The Linn County Cal Ripken 11 Year Old All-Stars dropped out of the District Six Tournament on Wednesday, by an 18-8 thumping by the Fort Scott All-Stars in the consolation bracket of the tournament. The win by Fort Scott moved them into the championship game against Emporia immediately following the game. Linn County jumped on top in the game on the strenght of a six run first inning, but then the Linn County bats went cold, and the Fort Scott bats heated up. The Linn County stars managed only two more runs the rest of the way, while Fort Scott consistently scored run after run, taking the 10 run victory. Fort Scott answered the Linn County six run first with three in the bottom of the first, three in the second to tie the game, seven runs in the third to break the game open, and then added five runs in the fourth to end the game. The loss drops Linn County out of the tournament. The win meant Fort Scott would have to play their second game of the evening, in a re-match against Emporia. Emporia had beaten Fort Scott by a 5-4 count on Tuesday night.
Fort Scott bounces Linn County by 18-8 count
The Fort Scott All-Stars forced a second championship game in the 11 Year Old Cal Ripken District Six Tournament, by defeating the Emporia All-Stars 9-6 on Wednesday night. The win by Fort Scott avenged an earlier 5-4 win by Emporia. The tournament will be decided in a winner-take-all game on Thursday night. Fort Scott jumped to a 9-1 lead and then had to hang on as Emporia scored five runs in the last two innings to shave the margin to three. Fort Scott used a three run first, a two run third and a four run fourth to open the eight run lead, with Emporia managing only a single run in the bottom of the second. The Emporia rally started with a single run in the fifth and continued with four runs in the sixth, but fell short. The two teams will return to Osawatomie on Thursday for a single game to decide the championship.
Fort Scott forces extra game, downs Emporia 9-6
Linn County Stars drop Oz from tourney 12-6
The Linn County All-Stars kept their season alive on Tuesday night in the 11 Year Old Cal Ripken District Six Tournament and in the process ended the Osawatomie 11 Year Old All-Stars tournament run with a 12-6 victory in the consolation bracket game of the evening. Linn County used a four run first inning and a three run third inning to jump to a 7-2 lead, and never looked back on their way to the six run victory. The Osawatomie All-Stars were able to cut the lead to two, with a two run bottom of the first, but saw the lead jump back to five when the Linn County All-Stars put up their three run top of the third. The Oz All-Stars answered with two runs in the bottom half of the third, but that was a close as they would come, as Linn County tacked on four more runs in the top of the fifth inning to seal the victory. The victory moved Linn County on in the consolation bracket of the tournament, to face Fort Scott for the right to play for the championship on Wednesday night.
The Fort Scott All-Stars won the tournament the hard way, defeating the Emporia All-Stars 7-3 to take the 11 Year Old Cal Ripken Division Six tournament in an extra game on Thursday night. The two teams had split their previous two match-ups, with Fort Scott taking the all important second game on Wednesday night to force the deciding game.
Fort Scott wins title 7-3 over Emporia
Oz All-Stars shut out by Fort Scott in tourney opener
The Osawatomie 11 year old Cal Ripken All Stars fell to the Fort Scott All-Stars in District Tournament play at Osawatomie on Monday, July 13, 2009. The Oz All Stars had their hands full with the visitors, as the Tigers posted a 15-0 shut-out victory. Fort Scott jumped to a 5-0 lead after three innings, but posted 10 runs in the fourth to put the game away. The Tigers were lead by Delatorre, Young and Smith who each scored three runs, Brow, Hudburg and Majors each scored twice for the visitors to round out the Fort Scott scoring. The Oz All-Stars found the going tough, as they struck out nine times, and stranded five runners, four in scoring position. The loss dropped the Oz All-Stars into the consolation bracket of the tournament where they took on the Linn County All Stars on Tuesday night.
Emporia drops Linn County All-Stars 13-9
The Linn County Cal Ripken 11 Year Old All-Stars battled the Emporia All-Stars to the end in a close game in the opening round of the Cal Riplen 11 Year Old District Tournament at Osawatomie Monday night, coming up on the short end of a 13-9 score. The two teams kicked off the tournament in style, battling back and forth with the Emporia Stars jumping to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, only to see the Linn County team battle back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Emporia added a run in the second, but Linn County responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning to grab a 7-5 lead. Emporia re-gained the lead with four runs of their own in the top of the third, to go on top 9-7, adding two more runs in the fourth for an 11-7 lead. Linn County cut the lead to two with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, but it was a close as they would come. Emporia scored twice in the fifth inning to make the final margin 13-9. Emporia moves on the play Fort Scott in the winner's bracket on Tuesday and Linn County drops to the consolation bracket, taking on the Osawatomie All-Stars on Tuesday.
Oz All-Stars take 10-7 victory over Olpe in opener
The Osawatomie 12 Year Old Cal Ripken All-Stars opened their district tournament in good form, taking a 10-7 victory from the visiting Olpe All-Stars. The Oz All-Stars jumped out in front with a four run first inning, as Nick Lewis, Mitch Elam, Doug Kueser, and Sheldon Booe all scored runs for Oz in the inning. Olpe came back and tied the game with four runs in the top half of the third inning, but Osawatomie answered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning to re-gain the lead. It was the bottom part of the Oz batting order that did the damage in the third, as Booe scored his second run of the game, ahead of Ben Dorsett, Seth Schlesener and Tyler Kichen. Olpe scored two runs in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to two, but Oz answered with one in the bottom of the inning for a 9-6 lead. Both teams scored in the fifth inning to make the final score 10-7. The Oz All-Stars advance to the winners bracket game against Ft. Scott on Tuesday, while Olpe drops to the consolation bracket game against Emporia.
