stadium.
Both games were scheduled for six innings, as Huron's Region 2A tournament
begins Monday in Brookings.
In game one, all five runs were scored in the first inning. Jordan Heckenlaible
singled in one run, and Brian Graves tripled off the bottom of the wall in
right-center to give Pierre the lead and the eventual win.
Willie Knox scattered six hits in six innings, striking out four to earn his
sixth win of the season. Alex Lauseng had two hits in the win for Post 8.
Game two featured 18 runs and 21 hits with Post 8 holding off a sixth inning
rally by the Orioles for the 9-7 victory.
Huron had the tying run at first with no outs, but Jordan LaBrie pitched out of
the jam. The right-hander went 4.2 innings, allowing four hits and four walks
with three strikeouts for the win.
LaBrie also hit a three-run homer in the contest, and had two hits. Heckenlaible
and Graves also had two hits.
Post 8 (43-12) finishes up the regular season portion of its schedule at Rapid
City Post 320, a 4 p.m. CDT doubleheader with the Stars.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 -
Pierre 3, Huron 2;
Game 2 - Pierre 9, Huron 7.
LEGION SPLITS IN RAPID CITY
(July 25) - Pierre Post 8 routed
the Rapid City Post 22 Split Squad, but could only muster two hits in a 2-0 loss
to the Post 22 Varsity Wednesday afternoon at Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium in Rapid
Brian Graves hurled a four-hit shutout against the Split Squad, whom Post 8
defeated 17-0 in five innings.
Mike Fisher had three hits and three RBIs, Alex Lauseng singled and doubled to
drive in two, and Graves also did his share at the plate, tallying a pair of
Against Post 22, Kyle Cichos and Mike Robinson went toe-to-toe in a pitchers'
duel that ended with Post 22 claiming a 2-0 win.
Rapid City tallied two in the sixth off Cichos, who held Post 22 to five hits,
striking out five without walking a batter.
Robinson held Post 8 to two hits - singles by Lauseng and Jason Livermont -
picking both of those runners off base.
Post 8, now 41-12, will host Huron Post 7 in the regular season home finale, at
5:30 p.m. Friday at Hyde Stadium.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - Pierre 17, RC Split Squad 0;
Game 2 - RC Post 22 2, Pierre 0.
LEGION DEFEATS RAPID CITY
(July 24) - Pitching and defense
propelled Pierre Post 8 to a sweep Tuesday night in Rapid City, as Post 8
defeated the Post 22 Split Squad 6-2, then the Post 22 Varsity 5-1 at Floyd
Brian Drapeaux scattered ten hits over seven innings against the Split Squad,
allowing two earned runs without walking a man, gaining the victory.
Alex Lauseng was 2-for-4, Jayson Herra hit a two-run single, and Jordan LaBrie
and Jordan Heckenlaible had RBI singles for Post 8.
Against Post 22, Mike Gardner held the hardhats scoreless through six, allowing
six hits in seven innings and one earned run.
Herra was 2-for-2 with an RBI, Alex Lauseng had two hits and an RBI, and Brian
Graves slapped two singles.
Post 8 turned four double plays in the game, including a diving play by Herra
that turned into a double play to end the game.
Pierre will play the same two teams this afternoon, playing the Split Squad at 2
p.m. CDT, and then the Post 22 Varsity at 4:30 p.m. CDT, at Fitzgerald Stadium.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - Pierre 6, RC Split Squad 2;
Game 2 - Pierre 5, RC Post 22 1.
LEGION GAMES AT POST 320
MOVED A DAY
(July 23) - Pierre Post 8's
final doubleheader of the regular season has been moved up one day, Legion head
coach Jim Iverson announced today.
Post 8 was scheduled to play a doubleheader Sunday at Rapid City Post 320's Pete
Due to the schedule of the Region 3A Tournament, which Post 8 doesn't have to
play in since it hosts this year's State Championship Tournament, Post 320
requested the games be moved up one day.
So Pierre and the Post 320 Stars will play a 6 p.m. CDT doubleheader on
Saturday, July 28, at Pete Lien Field.
