The Hannibal Post 55 AA Legion baseball team improved to 4-5 on the summer with a double-header sweep of Brookfield Tuesday evening.

The Hannibal Post 55 AA Legion baseball team improved to 4-5 on the summer with a double-header sweep of Brookfield Tuesday evening.

Post 55 scored early and often in game one with a lopsided 14-2 win, before staving off a late rally in the nightcap for a 7-5 win.

Both games were five-inning contests.

In game one, Hannibal pushed four runs across in the home half of the first inning. Post 55 would tack on a single tally in the second, before five in the third and four more in the fourth.

Braden Schlueter came up with the big hit of the first inning for Post 55 with a 2-run triple.

It was the first of six extra base hits in the game for Hannibal.

Wyatt Waelder (double) and John Trenhaile (single) recorded two-run base hits to highlight Post 55’s third inning, while Logan Wilson (double) and Casey Williams (triple) capped the scoring with two-run base knocks in the fourth.

“Our bats came alive,” Post 55 coach Deanie Waelder said. “And we came up with some good plays in the field as well.”

Hannibal out hit Brookfield 11-4 in the contest, led by Williams’ 3-for-4 night at the dish.

Hayden Hoerr earned the win as the southpaw recorded five punchouts in the 5-inning complete game.

In the second game, Post 55 raced out to a 6-0 lead. Hannibal notched single tallies in the top of the first and second innings, before pushing across four in the fourth.

Trenhaile recorded a 2-run triple to highlight the fourth inning.

Brookfield made it a close contest with a pair of runs in the last of the fourth inning before three in the fifth.

Trenhaile ended the game with a nifty snag of a popup in foul territory to end Brookfield’s rally.

“Just a great play to end the game by John,” the Hannibal skipper said of the final play of the game.

Adam Baxter went the distance in picking up the win for Post 55. Baxter scattered seven hits and fanned seven. Only two of the five runs allowed were earned.

“Just a great night of baseball for Post 55,” Waelder said of the double-header win. “We had great pitching performances in both games and the bats really came alive.”