The Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s had ltittle trouble winning the Missouri-Kansas State Championship tournament last weekend as they went 4-0 to claim first place.
In the championship game against the Adidas Surge, the A’s earned a 22-8 blowout victory in five innings. Jake Lufft led the offense with a single, triple and a home run and six RBIs. Anthony Gunn added four hits, a double and two RBIS and Zane Barr has three hits, including two triples.
C.J. July was the winning pitcher as he tossed 1 ⅔ innings and allowed two runs on one hit, walked two and struck out two.
In Game 1, the A’s defeated the Surge 10-0 in six innings. Lufft pitched all six innings to get the win as he allowed just three hits and struck out 11. He also had two hits at the plate. Jared Larson, Steven Orwick and Caleb Marquez added two hits apiece.
Blue Springs also earned wins of 13-2 in four innings and 9-4 against the KC Resurgence in the tournament. In the first game, Gunn led the offense with three hits and three RBIs and Lufft added two doubles and two RBIs. Ray Paniagua had two hits and two RBIs.
Orwick picked up the win as he tossed 3 innings and allowed one earned run on three hits.
In the other game, Lufft paced the offense with a home run a double and four RBIs. Barr also had two hits and two RBIs. Caleb Martin was the winning pitcher.
BLUE SPRINGS POST 499 FIKE 13-12, WINDSOR POST 82 TITANS 1-2: The pitching and hitting was clicking on all cylinders in Blue Springs Post 499 Fike’s doubleheader against the Windsor Post 82 Titans Sunday.
Fike won 13-1 in six innings in Game 1 and dominated Game 2 12-2 in five innings..
In Game 2, Marshall Standley picked up the win as he gave up just two runs (one earned) on six hits and struck out four.
Will Fisher paced the offense with a home run and four RBIs; Crichton Hill was 4-for-4, with two runs scored and an RBI and Tyler Slinkerd was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
In Game 1, Noah Hensley picked up the win as he gave up just one unearned run on two hits and struck out five. Hill was 1-for-4 with home run and three RBIs; Slinkerd was 4-for-4 with four RBIs and a run, Luke Moehle was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Tommy Mortallaro was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Fike.