Will play Liberal, Kansas tonight at 6:30 p.m.
The Boonville 11-year-old All-Stars dropped its opening game in the Cal Ripken Midwest Plains Regional Tournament Thursday at the high school ballfield in Boonville by losing to North Platte, Nebraska 9-3.
The Boonville 11 All-Stars will play again tonight against Liberal, Kansas in pool play starting at 6:30 p.m.
In other games on Thursday, East Central, Colorado defeated Liberal Kansas 8-7 while Bemidji, Minnesota upended Kennett 7-5. Fargo, North Dakota also won its opening game in pool play against Pioneer, Colorado 22-0.
Tournament action will continue today, with Minnesota playing North Dakota at 11 a.m., followed by East Central versus North Platte at 1:30 p.m., Pioneer versus Kennett at 4 p.m. and Boonville versus Liberal at 6:30.
As for the game last night against North Platte, the Boonville 11 All-Stars jumped out in front with one run in the bottom-half of the second.
Of course the lead didn’t last for very long as North Platte rallied back with one run in the top-half of the third to tie the game at 1-all. Meanwhile, after both teams failed to score in the fourth and fifth innings of play, North Platte came back and broke the game wide open with eight runs in the top-half of the sixth to make it 9-1. The Boonville 11 All-Stars put up two more runs in the bottom half of the sixth but it was to no avail as North Platte held on for the victory.
Easton Jones picked up the win on the mound for North Platte while Trenton Schoen took the loss for Boonville. Jones pitched 5 1/3 innings and struck out six batters while giving up three runs on three hits and four walks.
Evan Bishop started the game for Boonville and pitched the first-four innings, giving up just one run on three walks. Bishop also struck out 11 batters. Schoen then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one batter.
North Platte also out-hit Boonville 5-3, with Ethan Jackson going 1-for-3 with one triple and one RBI. Jones had one single and one RBI while Kade Korinek, Logan Dodson and Brady Haneborg added one single each.
For Boonville, Lance Haynes singled and drove in one run while Evan Bishop and Jaeshua Barber each had one single. Gage Hodges also drove in one run.
In the first game on Thursday, Liberal scored seven runs in the first two innings but it wasn’t enough against East Central.
East Central trailed by just two (7-5) after two before rallying back with one in the fourth and two in the sixth for the victory.
Rowdy Humrich picked up win on the mound for East Central while Carson Peters took the loss for Liberal.
Tad Eurich went 2-for-2 in the game for East Central with two singles and one RBI. Kacen Sederstrom, Rowdy Humrich, Ahren Schubarth and Max Kersenbrock each had one hit.
For Liberal, Ayden Juarez went 2-for-3 with two singles and one RBI. Gus Eylar doubled and drove in one run while Carson Peters added one single and one RBI and Jhett Huffman with one single.
In the second game, Bemidji broke a 5-5 tie after 4 1/2 by scoring two runs in the bottom half of the fifth to beat Kennett.
Jack Lundquist was the winning pitcher in the game for Bemidji while Caleb Duncan took the loss for Kennett.
Bemidji also out-hit Kennett 8-3, with Joey Fankhanel going 2-for-3 with a single, double and two RBIs. Gary Morehart also had two singles and one RBI while Peyton Naedeau added two singles, Stonewall Gessner with one double and three RBIs and Briggs Knott with one single.
For Kennett, Jack Morrison went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. Caleb Duncan also doubled while Jaxon Patterson and Owen Williams each had one RBI.
In the third game, Fargo led Pioneer from start to finish with 22 runs in three innings to win by the mercy rule.
Mason Klabo picked up the win for Fargo while Bryce Compton took the loss for Pioneer.
Fargo also finished the game with 11 hits, with Liam Wicklow going 2-for-4 with two singles and three RBIs. Coleston Senn also had two hits with two singles and one RBI while Hudson Stein added one double and two RBIs, Gus Werremeyer with one double and one RBI, Malachi Werremeyer, Owen Thielges, Jonah DeJong, Holden Witte and Eli Claus each with one single and one RBI and Eli Sandvik and Jackson Sturma with one RBI each.
Cory Hasty had the only hit in the game for Pioneer, being a single.