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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Boonville 10-year-old All-Stars win in convincing fashion against Jackson 11-1

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  • The Boonville 10-year-old All-Stars made it look almost too easy last night in the opening round of the Missouri State Tournament at Harley park.
    Although the rest of the tournament will surely get harder for the 10 All-Stars, they couldn’t have played any better last night while leading Jackson from start to finish for a 11-1 victory.
    In other games yesterday in the tournament, Scott County won 11-10 over MABA American while Sikeston prevailed over Mt. Vernon by a score of 14-7. MABA National also finished five better than Macon 9-4.
    Tournament action will continue today, with Scott County playing Sikeston at 1 p.m., followed by MABA National versus Boonville at 3, MABA American versus Mt. Vernon at 5 and Macon versus Jackson at 7.
    While out-hitting Jackson 8-1, the Boonville All-Stars also jumped out to stay in the first inning. Batting around in the lineup, the Boonville 10 All-Stars also exploded for nine runs to go up 9-0.
    Of course it was all over after that as the Boonville 10 All-Stars plated two more runs in the second to extend the lead to 11-0. Meanwhile, after a scoreless third, Jackson came back and scored its only run of the ballgame in the top-half of the fourth.
    Charlie Bronakowski picked up the win on the mound for Boonville while Bryce Ross took the loss for Jackson. Bronakowski pitched the first-three innings and struck out nine batters while giving up just one hit and two walks. Bryce Harris then came in and pitched one inning in relief and surrendered one run on three walks while striking out two.
    For Jackson, Ross pitched the first-two innings and gave up 11 runs on eight hits and five walks. Austin Buck then came in and pitched one inning in relief and walked one while striking out one.
    As for the hitting in the game for Boonville, Bailey Quint went 2-for-2 with a single, double and one RBI. Colten Collyott had two singles and three RBIs while Elijah Carter added one triple and three RBIs, Charlie Bronakowski and Nathaniel Krebs each with a RBI-single and Andrew Wiser with one single.
    Quinton Dacus had the only hit in the game for Jackson, being a single.
    In the first game of the tournament, MABA American led Scott County 2-1 after the fourth and 7-6 after five. However, in the sixth, Scott County outscored MABA American 5-3 for the one-run victory.
    Luke Nichols picked up the win on the mound for Scott County while Kael Krause took the loss for MABA American. Nichols pitched the first-four innings and gave up two runs on four hits while striking out two. Krause, meanwhile, pitched the first-three innings and struck out five batters while giving up one run on two hits.
    In the second game, Mt. Vernon had a great start while exploding for six runs in the top-half of the first.
    Page 2 of 2 - Unfortunately for Mt. Vernon, they would score only one run for the rest of the game while Sikeston added two in the second and four again in the third to make it 9-6. Meanwhile, after Mt. Vernon plated one run in the top-half of the fourth, Sikeston came back and sent three runs across in the bottom-half of the fourth to extend the lead to 12-7. Then, to complete the scoring in the ballgame, Sikeston pushed two more runs across in the fifth to win by seven.
    Nolan Self was the winning pitcher in the game for Sikeston while Dale Stout took the loss for Mt. Vernon. Self pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief of Jack Bell and gave up just one run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven. Stout, meanwhile, pitched the first-two innings and yielded five runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two.
    Sikeston also out-hit Mt. Vernon 12-3, with Nolan Self going 3-for-4 with one single, two doubles and two RBIs.
    Vashaum Upchurch was 2-for-4 with a single, home run and two RBIs while Heath McCain added a single, double and one RBI, Trey Drake with one double and Jack Bell, Justin Church, Barrett Davis and Max Worth each with one single.
    For Mt. Vernon, Quinn Price had one double and three RBIs while Kyle Orr and Rafe Darter added one double each.
    In the third game, MABA National broke a 0-0 tie after two innings by outscoring Macon 6-3 in the third and 3-1 in the fourth for the victory.
    Bryson King picked up the win on the mound for MABA National while Brett Jones took the loss for Macon. King pitched the first-three innings and struck out six batters while giving up three runs on four hits and one walk. Jones, meanwhile, pitched the first-three innings for Macon and allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out one.
    MABA National also finished the game with 11 hits with Clayton Crow going 2-for-3 with a single, double and two RBIs. Grant Eaton was 2-for-3 with two singles and three RBIs while Karter Kekec added two singles and two RBIs, Ely Crocker with two singles and one RBI, Tucker Dement with one double and one RBI and Wil Claywell and Braden Swift each with one single.

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