The Boonville 9-year-old All-Stars finished second in the Cal Ripken State Tournament in Cape Girardeau.
After finishing 3-0 in pool play and winning its first game against bracket play against Sikeston 5-2, the Boonville 9 All-Stars appeared to have nothing left in the championship game against Scott County by losing by a score of 9-4.
Needless to say, the Boonville 9 All-Stars had a good ride by finishing 4-1 overall.
The Boonville 9 all-Stars also had a great start in the tournament by beating Kennett 19-4 in four innings.
Of course the Boonville 9 All-Stars wasted little time getting out ahead of Kennett by pushing across four runs in the first and three again in the second to make it 7-0. However, in the top-half of the third, Boonville all but sealed the victory by exploding for 11 runs to extend the lead to 18-0.
Kennett, meanwhile, scored all four of its runs in the bottom-half of the third to cut the lead to 14 at 18-4. Then, in the fourth, Boonville plated another run to win by the mercy rule.
Jailyn Patel picked up the win on the mound for Boonville. In two innings, Patel struck out three batters and gave up just one hit. Aiden Rapp then came in and pitched 1/3 inning in relief and allowed four runs on one hit and three walks. Then, to finish the game, Payton Oeth pitched 1 2/3 innings and struck out three batters while giving up one hit.
Boonville also out-hit Kennett 18-3, with Payton Oeth going 3-for-4 with two singles, one home run and two RBIs. Clayton Schuster finished the game with three singles and two RBIs while Logan Conz added one single, a grand slam home run and four RBIs, Lucas Schuster with a single, triple and three RBIs, Aiden Rapp with one single, one double and two RBIs, Brooks Poulsen with one single, one double and one RBI, Jailyn Patel with one double and one RBI and Kailen Vaca, Shawn Beach-Reasons and Baylor Jackson each with one single and one RBI.
In the second game against Mineral Area, the Boonville 9 All-Stars actually trailed 1-0 after one inning before rallying back with nine unanswered runs over the next-four innings to go up 9-1. Then, in the sixth, MABA rallied back with one run before falling by a score of 9-2.
Lucas Schuster picked up the win on the mound for Boonville by giving up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out three batters in three innings. Jailyn Patel then came in and pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief and allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out three batters. Then, to finish the game, Payton Oeth pitched 1/3 inning and struck out one batter.
Boonville also finished the game with eight hits, with Lucas Schuster going 2-for-3 with a single, double and one RBI. Clayton Schuster finished the game with two singles and one RBI while Shawn Beach-Reasons added one home run and three RBIs, , Aiden Rapp with one single and one RBI and Jailyn Patel and Darrin Leonard each with one single.
On Saturday, the Boonville 9 All-Stars won a slugfest against Jackson 37-26.
Although the Boonville 9 All-Stars led at one point 24-10 after 2 1/2, Jackson rallied back with six runs in the bottom-half of the third to cut the lead to eight at 24-16. Then, after Boonville plated five more runs in the top-half of the fourth to make it 29-16, Jackson again rallied back with 10 runs to cut the lead to 29-26. Jackson never got any closer in the ballgame as Boonville tacked on five more runs in the fifth and three again in the sixth for the victory.
Darrin Leonard picked up the win on the mound for Boonville by giving up seven runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out three batters in 2 1/3 innings. Brooks Poulsen, Aiden Rapp and Kailen Vaca also took turns on the mound for Boonville.
The Boonville 9 All-Stars also out-hit Jackson 29-20, with Clayton Schuster going 6-for-7 with three singles, two doubles, one home run and four RBIs. Darrin Leonard finished the game with two singles, three doubles and one RBI while Brooks Poulsen added one single, two doubles, two triples and six RBIs, Aiden Rapp added one single, one triple, two home runs, one being a grand slam, and seven RBIs, Cash Leonard with one single, one double and two RBIs, Logan Conz with two singles and three RBIs, Shawn Beach Reasons with two singles and two RBIs, Kailen Vaca with two singles and Baylor  Jackson with one single and one RBI.
In the first game in bracket play, the Boonville 9 All-Stars opened the game with two runs in the first and one again in the third to go up 3-0. Then, after Sikeston rallied back with two runs in the top-half of the fourth to make it a one-run game at 3-2, the Boonville 9 All-Stars came back and sent two runs across in the fifth for the victory.
Jailyn Patel picked up the win on the mound for Boonville by giving up two runs on three hits and two walks in five innings. Patel also struck out eight batters. Payton Oeth then came in and pitched one inning in relief and gave up just one hit.
Boonville also out-hit Sikeston 9-4, with Jailyn Patel and Aiden Rapp collecting two hits each with two singles. Clayton Schuster, Payton Oeth, Lucas Schuster, Shawn Beach Reasons and Logan Conz each had one single.
In the championship game, the Boonville 9 All-Stars trailed Scott County 2-0 after one, 3-1 after two, 6-1 after three and 9-2 after four before rallying back with two runs in the sixth inning.
Lucas Schuster took the loss on the mound for Boonville by giving up six runs on seven hits and one walk in three innings. Schuster also struck out four batters. Payton Oeth then came in and pitched three innings in relief and allowed three runs on six hits while striking out three batters.
Scott County also out-hit Boonville 13-11.
Collecting hits in the game for Boonville were Jailyn Patel, Clayton Schuster and Lucas Schuster each with two singles, Kailen Vaca with one single and two RBIs,  and Aiden Rapp, Payton Oeth, Darrin Leonard and Logan Conz each with one single.