Blue Springs Post 499 Fike’s Will Fisher pitched for the first time since the spring of 2017 and delivered a gem for his team in a 3-2 win over Springfield Kickapoo Friday during pool play of the Branson Tournament.
Fisher went six innings and allowed just two runs on four hits and struck out six to pick up the win. Jackson Arnold picked up the save after firing a scoreless inning of relief.
Fisher and Crichton Hill led the team with two hits apiece and Quinton Weld tallied the only RBI for Blue Springs.
Fike dropped the second game of the day, however, falling to Willard 7-4.
Noah Hensley suffered the loss for Fike as he tossed three innings in relief and allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and struck out two.
Luke Moehle led the offense with three hits, including a double and an RBI. Fisher was 2-for-3, and Kyle Gaines had a triple and two RBIs as Post 499 finished 3-1 in pool play.
On Thursday, Fike earned victories of 11-1 against CMO Phantom Orange and 8-1 over Forsyth in their first two pool-play games. Against CMO, Blue Springs erupted for 12 hits. Hill led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a run and three RBIs; Koby Powell was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs; Tommy Mortallaro had a hit, a run and two RBIs; Ross Greco was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI; and Fisher was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Grant Lorenzen picked up the win as he tossed six innings and allowed one run on seven hits and struck out one for the win.
Against Forsyth, Fike piled up 10 hits led by Weld, who was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs; Scott Vestal added a two-run triple; and Gaines was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Tyler Slinkerd picked up the win on the mound as he tossed six innings and allowed just one unearned run on two hits and struck out three.
BLUE SPRINGS ROD’S SPORTS A’s 10, LEE’S SUMMIT 3: A big fifth inning which saw the A’s score five runs was the difference maker in a victory against the Outlaws in the nightcap of Thursday’s doubleheader. The A’s won the first game 13-5.
Jake Lufft was the winning pitcher. He went five innings and allowed two runs on six his and struck out six.
Spencer Patrick led the A’s offense with a two-run home run, a single and three RBIs; Anthony Gunn added a pair of doubles and a single with two RBIs; Zane Barr had two hits and three RBIs; Ray Paniagua had two hits and Will Heller had a hit and two RBIs.
Jeremy Root led the Outlaws with three hits and Trevon Key and Jaxon Hill had two hits each.