LEGION, ABERDEEN SPLIT
(July 22) - Pierre Post 8 and
the Aberdeen Smittys split a doubleheader at Fossum Field Sunday, with Aberdeen
winning 5-1 and Pierre winning 12-1.
In the opener, Aberdeen plated three in the first and two in the sixth, and Post
8 mustered only one run despite eight hits.
Willie Knox allowed eight hits in six innings and was the losing pitcher.
Brian Graves singled and doubled, Michael Gardner had two singles, and Mike
Fisher tripled home Post 8's lone run.
Game two saw the Pierre offense explode for 16 hits and 12 runs in a six-inning
Jordan Labrie went 4-for-5 with a double, Mike Fisher had two hits and drove in
four, Jayson Herra went 3-for-3 and Jordan Heckenlaible had two hits and three
Alex Lauseng threw six inning and allowed just four hits and one unearned run to
earn his second victory of the season.
Post 8, 38-11, will head to Rapid City to face both Post 22 varsity and Split
Squad. Tuesday's action begins at 6 p.m. CDT at Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium.
Game 1 - Aberdeen 5, Pierre 1 ;
Game 2 -
Pierre 12, Aberdeen 1.
LEGION DROPS TWO IN MITCHELL
(July 20) - Mitchell Post 18
avenged a Pierre Post 8 sweep in Pierre Tuesday night with a sweep of its own,
winning 9-8 in 10 innings and 6-3 Friday at Mitchell's Cadwell Park.
Game one went back-and-forth, with Nick Marso's solo homer in the sixth tying
the game at eight. It remained that way until the 10th, when a two-out single
scored the winning run for the hosts.
Marso and Mike Fisher homered, with Fisher, Jordan Labrie and Jordan
Heckenlaible all adding two hits.
Brian Drapeaux pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief and was the loser, after Kyle
Cichos had throw seven.
In game two, Post 8 lost 6-3, but left the bases loaded three times, including
in the seventh.
Alex Lauseng was 2-for-4 and LaBrie and Brian Graves doubled in the loss. Graves
tossed six frames of seven-hit baseball, and was the loser.
Post 8 (37-10) is at Aberdeen Sunday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Fossum Field.
Game 1 - Mitchell 9, Pierre 8 ;
Game 2 -
Mitchell 6, Pierre 3.
LEGION SPLITS IN SPEARFISH
(July 14) - It was a tale of two
games for Pierre Post 8 Saturday in Spearfish.
Post 8 won the opener, 12-1, then dropped game two 13-1 in five innings at Black
Hills Power Stadium.
Mike Fisher led Post 8 in game one, going 3-for-4 with a double and a two-run
triple. Jayson Herra doubled twice, and Doyle Holden and Brian Graves had two
Graves allowed one run and five hits in five innings to earn the win, with
Willie Knox throwing the last two frames.
In game two, Spearfish tallied a 10-run first and cruised to a 13-1 victory.
Nick Marso singled in the only Post 8 run, with Sam Koenecke getting the loss.
Post 8 (35-8) hosts Mitchell Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Hyde Stadium.
Game 1 - Pierre 12, Spearfish 1 ;
Game 2 -
Spearfish 13, Pierre 1.
CICHOS, GARDNER SHUT DOWN
(July 12) - Pierre Post 8
received two excellent pitching performances, including a near no-hitter, as it
swept Watertown, 8-1 and 9-1 Thursday night at Hyde Stadium.
Michael Gardner hurled game one and struck out seven without walking a man,
scattering seven hits in a complete game win. He improved to 8-0 on the year
with the victory.
Jordan LaBrie, Kyle Cichos and Brian Graves all had two hits, with Cichos and
Graves doubling and LaBrie and Mike Fisher adding triples.
CIchos took to the mound in game two, and threw 6 1/3 hitless innings before a
bad-hop single wrecked the no-hit bid. Cichos ended up allowing three hits in
seven frames, striking out 10 to earn his fifth victory.
