The Tri-Valley 16U teener team played three games between Friday, June 11th and Saturday, June 12th in the I-29 League Tournament in Garretson. Tri-Valley finished those three games with a record of 1-2.
Tri-Valley gave up four early runs to Garretson, and their rally fell short in the sixth inning as Garretson got a 5-4 win on Friday.
Garretson picked up a run in the bottom of the first. Beau Keith drove home two runs with a single in the top of the third to give Tri-Valley a 2-1 lead. Garretson scored three times in the bottom of the third to regain the lead, and then added another one in the bottom of the fifth to extend the lead to 5-2. Everett Althoff had an RBI double, and Noah Haynes scored on an error to cut the lead to 5-4. Tri-Valley had the tying run thrown out at home for the second out of the inning. A strikeout ended the game with the tying run on third.
Keith had two hits with two RBIs. Haynes, Kaden Egger, and Barrett Althoff all had two hits. E. Althoff had a double and an RBI. Cole Focken and Mason Hendrixson both had a single. Tanner Van Asselt had an RBI. Egger pitched four innings allowing four earned runs on seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. Keith pitched one inning allowing an unearned run with one walk and two strikeouts.
Tri-Valley scored eight runs in the middle innings to earn a 9-4 win over the Tea Bolts in their first game on Saturday.
Keith scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the first for a 1-0 lead. Tea got single runs in the top of the second and third for a 2-1 lead, but Tri-Valley got five runs in the bottom of the third. Haynes had a two-run single, and Brendan Newman had a three-run triple for a 6-2 lead. They would score three more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Two runs scored on an error, and Keith scored on a passed ball as Tri-Valley closed out the game for the win.
Newman had a triple with three RBIs. Hendrixson had two hits and two RBIs. Haynes had a hit with two RBIs. Holden Rise had two hits. Lawson Loiseau and Aidan Heitkamp both had hits as well. Haynes pitched all six innings allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits with one walk and one strikeout.
Tri-Valley fell to the Tea Gold 16U team in their final game of the day. Tea scored five runs in the first two wins and finished with a 7-2 over Tri-Valley.
B. Althoff scored on a passed ball in the top of the fourth for Tri-Valley’s first run of the game. Keith scored on an error in the top of the sixth as Tri-Valley was held to just three hits in the game.
B. Althoff, Rise, and Van Asselt had the three hits. Hendrixson pitched 3 2/3 innings allowing seven runs, three earned, on eight hits with three walks and six strikeouts. Keith pitched 1 1/3 innings allowing just one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.