The Boonville 13-year-old All-Stars fell in the opening round of the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament Wednesday night against the host team in Roseau, Minnesota by a score of 13-0.
In other games in the tournament on Wednesday, Bismarck, North Dakota defeated Southwest All-Stars out of Kansas 9-2. West Fargo also beat Alliance, Nebraska 12-1 while Ottumwa, Iowa upended St. Paul Hi-Tower out of Minnesota 10-6.
Thursday’s schedule has Ottumwa playing Bismark; Alliance playing Boonville; Southwest All-Stars playing St. Paul Hi-Tower; and Roseau playing West Fargo.
On Friday, St. Paul Hi-Tower will battle Bismark at 12 noon, followed by West Fargo versus Boonville at 2:30, Ottumwa versus Southwest All-Stars at 5 and Roseau versus Alliance at 7:30.
Although Boonville failed to score through five innings of play, they did out-hit Roseau 5-4. However the difference in the game was the six errors and 11 combined walks.
But even then the Boonville 13 All-Stars kept the game close while trailing 3-0 after one, which was the same score up until the 10-run fourth inning.
Cameron Ray took the loss for Boonville by giving up three runs on five walks in 2 2/3 innings. Tyler Bartholomew then came in and pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed 10 runs on four hits and six walks while striking out two batters.
As for the hitting in the game for Boonville, Memphis Waibel and Gage Allison each had two hits while Aiden Lemmons finished the game with one hit.
For Roseau, Max Strand went 2-for-4 with three RBIs while Gavin Gunderson added one hit and two RBIs, Isaac Wensloff with one hit and one RBI and Aaron Wensloff, Brady DeMars and Tyler Bjerk each with one RBI.
Isaac Wensloff also picked up the win for Roseau by giving up just five hits and two walks while striking out eight batters in five innings.
The following are briefs of the remaining three games:
Bismarck 9, Kansas 2
Bismarck, North Dakota broke a scoreless tie after two innings with three runs in the third and three again in the fourth to beat Southwest Kansas All-Stars.
Bismarck also out-hit Kansas 9-3, with Jackson Klipfel and Miles Stiefel each collecting two hits.
Nichols Devin struck out seven batters in three innings for Bismarck.
West Fargo 12, Alliance 1
West Fargo exploded for seven runs in the first inning and never looked back, beating Alliance in the opening round of the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament.
West Fargo scored seven runs in the first, two again in the second and three in the fifth to round out the scoring. Alliance, meanwhile, scored its only run of the ballgame in the bottom-half of the second.
West Fargo also out-hit Alliance 7-0, with Jaden Grefsrud going 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Six different players finished the game with at least one hit in the game for West Fargo.
Evan Berg picked up the win on the mound for West Fargo and was one of three pitchers in the game to combine for a no-hitter.
Ottumwa 10, St. Paul Hi-Tower 6
Ottumwa rallied from a 6-0 deficit after 2 1/2 by exploding for seven runs in the bottom-half of the third against St. Paul Hi-Tower in the opening round of the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Roseau.
St. Paul Hi Tower put up two runs in the second and four again in the third to lead Ottumwa 6-0. However, in the bottom-half of the third, Ottumwa rallied back with seven runs to go up 7-6 and then sent three more runs across in the fifth.
Blake Rominger had two hits in the game for Ottumwa. For St. Paul Hi-Tower, Josh Taylor, Kevin Odlaug and Curtis Buckhanon each had two hits.
St. Paul Hi-Tower out-hit Ottumwa 9-6.