Fisher hit his 10th homer of the year, one of two hits, Jordan Heckenlaible was
3-for-4, Sam Koenecke added three hits, and Jason Livermont had two hits and two
Post 8, now 34-7 on the year, heads to Spearfish Saturday night. The
doubleheader starts at 6:30 p.m. CDT at Black Hills Power Stadium.
Game 1 - Pierre 8, Watertown 1 ;
Game 2 -
Pierre 9, Watertown 1.
LEGION ROLLS OVER NORTHVILLE
(July 11) - It took only seven
innings for Pierre Post 8 to sweep a doubleheader from Northville, winning 15-0
and 16-1 Wednesday night at Hyde Stadium.
Post 8 won the opener 15-0 in three innings, then took game two 16-1 in four.
Alex Lauseng pitched four innings and allowed only one hit to earn his first win
of the season.
Kyle Cichos went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs, and Jordan Heckenlaible
hit a three-run double, tallying two hits and driving in four.
In game two, Willie Knox had two hits, Alex Lauseng hit a two-run double, and
Jayson Herra, Jason Livermont and Jordan LaBrie each drove in two.
Post 8 is 32-7 and hosts Watertown Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Hyde Stadium.
Game 1 - Pierre 15, Northville 0 ;
Game 2 -
Pierre 16, Northville 1.
HERRA'S DOUBLE GIVES PIERRE
(July 8) - Jayson Herra's
two-run double in the bottom of the seventh completed a championship rally, as
Pierre Post 8 battled back from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Dickinson, N.D. 7-6 in
the title game of the 18th annual Koester Tournament at Hyde Stadium.
Post 8 struggled out of the gates, but scored one in the third, and two in the
fourth and fifth to cut the margin to 6-5.
With one out in the seventh, Alex Lauseng singled and stole second. Mike Fisher
singled to move Lauseng up, then Herra's double to deep right center gave Post 8
Herra doubled twice, while Lauseng, Fisher and Jordan Heckenlaible added two
Michael Gardner threw 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief, allowing two hits to earn
Post 8, 28-7, travels to Sturgis Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. CDT doubleheader with
the Post 33 Titans.
BOX SCORES: Pierre 7,
LEGION EARNS BERTH IN
(July 7) - Pierre Post 8 allowed
one run in two games Saturday night, securing a spot in the championship of the
Post 8 defeated Winner 4-1, then needed three innings to polish off Brandon
Kyle Cichos struck out five while scattering seven hits in a complete game
victory over Winner, as Post 8 won 4-1.
Post 8 only had four hits, but two bases loaded walks yielded runs.
Jordan LaBrie singled in one run, and Cichos grounded out to score the other
Post 8 run.
Pierre cruised against Brandon Valley to a three-inning win, despite having only
Lynx pitchers walked 16 and hit three more, allowing Post 8 to tally an 11-run
Mike Fisher doubled and had three RBIs, and Jayson Herra hit an RBI triple.
Michael Gardner allowed two hits and struck out four, throwing all three frames.
Pierre plays the winner of the Dickinson-Winner contest (to be played at 1:30
p.m.) this afternoon at 4 p.m. for the championship of the Koester Tournament at
BOX SCORES: Game 1
- Pierre 4, Winner 1;
Game 2 - Pierre 15, Brandon Valley 0.
LEGION OPENS KOESTER WITH A
(July 6) - Pierre Post 8 went
1-1 in the opening day of the 18th Annual Doug Koester Memorial Tournament
Friday night at Hyde Stadium.
Dickinson, N.D. defeated Post 8 5-1, but Pierre rebounded for a 4-1 win over
Spearfish to end the first day's action.
Post 8 managed just two hits in the opener, wasting an excellent pitching
performance from southpaw Willie Knox. Knox allowed 10 hits in seven innings,
but only two earned runs, striking out four.
Mike Fisher and Jordan Heckenlaible had Pierre's only hits.
Then in the second game, Post 8 tallied a four-run fourth, all the runs they
scored in a 4-1 defeat of Spearfish.
