The Cody Legion baseball team started the Lions Club Tourney on Friday afternoon with a 6-1 win over Jackson.

“We didn’t know what to expect but (we) were excited to see some new teams,” Ethan Johnston said. “We just came out like we always do.”

The Cubs all but sealed the win with two outs in the fifth. Jared Grenz reached on a bunt, reached second on a pickoff attempt at first that missed the base, advanced to third on a wild pitch and reached home on an overthrow of third. 

Tristan Blatt then hit a double and scored on a single by Tyler Grenz. After Devyn Engdahl drew a walk, the final run scored on a double by Jack Schroeder. 

Cody scored one run in the first inning. Jared Grenz hit a solo shot over the left field fence. 

The Cubs added two runs in the third and Jackson’s lone run came in the fifth. 

Cody finished with nine hits. Jared Grenz went 2-4, and Tristan Blatt and Tyler Grenz 1-2. 

Hayden Bronnenberg pitched a complete game, giving up one run on two hits.

“Hayden came up big for us,” coach Grenz said. “That was his first start and it was wonderful to see him have a great game.”

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