Junior Legion kicks off Wood Bat Tournament


By Alex Agueros - [email protected]



Corbin Reese adjusts hit hat during a 6-2 victory over Rock Bridge in the Sedalia Rick Ball Ford Tournament on Friday. Reese allowed two runs on seven hits in a complete-game performance.


Alex Agueros | Democrat

Nick Cashman, 20, greets Gunnar Creach at the plate after Creach scored a run for Sedalia Rick Ball Ford on Friday at Liberty Park in Sedalia. Creach was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs.


Alex Agueros | Democrat

Brant Gideon, left, throws across the diamond as Clayton Meyer gets up from a diving attempt at the same grounder. The Sedalia Junior Legion team began the Sedalia Rick Ball Ford Wood Bat Tournament on Friday with a 6-2 win over one of two Rock Bridge teams in the tournament.


Alex Agueros | Democrat

Sedalia’s junior legion opened the Rick Ball Ford Wood Bat Tournament as hosts Friday with a win.

Rock Bridge, who has two teams in the tournament, took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Corbin Reese held his opponents to just one more run in a complete game performance and 6-2 Sedalia Rick Ball Ford victory at Liberty Park in Sedalia.

Reese tossed 18 first-pitch strikes, allowed seven hits and struck out three batters. He said his off-speed pitches were effective Friday.

“Early, the curveball was really working, it was breaking well,” Reese said. “And towards the end I started using the changeup a lot more. I liked how it was moving down and out.”

Clayton Meyer and Cash Miller had two RBIs apiece. Meyer, who was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with an RBI single. He put Rick Ball up 3-1 in the game’s final inning with another RBI single to score Gunnar Creach

With two outs in the same inning, Miller picked up two insurance runs on a single and error that put him at third standing up. He shot a ball into right field, and the ball bounced under the fielder’s glove.

Rock Bridge used three pinch hitters and converted two Sedalia errors into a run in the seventh.

Sedalia and Rock Bridge had seven hits and two errors each.

Pool play continues at 9:40 a.m. Saturday with Independence and Rock Bridge’s second team. Sedalia is scheduled to play the fifth game of the day at 6:20 p.m. Games will begin early if allowed.

Friday Results:

Blue Springs Elks, 7, Rock Bridge (Team Two) 3

Rock Bridge (Team One) 4, Blue Springs Fike 2

Sedalia Rick Ball Ford 1, Chillicothe 0

Sedalia Rick Ball Ford 9, Chillicothe 2

Corbin Reese adjusts hit hat during a 6-2 victory over Rock Bridge in the Sedalia Rick Ball Ford Tournament on Friday. Reese allowed two runs on seven hits in a complete-game performance.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_6676.jpgCorbin Reese adjusts hit hat during a 6-2 victory over Rock Bridge in the Sedalia Rick Ball Ford Tournament on Friday. Reese allowed two runs on seven hits in a complete-game performance. Alex Agueros | Democrat

Nick Cashman, 20, greets Gunnar Creach at the plate after Creach scored a run for Sedalia Rick Ball Ford on Friday at Liberty Park in Sedalia. Creach was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_6693.jpgNick Cashman, 20, greets Gunnar Creach at the plate after Creach scored a run for Sedalia Rick Ball Ford on Friday at Liberty Park in Sedalia. Creach was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs. Alex Agueros | Democrat

Brant Gideon, left, throws across the diamond as Clayton Meyer gets up from a diving attempt at the same grounder. The Sedalia Junior Legion team began the Sedalia Rick Ball Ford Wood Bat Tournament on Friday with a 6-2 win over one of two Rock Bridge teams in the tournament.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_6684.jpgBrant Gideon, left, throws across the diamond as Clayton Meyer gets up from a diving attempt at the same grounder. The Sedalia Junior Legion team began the Sedalia Rick Ball Ford Wood Bat Tournament on Friday with a 6-2 win over one of two Rock Bridge teams in the tournament. Alex Agueros | Democrat

By Alex Agueros

[email protected]

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

Sedalia Democrat

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

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