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Examiner
  • Post 499 captures tournament title

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  • Blue Springs Post 499 Fike is the champion of the Mountain Home (Ark.) Tournament after going 4-0. The finals were rained out Saturday, and Fike was named champion after going unbeaten.
    Tanner Lucas scattered 10 hits and struck out four to pitch Fike past host Mountain Home 4-2 in Saturday’s semifinals. Nic Mertes doubled twice and scored two runs to lead the Fike (6-1) attack. The team scored single runs in four innings.
    Mertes was named the tournament’s most valuable player and Lucas the most outstanding player.
    INDEPENDENCE POST 21 5, ST. JOSEPH POST 11 3: Post 21 scored two runs each in the third and fourth innings for a 5-2 lead en route to winning the first game of Monday’s Zone 2 West doubleheader.
    Nick Adrales pitched the last 2 1/3 innings to preserve the win for Matt Hughes. Adrales also smacked two doubles at the plate. Mitchell Herrick and Justin Niccum (two RBIs) added two hits apiece, and Cody Gregory and James Curtin also had RBI hits for Post 21, which improved to 5-10.
    Post 21 dropped a pair of games Saturday in the Rod’s Sports A’s Hidden Valley Classic, falling 9-0 to Belleville (Ill.) Post 58 and 5-1 to Manchester (Mo.) Post 210
    INDEPENDENCE VFW POST 1000 BEARS 15, LEXINGTON 8: Eli Henderson (double) and Tyler Woodward (2 RBIs) knocked three hits apiece and David Jean pitched win for the Bears in the Nevada Father's Day Tournament.
    J.T. Bodenhamer added a two-run single for Post 1000 (3-7).
    LEE’S SUMMIT OUTLAWS 11-6, SEDALIA POST 642 8-5: The Outlaws posted a non-zone sweep of host Sedalia Post 642 thanks to some late-inning heroics Saturday.
    Seth Soto was the winning pitcher in relief in the first game, as the Outlaws snapped an 8-8 tie with three runs in the seventh. Miles Kilgore had three hits with two RBIs and scored three runs, Brett Conrow a double and two RBIs and Dalton Wood two hits.
    Soto’s two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Outlaws and Conrow a walk-off victory in the second game. The Outlaws scored three runs in the sixth inning, led by Kameron Gray’s two-run triple, to pull to within 5-4. Soto, Gray and Herb Byres each had two hits.
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