True Value places second at Monmouth
True Value All-Starsâ€” 1st row (L to R):Magnuss Lee, Carter Thomas, Preston Siefring, Austin Christner, Bryce Roop.Back (L to R) Coach Jememiah Lenegar, Manager Cody Thomas, Ethyn Bailer, Kolton Fawbush, Chase Lenegar, Trevor Walker, Nathan Schultz, Coach Scott Christner.Â Theryn White not pictured. (Photo provided)
Decatur True Value, the eight and under All-Star team, came in second place at the Monmouth All-Star tournament.
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The tourney was a pool consisting of six teams: Decatur, Monmouth, New Haven, Elmhurst, Hoagland, and Monroeville.
In the first game of pool play, Decatur defeated the New Haven All-Stars, 22-12. Carter Thomas, Kolton Fawbush, and Theryn White all had four hits in the contest to pace Decatur. Chase Lenegar smashed five hits including a triple and a homerun. Prestin Siefring, Trevor Walker, Magnuss Lee, and Austin Christner had two hits each, while Nathan Schultz and Ethyn Bailer each had a hit.
In the second game, the squad smashed Hoagland in 4 innings, 14 to 1. Thomas had three hits, Fawbush and White each had two hits (White doubled). Lenegar, Siefring, Walker, Bryce Roop, Bailer, and Lee all had a hit each.
In the semi-finals of the tournament Decatur beat Monmouth, 9-5. Lenegar had two hits including a home run, and Bailer also chipped in with a pair of hits. Thomas, Fawbush, and Christner each had a hit. Siefring had a triple and Walker doubled.
In the championship game, True Value lost a heart-breaker to Elmhurst in a close match up, 13-12.