Welcome to the home of one of the premier American Legion baseball programs, not only in Indiana, but in the Midwest. The Wayne Newton Post 346 baseball team consists of high school players primarily from Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South and West Vigo High Schools. Our players, coaches and staff are proud to represent Wayne Newton American Legion Post 346, as well as our community. And to all active military personnel and veterans, thank you for your service!
The annual Post 346 Baseball golf outing was held on Sunday, May 21st once again at Forest Park in Brazil, Indiana. Thanks to Troy Faris and his staff at Forest Park, as well as to all who participated in the outing, either by playing or sponsoring a hole. The annual golf outing serves as the primary fundraiser for the program, which allows Post 346 Baseball to provide a place for local high school baseball players to play a competitive summer schedule, both here in Terre Haute and across the Midwest.
The Terre Haute Wayne Newton Post 346 baseball team is off to a great start for the 2022 season. The team is currently 15-1-1 as it heads to Rapid City, South Dakota to participate in The Rapid City Post 22 Firecracker Tournament June 30 through July 4. Fans can watch Post 346 games at Rapid City at www.post22baseball.com
After going 2-0-1 in pool play in their first tournament of the season in St. Louis, Post 346 won both games in bracket play, defeating Troy, Illinois Post 708 9-0 in the semi-final and Washington, MO Post 218 in the championship game by a score of 10-4. Post 346 returned to Terre Haute as champions of the Baseball Battles Cancer tournament. Our program is grateful to those who sponsored and participated in the Baseball Battles Cancer tournament, especially since mothers of three different Post 346 are either battling cancer or are currently in remission.
Next up for Post 346 was the 6th Annual John E. Hayes Best of the Midwest Invitational. As always, the Terre Haute team served as the host for what has become one of the better invitationals in the Midwest. A total of ten teams participated this year, with teams from Indiana, Illinois, Missouri participating. Games were played at Terre Haute North Vigo High School, West Vigo High School, and Indiana State University. Post 346 went 3-0 in pool play, good enough to be a three seed for single elimination play, where Post 346 defeated Crawfordsville, IN Post 72 by a score of 7-6 to advance to the semi-final game. On championship Sunday, Post 346 defeated Kokomo Post 6 by a score of 4-1 and then prevailed in a 7-6 championship game over Danville, IL Post 210, who had surrendered zero runs in pool play.
Congratulations to the Post 346 Baseball players, as well as Manager David Will and coaches Travis Mason and Jayson Cottrell, on once again winning the John E. Hayes Best of the Midwest Invitational, and best of luck in the Rapid City Firecracker Tournament over these next few days!
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