A good start didn’t result in a good finish for Independence Post 21 in the Sedalia Post 642/Warrensburg Post 131 Tournament.

A good start didn’t result in a good finish for Independence Post 21 in the Sedalia Post 642/Warrensburg Post 131 Tournament.
Post 21 opened with a 4-2 victory over Higginsville Post 223 Friday night.
Post 21, however, lost two games Saturday and another Sunday to place sixth in the tournament.
Kyle Clifton hits his 16th and 17th home runs of the season and drove in three runs during an eight-run second inning Saturday, but Post 21 fell 11-9 to Warrensburg Post 131.
Warrensburg scored three runs in both the third and fifth innings in overcoming an 8-5 deficit.
Josh Felz added a single and double with two RBIs and Will Sherman and William Nesbit had two singles each in Post 21’s 12-hit attack.
Columbia Post 202 also had a big inning, scoring six runs in the top of the fifth to defeat Post 21 12-8 on Saturday.
Chris Booth hit a two-run homer, Nesbit hit a solo homer and a double and Sherman and Clifton each added a double and a single for Independence Post 21.
Post 21 rallied from a 6-1 deficit to grab an 8-6 lead entering the top of the fifth inning.
Raytown Post 596 defeated Post 21 9-6 Sunday to finish fifth in the tournament.
Kyle Davis posted the win for Raytown. Chase Kuehl singled twice and doubled with three RBIs and Marcus Douglas and Darius Hampton each singled twice.
Dillon Amaya had three hits and Clifton added two for Post 21 (20-15).
“I was disappointed in the way we played this weekend,” Post 21 manager Tom Bush said. “Saturday we didn’t put out much effort. The effort was better today but not what it should be. We shouldn’t have to motivate these kids. That’s something they should be able to do.”
Raytown (18-18) also defeated Boonville 4-1 and Excelsior Springs Post 236 9-8 and lost 16-4 to the Sedalia Post 642 Travelers.
Aaron Smith was the winning pitcher in the win over Boonville.
A three-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Raytown past Excelsior Springs. John Smith pitched one inning of relief for the victory.
A 15-run third inning carried Sedalia past Raytown.