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Competitive Game Ends In Walk-off As Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Falls To Gillette

A walk-off left Spearfish Post 164 Sr Legion on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat to Gillette on Friday.  The game was tied at two in the bottom of the eight when Gillette hit a solo inside the park home run.  

Both teams were strong on the bump.  Gillette pitchers struck out 11, while Spearfish sat down 10.  

Spearfish got on the board in the first inning after Cody Chapman singled, scoring one run.  Spearfish added one run in the second after Travis Deuel doubled on the sixth pitch of the at-bat.  

Gillette was able to tie up the game in the bottom of the seventh, leading to extra innings to cap off the double header.  

Braden Ericks took the loss for Spearfish after pitching an incredible four and two-thirds innings before exiting the game with an aggravated throwing arm.  The righty was dominant in his performance throwing 63% strikes, striking out seven, allowing just one hit, now walks, and no runs.  Tucker Olson came closed out the game for Spearfish, throwing 50% strikes, striking out three, giving up two hits and walking three. 

Spearfish amassed 11 hits in the game.  Deuel, Chapman, and Aiden Meverden each collected two hits for Spearfish.  Deuel and Chapman each drove in one run for Spearfish.  Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.  Owen Bruner had the most plays with 10. 

Next up for Spearfish is a double header agains Rapid City Post 22 on Tuesday, May 14th and Black Hills Energy Stadium in Spearfish.

 



 

 


 

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Fall After Strong Showing By Gillette  

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion hit the road on Friday, May 10 for a double header against the Gillette Riders.  

Spearfish had trouble keeping up with Gillette in game one resulting in a 12-2 loss.  Spearfish got on the board in the first inning with Braden Ericks scoring after a single. Ericks stole second base, advanced to 3rd on ground out by Jack Branum, and was able to cross the plate on a Gillette wild pitch.  

Spearfish added one more run in the fifth inning after Will Scharf hit a single, then advanced to third on a ground ball by Travis Deuel, who reached on an error by the shortstop, which allowed Scharf to reach third and Deuel to move over to second. A balk by the Gillette pitcher allowed Scharf to reach home. 

Scharf, Haylon Heiting, and  Ericks each collected one hit for Spearfish on the night.  

 

Sean Sewell took the loss for Spearfish, going two innings, allowing eight runs (five earned) on 10 hits, striking out none and walking one.  

 

Spearfish returns to action in game two of the double header in Gillette on Friday evening.  
 

 



 

 


 

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Fall After Strong Showing By Casper Oilers.  

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion had trouble keeping up with Casper Oilers on Sunday, May 5,2024, in a 9-0 loss on Sunday. 

 

Casper got on the board early with three runs collected during the first inning.  Casper added one more run int the second to make the store 4-0 after 4 complete.  

 

Spearfish struggled to get anything going offensively, while collecting 6 hits, but were unable to capitalize on the hits and put runs on the board.  

 

Will Scharf took the loss for Spearfish.  The righty went five innings, surrendering 5 runs (three earned) on five hits, striking out three and walking three.

 

Tucker Olson led Spearfish with 2 hits in four at bats.  

Spearfish Post 164 Sr Legion returns to action on Friday , May 10 with a double header against Gillette starting at 5:00pm
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Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Fall After Big Comeback By Casper Oilers

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion could not hold onto the lead against Casper Oilers on Sunday and fell 15-5 despite leading by four at one point. 

 

Spearfish got on the board in the top of the first inning after Brock Lewis doubled, and Will Sharf singled, each scoring two runs.  Casper responded swiftly in the bottom of the first, scoring six runs on five hits to take a 6-4 lead.  

 

Casper extended their early lead with three runs in the bottom of the second.  Casper held Spearfish scoreless in the second, third, and fourth innings.  

 

Haylon Heiting took the loss for Spearfish.  The starting pitcher went four innings, surrendering 15 runs (13 earned) on 14 hits, striking out one and walking three. 

 

Scharf and Lewis were tough to handle back-to-back in the lineup, as each drove int two runs for Spearfish.  Lewis went 2-3 at the plate to lead Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion in hits.  Rilley Polereisz stole two bases.  

 

Spearfish returns to action right away in game two of the Sunday Double Header in Casper, Wyoming.  


 

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Defeat Harrisburg Maroon in High-Scoring Affair.

There were runs aplenty on Saturday, as Spearfish bested Harrisburg Maroon 12-10.  Spearfish collected nine hits, while Harrisburg had seven.  

The game was back-and-forth, but a single in the sixth inning helped Spearfish to take the lead for good.  Harrisburg struck early, plating one run in the first due to a Spearfish error.  Spearfish took the lead, 2-1, in the bottom of the first thanks to Singles by Braden Ericks, and Owen Bruner.  

