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Examiner
  • A's win in walk-off in tourney opener

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  • SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Corbin Hare’s singled in the winning run after two walks to start the bottom of the ninth as the Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s beat Nixa 2-1 in a walk-off win at Parkview High School in their first game at the Price Cutter Fourth of July Tournament.
    The A’s (23-2) scored their first run on a wild pitch in the second, and Nixa executed a suicide squeeze to tie the game in the fourth.
    Devon Sesler pitched a complete game for Rod’s Sports, scattering six hits and four walks against five strikeouts.
    The A’s play Parkview and then Strafford starting at noon today.
    Wednesday, the A’s rebounded from a 5-4 opening game loss to Sedalia Post 642 to split a Zone 2 East doubleheader at Hidden Valley Park with a 13-3 win. Jonathan Fink allowed six hits, walked one and struck out five for a complete-game victory. Dillon Jackson led the attack with two doubles and a single for three RBIs, and Jared Lafal (2 RBIs), Jeremy Lufft and David Stober each added two hits.
    The Travelers fell to 14-13 and 3-7.
    WILLARD 8, INDEPENDENCE POST 21 1: Willard scored five times in the sixth inning to put away Thursday’s game in the Price Cutter Fourth of July Tournament at Clever.
    Justin Madsen rapped a double and single for Post 21 (7-14), Tyler Cross doubled and Justin Niccum singled in the team’s lone run in the fourth. Mitchell Herrick took the loss on the mound.
    LEE’S SUMMIT POST 189 PIRATES 12-13, INDEPENDENCE VFW POST 1000 BEARS 1-0: The Pirates improved to 6-14 overall and 3-4 in Zone 2 play with Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep at the Independence Athletic Complex, the latter game lasting just five innings.
    Jared Snook went five innings on the mound to get the win in the first game, and Dillon Howell slugged a pair of doubles and tallied five RBIs. Howell went four innings for the game two win, and Austin Buhr rapped a pair of triples.
    The Bears fell to 5-16 and 2-10.
    LEE’S SUMMIT OUTLAWS 10, INDEPENDENCE POST 21 1: The Outlaws completed a Zone 2 West sweep of Post 21 at Crysler Stadium Tuesday night.
    Alec Schuler was the winning pitcher, and Dalton Woods led an 11-hit attack two doubles and a single with one RBI. Seth Soto added two hits and two RBIs and Brett Conrow had a double and four RBIs.
    A five-run fifth inning sealed the win for the Outlaws (20-9, 9-2), which won the first game 4-0 as Conrow pitched a shutout.
    Post 21 fell to 7-13 and 6-6. Tyler Cross and Cody Gregory had two hits apiece, and Tanner Stone suffered the loss.
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