Cobden American Legion Junior team’s season ends at tourney

Cobden let a 4-2 lead slip away in a 5-4 loss to host Goreville in the American Legion 25th District Junior Baseball Tournament Saturday, July 16.

Cobden out-hit Goreville 9-7 in the loss.

Clayton Flamm, Dylan Duty, Bayden Ditterline and Cody Wieseman were each 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Cobden. Josh Burgess was 1-for-3.

Burgess and John Russell pitched in the loss. Burgess pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed 7 hits to go with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. Russell pitched 2/3 of an inning.

Cobden 7, Marion 6:

Zane Nance was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden in the tournament win at Goreville in the win Friday, July 15.

Russell was 2-for-4. Flamm was 1-for-2. Trevor Middleton was 1-for-3.

Ditterline, Middleton and Russell pitched in the win. Ditterline pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed 5 hits to go with 6 walks and 8 strikeouts. Middleton pitched 3 1/3 innings and allowed a hit to go with 5 walks and 4 strikeouts. Russell pitched 2/3 of an inning.

Metropolis 3, Cobden 1:

Host Cobden stranded 8 and had 3 errors in the first round home loss Thursday, July 14. Bryce Reynolds and Burgess were 1-for-2 to lead the hitting. Ditterline and Wieseman were each 1-for-3. Russell was 1-for-4.

Russell was the losing pitcher, scattering 8 hits to go with a walk and 2 strikeouts.

Cobden finished its season at 9-8 overall.

“We learned a lot as a team and grew up a lot this summer,” Cobden coach Dana Pearson said.

The team’s players will be off a couple of weeks before the high school season begins.

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