ALTON – Alton American Legion Post 126's junior baseball team swept a Saturday doubleheader from Jerseyville 6-0 and 14-1 in six innings at Alton High's Redbird Field.
The junior Legionnaires run their record to 15-3 on the summer with the sweep; Jerseyville fell to 4-5 on the summer.
“We got some good play from our younger freshmen today,” said Alton manager Dennis Sharp. “We brought in our younger players to give them some work and get them into the mix; they executed well and we had a very good day.”
“They've got some really good kids,” said Jerseyville manager Joe Kallal of Alton's team. “We couldn't string our hits together today.”
Cullen McBride got the win in the opener for Alton, while Bryce Parrish and Dylan Lahue saw time on the mound in the nightcap; Ryan Best was the leading hitter on the day for Alton, while Kyle Kahl had a pair of hits for Jerseyville on the day.
Jerseyville travels to Kirkwood, Mo., for a Sunday doubleheader, while Alton hosts Valmeyer's juniors at SIU-Edwardsville Monday, travels to Belleville Tuesday and hosts Highland at SIUE Wednesday.
Feeney, 56, is a native of Granite City and graduated from Granite City South in 1978. He was a part-time writer for the old Granite City Journal from 1979-84 before attending Eastern Illinois University in Charleston,
from which he earned his BA in journalism in 1988. He has worked for newspapers in Sikeston, Mo., Rocky Mount, N.C., Seneca, S.C. and in Charleston-Mattoon. He also worked for the old St. Clair County Suburban