Harrisburg once again tied it up in the top half of the second.  In the bottom half of the inning, Aiden Meverden laid down a sacrifice bunt, Ericks singled, Cody Chapman singled, and Harrisburg committed an error, each scoring one run.  

Harrisburg took the lead in the top of the third, 7-6.  Meverden hit into a fielder's choice, which helped Spearfish tie the game at seven in the bottom of the third.  Spearfish took the lead in the bottom of the fourth after an RBI single by Chapman brought one home.  Harrisburg again captured the lead in the top of the sixth, leading Spearfish 10-9.  In the bottom of the sixth inning, Spearfish went back in the lead after Meverden walked, Jack Branum singled, and Chapman walked each scoring one run.  

 

Walker Viessman earned the win for Spearfish. The right-handed pitcher surrendered two hits and zero runs over one and two-thirds inning, striking out two and walking none.  Ericks pitched three innings in relief for Spearfish.  The reliever allowed one hit and four runs, while striking out seven and walking 10.  Chapman began the game for Spearfish.  The right-handed pitcher surrendered four hits and six runs (four earned) over two and one-third innings, striking out three and walking four.  

 

Chapman drove the middle of the lineup, leading Spearfish with three runs batted in.  The right-handed hitter went 3-for-4 on the day.  Bruner and Ericks each collected multiple hits for Spearfish.  Spearfish had patience at the plate, piling up 12 walks for the game.  Will Scharf, Sean Sewell, Branum, and Meverden led the team with two walks each. 

 

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion returns to action Sunday morning, with an early morning bus ride to Casper, WY where they will play a double header against the Casper Oilers. 
 

Strong Showing from Both Offenses in Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Loss to Harrisburg Maroon

Both teams put up a bunch of runs, but Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion fell to Harrisburg Marron 19-14 on Saturday.  Harrisburg Maroon collected 19 hits, while Spearfish had seven.  Spearfish ultimately fell to Harrisburg, despite leading 9-2 in the third. 

 

Spearfish got on the board in the bottom of the first inning after Owen Bruner singled, Haylon Heiting singled, Brock Lewis walked, Harrisburg Maroon committed an error, and Travis Deuel hit into a fielder's choice, each scoring one run.  

 

Spearfish added to their early lead when Will Scharf singled, scoring one run, Deuel drew a walk, scoring one run, and Aiden Meverden hit a sacrifice fly, scoring two runs.  

Harrisburg Maroon tied the game in the top of the seventh, and then flipped the game on its head to take a 19-9 lead in extra innings.  

Spearfish fought back, scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the eighth.  Jack Branum singled, Cody Chapman singled, Heiting grounded out, each scoring one run.  Riley Pollreisz added two more with a two run RBI single.  

Branum stepped on the bump first for Spearfish Post 164.  The lefty surrendered 10 hits and six runs (four earned) over six innings, striking out three and walking one.  

Scharf, Heiting, Chapman, Bruner, Pollreisz, Lewis and Branum each collected one hit for Spearfish during game one.  Spearfish continued to demonstrate patience at the plate, tallying nine walks for the game.  Meverden, Braden Ericks, and Branum led the team with two walks each.  Meverden also stole two bases.  

Spearfish returned to action in game two of the double header against Harrisburg Maroon on a beautiful Saturday evening at Black Hills Energy Stadium in Spearfish. 

 

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Walk It Off Against Rapid City Post 320 Stars

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion took Friday's Game in dramatic fashion, with a 7-6 walk-off victory over Rapid City Post 320 Stars in extra innings.  The game was tied at 6 in the bottom of the eighth when Haylon Heiting singled, driving in the winning run. 

Jack Branum went 3 for 3 on the night, with a single in the first inning, a double in the third inning and a single in the fourth inning. 

Post 320 got on the board in the first inning after Jhett Petersen lined out, driving in one run. A Post 320 error in the bottom of the first allowed Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion to tie it up 1-1 to close out the first. 

Spearfish took the lead in the third inning on an RBI double by Cody Chapman.  Post 320 tied the game in the top of the fifth, thanks to a hit by pitch and a single.  In the bottom of the sixth a triple Brandon Ericks broke up the tie, and a passed ball allowed Spearfish to add one more run closing out the sixth up 6-4.  

Post 320 wasn’t done and tied things up again in the top of the seventh.  Spearfish wasn’t able to finish it up in the bottom of the seventh, leading to a little bonus baseball for the evening.

Spearfish held Post 320 scoreless in the top of the eighth, before Heiting was able to connect for an RBI single with bases loaded to walk it off for Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Baseball.   With the win, Spearfish Improves to 4-4 on the season.  

Spearfish returns to Black Hills Energy Stadium on Saturday, May 4th with a double header against Harrisburg Maroon.  First pitch of the matchup is scheduled for 4:00pm. 

