Legends finish perfect

By Observer staff June 16, 2014 09:20 am

The La Grande Legacy Legends had a successful outing in Meridian, Idaho, winning the Smokey Mountain Wood Bat Invitational.

In the championship game, Eli Wisdom threw a complete game for the Legacy Legends, giving up six hits and no walks in a 4-1 win over Vallivue, Idaho.

“Eli was incredible on the mound for us.” Legacy Legends head coach Parker McKinley said. “He was very efficient because he only threw 65 pitches in a complete game.”

The Legends had a much closer game against Vallivue in the final after opening the tournament against the hosts on Thursday night with a resounding 15-0 victory. Drew Hively began the scoring on Sunday night at Vallivue High School with a hard ground ball that scored Brandon Cederholm.

“The kids did a great job of staying focused throughout this four day tournament,” McKinley said. “We had seven pitchers that all threw really well, and all of our guys consistently showed great resiliency out there.”

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Legacy Legends took control of the game, as Jake Chamberlain, Hively and Wisdom each scored to go up 4-0.

Going undefeated in five games played, La Grande scored 42 runs during the tournament while giving up nine. McKinley said his team is starting to meet its high expectations.

“This was a very promising outing for the kids,” McKinley said. “We have set the bar high for ourselves, and we expect to continue to keep playing the championship games on Sunday nights.”

The Legacy Legends are now 6-3 on the season. They will be back in action June 20 in Salem to compete in the Saxon Tournament.