Cobden Junior Legion falls to Orient, Benton
The Cobden Junior American Legion baseball team lost a pair of games in recent action.
Orient 13, Cobden 3: Cody Wieseman was 2-for-3 to lead visiting Cobden in the loss at West Frankfort Thursday, June 16.
Zane Nance was 1-for-2 for Cobden. Austin Lewey, Trevor Middleton and Bayden Ditterline were each 1-for-3.
John Russell and Cody Wieseman pitched in the loss.
Russell pitched 5 innings and allowed 7 hits to go with a walk and 8 strikeouts. Wieseman pitched the final inning and allowed 3 hits to go with 5 walks and a strikeout.
Benton 11, Cobden 8: Despite out hitting host Benton 13-7, Cobden couldn’t pull out the win Tuesday, June 14.
Cobden stranded 9 runners and committed a pair of errors in the loss.
Dylan Duty was 3-for-3 with a double and 4 RBIs to lead Cobden. Josh Burgess was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Wieseman and Chandler West were each 2-for-4. Nance was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Middleton was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Ditterline added an RBI.
Ditterline, West and Middleton pitched in the loss, combining to scatter 7 hits to go with 9 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Cobden, 2-3, is scheduled to play at home Friday against Benton (with 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. start times) and at 2 p.m. Sunday at home against Christopher.