 

Jack Branum Drives In 4 To Lead Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Past Rapid City Post 320 Starts

Jack Branum drove in four runs on three hits to lead Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion past Rapid City Post 320 Stars 12-2 on Friday.  Branum singled in the fifth inning, scoring two runs, and singled in the sixth inning, again driving in two runs.  

 

Spearfish scored seven runs in the sixth inning on the way to victory.  Aiden Meverden drew a walk, scoring one run, Braden Ericks singled, scoring one run, Branum singled, scoring two runs, Owen Bruner singled, scoring one run, Will Scharf drew a walk, scoring one run, and Travis Deuel drew a walk, scoring one run. 

 

Post 320 got on the board in the top of the third inning after a Spearfish error.  Spearfish answered by flipping the game on its head in the bottom of the fifth, scoring five runs on two hits  to take a 5-2 lead.  The biggest blow of the inning was a single by Branum that drove in two.  

 

Tucker Olson earned the victory for Spearfish, surrendering four hits and two runs (zero earned) over six innings, striking out six and walking three.  

Spearfish once again showed great patience at the plate, tallying 10 walks for the game.  Deuel, Sean Sewell, and Meverden led the team with two free passes each.  

 

Spearfish returned to action immediately following this game for game two of the double header against Rapid City Post 320 Stars.
 

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Claim Victory Over Billings Expos 18U, Taking 2 of 3 In The Weekend Series

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion were triumphant over Billings Expos 18U on Sunday in their final matchup of the weekend.   

 

Spearfish got on the board early after Cody Chapman walked, Haylon Heiting was struck by a pitch, Owen Bruner walked, Riley Pollreisz hit into a fielder's choice, and Will Scharf hit a sacrifice fly, each scoring one run to jump to an early 5 run lead. 

 

Sean Sewell earned the win for Spearfish.  He allowed four hits and five runs over six innings, striking out four and walking three.  Heiting appeared in relief for Spearfish to close out the game.  

 

Chapman and Pollreisz each collected two hits for Spearfish on the day.  Chapman, Pollreisz and Jack Branum each drove in two runs for Spearfish.  Spearfish continued to demonstrate discipline at the plate amassing nine walks for the game.  Bruner and Aiden Meverden led the team with two free passes each.  Pollreisz showed his speed on the basepath leading the team with two stolen bases.  Spearfish managed to steal a total of six bases in the game.  

 

Spearfish surely enjoyed their 4 hours bus ride home after a successful weekend in Billings, capturing two wins out of the three games played.  Spearfish returns to action at home on Friday, May 3 as they welcome Rapid City Post 320 to Black Hills Energy Stadium.  
 

Bottom Of The Lineup Carries Spearfish Post 164 Sr Legion Past Billings Expos 18U As They Collect Their First Win Of The 2024 Season

The bottom of the lineup helped Spearfish Post 164 Sr Legion capture a 9-5 victory over Billings on Saturday at Underwood Field.  Will Scharf, Travis Deuel, and Brock Lewis combined for four of the team's eight hits in the victory.  They scored four runs and drove in one.  

Spearfish opened the scoring in the first inning after a passed ball allowed Aiden Meverden to steal home.  Spearfish added to their early lead in the top of the second after a Brock Lewis walk, a single by Deuel, and another walk by Meverden set up the opportunity for Lewis and Deuel to both score on passed balls.  

Billings was able to on the board in the 2nd inning with a solo homerun by Hansen, one of just two hits that Billings was able to record against Spearfish's starting pitcher, Jack Branum.  Both teams remained scoreless through the sixth, when Spearfish's bats came alive with a 2 run RBI double by Aiden Meverden, a 2 run double RBI by Branum, and an RBI triple by Senior Haylon Heiting.  

Branum earned the win for Spearfish going an impressive six and two-thirds innings, allowing just two hits and two runs.  The lefty struck out eight and walked only three.  Pitch count, and a questionable hit by pitch cut things short for Branum who appeared to have a complete game all but wrapped up with 2 outs in the 7th and facing a batter with a 3-2 count.  Meverden came in in relief and was able to close out the game, allowing Spearfish to collect their first of many wins on the 2024. Season.  

Spearfish will return to action Sunday afternoon in the final game of the 3 game series versus Bilings Expos 18U. 

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Lose To Billings Expos 18U

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion could not keep up with Billings Expos 18U, falling 11-6 on Saturday during their first road trip of the season. 

Spearfish put the first runs on the board, with Jack Branum and Aiden Meverden each scoring 1 run in the first and second inning.  Billings answered back in the bottom half of the second putting up 5 runs on two hits to take a 5-2 lead.  

