Red Turner’s comes from behind to win boys’ Jr. League Championship
By Andy Southard | June 14, 2018 11:33 am
The boys’ 9-10-year-old championship game, on Friday night, was a back-and-forth affair all night. Neither team could pull away until the fifth inning, when Red Turner’s would score nine runs to pick up to the 19-9 win over Jeff’s Body Shop.
Both teams would get a run in the first inning. Mason Steele would get the scoring started for Jeff’s with a double. He would later come around to score to make it 1-0 in favor of Jeff’s.
Turner’s, though, would answer in the bottom of the inning, when Cole Sims would hit a two-out triple. He would later score on a passed ball to make it 1-1. In the second inning, neither team could get a run across, but in the third inning, Jeff’s Body Shop would take the lead. Jaxon Erdmann, Ryan Young, and Steele would lead off the inning with walks. A pitch scoring Erdman would then hit Tucker Pinion. Young, Steele, and Pinion would all score on passed balls to make it 5-1 in favor of Jeff’s.
Turner’s would cut into Jeff’s lead in the bottom of the third inning. Eli Smith would lead off the inning with a single. He would come around to score on an inside the park home run by J.G. Wallace to cut the lead to 5-3.
However, Jeff’s would extend their lead in the top of the fourth inning scoring three more runs. Austin Billingsly, Parker Osborn, and Erdmann would all come into score in the inning to push the lead to 8-3. That lead would last long, though, as Turner’s would get their offense going in the bottom half of the fourth inning. Zander Goodwin, Jacob Grissom, Braden McDonald, Tyler Meadows, Smith, Will Thomas, and Cole Sims would all come into score and give Turner’s a 10-8 lead. Tucker Pinion would cut into the lead in the top of the fifth inning when he would single and come around to score to make it 10-9, but Turner’s would put the game away in the top of the fifth inning scoring nine times to win 19-9.
Cole Sims earned the win for Turner’s. He came in and pitched the fourth and fifth innings. Eli Smith got the start and pitched until the fourth inning.
Tucker Pinion got the start for Jeff’s Body Shop. Mason Steele and Daniel Maples would both come in relief.