The Boonville 12U All-Stars had a great start to the Babe Ruth World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida on Monday by beating Mount Olive Marauders 3-2 behind the no-hit pitching of Preslee Sunderland and Skylar Sunderland.
After playing a warm up game Sunday against Jeffersontown All-Stars, the Boonville 12U All-Stars wasted little time getting out in front of Mount Olive in the first game Monday morning by pushing across one run in the bottom half of the first.
Of course Mount Olive answered with one run in the top half of the second to tie the game at 1-all. However it was pretty much all Boonville after that with one run in each of the third and fourth innings to go up 3-1. Meanwhile, after a scoreless inning in the fifth by both teams, Mount Olive rallied back with one again in the sixth to cut the lead to one at 3-2.
Preslee Sunderland picked up the win in the circle for Boonville by giving up just one run on four walks in five innings pitched. Sunderland also struck out five batters while throwing 92 pitches-46 for strikes and 46 for balls. Skylar Sunderland, meanwhile, pitched one inning in relief and allowed one run on one walk. Sunderland threw just 16 pitches with nine going for strikes and seven for balls.
Boonville also out-hit Mount Olive 3-0, with Abby Fuemmeler going 1-for-2 with one RBI. Marci Lammers was also 1-for-2 with one run scored while Amera Wright had one hit. Preslee Sunderland and Cora Thompson also scored one run for Boonville, who finished the game with three runs on three hits and two errors.
For Mount Olive, Elaina Kenny and Carly Smith scored one run. Mount Olive finished the game with two runs on no hits and four errors.
Gina Caputo took the loss for Mount Olive by giving up three runs on three hits and one walk. Caputo also struck out two batters and threw 57 pitches, with 42 going for strikes and 15 going for balls.
Teams competing in the pool along with Boonville are: Winter Park Wildcats, TCCA Wildcats, Wilmington All-Stars, Patterson All-Stars, East Side All-Stars, Ellensburg All-Stars, Dare County All-Stars, Jeffersontown All-Stars, Los Altos All-Stars, Berkshire Force, Rockville All-Stars, Mount Olive Marauders and Bonkid China.
Bracket play for the Babe Ruth 12U World Series will begin on Thursday, August 2nd.
Note: The Boonville 8U All-Stars also played a warm up game on Sunday against Mount Washington All-Stars. The Boonville 8U All-Stars are competing in the Stars Division along with Germantown All-Stars, Oviedo all-Stars and St. Charles Parish All-Stars.
Teams competing in the Stripes Division are Mount Washington, Manassas Calvary, Fern Creek and Bonkid China.
Bracket play for the Babe Ruth 8U World Series will also begin on Thursday, August 2nd.