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Wellington falls to Parsons 3-2

Runs were hard to come by in the opening game of consolation bracket play on Sunday at the Kansas State 14U Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament in Osawatomie. The Wellington All-Stars dropped out of the tournament on a 3-2 loss to the Parsons All-Stars, who earned the right to play in their second game of the day, as they will take on the Southwest All-Stars in the final game of the day to see which team earns the right to meet Ottawa in the consolation bracket final on Monday afternoon.

WLH0930 Welllington jumped on top in the game, scoring a single run in the second inning. Chris Laughmiller reached safely on a fielder's choice and scored the game's first run on a single by Andred Linnebur.

Parsons came back in home half of the third inning to grab the lead, as Payton Hays reached on a walk and later scored. Ivory Kelly singled and scored the second run of the inning.

Wellington tied the score in the top of the fourth as Ethan Carroll walked and scored what would be the final tournament run for Wellington.

Hays lead off the home half of the fifth inning with a single for Parsons and scored what would be the winning run on a single by Riley O'Brien. Neither team would score again, Wellington did advance a runner to third base in the top if the seventh inning but was unable to score.

The loss dropped Wellington from the tournament.

Southwest downs Sluggers 8-7

The Southwest All-Stars advanced in the consolation bracket of the Kansas State 14U Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament in Osawatomie on Sunday with an 8-7 victory over the American Sluggers of Salina. Southwest, from Ulysses, Kansas assured themselves of a second game on Sunday, as they will take on Parsons in the final game of the day to see who advances to play in the consolation bracket final on Monday afternoon.

WLH0257 Both teams opened their halves of the first inning by scoring runs. Southwest struck first as Quin Kendric reached on an error and scored the first run of the game. Clay Commerford of the Sluggers also reached on an error and scored to tie the game at one all in the bottom of the first.

Braven Phelps singled and scored for Southwest in the top of the second, and the score remained 2-1 through the top of the fourth inning. In the bottom of the fourth, the Sluggers exploded for four runs and Tucker Robidou and Keegan Hays were both hit by pitches, and Tyler Fritz and Dylan Nelson both singled. All four runners scored and Salina grabbed a 5-2 lead after four innings.

In the fifth, Southwest scored two runs as Kiano Sosa doubled and Clay Gilbert was hit by a pitch, both batters scored and the Salina lead had shrunk to one at 5-4. Southwest took the lead again by scoring two runs in the sixth inning, as J.D. Howell singled and socred and Luke Haney was hit by a pitch and scored to give Southwest a 6-5 lead.

Salina knotted the score at six and sent the game to extra innings as Matt Kuffler was hit by a pitch and later scored the tying run. The teams remained tied through the eighth inning and in the top of the ninth, Glbert and Damain Chavez each reached base safely and scored for Southwest to give them an 8-6 lead. Salina tried to rally in the bottom of the ninth, as after Robidou grounded out, Hays singled and scored on a single by Fritz, but the tying run was stranded at third base as Nelson struck out and and Kale Kennedy flied out to right.

Oz downs Ottawa; title game next

The Osawatomie All-Stars built a 7-1 lead against Ottawa in the final winners bracket game of the day Sunday in the Kansas State 14U Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament in Oz, only to see Ottawa come roaring back to fall one run short in the contest, dropping a 7-6 decision to the host team.

WLH0468 Ottawa jumped on top in the game with a single run in the first inning as Kaden Shaffer walked and scored. Osawatomie did not get on the scoreboard until the third inning, when the pushed two runs across. Austin Chisam and Cody Applegarth both reached base and scored. In the fourth Trevor Burkdoll walked and scored Osawatomie's third run of the game.

In the top of the sixth inning, Burkdoll, Chisam, Joe Pomatto nd Travis Manes all reached base and scored to put Osawatomie ahead 7-1.

In the bottom of the sixth, Ottawa started their comeback, plating three runs, as Shaffer, Isaac Carter and Greyson LaPlant all reached base and scored to cut the Oz lead to 7-4. Shaffer and Carter reached base and scored in the bottom of the seventh, but the Ottawa rally died as Ethan Jackson struck outand Dillon Boeh grounded out to the pitcher to end the game.

The win puts Osawatomie in the Championship game on Monday, the loss forces Ottawa to play their way back through the consolation bracket as they take on Parsons in the first game on Monday.

Two big innings help Parsons down SW

The Parsons All-Stars blasted their way into the consolation bracket final game against Ottawa Sunday night as they routed the Southwest All-Stars from Ulysses 18-3 in the final game of the Sunday Session of the Kansas State 14u Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament in Osawatomie.

WLH0215 Parsons and Southwest were playing their second game of the day, as play concluded in both the winners and consolation brackets. Parsons had advanced to the game by dowing Wellinton earlier in the day, Southwest had beaten the American Sluggers of Salina in action earlier in the day also.

Parsons opened the game by scoring two runs in the first inning as Payton Hays and Craig Beachner both walked and scored. Southwest came back in the bottom half of the inning to score three runs as Quinn Kendrick, Braven Phelps and Clay Gilbert all crossed home plate, but that would be all the scoring Southwest could muster.

In the second inning, Parsons sent 14 batters to the plate, scoring eight times and opeining a 10-3 lead, which they would never relinquish. The scoing continued in the third inning for Parsons as they sent 13 to the plate, scoring sevent times and taking a 17-3 lead, Parsons scored one more run in the fourth to make the final 18-3.

Quninton Hammer scored four runs and had three singles and a walk, Hays scored three runs on two walks and a single, Beachner scored three runs on a walk, a single and reaching on an error. Nick Corn, Nick Ferraro each scored two runs and Ivory Kelly, Anthony Disken, Riley O'Brien and Matt Fausnought each scored once for Parsons.

The victory set up a rematch for Parsons with Ottawa. Ottawa defeated Parsons in the first game of the tournament. The loss dropped Southwest from the tournament.

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