Bill Boruff leading Little League standings

by | May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Stirring up dust at the plate. A Hunter Funeral Home base runner slides safely home as the ball gets away from the Red Turner’s players at the plate during action at the Smithville Highway fields on Tuesday night.

After last week’s action in the Sparta Little League 11-12 year old boys’ division, Bill Boruff had the league lead.
Boruff’s came in at 6-2 just one game up on Red Turner’s, who stood at 5-3. Hunter’s Funeral Home holds down third place and Sonic checks in at fourth place.
The following are recaps provided from last week’s Little League 11/12 baseball games. No other division recaps were available.
Offenses dominate as Bill Boruff outscores Hunter’s Funeral Home 10-8
Pitchers had a tough day during the game between Bill Boruff and Hunter’s Funeral Home, as the two teams put up 18 runs combined in a 10-8 Bill Boruff win.
The teams banged out eight hits between them, as well as four for extra bases.
Bill Boruff starter Holden Howard struggled, allowing seven in 3 2/3 innings, but the bullpen gave up one run and the offense banged out five to pick up the slack and secure the win for Bill Boruff.
The game was back-and-forth heading into the sixth, with seven lead changes.
Bill Boruff took the lead in the sixth inning and held on for the victory. Bill Boruff scored on an RBI double by Mason Simmons off Dyson Reece, scoring Jacob Guy.
Howard racked up three RBIs on two hits for Bill Boruff. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the fifth inning.
Bill Boruff jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first. A single by Howard, plating Guy and Simmons started the inning off. Bill Boruff then tacked on more runs when Howard scored on a passed ball and Dawson Ogletree scored on a groundout by Justin Jones.
Hunter’s Funeral Home got one-run boosts in each of the first, second and fifth. In the first, Hunter’s Funeral Home scored on a steal of home, bringing home Macon Girdley.
Hunter’s Funeral Home answered Bill Boruff’s top inning with three runs of its own in the third. Hunter’s Funeral Home scored on a groundout by Dyson Reece, an error, and an RBI double by Jacob Sparks.
Hunter’s Funeral Home tied the game in the fifth on a steal of home.
Red Turners falls 8-6 to Sonic
Cameron Beasley did all he could to give Red Turners a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Sonic, as Red Turners lost 8-6 in five innings at Smithville Hwy on Thursday.
Beasley reached base two times in the game for Red Turners. He scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the fourth inning.
Sonic couldn’t get anything going so long as Drew Young was on the hill. Young held Sonic hitless over 1 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four.
Even though C.J. Nichols allowed six runs over five innings, he still recorded the victory. He struck out four, walked three and surrendered four hits.
Sonic’s Will Griggs, Hootie Huerta and Jacob Rittenberry combined for five hits and three RBIs.
Sonic stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the second, scoring two runs on an RBI double by Rittenberry and a steal of home by Huerta.
Sonic built upon its lead with three runs in the fourth. Huerta’s solo blast got things going.
Red Turners scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut its deficit to five. An error and an RBI single by Beasley set off Red Turners rally. Sonic stopped the rally after Nichols got Colten Demps to ground out.
A three-run fifth inning helped bring Red Turners within two. A two-run single by Isaac Miller and an RBI double by C.J. Stone gave Red Turners life. The game went final when Young grounded out.
Bill Boruff falls to Red Turners 6-4
Mason Simmons both hit and pitched well for Bill Boruff, but it wasn’t enough as Bill Boruff fell to Red Turners 6-4 at Smithville Hwy Fields on Monday, May 13th.
Simmons racked up two RBIs on one hit for Bill Boruff. He tripled in the fourth inning.
Simmons brought the heat against Red Turners during his outing. He held Red Turners hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out none.
Red Turners held off Bill Boruff, as Bill Boruff was unable to overcome a five-run third inning deficit.
Bill Boruff scored four runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Holden Howard, a steal of home by Dawson Ogletree, and a two-run triple by Simmons. Despite its efforts, Bill Boruff couldn’t get over the hump.
C.J. Stone racked up two RBIs on two hits for Red Turners. He singled in the first inning and homered in the third inning.
Drew Young looked sharp on the mound. Young held Bill Boruff hitless over 1 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out five.
Mikey Shank recorded the win for Red Turners. He allowed four runs over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out two, walked three and surrendered four hits.
Red Turners never trailed after scoring two runs in the first on two steals of home.
Red Turners built upon its lead with three runs in the third. Stone homered, scoring Isaac Miller to start the inning.
Information was not finalized on the other Little League game on May 13th.
Game recaps provided by Sparta Little League.
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