The West Central Royal 14U teener team held off a late rally by Tri-Valley Maroon 14U to get a 10-8 win on Thursday, June 10th.
Tri-Valley scored the first three runs of the game. Carter Sorenson stole home and Cody Lofswold scored on a ground ball in the top of the second. Tri-Valley added one more run in the top of the third when Brody Dybvig scored on an RBI ground ball by Aiden Bunde.
West Central tied the game in the bottom of the third. Landen Holewa had an RBI single, Lando Whiting had a steal of home, and Holewa later scored on an error to make the score 3-3. West Central took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Quincy Stephens had an RBI single, and Cody Opitz had an RBI ground out to give West Central the 5-3 lead. Four more runs scored in the bottom of the fifth inning when Whiting and Holewa scored on an error, CJ DenBoer scored on a passed ball, and Preston Hostetler scored on an error. West Central added their 10th run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Anthony Lanham scored on a passed ball.
Tri-Valley made a furious push in the top of the seventh inning. Austin Puetz scored on a ground out by Cyrus Kirstein, which was the second out of the inning. Landon Jensen scored on a passed ball. Bunde and Sorenson both drew bases loaded walks to make the score 10-7. Kaiden Bernards had an RBI single, but West Central was able to get the final out and hang on for the win.
Dybvig had a triple in the game for Tri-Valley. Tristen Bunde and Sorenson both had a double, and Bernards had a hit. A. Bunde had two RBIs. Sorenson, Bernards, Hunter Foster, and Kirstein all had one RBI. Sorenson pitched three innings allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Dybvig pitched two innings allowing six runs, two earned, on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Landon Asche pitched an inning allowing one run, unearned, on a hit with two strikeouts.
Holewa had two hits for West Central with an RBI. Stephens had a hit and an RBI. Whiting, Cooper Mulder, and Lanham all had singles. Opitz also had an RBI. Stephens pitched six innings allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Whiting pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing five earned runs on six walks. Opitz pitched 1/3 of an inning allowing a hit.
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