Brian Graves improved to 5-0 with a complete game four-hitter, striking out
seven while allowing just one run.
Kyle Cichos led Pierre with two hits, including a double.
Post 8 continues play in the Koester today, battling Winner at 5 p.m., and
Brandon Valley at 7:30 p.m. at Hyde Stadium.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 -
Dickinson 5, Pierre 1;
Game 2 - Pierre 4, Spearfish 1.
LEGION WINS JABLONSKI
(July 1) - Pierre Post 8
clinched the championship of the Terry Jablonski Wood Bat Classic Sunday
afternoon, with a 7-0 win over Glendive, Mont., at Southside Memorial Ballpark
in Dickinson, N.D.
Willie Knox, Brian Graves and Alex Lauseng combined to hold Glendive scoreless,
allowing just three hits. Knox was the winning pitcher, going the first four
Mike Fisher singled and tripled, Jordan LaBrie had two hits and two RBIs, and
Jason Livermont drove in two.
Pierre is 22-6, and will head to Huron Tuesday for a 6 p.m. doubleheader at
BOX SCORE: Pierre 7, Glendive 0.
LEGION IMPROVES TO 5-0 IN
(June 30) - Pierre Post 8 ran
its win streak to six, and improved to 5-0 in the Terry Jablonski Wood Bat
Classic, defeating two Canadian teams at Southside Municipal Ballpark in
Dickinson, N.D., Saturday.
Post 8 defeated Weyburn, Sask., 10-3, then needed eight innings to dispose of
Mosse Jaw, Sask., 4-1.
Michael Gardner, who threw a no-hitter last time out, allowed hits to each of
the first four Weyburn batters he faced. He would give up three in the first,
but none after that, striking out eight while scattering seven hits for the win.
Pierre mustered just four hits - Mike Fisher doubled, and singles by Jordan
LaBrie, Brian Graves and Jason Livermont.
Pierre and Moose Jaw played seven innings of 1-1 ball, but a three-run eighth
propelled Post 8 to a victory.
With one out in the eighth, Fisher doubled, then Jayson Herra laid down a drag
bunt for a hit. After Herra stole second, LaBrie singled through the middle to
score a pair. Brian Graves singled home LaBrie to clinch the win.
Kyle Cichos threw all eight innings, allowing five hits and one run while
striking out six.
Post 8 (21-6) will play one more game in the Jablonski tournament, and it will
attempt to go 6-0 with a 3:15 p.m. game against Glendive, Mont.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - Pierre 10, Weyburn 3;
Game 2 - Pierre 4, Moose Jaw 1.
DRAPEAUX, LEGION SHUT DOWN
(June 29) - Brian Drapeaux
hurled a three-hit shutout as Pierre Post 8 improved to 3-0 in the Jablonski
Wood Bat Classic, defeating Glasgow, Mont., 8-0 in six innings Friday in
The southpaw struck out five in six innings, allowing three hits. He needed only
52 pitches to get through the six frames.
Offensively, Pierre had just five hits. Jordan LaBrie had a single and a double
an drove in two, and Jason Livermont singled in a run.
Post 8 is 19-6 and the only undefeated team in the event.
Pierre plays twice today, taking on Weyburn, Sask., at 11:45 a.m., followed by
Moose Jaw, Sask., at 1 p.m. at Southside Memorial Ballpark.
BOX SCORES: Pierre 8, Glasgow 0.
LEGION OFF TO 2-0 START IN
(June 28) - The Pierre Post 8
pitching staff allowed just five earned runs in two games, as Post 8 started the
Terry Jablonski Wood Bat Classic with a pair of wins Thursday in Dickinson, N.D.
Post 8 defeated the Rapid City Post 22 Split Squad 5-2, then beat Miles City,
Willie Knox took to the hill against the Split Squad and held them to four hits,
striking out eight while allowing only one earned run.
Sam Koenecke was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Mike Fisher and Brian Graves had
two hits in the win.
Each of Miles City's first three batters scored, but Graves settled in on the
mound, going the distance and striking out four, scattering six hits.
