District tournament spot on the line for Rosebud Post 587

Will Johnson

Coming off a tough one-run loss to Rhineland at Memorial Field back on Saturday, June 16, Tyler Ahring’s Rosebud Post 587 Legion baseball team got back after it three days later on the road.

Facing St. Peters Post 313 in a doubleheader on the road last Tuesday night, Rosebud found themselves in must-win mode to keep their district tournament hopes alive.

Taking a 10-0 lead into the third inning of game one, Rosebud made it more than enough going on to a 13-3 victory over St. Peters.

Bryor Bogle walked and Trevor Abernathy singled to start the game.

Bogle then stole second before taking third base on an error. Later in the inning, Abernathy stole second before Bogle advance to third on a Javohntae Gates ground out.

Coming up with two on and one out, Tyler Heidbrink broke the scoreless tie with a two-RBI single scoring both Bogle and Abernathy.

Heidbrink later scored on a passed ball before TC Fisher singled and scored on a Logan Evans RBI ground out to give Rosebud a 4-0 lead before St. Peters took their first turn on offense.

Retiring St. Peters in order in the bottom of the first inning, Gates gave his Rosebud offense a chance to add to their lead in the top of the second inning.

In addition to the four players that scored in the first frame, Wesley Eubanks and Austin Gregory both singled and scored joining them as part of a six-run top of the second giving Rosebud a double-digit lead by a score of 10-0.

St. Peters got two runs back in the bottom of the third cutting Rosebud’s lead to 10-2 before the visitors from Gasconade County answered in the top of the fourth.

Daxton Mehrhoff joined the run-scoring frenzy crossing the plate for one of Rosebud’s three runs in the top half of the fourth inning of their 13-3 victory.

Reaching base safely in all three of his plate appearances, Fisher scored a team-high three runs.

Recording two hits each for Rosebud in game one were Abernathy, Heidbrink, Fisher, Evans and Gregory.

Needing just three innings in game two, Rosebud completed the doubleheader sweep of St. Peters with a 19-4 victory. In the game, Rosebud drew 16 walks and recorded six base hits.

Scoring three times in game one, Fisher crossed the plate four times while Abernathy scored three runs in game two.

Also scoring twice in game two were Rane Rehmert, Reese Rehmert, Connor Lang and Bogle.

If there were an award for patience, Garret West would have earned it drawing a team-high three walks in four plate appearances for Rosebud.

Fisher, Mehrhoff and the Rehmert brothers all drew two walks each.

Monday night against Elsberry Post 226, Rosebud withstood a late-inning rally holding on to win a 12-9 slug fest on the road.

Gates and Mehrhoff each had three runs batted in to pace the Rosebud offense.