Junior Babe Ruth League Tournament -- July 9

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Published on July 10 2014 7:00 am
Last Updated on July 10 2014 7:00 am
Written by Millie Lange

K. Wohltman Construction edged Tri-Power Towing 4-3 in opening round play of the Junior Babe Ruth League Tournament at Paul Smith Field Wednesday evening.

The score was tied at 1-1 after the first inning. Tri-Power Towing edged ahead with a run in the third but K. Wohltman tied in the bottom of the fourth and took a 3-2 lead in the fifth. Tri-Power tied the score in the top of the sixth but Wohltman, once again, came back and this time for good in the bottom of the frame.

Brandon Puckett pitched a three-hitter. Derek Moschenrose had a double for the winners. Austin Weber had a double for Tri-Power Towing.

In the second game, Washington Savings Bank trounced Midland States Bank 13-3 in five innings. Washington Savings had six hits led by Lee Hardiek with two singles, a double and four RBI and Evan Althoff with two singles. Hardiek picked up the pitching win on a three-hitter.

Ryan Sandifer had a double and triple while Mason Hull had a double and two RBI for Midland States.

The tournament continues Monday with  K. Wohltman Construction facing Mid-Illinois Concrete at 6 p.m. followed by Washington Savings Bank against Drs. Sehy & Jones Optometrists at 8.

At Paul Smith Field

Game One

Tri-Power Towing                        101    001    0    --    3-3-2

K. Wohltman Construction         100    111    x    --    4-4-0

WP -- Puckett. LP -- Weber.

Tri-Power Towing -- Weber, double; R. Kruger, single, 1 RBI; D. Kruger, single

K. Wohltman Construction -- Moschenrose, double; Hull, 2 RBI; Field, single, 1 RBI; Kline, single, 1 RBI; Keitel, single

Game Two

Midland States Bank                   001    02    --     3-3-1

Washington Savings Bank         422    41    --    13-6-1

WP -- Hardiek. LP -- Sandifer.

Midland States Bank -- Sandifer, double, triple; Hull, double, 2 RBI; Smith, 1 RBI

Washington Savings Bank -- Kitten, single, 1 RBI; Jansen, 1 RBI; Hardiek, 2 singles, double, 4 RBI; Althoff, 2 singles