Sedalia Travlers blow by William Chrisman


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Corbin Mertgen is greeted by coach Tanner McKee with a fist-bump during an 11-1 victory over William Chrisman on Wednesday at Liberty Park in Sedalia.


Alex Agueros | Democrat

Steven Bradbury, center, tags out a William Chrisman baserunner during an 11-1 Wednesday game at Liberty Park in Sedalia.


Alex Agueros | Democrat

Steven Bradbury slides into home during an 11-1 Sedalia Travelers victory over the William Chrisman Bears on Wednesday at Liberty Park in Sedalia


Alex Agueros | Democrat

Sedalia Travelers 11, William Chrisman 1

Sedalia Post 642 clobbered William Chrisman’s pitching for hits and runs apeice Wednesday.

There were few terms available for the Traveler’s offensive performance. Dominic Zerilli offered a phrase for his team’s 11-1 wrangling of the Bears.

“We really cowboyed up today,” Zerilli said.

Zerilli, the designated hitter, laced a two-out double to the opposite field in the first to get the party started. He walked and posted another RBI on a sac fly in the third.

Corbin Mertgen silenced the William Chrisman bats for four innings, and only allowed a run after a walk, single and botched double play scored Grady Ogle. Mertgen induced a ground ball fielder’s choice to end the game with a 10-run lead.

Mertgen said he pitched to contact against the Bears’ lineup, and that pitching with a lead made that task easier.

“The offense helped me out a lot,” Mertgen said. “Offense sealed the deal.”

Mason Sanders reached base and scored three times. He earned an RBI in Sedalia’s biggest inning, the fourth, taking a walk with the bases loaded. The Travelers scored four and pushed their lead to 11-0 going into the fifth inning.

Sedalia Travlers 9, William Chrisman 4

Connor Spunaugle pitched five scoreless innings before William Chrisman chased him in the sixth, but Sedalia’s effort was already too much.

Post 642 picked up a win in game two of Wednesday’s doubleheader, 9-4.

Sedalia (7-5) led 6-0 after three runs in the first, and three more in the sixth.

Coach Tanner McKee said the wins were a good “bounce-back” from a disappointing performance Tuesday at Blue Springs.

“We did every situational thing right,” McKee said. “We executed what we needed to.”

Christian Jones closed out the final 1 1/3 innings to seal the victory.

Sedalia hosts the Sedalia Travelers Wood Bat Tournament beginning Friday at 10 a.m. The Travelers take the field at 12:30 p.m. against the Building Champions.

Corbin Mertgen is greeted by coach Tanner McKee with a fist-bump during an 11-1 victory over William Chrisman on Wednesday at Liberty Park in Sedalia.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_6187.jpgCorbin Mertgen is greeted by coach Tanner McKee with a fist-bump during an 11-1 victory over William Chrisman on Wednesday at Liberty Park in Sedalia. Alex Agueros | Democrat

Steven Bradbury, center, tags out a William Chrisman baserunner during an 11-1 Wednesday game at Liberty Park in Sedalia.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_6181.jpgSteven Bradbury, center, tags out a William Chrisman baserunner during an 11-1 Wednesday game at Liberty Park in Sedalia. Alex Agueros | Democrat

Steven Bradbury slides into home during an 11-1 Sedalia Travelers victory over the William Chrisman Bears on Wednesday at Liberty Park in Sedalia
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_6173.jpgSteven Bradbury slides into home during an 11-1 Sedalia Travelers victory over the William Chrisman Bears on Wednesday at Liberty Park in Sedalia Alex Agueros | Democrat

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Alex Agueros can be reached at 660-826-1000, ext. 1483 or on Twitter @abagueros2

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Alex Agueros can be reached at 660-826-1000, ext. 1483 or on Twitter @abagueros2

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