WAHOO – Seven area Senior Legion ball players were selected to play in Saturday’s Kiwanis Baseball Classic in Wahoo.
Easton Hovelsrud, Thatcher Kozal, Nolan Brown, Jay Adams and Rhett Jordon, all from Waverly, played for the South squad. On the North team were Garrett Moudry and Aiden Urbom, both from Valparaiso.
The North team shutout the South team, limiting them to just three base hits while winning the 17th annual Kiwanis All-Star Classic at Sam Crawford Field on Aug. 3.
The North team took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run home launched by Trey Ahrens of Wahoo State Bank.
The two runs were more than enough the North team pitching staff, which allowed just three hits and 10 base runners over nine innings while notching eight strikeouts.
The North team added two runs in the fifth inning, a single tally in the seventh and three more in the eighth while securing the eight run win.
Ahrens was named MVP for the North team after finishing 1-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored.
For the North, Urbom finished 1-for-1 Saturday night with two walks and two runs scored. Teammate Moudry was hitless in his only at bat.
The five Waverly Empire Netting and Fence players were on the South roster.
Jordon finished with one of the three hits for the South squad, a seventh inning single.
Hovelsrud went 0-for-2.
Kozal finished 0-for-1 with a walk.
Brown and Adams each finished 0-for-2. Adams was able to reach base through the benefit of a North error.
Kaden Ritz of Doniphan-Trumbull was named MVP for the South squad.
Before the game, Jordon dazzled the crowd with his domination in the annual hitting challenge. He hit three home runs and scored 110 points, a new record for the event sponsored by the Wahoo Area Kiwanis Club.