Jordan Heckenlaible had one of the best offensive games in Post 8 history, going
5-for-5 with seven RBIs. He doubled in the first, singled in the third, singled
in two in the fifth, then hit a three-run double in the sixth, and added a
two-run single in the seventh.
Graves added three hits and a double, Fisher was 2-for-3 with a double and an
RBI, and Koenecke drove in two.
Post 8 (18-6) takes the field at 9:30 a.m. today to take on Glasgow, Mont., in
their only game of the day.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - Pierre 5, RC Split Squad 2;
Game 2 - Pierre 12, Miles City 3.
GARDNER TOSSES NO-HITTER IN
LEGION WIN OVER 320
(June 24) - Michael Gardner
tossed the first seven-inning Legion no-hitter of the new millennium, as Pierre
defeated Rapid City Post 320 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Hyde Stadium.
Gardner allowed two base runners - walks in the third and sixth - and struck out
Pierre scored both its runs in the first on Kyle Cichos' two-run single.
It's the first no-hitter in the program since Jordan Shangreaux's for the
13-14's in 2004. Pat Anderson was the last Legion player to throw a no-hit game,
but it was a five-inning affair in 2003.
Post 8 lost its first game of the day to Sioux Falls West, 6-3.
Alex Lauseng and Brian Graves each had two hits, with Cichos throwing all seven
innings in the loss.
Post 8 is 16-6 and will play six games next weekend at the Terry Jablonski Wood
Bat Classic in Dickinson, N.D., starting Thursday.
BOX SCORES: Game 1
- SF West 6, Pierre 3;
Game 2 - Pierre 2, RC Post
LEGION ROUGHED UP BY POST
320, SF WEST
(June 23) - Pierre Post 8 got
out to an ugly start in day one of a two-day triangular, dropping five-inning
games to Rapid City Post 320 and Sioux Falls West Saturday at Hyde Stadium.
The Post 320 Stars beat Pierre 12-2, then Post 15 West claimed a 15-4 win.
Against the Stars, Alex Lauseng had two hits, including a triple, and Jason
Livermont singled. Sam Koenecke was the losing pitcher.
Sioux Falls West used a nine-run fourth to blow the nightcap open, and led 15-0
before Pierre scored four in the fifth.
Lauseng added two more hits, and Mike Fisher singled and doubled.
Willie Knox got the loss on the mound.
In the first game of the day, Sioux Falls West defeated Post 320 1-0.
Post 8 is 15-5 entering day two of the triangular. Action begins with the Stars
and West playing at noon, followed by Pierre and West at 2:30 p.m., then Post 8
and Post 320 wrap up the weekend's games at 5 p.m. at Hyde.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - RC
Post 320 12, Pierre 2;
Game 2 - SF West 15, Pierre 4.
LEGION WIN STREAK REACHES
TEN WITH WIN OVER SF WEST
(June 20) - Brian Graves turned
in the best pitching performance of his career as Pierre Post 8 won its 10th
straight, an 8-4 win over Sioux Falls West Wednesday afternoon at the Harmondon
Graves threw into the ninth, striking out eight while allowing 10 hits.
Mike Fisher hit a home run, Jason Livermont was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and
Jayson Herra had two hits.
Pierre improved to 15-3, riding a 10-game win streak into this weekend's
triangular with West and Rapid City Post 320.
Action begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with Post 320 and Sioux Falls West, followed
by Pierre and Post 320 at 5 p.m., and Post 8 and West at 7:30 p.m. at Hyde
BOX SCORE: Pierre 8, SF West 4.
LEGION CONTINUES WINNING
WAYS IN BRANDON
(June 19) - The Pierre Post 8
Legion improved its winning streak to nine with a sweep of Brandon Valley, 7-0
and 10-3, Tuesday night at Valley Springs Park.
Willie Knox took to the hill in game one, and dealt superbly, shutting out Post
131 on five hits. He struck out eight while walking only one.
Offensively, Jordan Heckenlaible had two hits and drove in three, and Sam
Koenecke hit a two-run single.
