The Morris American Legion baseball team shut out the Wheaton Bandits in the regular season finale, 6-0, Monday, July 15, in Wheaton.
Morris jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first two innings. In the first inning, Kevin Asfeld had an RBI single. In the second, Colten Scheldorf had an RBI single and Zach Bruns had an RBI triple to give Morris the 3-0 lead.
Morris added two more runs in the fourth. Bruns had an RBI hit to left field to score Jack Riley, then Bradley Rohloff scored after tagging up on a Jaret Johnson fly out to center field.
Morris added its sixth run on an error in the sixth inning.
Morris ends the regular season 5-8 overall and will next complete in District 7 West playoffs Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 19-21, in Morris. Morris took the top seed in the West region, which also includes No. 2 Wheaton, No. 3 Hancock, and No. 4 Benson. More on the District 7 West pod tournament here.
Morris 6, Wheaton 0
Morris (5-8)........120 201 0 - 6 12 0
Wheaton...............000 000 0 - 0 2 1
HITTING - Morris: Zach Bruns 4-4 2b 3b rbi-2 r, Kevin Asfeld 2-4 rbi, Cade Fehr 1-3, Chandler Wilts 1-2, Jack Riley 2-4 r-2, Joe Kleinwolterink 1-3, Colten Scheldorf 1-2 rbi r... Wheaton: Matt Thielen 1-2, Jakob Adelman 1-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) - Morris: Scheldorf 2-1-0-0-0-1, Austin Berlinger 1-1-0-0-0-1, Jordan Leuthardt 2-0-0-0-3-3, Fehr 2-0-0-0-2-2... Wheaton: Isaac Hannen 3-6-3-3-1-0, Nate Moberg 2-5-2-2-1-1, J. Adelman 1-1-1-0-0-1, Spencer Ellison 1-0-0-0-0-2