Boonville’s Legion baseball team picked up where they left off after capturing the championship in the Sedalia Legion Tournament last Sunday at Liberty Park in Sedalia.
Although Boonville took a detour earlier in the week with a doubleheader at Moberly, they still managed to come away with a split. Meanwhile, in a doubleheader last night at Twillman Field in Harley park, Boonville overcame both the heat and Sedalia for the sweep by the scores of 13-6 and 16-10.
While scoring 29 runs in two ballgames, Boonville also collected 33 hits while committing just one error for the night.
Of course the wins didn’t come easy for Boonville. After Sedalia opened the game with one run in the top-half of the first, Boonville came back and plated three runs in the bottom-half of the inning on a two-RBI double by Jeremy Davis and a RBI on a sacrifice by Dylan Albertson to go up 3-1.
Meanwhile, after holding Sedalia scoreless in its half of the second, Boonville came back and added two more runs in the bottom-half of the inning on a two-RBI single to left by Grant Davis and a RBI on a sacrifice by Jalen Poindexter.
Sedalia didn’t go down without a fight, though. In the top-half of the third, Sedalia rallied back with two runs to cut the lead to two at 5-3.
But even that was short-lived as Boonville came back and exploded for six runs in the bottom-half of the inning on a three-run home run to left-center by Wes Davis, followed by a triple by Jacob Francis and a RBI-single by Kyle VanderLinden to make it 9-3. Then, after a walk to Grant Davis and a single by Caleb Hein, Jeremy Davis picked up another walk to load the bases for Albertson, who hit a two-RBI single up the middle to extend the lead to 11-3.
Sedalia picked up two more runs in the top-half of the fourth, while Boonville tacked on two in the fifth on one walk, a single by Jeremy Davis and a RBI-double by Kelsey Callaway to push the lead to 13-5. Then, in the sixth, Sedalia plated another run to closeout the scoring.
Dyllan Crowley picked up the win on the mound for Boonville by tossing four innings of four-hit ball. He also struck out seven batters and gave up five runs on seven walks.
Jeremy Davis then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed one run on three hits and four walks while striking out one. Then, to finish the game, Addison Jobe pitched one inning and gave up one hit while striking out one batter.
Jacob Francis went 3-for-4 in the game for Boonville with a single, double and a triple. Wes Davis also had three hits with two singles and a home run while Jeremy Davis added a single, double and two RBIs, Grant Davis and Dylan Albertson each with two singles and two RBIs, Kelsey Callaway with a RBI-double, Kyle VanderLinden with a RBI-single and Jalen Poindexter, Mitchell Hackman, Caleb Hein and Zach Nixon with one single each.
Deying and Bishopak each had two hits in the game for Sedalia.
In the nightcap, Sedalia again jumped out on top with one run in the top-half of the first on the solo home run by Chadwicks.
And just like the first game, Boonville rallied back with two in the bottom-half of the inning on a two-out single by Grant Davis and a RBI-double by Jalen Poindexter to go up by a score of 2-1.
Meanwhile, in the top-half of the second, Sedalia came back and exploded for five runs on one walk and four hits to regain the lead at 6-2. Then, after holding Boonville scoreless in its half of the second, Sedalia added two more runs to extend the lead to six at 8-2.
Boonville was just getting started, though. Down by six, Boonville’s Legion baseball team rallied back with eight runs in the bottom-half of the third on four walks, a single and a two-RBI triple by Jalen Poindexter, a two-RBI single by Caleb Hein, a RBI-double by Grant Davis and a double by Mitchell Hackman to make it 10-8.
Boonville would send another run across in the fourth on back-to-back singles by Wes Davis and Zach Nixon and a sacrifice by Jacob Francis for an RBI to extend the lead to three at 11-8. Then, in the fifth, Boonville sent across two more runs on the two-run home run by Jalen Poindexter to go ahead 13-8.
Sedalia added another run in the top-half of the sixth while Boonville sent three more runs across in the bottom-half of the inning on two walks and singles each by Wes Davis, Zach Nixon and Caleb Hein.
Caleb Hein picked up the win on the mound for Boonville. Addison Jobe started the game and pitched 1 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two. Kyle VanderLinden then came in and pitched one inning and allowed three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out one. Then, to finish the game, Hein pitched 4 1/3 innings and surrendered three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five batters.
Boonville also finished the game with 16 hits, with Jalen Poindexter going 4-for-5 with two singles, one double, one triple and three RBIs.
Zach Nixon was 3-for-4 with three singles while Grant Davis added a single and a double, Caleb Hein and Wes Davis each with two singles, Mitchell Hackman with one double and Addison Jobe and Dylan Albertson with one single each.
Skinner had three hits in the game for Sedalia, all of which went for doubles.