SYRACUSE – Pender played a doubleheader at the Seniors Class C State Legion baseball tournament in Syracuse on Monday.
First, in a game postponed from Sunday, Pender faced Dannebrog-Cairo-Boelus.
DCB scored the first run of the game, leading 1-0 in the top of the third.
Pender answered in the bottom half of the inning, when Lucas Vogt reached on a single, then scored on an RBI base hit from Devin Hegge.
Pender took a 2-1 next inning as Sam Mailloux led off the bottom of the 4th with a single, and eventually scored on an RBI base hit from Brady Oliver.
Pender led 2-1 heading into the top of the 7th, when DCB scored a pair of runs, taking a 3-2 lead.
Pender was retired in order in the bottom of the 7th, giving DCB the 3-2 win.
Pender then fell to the elimination bracket, where they met Valentine. Pender jumped ahead early, scoring eight runs in the first three innings, and would defeat Valentine 8-0 in five innings.
Sam Mailloux was 3-3 with three singles and an RBI. Brady Oliver had an RBI triple, while Will Gatzmeyer, Chris Rutar and Nolan Ostrand each recorded RBI singles as well.
Pender will face Bruning-Davenport-Shickley in an elimination game at 5:00 Tuesday evening. The game will be broadcast on 107.9 The Bull.