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Crestwood Legion baseball team wins three of four in tourney play

By winning three of their last four games this past weekend, the Crestwood American Legion baseball team appears to be ready to resume District 10 play this week.

“We actually did a few good things this weekend,” Crestwood head coach Sean Erwin told the Call. “These guys really battled, and we did a pretty good job.”

Crestwood (5-3, 1-0 District 10) racked up road wins against West Plains (12-10) and Rolla (7-6) on Saturday before losing in the eventual championship game to Lebanon 7-5 on Sunday. Post 777 came back later on Sunday to defeat Houston (Mo.) 8-6.

“It was a big let down losing the championship game to Lebanon,” Erwin said. “I was pretty impressed with how our kids bounced back today. They really showed some character in doing that.”

Crestwood starting pitcher Matt Gregston threw two innings and gave up four runs on three hits. Gregston also walked three and struck out one before being relieved by Zach Knott after the second inning.

Knott ended up grabbing the win as he gave up two runs on three hits in three innings pitched. Knott’s first win of the season also produced three strikeouts and one walk.

“Zach actually came in relief in the Lebanon game and did a great job for us,” Erwin said. “He gave us three good innings of work (against Houston) and did a good job of not making a lot of mistakes.”

Crestwood’s Mike Croghan racked up his second save of the season in the win as he keeps his earned run average to 0.00.

Third baseman Bryce Snelson had a solid day at the plate as he went two-for-four with a home run, a double and one run batted in.

Snelson is currently carrying a hefty .667 batting average and has two wins as a starting pitcher this season.

“Bryce got off to a really good start this season,” Erwin said. “He took the loss against Lebanon, so I thought it was really good for him to have a good game at the plate.”

First baseman Robby Meeh also had a strong day at the plate with a two-for-three performance that included one run batted in. Meeh is currently holding a .333 batting average with three runs batted in this season.

“Robby was a guy that coming into this tournament, was struggling a bit,” Erwin said. “He had some timely hits, especially in this game and hopefully he can get things going from here.”

Crestwood is back in action this Friday evening as it plays host to Lemay in a District 10 meeting between the two clubs.

Erwin is also looking forward to the addition of several players from Vianney High School who won the Missouri Class 4 state championship this past Saturday evening.

“We’ve been without our Vianney guys (since the start of the season),” Erwin said. “I think that by going 3-1 this past weekend was really good for us going into this week.”

Crestwood’s home game with Lemay is slated for a 5:30 p.m. start.

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