Rockport, Indiana Post 254
Pickerington, Oh. Post 283 (39-11) scored two runs in the top of the 12th inning and then held on for a 6-5 win over defending Ohio champion Toledo Post 553 (41-12) to claim the 2016 Department of Ohio American legion baseball state championship.
With two out and nobody on in the bottom of the 12th Toledo rallied to score a run. Post 553 had runners on second and third when the game ended.
Toledo had taken an early 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the first before Post 283 rallied to take a brief 4-3 lead in the top of the 7th.
Pickerington lost its opening game of the tournament on Wednesday and then won five straight, including two over Toledo, to claim the title. Post 283 handed Toledo its first loss yesterday, 17-7 and then beat Sydney Post 217, 13-1 last night to earn a rematch with Toledo.
Post 283 won three games in just over 27 hours to claim the Ohio title.
Check out more about the team at: http://post254baseball.org/
Coach: Bob Synder
Coach: Larry Syner
Coach: Richard Wells
Coach: Jerry Hargis
General manager: Owen Wells
Manager: Jim Haaff