Spearfish once again answered back, and recaptured the lead, 6-5, in the top of the third when Haylon Heiting doubled, scoring one run, Owen Bruner singled, scoring two runs, and Bruner scored after tagging up. 

 

Both teams remained scoreless in the 4th, Billings held Spearfish scoreless in the top of the fifth. The bottom of the fifth was a different story as Billings put another six runs on the board, bringing the score to 6-11.  No more runs crossed for either team as the final innings played out.  

 

Tucker Olson stepped on the hill first for Spearfish.  The right-handed pitcher gave up three hits and five runs over two innings, striking out two and walking five.  


Bruner led Spearfish with two runs batted in.  He went 1-4 on the day.  Travis Deuel made the most of his chances at the plate.  The number nine hitter led the team with two hits in three at bats.  Spearfish once again demonstrated patience at the plate, collecting six walks.  


Spearfish had a short break to write up a new game plan and returned to action in the second matchup of the day against Billings.   
 

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Starts Out Strong But Falls To Gillette in 6

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion held Gillette to no runs on 3 hits in the first three innings, but just couldn't respond on the offensive side of the ball as they were also held scoreless, despite being walked three times.  

Gillette got on the board in the 4th scoring five runs on four hits and a Spearfish Error.  Both teams were unable to add any additional runs in the 5th inning, but Gillette added 5 more in the 6th.  

Spearfish continued to show patience at the plate in the 6th but were unable to dial in their timing and Gillette was able to strike out the side, leading to the game being called after the 6th. 

Travis Deuel went 1 for 2 at the plate to collect the only hit for Spearfish on the night.  Braden Ericks showed patience at the plate, drawing two walks, while Cody Chapman, Owen Bruner, and Haylon Heiting also walked.  

Chapman started things off on the mound for Spearfish, with the Sr pitcher throwing 72 pitches, with 45 of those being strikes.  

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion returns to action with a three-game road trip against the Billings Expos on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th.  Games will be available to view on the live stream in the GameChanger App.  

Cody Chapman Has Lots of Hits But Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion Fall to Gillette

Cody Chapman collected three hits in four at bats, but Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion lost to Gillette 17-9 on Wednesday.  Chapman tripled in the first inning, singled in the third, and singled in the sixth inning.  

Gillette jumped out to the lead in the first inning scoring 7 runs on a triple, a sacrifice fly, a double, a single, a fielder's choice and an error.  Spearfish responded well in the bottom of the first with Aiden Meverden reaching first after a hit by pitch.  Travis Deuel reached on a single to right field allowing Meverden to advance to second.  Meverden and Deuel were then able to advance to scoring position on a passed ball. 

 

Chapman hit a shot to right field for a 2 run RBI triple, with Meverden and Deuel scoring.  Haylon Heiting stepped to the plate hit an RBI single to left field, allowing Chapman to score.  Sean Sewell stepped to the plate and put the ball in play.  On the throw, Heiting was able to scamper home and Sewell moved to second.  The side was retired with the next batter striking out.  

Gillette responded in the second, adding three more runs and holding Spearfish to no runs.  Spearfish responded in the 3rd and 4th scoring one more run, followed by a three run 6th, but came up short losing to Gillette by a final score of 17-9.

Spearfish tallied 11 hits in the game.  Deuel and Chapman each collected three hits on the night.  Heiting and Sewell each added a pair of hits as well.  Meverden showed his speed in the game stealing two bases.  

 

Game 1:  Spearfish Post 164 vs Gillette, 4/11/2024 5:30pm

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion With Tough Game Against Gillette

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion couldn't keep up with Gillette and fell 10-3 on Thursday in their 9 inning 2024 season opener.   

Gillette opened the scoring in the third after Mason D doubled, scoring one run. 

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Spearfish went back into the lead after Owen Bruner doubled, and Sean Sewell singled, each scoring one run.  

Gillette captured the lead, 5-2, in the top of the fifth hitting four singles, leading to each scoring one run.  

Cody Chapman started the game for Spearfish. The starting pitcher surrendered five hits and one run (zero earned) over four innings, striking out four and walking one.  Kelby F led things off on the mound for Gillette.  He allowed zero hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out four and walking three. 

Aiden Meverden, Chapman, Bruner, Sewell, and Tucker Olson  each collected one hit for Spearfish.  Bruner, Sewell, and Olson each drove in one run for Spearfish.  Spearfish had patience at the plate, amassing nine walks for the game.  Meverden, Jack Branum, and Bruner led the team with two bases on balls each.  

Spearfish Post 164 Sr. Legion returns to action in two weeks, again facing off with Gillette in a double header on Wednesday, April 24th at Black Hills Energy Stadium in Spearfish, with the first pitch of game one scheduled for 5:00pm.  

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