In the nightcap, Post 8 did not have a batter reach until the fourth, but the
offense came around for a 10-3 win.
Heckenlaible again led the offense, this time with three hits, including a
two-run double. Brian Graves added two doubles and three RBIs.
Kyle Cichos got the win on the mound, going six innings and striking out six,
holding Brandon Valley to two runs. Jayson Herra threw the seventh.
Post 8 is 14-3 and will play one nine-inning game with Sioux Falls West today at
Sioux Falls' Harmondon Complex. First pitch will be at noon.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - Pierre 7, Brandon Valley 0;
Game 2 - Pierre 10, Brandon Valley 3.
OFFENSE EXPLODES IN LEGION
SWEEP OF SPEARFISH
(June 18) - Pierre Post 8
pounded out 18 hits in two games, including two home runs, in a sweep of
Spearfish Post 164 Monday night at Hyde Stadium.
Game scores were 14-12 and 8-3.
Pierre jumped ahead 9-0, then held off a furious Spearfish rally, as the
visitors notched 16 hits but couldn't overcome the deficit.
Jordan Heckenlaible and Jordan LaBrie each hit home runs, with Heckenlaible and
Livermont garnering two hits apiece. Brian Graves went 3-for-4 and drove in
three in the win.
Graves also earned himself a unique honor - getting the win and the save in the
same game. He pitched the first two innings to earn the win, then retired the
last two batters to get the save.
In game two, Brian Drapeaux hurled a complete game eight-hitter, limiting
Spearfish to three runs while striking out five, improving to 4-0.
Livermont and Graves continued his hot hitting - Livermont was 3-for-4 and
Graves had two hits and four RBIs.
Post 8 is 12-3, 5-3 against members of Region 3A. The squad is in Brandon Valley
tomorrow for a 5 p.m. doubleheader with the Post 131 Lynx at Valley Springs.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 -
Pierre 14, Spearfish 12;
Game 2 - Pierre 8, Spearfish 3.
POST 8 BEATS WATERTOWN IN
(June 17) - Before rain canceled
game two of a doubleheader in Watertown Friday night, Pierre Post 8 claimed the
opener, 15-7, over Post 17 at Watertown Stadium.
Brian Graves led the 13-hit offensive attack, going 3-for-5 with five RBIs,
including a two-run double. Jason Livermont also had a double and three hits,
while Jordan LaBrie hit a two-run homer. Kyle Cichos and Sam Koenecke also had a
pair of hits for Post 8.
On the mound, Michael Gardner got the win, allowing 10 hits in six innings.
Willie Knox threw a 1-2-3 seventh to finish the contest.
Post 8, 10-3, will be home Monday night to take on Spearfish in a 5:30 p.m.
doubleheader at Hyde Stadium.
BOX SCORE: Pierre 15, Watertown 7.
LEGION GETS 5 HITS BUT
(June 13) - Pierre Post 8's
offense struggled Wednesday night, managing just five hits, but the Post 8
pitching staff held Winner to only seven hits while tallying 17 strikeouts, as
Pierre swept Winner, 3-1 and 5-1 in a Legion doubleheader at Hyde Stadium.
Kyle Cichos threw a complete game, striking out six in the opener while holding
Winner to fuor htis. The only run he allowed was unearned.
Pierre managed two hits, both in the first inning, but was able to claim a 3-1
opening game win.
In the nightcap, Sam Koenecke, Brian Drapeaux and Willie Knox teamed up to limit
Winner to one earned un. Koenecke threw the first two innings and struck out
two, then Drapeaux tossed three frames to earn the win, and all six outs Knox
recorded were strikeouts.
Mike Fisher hit a home run in each game, upping his total to four on the year.
Post 8 improved to 9-3, and will be in Watertown Friday night for a 5:30 p.m.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - Pierre 3, Winner 1;
Game 2 - Pierre 5, Winner 1.
ABERDEEN LEGION GAMES
(June 12) - Rain in Pierre has
caused tonight's scheduled doubleheader between Pierre Post 8 and the Aberdeen
Post 24 Smittys to be postponed.
