The Boonville 10-year-old All-Stars had a great start in the Babe Ruth State Tournament in Monett after throttling Sikeston 21-6 in the opening round on Friday.
But what happened after that is anybodys guess as the 10 All-Stars dropped their next-three games, losing to Aurora 13-2, Monett 11-10 and Heartland 12-2.
In the first game against Sikeston, Boonville trailed 5-2 after the first before rallying back with four runs in the second, 11 again in the third and four in the fourth to win by the mercy rule.
Kourtney Kendrick picked up the win for Boonville by striking out five and giving up six runs on 13 walks in 2 2/3 innings. Meredith Stumbaugh then came in and pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief and allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four.
Boonville also out-hit Sikeston 10-2, with Kendrick going 2-for-2 with a single, double and two RBIs. Jerzee Cantrell also had two hits, one being a double, while Kathryn Anderson added two singles and one RBI, Daylynn Baker and Logan Root each with a RBI-double, Jodie Bass with a single and three RBIs and Natalie Rentel with one single.
In the second game against Aurora, the Boonville 10 All-Stars struggled right out of the game by giving up nine runs in the top-half of the first. Aurora also added two runs in each of the third and fifth innings of play.
As for the 10 All-Stars, they scored one run in each of the second and third innings of play.
Boonville also out-hit Aurora 2-1 in the game, with Cantrell going 1-for-2 with a double and one RBI. Kendrick, meanwhile, had the only other hit with one single.
Logan Root took the loss for the 10 All-Stars by giving up six runs on one hit and five walks in 2/3 inning pitched. Root also struck out two batters.
In all, Boonville pitchers surrendered 26 walks in just five innings.
In Game 3 on Saturday, Boonville led Monett 7-6 after three innings before giving up five runs in fourth. Meanwhile, after a scoreless fifth, the 10 All-Stars added three more runs in the sixth only to fall short by one.
Brooke Eichelberger took the loss in relief for Boonville. While pitching 1 2/3 innings in relief of starting pitcher Kourtney Kendrick, Eichelberger gave up four runs on one hit and nine walks while striking out two.
The 10 All-Stars again out-hit their opponent 4-1, with Bryanna Jones going 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Kathryn Anderson had a single and one RBI while Zoey Laster and Alexis Albin added one single each.
In the final game against Heartland on Saturday, the Boonville 10 All-Stars couldn’t get anything going offensively and trailed 10-0 after two full innings.
Heartland also out-hit Boonville 11-0 in just four innings.
Meredith Stumbaugh took the loss for Boonville by giving up 10 runs on 11 hits and one walk in 1 2/3 innings of play. Stumbaugh also struck out five batters. Logan Root then came in and pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief and allowed two runs on four walks while striking out four.