Gamers 16u lose 4 after initial tie game
The tournament opener ended up being the closest matchup all weekend for the 16u. Give It Your All Sports and the 16u opened Thursday with a 7-7 tie after matching one another in almost every statistic.
Gamers accounted for nine hits, two errors, five walks and six strikeouts while Sports knocked 10 hits, two errors, seven walks and four strikeouts.
Chase Norris and Trey Ritchie combined for seven innings on the hill, seven walks and four strikeouts.
The 16u held pace scoring runs in the first and second innings before opening the floodgates in the fifth adding three runs on two hits and three walks.
Four consecutive losses rang true for the visiting gamers after the opening round tie. The squad fell to Manchester A’s, Cincinnati Stix, Indiana Expos and Indiana Elite.
Gamers 15u had a little better outing finishing 2-3 in their tournament at Lexington, Ky.
A tournament opening 11-2 win over NV Stars sparked some momentum for the young all-stars early on. Drew Elkins and Jake Biggs tossed five innings, allowed five hits, two runs, no walks and five strikeouts.
Spring Valley’s Cole Diamond put in his part on the offensive side of the plate going 1-for-1 with an RBI.
Gamer’s second game ended in a nail biter with 4-3 loss to Kentucky Diamond. The 15u went down 2-0 after three but soon clawed their way back in the fourth pushing three runs across the plate. Kentucky Diamond answered right back in the fourth capping off a two-run inning to seal the lead. Gamers finished with nine hits, two errors, one walk and nine strikeouts.
The final win of the tournament came in game four against the SEM Pirates 10-2. The 12-hit game made for an offensive show out for a couple locals. Wyatt Milum went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs while Diamond added a 1-for-2 night scoring a run.
Gamers 15u (9-4-1) and Gamers 16u (3-9-1) will both be open this weekend before another tournament in mid-July.