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- State Champions Legion B 2012 -

How The Reds Won It

In the District Tournament, the Reds defeated Windsor, Northridge, and Thompson Valley to qualify for the State Tournament.

State Tournament Game #1:

Eaton 4, Elizabeth 2

Game Highlights: Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the 5th inning, Jake Mondragon and Marcus Longwell drew walks, Colton Lind singled to tie the game, Matt Burkart knocked in the go-ahead run, and Jake Nelson hit a two-out single to give the Reds a 4-2 lead. Adam Mossberg then entered in relief of Longwell and struck out a batter and then Lind threw out a runner at second base on a double steal attempt that ended the inning. After a single and a walk, Mossberg struck out the next two batters on just 6 pitches and then on a double-steal Mondragon threw out the runner trying to advance to home as Lind applied the tag.

State Tournament Game #2:

Eaton 6, Northridge 3

Game Highlights: The Reds stormed to a 3-run lead in the first inning with Jake Mondragon and Marcus Longwell hitting doubles, followed by singles from Britten Abbott and Colton Lind, with Matt Burkart knocking in the 3rd run. In the 2nd inning, the Reds took a 4-2 lead as Lane Greiman scored on a bases-loaded walk by Lind. With a 4-3 lead in the 5th inning, Longwell entered in relief of Jake Nelson and shut down Northridge the rest of the way, allowing just one hit and no runs. The Reds added two insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th inning as Longwell singled, Lind tripled, and Burkart singled.

State Tournament Game #3:

Eaton 14, Rampart 4

Game Highlights: Trailing 2-0 in the 2nd inning, Matt Burkart led off with a double, Jake Nelson and Bryce Dyer walked, Ryan Koehler singled, Lane Greiman walked, and Marcus Longwell singled to give the Reds a 3-2 lead. Then trailing 4-3 in the 3rd inning, Adam Mossberg entered in relief of pitchers T.J. Griffith and Ethan Kapperman to strike out the side, before the Reds scored 3 more runs as Nelson doubled, Dyer reached on an error, Koehler singled, Greiman walked, and Jake Mondragon singled. The Reds blew the game open in the bottom of the 4th inning with 6 runs as Colton Lind and Burkart singled, Nelson reached base, Dyer walked, Koehler doubled, Greiman was hit by a pitch, Mondragon walked and Longwell singled. After Mossberg struck out the side in the 5th inning, Burkart and Nelson singled and Dyer ended the game with a double as the Reds 10-runned Rampart.

Youngest Team in Reds' History to Win State

Game Winning Pitcher:

Jake Nelson

Tournament MVP:

Jake Nelson

Final Out:

Strikeout to Complete 58-Pitch No-Hitter

2012 Legion B Season Schedule