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