Tri-Valley 16U came from three runs behind to beat West Central 16U 7-5 in Colton on Monday, July 19th.
West Central’s Andrew Zimmer had an RBI ground out to shortstop in the top of the first inning. Gage Nelson had an RBI double followed by an RBI double by Duece Sherard to give West Central a 3-0 lead after two innings.
Tri-Valley picked up two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Kaden Egger had an RBI single, and then Everett Althoff had an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-2. West Central extended the lead back to three runs with two more in the top of the fourth inning. Sherard had an RBI single, and D Mulder drove home a run on a single for a 5-2 advantage.
Tri-Valley then had a four-run bottom of the fourth. Tanner Van Asselt had an RBI single. Lawson Loiseau also had an RBI ground out. Ledger Burggraff brought home the tying run on an RBI double, and Holden Rise scored on a passed ball to give Tri-Valley a 6-5 lead. Tri-Valley added another run in the bottom of the sixth when Loiseau scored on a passed ball.
Sherard had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for West Central. Mulder and Nelson both had two hits each, one a double, and an RBI. Camden McDonald had a double, and Owen Heath had a single. Zimmer pitched four innings allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Heath pitched two innings allowing an unearned run on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
Althoff and Loiseau both had two hits each and an RBI. Noah Haynes also had two hits. Burggraff had a double and an RBI. Egger and Van Asselt both had a single and an RBI. Beau Keith had a double, and Mason Hendrixson had a single. Egger pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing five earned runs on nine hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Keith pitched 1 1/3 innings walking two batters and striking out one.
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