The Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s continued to remain hot at the plate Monday.
The A’s pounded out 27 hits – including a 5-for-5 night from Anthony Gunn – to sweep host Odessa Post 286 12-1 and 11-1 in five innings in each game Monday at Odessa High School.
Ray Paniagua had three hits and two RBIs and CJ July had two hits and two RBIs to lead the A’s to the 12-1 win in the opener. Gunn doubled and singled, Zane Barr and Will Heller each tripled and Jackson Caley drove in two runs.
The A’s scored six runs in the third inning and three in the fourth to take command. Christian Garcia went the distance, allowing just two hits, three walks and one run while striking out five for the win.
Gunn, who scored five runs on the night, went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead the 15-hit attack in the second game. Garcia (double, two RBIs), Barr (two RBIs), Caley and Dustin Brewer each added two hits, and Paniagua and Heller each doubled.
Colton Best allowed three hits, two walks and one run while striking out five for the complete-game win as the A’s improved to 17-1 overall and 8-0 in Zone 2 play.
On Saturday, the A’s swept Warrensburg Post 131 with 17-2 and 15-4 wins.
The A’s sent 16 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs on seven hits in the first inning of the first game Saturday.
Jake Lufft doubled and singled with four RBIs, Barr hit two doubles and Garcia hit a solo home run to power the A’s. Heller added a triple, and Brewer (two RBIs) and Gunn each had a double.
Steven Orwick went the first four innings for the win. He gave up two runs on three hits while striking out two and issuing one walk. July threw the last inning and struck out 2 batters.
In the second game, the A’s scored five runs in the sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie and they added on for the 15-4 victory.
Lufft hit two triples good and a single to drive in five runs (nine for the doubleheader). Heller went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, Gunn added a triple and double, Paniagua had two hits and Best had three RBIs
July picked up the win in relief of Kaleb Martin. Martin went the first four innings, giving up four runs on seven hits. July struck out five of the seven batters he faced in two innings without giving up a hit or walk. Max Gibler mopped up and threw the final inning.
BLUE SPRINGS POST 499 FIKE 13-10, ST. JOSEPH POST 11 1-6: Kyle Gaines went 5-for-8 with six runs and five RBIs to help power Fike to a doubleheader sweep of St. Joseph Post 11 Sunday at St. Joseph Christian High School.
Tyler Slinkerd pitched a six-inning three-hitter and struck out five with no walks in the first game, a 13-1 win.
Tony Mortallaro went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and Gaines went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs to lead an 11-hit attack. Grant Lorenzen added two hits and three runs and Ross Greco had a hit and two RBIs.
Gaines went 3-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and four runs in the second game, a 10-6 win. Crichton Hill had two doubles and three RBIs.
Noah Hensley earned the win in relief of Marshall Standley, allowing three hits and two unearned runs in four innings.