The Boonville 8 All-Stars suffered their first loss in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament Friday morning in Cape Girardeau by losing to Frontenac, Kansas 12-2.
After winning 7-2 on Thursday against Scott County, the Boonville 8 All-Stars struggled to get anything going against Frontenac but just trailed 4-2 after one. Unfortunately for Boonville, they had nothing to show for the next three innings while Frontenac tacked on eight more runs in the third.
Thomas Schuster, Easton Gerding, Levi Ray and Keylen Roper each had one hit for Boonville.
Thursday's games
Boonville teams remain perfect after Day 1 in Midwest Plains Regional Tournament
The Boonville 8, 9 and 10-year-old All-Stars were a perfect 3-for-3 in the opening round of the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament on Thursday.
The Boonville 8 All-Stars defeated Scott County 7-2 behind the hitting of Thomas Schuster, Race Leonard, Levi Ray and Tallin Kempf, who each had two hits in the game.
As for the Boonville 9-year-old All-Stars, they beat Frontenac, Kansas 15-9. Meanwhile, in the 10-year-old Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Dickinson, North Dakota, Boonville won 4-0 over Baxter, Kansas.
The Boonville 8 All-Stars will play Frontenac in the opening game this morning at 9 a.m. while the Boonville 9 All-Stars will take on Minot at 3 p.m. The Boonville 10 All-Stars will go against West Fargo at 2 p.m.
With11 hits in the win over Scott County, the Boonville 8 All-Stars also opened the game with four runs in the first inning and then added two in the third and one again in the fourth. Scott County scored both runs in its half of the fourth.
As for the hitting in the game for Boonville, Thomas Schuster and Race Leonard each had a single and a double while Levi Ray and Tallin Kempf added two singles each. Easton Gerding and Keylen Roper also doubled while Quincy Hobbs had one single.
Boonville 8 All-Star manager Brian Jackson said getting out to a lead in the first helped set the tone of the game. “Scott County settled in offensively in their second trip through the lineup, but it was crucial that we jumped on the board right away,” Jackson said. “We had chances to burst the game wide open, but we left the bases loaded in the fourth and five innings. The boys made good plays defensively though, which kept us in control.”
As for the Boonville 9 All-Stars, they opened the game with three runs in the first and two again in the second but only led Waite Park 5-4 after two. However, after two more runs by Waite Park in the top half of the third to go up 6-5, Boonville came back and broke the game wide open with seven runs in the bottom half of the inning to make it 12-6. The 9 All-Stars added three more runs in its half of the fifth.
Brenden Perry went 3-for-3 with one triple and one RBI in the game for Boonville. Ledgyr Conrow was 3-for-4 with three RBIs while Karson Elbert added three singles and two RBIs. Landon Conz had two hits and drove in three runs. Bryce Newham added two singles and one RBI while Josh Solomon added one double and one RBI, Brennan Alberts with one single and one RBI and Layne Rapp with one single.
Brennan Alberts picked up the win in relief for Boonville with three strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Alberts also gave up two runs on one hit and two walks.
Ledgyr Conrow started the game and pitched 1 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two batters. Landon Conz then came in and pitched 1/3 inning and allowed one run on three walks while striking out two. Meanwhile, after Alberts, Brenden Perry closed out the game and issued one run on one hit and two walks in 1 1/3 innings.
As for the Boonville 10 All-Stars, they scored all four runs in the third inning in the win over Baxter, Minnesota.