Four hits – two doubles – pushed the Sedalia Post 642 Travelers over Warrensburg in an extra-inning victory Thursday.
Warrensburg relief pitcher Lucas Rinker surrendered a pair of leadoff doubles to Dominic Zerilli and Christian Jones, and Jake Kindle and Mason Sanders added an RBI apiece in a 6-3 road win.
Chase Plymell led off the second with a solo home run. Warrensburg starter Jacob Terry issued two walks to load the bases with two outs, but stranded the three Traveler baserunners.
Terry got the run back in the bottom of the frame with an RBI single to Corbin Mertgen at shortstop. The single loaded the bases, but Connor Spunaugle struck out Garrett Hoeper to strand the runners.
Spunaugle faced two batters in the sixth before Kaleb Bishop relieved him. Spunaugle allowed five hits, six walks and struck out four.
Post 642 coach Tanner McKee said Spunaugle’s off-speed pitches were not missing bats, but he pitched well enough to win.
“His off-speed was kind of hit and miss at times,” McKee said. “But he was able to focus on the next guy and stop the bleeding. He did a really spectacular job keeping us in the ballgame.”
Steven Bradbury put the Travelers ahead once more in the third with a solo home run.
Three Spunaugle walks loaded the bases in the bottom of the third, and Warrensburg tied the game on a Gabe Corona grounder to second. Corona was 2-3 with an RBI and the only Post 131 extra-base hit of the game, a double in the fifth.
A leadoff Dominic Zerilli double started the Traveler’s offense again in the sixth. A pair of groundouts scored Zerilli, and Mertgen earned the RBI.
Warrensburg tied the game 3-3 in the sixth on a sacrifice fly from Terry, his second RBI of the game. Bishop struck out two to end the inning.
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