Fort Scott too much for Emporia in tourney opener
The Fort Scott All-Stars used a nine run fourth inning to easily defeat the Emporia All-Stars in the opening game of the 12 year old Cal Ripken district tournament in Osawatomie Monday Night. Fort Scott send 14 batters to the plate in the fourth inning, when just about everything went wrong for Emporia and everything went right for Fort Scott. Emporia scored first, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Fort Scott answered with two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Emporia tied the game in the third, before the wheels fell off in the fourth. The loss puts Emporia in the consolation bracket against Olpe and advances Fort Scott to the winners bracket against Osawatomie. Both games were set for Tuesday night
Emporia drops Ft. Scott to consolation bracket
The Emporia All-Stars and the Fort Scott All-Stars battled to a one run decision in the winners bracket game in the Cal Ripkin 11 Year old District Six tournament at Osawatomie on Tuesday night. After a scoreless first inning, the Emporia All-Stars broke on top scoring four runs with two outs in the top of the second. Emporia added another run in the top of the third, before the Fort Scott All-Stars began to come alive. Trailing 5-0 and not having a base runner in the first two innings, Fort Scott picked up two runs in each of the next two innings to cut the lead to one at 5-4. But the Emporia defense shut the door on Fort Scott recording six of the next seven outs on strikeouts, and only allowing one base runner in the last two innings. With the win Emporia advanced to the championship game on Wednesday night, and Fort Scott dropped to the consolation bracket where they will face Linn County to try and play their way back to the Championship game.
Olpe All-Stars take Emporia out by 10-4 count
The Olpe All-Stars kept their tournament season alive on Tuesday night in the 12 Year Old Divison of the Cal Ripken District Six Tournament at Osawatomie by downing the Emporia All-Stars 10-4 in the consolation bracket of the tournament. Olpe opened with a single run in the first inning, and Emporia answered with two runs in the bottom of the first, it would be the only lead Emporia would enjoy in the game. The visitors from Olpe answered with two runs in the second inning, while holding Emporia scoreless in the next two innings to take a slim 3-2 lead into the fourth inning. Emporia pushed across a single run in the bottom of the fourth to tie the score. Olpe answered with three runs in the top half of the fifth and four runs in the top of the sixth to take the victory. The loss dropped Emporia from the tournament, and with the victory, Olpe earned the right to take on Osawatomie in the consolation bracket for the chance to play in the championship game on Wednesday.
Fort Scott drops Oz All-Stars to consolation bracket
The Fort Scott All-Stars jumped to an 8-0 lead on the host Osawatomie All-Stars in the winners bracket game of the 12 Year Old Cal Ripken Division Six baseball tournament on Tuesday night at Osawatomie. Fort Scott scored single runs in the first and second innings, and added two runs in the third and tacked on four more in the fourth to open the 8-0 lead. The Oz All-Stars, playing as the visiting team on the score board were held scoreless through four innings, failing to reach base in the first three innings, sending nine batters up and having all nine retired in order. The Osawatomie All-Stars stranded two base runners in the fourth inning, and then broke though in the fifth, scoring two runs, and adding two more in the sixth inning, but they were unable to cut any further into the Fort Scott lead. The victory advanced Fort Scott to the championship game on Wednesday evening, while the loss dropped Osawatomie into the consolation bracket where they will fact Olpe with a chance to take on the Fort Scott team again for the championship.
Oz falls to Ft. Scott 17-11, will take trip to state
The Osawatomie 12 Year Old Cal Ripken All-Stars may have finished second in the District Six Tournament, but in doing so will take a trip to the state tournament as the district six representative anyway. Fort Scott is hosting the state tournament, therefore they are pre-qualified for the the event. Oz jumped to a 2-1 lead after one inning, and Fort Scott went ahead to stay in the second, plating five runs in the top half of the second and four runs in the top of the third. The Oz Stars could only answer with two runs in the bottom of the third inning, but that time the score was 10-4. The Osawatomie Stars tried to make things interesting in the bottom of the sixth inning, as they scored seven runs, but the defecit was too much, and they fell by the final 17-11 margin.
Oz downs Olpe 15-6, advances to championship
The Osawatomie All-Stars battled their way into the championship game of the District Six Cal Ripken Tournament at Osawatomie Wednesday night with a 15-6 victory over Olpe. The Oz All-Stars opened a 4-1 lead after one inning and stretched the lead to 6-1 after the top half of the second, only to see Olpe score four runs in the bottom of the second to cut the advantage to 6-5. After a scoreless third inning, the Oz Stars blew the game open scoring nine runs and opening a 15-5 advantage. Olpe managed to prolong the game, but scoing one run in the bottom of the fourth to avoid a run-rule defeat, but neither team was able to score any additional runs in the game. The loss dropped Olpe from the tournament and advanced Osawatomie to the championship game.