The West Central and Tri-Valley 16U teams did battle in Humboldt on Monday, June 7th. West Central scored in every inning and got the 14-1 win in five-innings.
Mason Berens scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the first to give West Central a 1-0 lead. Duece Sherard had a two run single in the bottom of the second, and West Central increased the lead to 3-0.
Cole Focken got Tri-Valley on the board with an RBI single in the top of the third inning to cut the lead to 3-1. West Central scored six times in the bottom of the inning. Braydon Odegaard scored on an error, Gage Nelson drew a bases loaded walk, Derek Renken had an RBI single, Nelson then scored on a wild pitch, and Justin Zirpel hit a sacrifice fly giving West Central a 9-1 lead.
West Central added five more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Camden Mc Donald had a sacrifice fly, Renken had an RBI single, Sherard had an RBI double, and Zirpel had a two-run single.
Focken finished with a hit and an RBI for Tri-Valley. Tanner Van Asselt and Everett Althoff also had hits in the game. Beau Keith pitched two innings giving up seven runs, six earned, on four hits with five walks and five strikeouts. Holden Rise pitched 1 1/3 innings allowing five runs, four earned, on two hits with three walks. Mason Hendrixson pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing two earned runs on three hits.
Sherard had two hits, one double, and three RBIs. Renken had two hits and two RBIs. Dylan Stromer had two hits. Zirpel had one hit and three RBIs. Nelson had a hit and RBI. Cade Vander Woude had a hit, and Mc Donald had an RBI. Andrew Zimmer pitched three innings allowing a run, which was unearned, on a hit with two walks and five strikeouts. Renken pitched two innings allowing two hits and struck out one.