The Boonville 12U All-Stars fell just short in the championship game in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Limon, Colorado.
While finishing 2-0 in pool play, the Boonville 12U All-Stars also won their first-two games in bracket play before losing to Big Bend 4-2 in the title game.
In the first game in pool play on Friday, the Boonville 12U All-Stars defeated Pittsburg, Kansas 12-6.
Boonville led Pittsburg 3-1 after one, 4-1 after two and 5-3 after three. Meanwhile, after Pittsburg rallied back to take the lead at 6-5 in the fourth, Boonville came back and plated four more runs in the fifth and three again in the sixth for the victory.
Emma West picked up the win in the circle for Boonville by giving up five runs in four innings. Leah Vollrath pitched three innings in relief and allowed just one run.
Emma West also finished the game 3-for-4 with a single, double, grand slam home run and six RBIs.
Grace Phillips had one single, one double and one RBI while Olivia Eichelberger added one single and one double, Lexi Maddex with two singles and two RBIs, and Natalie Glenn and Mia Hatter each with one single.
In the second game against Southern Plains, Colorado, the Boonville 12U All-Stars prevailed in another close game 3-2.
The Boonville 12 All-Stars opened the game with one run in each of the first and fourth innings of play. Then, after Southern Plains tied the game in the top-half of the sixth at 2-all, Boonville came back and scored the winning run in the bottom-half of the inning.
Olivia Eichelberger picked up the win in the circle for Boonville by giving up one run on two hits and two walks in two innings.
Natalie Glenn had the only extra base hit in the game for Boonville, being a double, while Olivia Eichelberger and Leah Vollrath each had one single. Vollrath also drove in one run.
While going 2-0 in pool play, the Boonville 12 All-Stars opened bracket play on Saturday by beating Girard, Kansas by a score of 7-3.
Boonville never trailed in the game against Girard and pushed across four runs in the first and one again in the second to go up 5-0. Then, after Girard scored one run in the top-half of the fourth, Boonville came back and added one run in the bottom-half of the inning and one again in the fifth to make it 7-1. Meanwhile, in the sixth, Girard tacked on two more runs to end the scoring.
Emma West picked up the win in the circle for Boonville by giving up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out eight batters in four innings. Leah Vollrath, meanwhile, pitched two innings in relief and allowed two runs on three hits.
Grace Phillips led the hitting attack in the game for Boonville with three singles. Lexi Maddex and Emma West each had two singles and one RBI while Natalie Glenn added two singles, Mia Hatter with one triple and Zoey Lang with one single.
Lexi Maddex also won the SHE Award for her sportsmanship, hustle and enthusiasm.
In the second game in bracket play, the Boonville 12U All-Stars defeated East Central by a score of 16-1 in three innings.
Of course the Boonville 12U All-Stars wasted little time getting the lead against East Central while exploding for seven runs in the bottom-half of the first. Boonville also sent across five runs in the second and four in the third to win by the mercy rule.
Emma West was the pitcher of record in the game for Boonville by giving up just one run on two hits and three walks in two innings. West also struck out five batters. Leah Vollrath, meanwhile, pitched one inning in relief and allowed no runs on two hits.
As for the hitting in the game, Lexi Maddex had two singles and two RBIs while Olivia Eichelberger added two singles and Grace Phillips, Emma West, Marci  Lammers and Leah Vollrath each with one single.
West and Zoey Lang also drove in one run each.
Grace Phillips also won the SHE Award for Boonville.
In the championship game, the Boonville 12U All-Stars trailed 2-0 after 4 1/2 before rallying back with two runs in the bottom-half of the fifth to tie the game at 2-all. However, in the top-half of the sixth, Big Bend sent two more runs across to garner the victory.
Emma West, who won the SHE Award, took the loss in the circle for Boonville by giving up three runs on six hits and one walk in five innings. West also struck out five batters.
Natalie Glenn had two singles in the game for Boonville while Lexi Maddex, Marci Lammers and Mia Hatter added one single each.