Barring a collapse at the end of the season, the Boonville Daily News all but wrapped up the title in Cal Ripken Minor on Sunday after beating Bradley Automotive 16-6.
With just five games left in the season, the Boonville Daily News leads its next competitor by five games.
As of Sunday night’s games, Boonville Daily News currently stands at 10-0 while A-Bow-K and Bradley Automotive are both 5-5, Axis Seed at 4-5, Huebert Fiberboard at 3-7 and Central Realty at 2-7.
In other games on Sunday, Axis Seed defeated Huebert Fiberboard 10-8 while A-Bow-K upended Central Realty 12-8.
As for the Boonville Daily News, they opened the game with four runs in the bottom-half of the first and then sent three runs across in the second, four again in the fourth and five in the fifth. Bradley Automotive, meanwhile, plated two runs in the third and four in the fifth.
Brooks Poulsen picked up the win on the mound for Boonville Daily News while Payton Oeth took the loss for Bradley Automotive. Poulsen pitched the first-three innings and gave up two runs on one hit and five walks while striking out three. Oeth, meanwhile, pitched three innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven batters.
Boonville Daily News also out-hit Bradley Automotive 12-2, with Darrin Leonard going 3-for-4 with one single, two doubles and two RBIs.
Lyle Christy was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and one RBI while Shawn Beach-Reasons added a single, triple and two RBIs, Bryson Welch with one single, one double and one RBI, Brooks Poulsen with two singles and two RBIs and Jackson Shelton with one single and one RBI.
For Bradley Automotive, Payton Oeth went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while Jett Storm added one single and Donovin Atkins with one RBI.
In the second game, Axis Seed led Huebert Fiberboard from start to finish by putting up two runs in the first, five again in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth. But even then Huebert Fiberboard kept the game close by pushing across two runs in each of the second and third innings of play and four in the fourth to cut the lead to two.
Seth Thomas was the winning pitcher in the game for Axis Seed while Alexander Ewings took the loss for Huebert Fiberboard. Thomas pitched the first-two innings and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four batters. Ewings, meanwhile, started the game for Huebert Fiberboard and gave up seven runs on four hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings. He also struck out three batters.
As for the hitting in the game for Axis Seed, Landry Timm went 2-for-2 with a single, double and one RBI. Aden Rapp also doubled and drove in three runs while Clayton Schuster added one single and three RBIs, Wade Frederick with one single and Michael Shady with one RBI.
For Huebert Fiberboard, Lucas Schuster doubled while Alexander Ewings added one single and one RBI, Logan Turk and Aiden Meyers each with one single and Thomas Wood with one RBI.
In the final game, A-Bow-K had a great start against Central Realty by exploding for five runs in the bottom-half of the first to lead 5-0.
However after taking a 6-3 lead after two, A-Bow-K found itself on the outside looking in as Central Realty rallied back with four runs in the top half of the third to go up 7-6. Central Realty never led again after that as A-Bow-K plated three runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings of play for the win.
Reece Townlain was the pitcher of record in the game for A-Bow-K while Logan Conz took the loss for Central Realty. Townlain pitched the first-two innings and gave up three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three batters. Conz, meanwhile, pitched 2 1/3 innings and gave up six runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four.
A-Bow-K also out-hit Central Realty 10-7, with Braylon Banuet going 2-for-4 with a single, triple and one RBI. Kailen Vaca finished the game with two singles and three RBIs while Chase Chamberlain added two singles,  Kaleb Arnold one double and two RBIs, Kaden Thacker with one single and two RBIs, Aiden Schueler one single and one RBI and Dylan Kosky with one single.
For Central Realty, Grayson Esser went 2-for-2 with a single, double and one RBI. Logan Conz also had two hits with a single and a double while Ethan Bean added two singles and one RBI, Dylann Clark one single and Gabe Romero, Camrin Massey and Tyler Fizer each with one RBI.