The Boonville 9-year-old All-Stars continued their run for the title in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Frontenac, Kansas by finishing 2-1 in pool play after Saturday’s games.
After beating Waite Park, Minnesota 15-9 in the opening game on Thursday, the Boonville 9 All-Stars came back with a impressive 17-1 win over Minot, North Dakota on Friday. Then, on Saturday, Boonville fell to a good Frontenac, Kansas team in a close game 14-10.
Boonville and Frontenac both finished pool play at 2-1 in the American Division while Waite Park and Minot were both 1-2.
Boonville and Liberal, Kansas were scheduled to meet in bracket play on Sunday, with the winner advancing to the championship game later that evening.
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. Meanwhile, in the third inning, Waite Park took a 6-5 lead thanks to two runs but the lead was brief as Boonville stormed back with seven runs in the bottom half of the inning to go up 12-6. Waite Park added two more in the fifth while Boonville sent three more runs across in its half of the inning to extend the lead to 15-8. Then, in the sixth, Waite Park tacked on another run.
Brenden Perry went 3-for-4 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 and Brennan Alberts added one double and one RBI each 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.
In the second game against Minot, the Boonville 9 All-Stars scored all 17 runs in the first-three innings to win by the mercy rule.
Karson Elbert picked up the win for Boonville by striking out four batters in two innings and giving up just one hit. Kaiden Stover pitched one inning in relief and allowed one run on two hits while striking out two batters.
Boonville also out-hit Minot 10-3, with Ledgyr Conrow going 3-for-3 with one double and three RBIs. Brenden Perry finished the game with a single, double and four RBIs while Brennan Alberts added two singles and three RBIs, Karson Elbert two singles and one RBI, Landon Conz two RBIs and Gavin Ridgeway and Jaxson Stonecipher each with one RBI.
In the third game against Frontenac, the Boonville 9 All-Stars had one bad inning by giving up seven runs in the bottom half of the third. Boonville outscored Frontenac 10-7 for the rest of the game.
Ledgyr Conrow took the loss for Boonville by giving up three runs on three hits and three walks in 1 1/3 inning. Brennan Alberts, Landon Conz and Landon Carter also split time on the mound.
As for the hitting in the game for Boonville, Karson Elbert went 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Brennan Alberts and Brenden Perry each had two singles and two RBIs while Jaxson Stonecipher added one single and one RBI and Landon Conz and Ledgyr Conrow each with one single.