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AA State Legion Baseball Recap - Championship Saturday
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

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The AA state legion baseball tournament wrapped up Saturday afternoon from Somerset Park in Sabetha and after a walk-off win over Silver Lake in the semifinals, Marysville Post 163 fell to Iola in the championship game to finish runner-up.

Slupianek’s Walk-Off Pushes Marysville into State Title Game

Marysville Post 163 rallied from a three-run deficit to Silver Lake late to punch their ticket into the state title game with a 6-5 walk-off win.

Silver Lake jumped out in front with a run in the top of the first, but Marysville came right back with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 2-1 lead.

After the first inning though Marysville’s offense was held down by Silver Lake’s Trent Byers as the righty struck out eight in 5.2 innings allowing just three runs.

Silver Lake took advantage of Byers strong outing scoring runs in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings to lead 5-2 after five and a half innings.

Marysville pulled within two with a run in the bottom half of the sixth, and then in the seventh Post 163 plated three runs as Storm Slupianek delivered the 2-RBI walk-off hit on a single to end to the game.

Jayton Haggard picked up the win on the mound for Marysville tossing the final 2.1 innings allowing just two runs striking out five, while at the plate Haggard and Slupianek each collected two RBIs.

Trent Byers collected four hits in the contest for Silver, who ended their season with a record of 33-6.

Marysville Runs Out of Steam, Falls to Iola in the Championship

Behind three early runs, Iola claimed the AA state legion baseball championship Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 victory in the championship game over Marysville.

Iola plated one run in the second and two in the third, but from there Marysville starter Storm Slupianek didn’t allow a run the rest of the way giving up just eight hits total.

Unfortunately for Post 163, they were only able to come up with one hit in the contest as Iola starter Derek Bycroft was tremendous tossing all seven innings allowing just the one hit while striking out eight.

Marysville ends their season with an overall record of 27-7, and a 4-1 showing in the AA State Tournament.

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