The American Legion baseball season is underway, and the Hiawatha Post 66 Braves opened summer play with a sweep of the visiting Leavenworth squad, as they earned 13-2 and 5-3 wins at Noble Park last week.

Cody White took the mound for the Braves in game one, holding up his end of the blowout win by pinning Leavenworth down for four innings and giving up only a pair of runs. Gabe Corbett went 1-2 with a walk and scored twice for Hiawatha, while Hunter Pavlish was 2-3 with a run. Jayden Gibson went to the plate 3 times and earned a walk and came around to score every time up.

In the second contest, it was Corbett who took his turn on the mound, spinning an outstanding game with 8 strikeouts over five innings and giving up just 3 total runs. White led the offense, going 2-2 with a walk and 2 runs.

The Braves 2-0 start puts the squad off to a strong start that coach Gavin Lierz’s young team will need heading into a tough Northeast Kansas League which includes familiar foes such as recent Kansas high school state champion Sabetha Bluejays, as well as contenders Marysville, Seneca and other tough teams like Silver Lake and the always-tough Doniphan County.

Schedule

June 9 — Sun., Hiawatha At Corning 4 & 6 SRS

June 9 — Sun., KC vs Hia, KC Vs Corning, Corning vs Hia 2, 4 & 6 JRS

June 12 — Wed., Hiawatha at Oskaloosa 6 & 8 SRS

June 14 — Fri., Falls City at Hiawatha 5:30 & 8:00 Jr. & Sr. games

June 15 — Sat., Corning at Hiawatha 4 & 6 SRS

June 18 — Tues., Hiawatha at Sabetha 6 & 8 SRS

June 19 — Wed., Marysville at Hiawatha 6 & 8 JRS

June 20 — Thurs., Hiawatha at Silver Lake 6 & 8 SRS

June 21 — Fri., St Joseph, Mo., at Hiawatha 6 & 8 JRS

June 25 — Tues., Doniphan Co. at Hiawatha 6 & 8 SRS

June 27 — Thurs., Doniphan Co. at Hiawatha 6 & 8 JRS

June 28 — Fri. Hiawatha at Marysville 6 & 8 SRS

July 2 — Tues., Hiawatha at Seneca 6 & 8 SRS

July 5 — Fri., Marysville at Hiawatha 6 & 8 Srs

July 7 — Sun Hiawatha at Doniphan Co. 4 & 6 JRS

July 9 — Tues., Oskaloosa at Hiawatha 6 & 8 SRS

July 12th — Fri., Sabetha at Hiawatha 6 & 8 SRS

July 16 — Tues., Hiawatha at Leavenworth 6 & 8 SRS

A Zone 14 to 19 July TBD

AAA Zone 20 to 26 July Tbd

A State Tournament at Topeka July 24 to 28

AAA State at Hays 31 July through Aug. 3

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