Excellent pitching kept Blue Springs Post 499/Fike in contention for the Zone 2 East American Legion title.

Excellent pitching kept Blue Springs Post 499/Fike in contention for the Zone 2 East American Legion title.

Jordan Oddo allowed only two hits in pitching Fike to a 6-2 victory over Hi-Boy Drive In/Post 340 Sunday night at Hidden Valley Park.

Logan Taylor followed with a five-inning one-hitter in an easy 10-0 victory.

“We needed to make sure we played good baseball for any hopes in the zone,” Fike manager Jim Moran said. “The players responded well. We had two well-pitched games and scored runs to give them good support.”

Jared Ginter had three singles, Sam Morman added two singles, Cody Cloughley had two doubles and Stephen Montisano drove in three runs on a two-run single and sacrifice fly in the first game.

Devin Shores suffered the loss.

Shay Parra stroked a single and two-run homer and Dylan Farrell and Cloughley each singled and doubled in the second game, which featured an eight-run fourth inning. The losing pitcher was Carlos Ramirez.

The losses dropped Post 340 to 20-7 and 9-7. Fike improved to 23-9 and 10-2. The Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s are the Zone 2 East leaders at 16-2.

WARRENSBURG-SEDALIA TOURNAMENT: An 11-7 victory over Boonville gave Independence Post 21 third place in the tournament.

Connor Polacek was the winning pitcher against Boonville. Jamie Hayes singled and hit a two-run homer, James O’Dell singled and doubled,
Kyle Combs, Tanner Burkett, Tommy Harris and Josh Felz each doubled and Tom Ruddy singled twice as Post 21 improved to 23-7.

“It was good to get back on the winning track,” Post 21 manager Tom Bush said.

Post 21 opened with a 3-1 loss to Warrensburg Post 131. All of the scoring came in the sixth inning. Andrew Billingsley scattered six hits in taking the loss.

“Billingsley pitched well enough to win,” Bush said.

Post 21 followed with a 7-2 victory over Raytown Post 596. Starter Zach Sharp, who got the win, and reliever Felz combined to allow eight hits.

“Sharp threw well, too,” Bush said.

All of Post 21’s scoring came in two innings – a three-run third for a 3-2 lead and a four-run sixth that sealed the win.

Ruddy, O’Dell and Burkett each singled twice, and Hayes, Jake Wingo and Combs each doubled. A.J. Salinas and losing pitcher Jesse Watson had two singles each and J.J. Wesley doubled for Raytown.

Raytown (17-20) also lost to Warrensburg 12-2 and Jefferson City 10-2.

LEBANON TOURNAMENT: The Lee’s Summit Hawthorne Bank Outlaws went 4-0. No tournament champion was crowned because some games were rained out.

“We did what we wanted to do,” Outlaws manager Mike Gailey said. “It was an overall team effort up and down. I was very pleased.”

The Outlaws opened with a 7-6 victory over Monett (Mo.) SportsWorld. Trent Evenson earned the win and Jeff Bock singled twice with two RBIs.

George Brandecker posted the win and Kyle Foster singled twice and homered and Zach Bradford doubled twice and singled with two RBIs in an 11-1 victory over West Plains.

Dallas Woods was the winning pitcher and Andrew Warner went 4-for-4 with two singles, a double and a triple and two RBIs. Bock tripled and homered with two RBIs.

The Outlaws (20-10) finished with a 13-3 victory over Lebanon as Warner singled three times and Jordan Barba pitched the victory.