Post 6 seniors fall in regional final
PLYMOUTH — The Kokomo Post 6 American Legion senior baseball team dropped a 20-11 decision to Bristol Post 143 Sunday in the championship round of the Plymouth Post 27 Regional. The Sixers finish the season with a 19-16 record.
“I think we had an outstanding season,” Post 6 skipper Don Andrews said. “Our schedule is very, very tough for a reason, and that’s to be able to play against teams like Bristol in a regional championship. I haven’t looked yet, but I’d be willing to bet that all 16 of our losses were to teams that made it to the Sweet 16 [in the Legion state tournament]. Bristol’s coach brought his team over to our dugout after the game to tell us how great a team we were character-wise. That sums up our season. Our kids are all great kids who show character all the time. That means a lot more than being a good baseball team.”
Post 6 held a 7-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings of play, but were unable to hold the lead. Leading 12-11 in the eighth, Post 143 (28-7) erupted for eight runs to take a commanding lead.
“It was a really good game up to that point,” Andrews said. “They’re so good. Our pitching got a little tired and they pounded the ball just like they do every game. They were exceptional.”
Conner Milligan had a day to remember for the Sixers, swatting a grand slam and a three-run homer. He added a double and finished the day with seven RBIs.
Drew Bellus, Isaac Turner and Justin Bleven each added two hits in the loss for Post 6.
American Legion G.C. enjoys pair of aces
American Legion G.C. was host to a pair of holes in one during rounds over the weekend.
On Friday, Paul Grant scored an ace during the Pro-Member-Guest tournament. According to the course, it was the first ace in the history of the annual tourney.
Grant aced No. 3, which was playing at 185 yards. The second ace of Grant’s career, his feat was witnessed by professional Bill Miller, Sr., Wes Milburn and Garry Jones.
One Saturday, Lori Danford scored an ace on No. 10, which played at 150 yards. Danford’s hole in one was witnessed by Rick Cole.
Brandt Snedeker wins Canadian Open
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Brandt Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title of the year, closing with 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory.
Snedeker took the lead Saturday after second-round leader Hunter Mahan withdrew when his wife went into labor, and held on in the breezy final round at Glen Abbey.
The six-time PGA Tour winner also won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February.
Mahan’s wife, Kandi, gave birth to daughter Zoe Olivia Mahan early Sunday in Texas.
Dustin Johnson, William McGirt, Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn tied for second. Johnson had a triple-bogey 7 on the par-4 17th en route to a 70, McGirt had a 68, and Kuchar and Bohn shot 71.
Langer, Wiebe set for finish in Sr. British
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Bernhard Langer and Mark Wiebe were tied after two playoff holes Sunday night in the storm-delayed Senior British Open when darkness suspended play at Royal Birkdale.
They will finish the playoff this morning.
Wiebe shot a 4-under 66 to match Langer at 9-under 271. Langer had a 70.
They each parred the par-4 18th twice in the playoff.
Langer, the 2010 winner at Carnoustie, blew a two-stroke lead with a double bogey on the final hole of regulation after hitting into a greenside bunker. Minutes earlier, Wiebe’s birdie putt at No. 18 came up short.
Corey Pavin, Peter Senior and David Frost tied for third at 6 under. Pavin shot a 65, Senior had a 66, and Frost a 70.