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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Boonville Legion finishes 2nd in Sedalia Invitational

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  • Boonville’s Legion baseball team fell short in the championship in the Sedalia Invitational Sunday at Liberty park.
    After dropping their opening game Friday against Warrensburg 7-2, Boonville came back with two straight wins against Harrisonville and Moberly by the scores of 3-1 and 6-3, respectively. Meanwhile, after advancing to the championship against Sedalia, Boonville tied the game at 3-all in the third but surrendered the go ahead run in the sixth to suffer a 4-3 loss.
    In the game against Warrensburg, Boonville jumped out on top with two runs in the bottom-half of the third only to have Warrensburg rally back with six in the fourth and one again in the fifth for the victory.
    Warrensburg also out-hit Boonville 7-1.
    Josh Judd took the loss on the mound for Boonville by giving up seven runs, four earned, on seven hits and one walk while striking out eight batters in six innings. Ryan Brown then came in and pitched one inning in relief and recorded three strikeouts.
    As for the hitting in the game for Boonville, Sean Lorenz had the only hit with a RBI-single.
    In the first game on Saturday, Boonville led Harrisonville 1-0 after four and 2-0 after five. Meanwhile, after Harrisonville scored its only run in the top-half of the sixth, Boonville came back and tacked on another run in the bottom-half of the inning for the victory.
    Alec Viertel picked up the win on the mound for Boonville by giving up one run on six hits and two walks while striking out 13 batters in seven innings.
    Boonville also finished the game with six hits, with Jalen Poindexter going 2-for-2 with a single, double and one RBI. Jacob Francis was 2-for-3 with two singles while Dylan Albertson and John Reese each had one single and one run scored.
    In the game later that evening against Moberly, Boonville opened the game with five runs in the top-half of the first and then sent five runs across in the third to go up 10-1. Meanwhile, after Moberly added four runs in the bottom-half of the third, Boonville came back and tacked on two runs in each of the fifth and seventh innings of play for the victory.
    Caleb Hein was the winning pitcher in the game for Boonville. While pitching 2 2/3 innings, Hein gave up five runs, three earned, on seven hits and one walk while striking out two. Addison Jobe then came in and pitched 4 1/3 innings in relief and surrendered one run on five hits and one walk while striking out two.
    As for the hitting in the game for Boonville, Jalen Poindexter went 3-for-5 with a single, double, home run, three RBIs and three runs scored.
    Jacob Francis was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored while Sean Lorenz added two singles, two RBIs and two runs scored, Zach Nixon with a single, one RBI and two runs scored, Dylan Albertson with a single and two runs scored, Caleb Hein with a single, one RBI and one run scored, John Reese with a RBI-single, Ryan Brown with one single and one run scored, Addison Jobe with one single and Alec Viertel with one RBI.
    Page 2 of 2 - In the championship game against Sedalia, Boonville led 1-0 after one before giving up three runs in the bottom-half of the second. Meanwhile, after tying the game with two runs in the third, Boonville watched Sedalia come back with the winning run in the sixth for the one-run victory.
    Addison Jobe took the loss on the mound for Boonville. Caleb Hein started the game and pitched 3 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two. Jobe then came in and pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief and issued one run on one walk while striking out three.
    Boonville also out-hit Sedalia 5-4 despite the loss. Jalen Poindexter went 2-for-2 with a single, home run, two RBIs and one run scored. Jacob Francis was 1-for-2 with one single and two runs scored while Alec Viertel and Trevor Day each had one single.

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