If the the Boonville 12-year-old (60) All-Stars knew one thing about their play during the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Garden City, Kansas over the weekend, they knew that after a rough start that they would be one of four teams advancing to bracket play on Sunday.
Although it was a bumpy ride to say the least for the Boonville 12 (60) All-Stars, they were still able to move on to Sunday’s games after finishing 1-3 in the round-robin format.
Of course the opening game was a eye opener for Boonville, as they fell to East Twins, Minnesota on Thursday 20-0. Then, after losing to DGF (Minnesota) 24-0 in the second game on Friday, the Boonville 12 (60) All-Stars came back and beat the host team, Western, Kansas All-Stars 9-6 before losing to Galena, Kansas on Saturday 24-5.

As for the game against East Twins, the Boonville 12 All-Starsmanaged just three hits in the ballgame and trailed East Twins 5-0 after one, 9-0 after two and 16-0 after three before giving up four more runs in the fourth.
Blake Griffin took the loss on the mound for Boonville by giving up five runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one batter in one inning.
Boonville used a total of five different pitchers in the game while East Twins used only three pitchers.
East Twins also out-hit Boonville 13-3, with Ian Williams going 3-for-3 with six RBIs. Alex VanDell, Jake McNeil and Andrew Swanson each had two hits.
For Boonville, Hayden Jenks, Edrissa Bah-Lamb and Blake Richardson each had one single.
The second game against DGF was also rough for the Boonville 12 All-Stars, as they trailed 10-0 after one and 23-0 after two before giving up one run in the third.
Tyson White took the loss on the mound for Boonville by giving up eight runs on seven hits and one walk in one inning pitched. Alex Elliott and Isaac Watring also took their turns on the mound for Boonville.
As for the hitting in the game for the 12 All-Stars, Tyson White and Blake Richardson each had one single.
In the third game against Western Kansas All-Stars, the Boonville 12 All-Stars trailed 1-0 after the first before rallying back with one in the second and six in the third to go up 7-1. Then, after Western Kansas All-Stars added one run in each of the third and fourth innings of play, Boonville came back and tacked on two more runs in the sixth to make it 9-3. However, in the bottom-half of the sixth, Western Kansas All-Stars sent across three more runs to cut the lead back to three at 9-6.
Tyson White picked up the win on the mound for Boonville by striking out five batters in 3 1/3 innings. White also gave up three runs on five hits. Alex Elliott, Edrissa Bah-Lamb and Blake Griffin took turns on the mound for Boonville.
Boonville also out-hit Western Kansas All-Stars 10-7, with Hayden Jenks going 3-for-4 with three singles and one RBI. Blake Griffin was 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs while Ryder Comegys added a single and a double, Tyson White with one double and Blake Richardson and Alex Elliott each with one single.
On Saturday, the Boonville 12 All-Stars trailed Galena 8-0 after one, 13-0 after two and 16-2 after three. Meanwhile, in the fourth, Galena outscored Boonville 8-3 to win by the mercy rule.
Isaac Watring took the loss on the mound for Boonville by giving up eight runs on six hits and two walks in one inning pitched. Blake Griffin, Alex Morris, Blake Richardson and Tucker Lorenz also saw time on the mound for Boonville.
As for the hits in the game for Boonville, which was out-hit by Galena 26-3, Blake Griffin tripled and drove in one run while Tucker Lorenz added one double and one RBI and Tyson White with one single.