Coming off of a second place finish at the I-29 League Tournament, West Central Gold 14U scored a big win over Tea Nave 14U 15-3 in five innings on Wednesday, June 9th.
The game was close through four innings of play. Keaton Vessells had an RBI double in the top of the first inning for an early 1-0 West Central lead. West Central then scored three times in the top of third. Jesse Jost scored on a wild pitch, Cain Grocott had an RBI sacrifice pop out, and Vessells scored on an error to push the lead to 4-0. Tea responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the third inning to make the score 4-3. Neither team scored in the fourth inning.
Then West Central’s offense took advantage of nine walks in the top of the fifth inning. Three timely hits combined with the nine walks led to 11 runs in the inning to blow the game open and send West Central home with the win.
Caden Alfson had a triple with three RBIs in the fifth inning. Vessells finished with a double and an RBI. Carter Evens had a hit with two RBIs. Jack Sebert, Grocott, Nick Lorang, and Evan Jaton all had a hit and an RBI. Jost and Jacob Kono also had an RBI. Jost pitched 2 1/3 innings allowing one earned run on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Grocott pitched 1 2/3 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Alfson pitched a perfect fifth inning striking out all three batters.
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