No makeup date has been announced.
LEGION CAPTURES THE BANDITS
(June 8) - Michael Gardner and
Brian Graves combined to hold the Brookings Post 74 Bandits to eight hits in 12
innings, as the Pierre Post 8 Legion swept a doubleheader from the Bandits
Friday night at Hyde Stadium.
Post 8 won the first game 10-5, then finished out the second in five innings,
Gardner went all seven, allowing five hits and three earned runs in the opener,
getting the victory.
Graves went 2-for-4 with two doubles, while Kyle Cichos and Jordan Heckenlaible
each doubled and had two hits, and Sam Koenecke also chimed in with two hits.
Graves starred in game two both on the mound and at the plate.
The southpaw allowed three hits and two earned runs, striking out four of the
last six batters he faced. Offensively, he was 3-for-4 with a double.
Jason Livermont had three hits, Mike Fisher was 2-for-3 and Cichos added a
Post 8 is 7-3 and will return to action Tuesday, hosting the Aberdeen Post 24
Smittys for a 5:30 p.m. doubleheader.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - Pierre 10, Brookings 5;
Game 2 - Pierre 12, Brookings 2.
POST 320 SWEEPS LEGION IN RAPID CITY
(June 5) – Rapid City Post
320 proved they will be a team to be reckoned with on the Legion baseball
scene Tuesday night.
The Stars took a pair from Pierre Post 8, 12-7 and 13-8, Tuesday night at
Pete Lien Field in Rapid City.
Pierre mashed 15 hits in the opener, with Jordan LaBrie and Kyle Cichos each
notching three hits.
Cichos was the starting pitcher and was banged around in the first inning,
allowing seven runs. Jayson Herra threw the final five for Pierre.
Post 320 jumped out early again in game two, scoring 12 runs in the first
three frames of a 13-8 victory.
Mike Fisher, Brian Graves and Cichos each had a pair of hits. Willie Knox
went the distance on the mound and was saddled with the loss.
Post 8 (5-3) will host Brookings Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. It’s
also Little League night, as kids can run out on the field with their
favorite Post 8 players.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - RC Post 320 12, Pierre 7;
Game 2 - RC Post 320 13,
LEGION WINS BIG AT
(June 3) - Pierre Post 8 rolled thru Northville, picking up a pair of wins
Sunday afternoon against the Class B opposition.
Pierre won 10-4 and 17-4 in six innings.
Brian Drapeaux went the distance in the opener, striking out nine while
earning his second win of the year.
Offensively, Jordan LaBrie went 4-for-4 and both Mike Fisher and Sam
Koenecke whacked two doubles.
In the nightcap, Pierre's bats stayed hot with 17 runs and 15 hits in a game
that was halted after the sixth.
Brian Graves and Jason Livermont each had three hits for Post 8, who
improved to 5-1 on the year. Graves and Nick Marso each hit homers in the
contest, with Chance Frederick going four innings for his first career win.
Post 8 heads west Tuesday for a twinbill with the Rapid City Post 320 Stars.
The first game will begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT, and can be heard live on River
Game 1 - Pierre 10, Northville 4;
Game 2 - Pierre 17,
RALLIES TO SWEEP STURGIS
(May 31) - Nick Marso's two-run walk off single propelled Pierre Post 8 to a
sweep of Sturgis Post 33 Thursday night at Hyde Stadium.
Pierre won 8-2 and 6-5, improving to 3-1 on the season.
Trailing 5-4 in the seventh, Mike Fisher led off the frame with a double.
Following a popout, Kyle Cichos drew a walk. Marso pinch hit, and after a
double steal put the runners on second and third, Marso lined a ball over
the centerfielder's head to give Post 8 the come-from-behind win.
Michael Gardner went 6 2/3 innings in the opener, and Fisher hit his second
home run in the win. Jayson Herra went 3-for-3 and Jason Livermont added two
hits for Pierre.
Fisher stayed hot in game two, going 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.
