Boonville’s version of the I-70 Series was held Sunday during the annual Old Timers Game at Twillman field in Harley park.
Although the series is just one game a year, the Cardinals will have bragging rights until 2016 after beating the Royals 13-12 in eight innings.
With the threat of rain pretty much the entire game, the Cardinals jumped out on top with four runs in the top-half of the first only to have the Royals rally back with one in the bottom-half of the inning to cut the lead to three at 4-1. Meanwhile, after two scoreless innings in the third and third, the Cardinals and Royals each plated one run in the fourth. Then, after two more runs by the Cardinals in the fifth and sixth innings to make it 9-2, the Royals came back with five in the bottom-half of the sixth to cut the lead back to two at 9-7. The Cardinals failed to score in its half of the seventh while the Royals tacked on four more runs to go up for the first time in the game by a score of 11-9. But even that was short-lived as the Cardinals rallied back with four runs in the top-half of the eighth to regain the lead at 13-11. But even then the Royals didn’t go down without a fight while sending one run across in the bottom-half of the eighth to cut the lead to one at 13-12.
Jamie Robertson picked up the win on the mound for the Cardinals while Dustin Ray took the loss for the Royals.
Donovan Graves started the game for the Cardinals and pitched the first-three innings. Cote McClellan and Nick Ray then pitched one inning in relief, followed by Richard Wright, Brian Jackson and Jared Oser for 1/3 inning, Zach Nixon and CJ Zeller for one inning and Robertson and McCellan in the eighth.
For the Royals, Brett Wieland pitched the first-three innings while Shane Fletcher threw two innings, Kevin Oser for one inning and Dustin Ray in the seventh and eighth.
The Cardinals also out-hit the Royals 11-9, with CJ Zeller going 2-for-4 with a double, home run and five RBIs.
Richard Wright was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs while Jamie Robertson added a single and a double, Zach Nixon with a home run and two RBIs, Jeffrey Jackson with a single and one RBI and Brian Jackson, Mike Stock and Cote McClellan each with one single.
For the Royals, Dustin Ray went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and five RBIs. LaTavius Shelby also had three hits with a single, double, home run and two RBIs while Shane Fletcher and Brett Wieland each had one single and one RBI and shane Fletcher with one single.