It’s win or go home.
The David City Junior American Legion Baseball team is competing in the district tournament that started on Friday, where they have currently gone 2-1. David City is hosting the tournament.
David City, who came into the tournament as the No. 3 seed, rolled in their first game when they took on the No. 6 seed Malcom.
David City won the game 10-5 after seven-run inning in the fifth. Dylan Vodicka got the first hit of the inning with one runner on base. Austin Mastera kept the bats hot when he singled and Konner Adamy kept the hitting streak alive with a single of his own.
After a strikeout, David City was backat it as Will Danielson and Keegan Lavicky hit singles. By the end of the fifth inning, it was 10-5 and David City held on for the win.
Wymore 7, David City 6
In the second round, David City faced off with No. 7 Wymore on Saturday, who was fresh off the upset of No. 2 Tri County.
David City scored one run in the first inning despite not getting a hit and the defense stepped up in the bottom of the inning, holding Wymore scoreless.
However, David City’s offense continued to stutter in the second inning as they were unable to get a hit.
Wymore got their offense going in the bottom of the second, scoring four runs to give themselves a 4-1 lead.
Wymore extended their lead in the fourth inning, when they gave up two more runs putting the score at 6-1.
David City put on their rally caps in the top of the fifth, when Danielson doubled. The bats stayed hot for David City as Andy Lyons got a hit in the inning. In all, Andy Lyons, Jordan Kracl, Kyle Napier, Vodicka, Danielson and Lavicky all scored, tying the game at 6-6.
But, David City wouldn’t be able to hold on to the lead as Wymore scored in the sixth inning providing the winning margin.
David City 18, Dwight 6
David City responded in a big way on Sunday when they took on fifth-seeded Dwight and trounced them 18-6.
Dwight looked hot to start the game as they were able to scored three runs in the top of the first when they banged out four straight singles giving them a 3-0 lead.
Not to be outdone, David City scored three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Andy Lyons was the leadoff batter and advanced to first on a base-on-balls. Kracl singled, as did Vodika, making the score 3-3 after the first.
Dwight kept their foot on the pedal scoring one more run in the second inning, giving them a 4-3 lead.
David City matched Dwight’s effort, scoring one run in the second inning as well, courtesy of Danielson who got on first with a walk and scored on a single by Andy Lyons, making the score 4-4.
Dwight’s scoring streak ended in the third inning when they were retired in order.
David City broke the game wide open in the bottom of the third, scoring six runs. Napier was the leadoff batter and hit a single to start out the inning. After Vodicka was walked, Kolby Baer advanced on an error. Konner Adamy singled and Danielson advanced to second on an error.
Dwight seemed to have no answer on how to slow down David City, who had a commanding 10-4 lead after the inning.
Dwight attempted to get back in the fourth when they scored two runs, but David City’s offense continued to run wild over Dwight, scoring eight more runs during the contest, giving David City an 18-6 victory.
David City’s defeated Louisville-Weeping Water 9-5 on Monday night and was next scheduled to play the loser of the Wilbur/Wymore on Tuesday.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for the Banner-Press. Reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org