Legion baseball: Brandon-Evansville earns second seed in playoffs
The Brandon-Evansville Legion baseball team is heading into the region tournament as the second seed after finishing the season with two losses to Morris last Thursday.
The first round of the region tournament for Brandon-Evansville will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at home.
Head coach Trent Hintermeister said he was not sure who Brandon-Evansville will play in the first round, but it will likely be a team from Wheaton, Clinton or Hancock. Morris is entering the tournament as the first seed.
Brandon-Evansville lost both games of a doubleheader against Morris last Thursday to finish regular season play. Brandon-Evansville lost the first game 6-1 and the second game 4-0.
Hintermeister said the team's hitters simply did not provide enough offense to help the pitching staff against Morris.
"Our offense didn't really help our pitchers out," he said. That's the best way to put it," he said.
Brandon-Evansville managed only two hits in the 4-0 loss in the second game of the doubleheader.
"I played some of our younger guys in that second game, and we struggled hitting," said Hintermeister.
Brandon-Evansville starting pitcher Blake Satterlie only allowed one earned run in the game. Morris managed five hits, with Tom Bosek also pitching a scoreless inning in relief for Brandon-Evansville.
Hintermeister said Satterlie had a good start on the mound, and the offense did not provide run support.
"Blake's been pitching really well this season for us," he said. "I'm really happy with the way he's thrown, and I always feel we have a good chance when he's on the mound."
In the first game, the Morris pitching also kept the Brandon-Evansville bats in check.
The lone Brandon-Evansville offense came in the second inning after Gage Olson drove in Craig Campbell with a single. Campbell led off the inning with a triple.
Starting pitcher Nolan Bartholomew pitched a complete game, going six innings and allowing six earned runs.
"He's been pitching really well this season," said Hintermeister.
The Brandon-Evansville Legion baseball team finished the season with an 11-4 record.
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE PITCHING - BLAKE SATTERLIE - 5IP, 4H, 4R, 1ER, 1SO; TOM BOSEK - 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1SO
MORRIS 6, BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 1
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE PITCHING - NOLAN BARTHOLEMEW - 6IP, 11H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 5SO BRANDON-EVANSVILLE OFFENSE - GAGE OLSON - RBI; CRAIG CAMPBELL - 3B, run