Brian Drapeaux recorded his first Legion victory, throwing two innings of
Post 8 will play at Northville Sunday, with the first pitch of the
doubleheader set for 3 p.m. in Northville.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - Pierre 8, Sturgis 2;
Game 2 -
SPLITS WITH RAPID CITY POST 22
(May 29) - Mike Fisher's third hit, a solo home run over the left field
fence, propelled Pierre Post 8 to a season opening victory over Rapid City
Post 22, and a split of Monday's doubleheader at Hyde Stadium.
Pierre took game one 4-3, while Post 22 won the finale 3-1.
Fisher hit an RBI double in the first, and had a run-scoring triple in the
third. With the game tied at three in the bottom of the sixth, Fisher's fly
ball into the teeth of the wind left the yard for the final margin.
Kyle Cichos went five innings, but did not factor in the decision. Sam
Koenecke was the winning pitcher, throwing two frames in relief. Jason
Livermont drove in the other Post 8 run.
Pierre scored first in game two, but fell nonetheless 3-1. Willie Knox held
Post 22 to two earned runs in six innings, suffering the hard luck loss.
Jordan LaBrie had an RBI double for Post 8's only run.
Pierre (1-1) will host Sturgis Post 33 Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.
BOX SCORES: Game 1 - Pierre 4, RC Post 22 3;
Game 2 - RC Post 22 3, Pierre 1
LEGION SQUAD WILL HOST STATE THIS AUGUST
(April 2) - High hopes and high expectations. The Pierre Post 8 Legion will
have lofty goals in 2007 - but they are very much within reach.
Losing only shortstop Michael Kendall and outfielder Chris Pope, Post 8
features a veteran squad. Those returners have played the biggest of games
in front of the largest of crowds.
Best of all, Post 8 already has their ticket punched to the State
Championship Tournament - for the sixth time in 14 years, Pierre's Hyde
Stadium will play host to the five-day, double elimination event.
Head Coach Jim Iverson has put together another challenging schedule,
playing 62 games against the best Legion teams in the state and region.
Pierre will host two big regular season events in addition to the State
Championship Tournament. The 18th annual Doug Koester Memorial Tournament
(July 6-8) and a three-team triangular (June 23-24).
The Koester Tournament will feature another deep field, with six teams
participating - Pierre; Winner; Dickinson, N.D.; Huron; Valley Springs and
Spearfish. This year's tournament will feature a new wrinkle - the
tournament will be played with wood bats.
Post 8 has won four of the last five Koesters, and will try to
three-peat this season. No team has ever won more than two consecutive
Koester trophies in the tournament's lengthy history.
The June triangular features three legitimate contenders meeting for a
six-game, two-day event. Pierre will welcome Rapid City Post 320 and Sioux
Falls West to Hyde Stadium. The last time West played in the capital city,
it won a state championship in 2003.
Post 8 will again play in the Terry Jablonski Wood Bat Classic, June 28-July
1 in Dickinson, N.D. Pierre is a two-time champion of that event and went
3-3 in tournament play last year.
Two new faces, as far as non-tournament events are concerned, appear on this
year's schedule, as Northville and Winner will play home and homes with Post
Northville will feature mainly 17-year olds who last year dominated the
Class B Teener level, winning a state championship. Winner is the defending
Class B Legion champion, led by future South Dakota State pitcher Jared
Post 8 will play 14 of its first 18 games at home, as the squad will spend
most of July away from home.
The traditional season opener will be Memorial Day, May 28, when Post 8
hosts state champion Rapid City Post 22 at 2 p.m. at Hyde Stadium.
Iverson returns for his sixth season as Legion head coach. He has led his
teams to a 194-120 mark (.617 winning percentage), including two regional
titles and three third place finishes at state. In postseason play,
Iverson's teams are 18-14 overall, 16-12 in his five years as Legion coach.
Pierre Post 8 was 27-27 last year, missing the state tournament for just the
second time since 1989.
2007 Legion Schedule
Sat, July 28
@RC Post 320
L 3-4; W 12-10
Wed, Aug 8