Seymour Legion 16U team wins regional, advances to state tournament

The Seymour 16U baseball team will be competing at the state tournament which starts July 19 in Manitowoc. Pictured front row (left to right): Evan VandenLangenberg, Treyton Cornell, Will DeBruin, Jake Woldt and Ben Cook. Second row: Coach Tommy Leisgang, Calvyn Danforth, Logan Griesbach. Javon Leisgang, Tyler Thomas, Mason Pautz, Zach Lemke, Colin Leisgang, Coach Eric Leisgang and Coach Ron Leisgang. – Submitted photo

The Seymour Legion Post 106 16U team won its own Regional Tournament this past weekend, outscoring its four opponents by a combined score of 47-7 while pounding out 46 hits. Seymour will now advance to play in the 16U State Tournament in Manitowoc. The state tournament features eight teams from around the state in a double elimination format. The tournament runs from Friday, July 19 through Tuesday, July 23. Updates will be available on the American Legion website at Scroll down to Legion Baseball scores. All tournament games will be played at Manitowoc Municipal Field located at 2220 Grand Avenue, Manitowoc, WI 54220. Seymour will play its first state tournament game on Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. against the winner of the Region 1 Tournament. Take the drive down to Manitowoc and support our boys over the weekend.

July 11
Seymour 19 Manawa 1
Post 106 won its opening game of Regionals with a dominating performance over Manawa. The Seymour bats were hot as the team pounded out 16 hits. Jake Woldt, Calvyn Danforth and Zach Lemke combined to hold Manawa to only two hits on the mound. Leading hitter for Post 106 was Jake Woldt who went 4 for 4 with five RBIs. Will DeBruin was 3 for 5 with two RBIs, Javon Leisgang went 2 for 4 with three RBIs, while Colin Leisgang was 2 for 4 with three RBIs. Logan Griesbach drove in two runs.

July 12
Seymour 10 Neenah 2
The Seymour offense continued to shine as Post 106 outhit Neenah 12-5. Evan VandenLangenberg went 2×3 with a double and two RBIs, Javon Leisgang was 2×4 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Colin Leisgang went 2×4 with two RBIs. Javon Leisgang and Aiden Linsmeyer combined for the victory on the mound.

July 13
Seymour 7 Shawano 1
Jake Woldt went the distance on the mound, holding Shawano to four hits while striking out four. Leading hitter for Seymour was Logan Griesbach with two hits, including a double. The Seymour defense turned three double plays to snuff out scoring opportunities for Shawano.

July 14
Seymour 11 Neenah 3
Seymour and Neenah met for the second time in the tournament to determine who would advance to the State Tournament. Since Seymour was undefeated going into the game and Neenah had one loss, Neenah would have needed to defeat Seymour twice to advance in the double elimination format of the Legion playoff system. Post 106 continued to swing the hot bats as the team collected 12 hits. Jake Woldt, Evan VandenLangenberg and Logan Griesbach all had two hits. Treyton Cornell smoked a double over the left fielder’s head to drive in two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Javon Leisgang earned the victory on the mound with a complete game performance.
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Jim Niespodzany