The Galesburg Post 285 American Legion baseball team defeated Marshfield, WI 14-7 in the opening game of the Great Lakes Region Tournament in Terre Haute, IN.
Marshfield scored twice in the top of the second to take the lead. Galesburg got on the board in the bottom of the 2nd when Cal Morling scored on Drake Sykes’ sac fly. Both teams scored a run in the 5th.Post 285 tied it with a single run in the 6th. Marshfield put up another 3 runs in the top of the 7th to retake the lead but it was all Galesburg after that. Coach Steve Cheeseman’s club scored 7 runs in their half of the inning to take a 10-7 lead. The team from Wisconsin scored 1 more run in the top of the 8th before Galesburg added some insurance runs in the bottom half. Drake Sykes stepped up with 2 on and 2 out and belted a home run over the left field wall for a 14-7 Post 285 lead. Sykes went 4 for 5 at the plate and had 6 rbi, Nick Foster went 3 for 4. Galesburg used 4 pitchers in the win.
Post 285 will play the 2nd game in the evening session tomorrow with a start time around 7:00.