Sedalia Travelers beat Fike 11-5, win zone


By Alex Agueros - [email protected]



The Sedalia Travelers pose for a photo after an 11-5 victory over Blue Springs Fike on Sunday at Dey Field at Liberty Park in Sedalia. The victory advances Post 642 to the state tournament beginning Thursday, July 28, in Sedalia.


Alex Agueros | Democrat

Hunter Blachford delivers a pitch Sunday against the Sedalia Travelers during a 11-5 Blue Springs Fike loss in the American Legion zone tournament in Sedalia.


Alex Agueros | Democrat

Connor Spunaugle removes his helmet between innings in an 11-5 Post 642 Sedalia Travelers victory in Sedalia. Post 642 went 3-1 on the tournament, losing to Blue Springs Fike 12-3 on Saturday.


Alex Agueros | Democrat

The Post 642 Sedalia Travelers were jumped Saturday, by a Blue Springs Fike team minutes removed from fighting desperately for its season.

Blue Springs outlasted the Lee’s Summit Outlaws 12-11 in one extra inning Saturday, and proceeded to hand Post 642 their first loss of the Zone tournament at Dey Field in Liberty Park in Sedalia, 12-3.

Sunday, the Travelers recovered. They claimed victory over the zone tournament, and Blue Springs Fike for the first time this season, 11-5.

Gabel Dull pitched seven innings, recording five strikeouts and limiting Blue Springs to a two-run first and four runs total.

Dull said the Travelers were primed to bounce back from Saturday’s loss.

“It wasn’t a very good game from the start,” Dull said. “Obviously we had today. I knew we would come back today and play well.”

Sedalia opened the game by batting around in a four-run first inning. Dom Zerilli drove a ball past Blue Springs Fike center fielder Garrett Morrow to score three. Christian Jones batted in Zerilli on a fielder’s choice to the shortstop.

The Travelers scored a pair in the third and fourth innings, and one run apiece in the fifth and ninth innings. The offense collected 14 hits off Fike starters Hunter Blachford, Tyler Crane and Noah Hensley.

Gavin Jones pitched two innings in relief, allowing a run.

Sedalia hosts Post 69 Hillcrest in the American Legion state tournament at 5 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Park. Post 150 Ste. Genevieve and Post 218 Washington join Sedalia and Hillcrest in the tournament.

The Sedalia Travelers pose for a photo after an 11-5 victory over Blue Springs Fike on Sunday at Dey Field at Liberty Park in Sedalia. The victory advances Post 642 to the state tournament beginning Thursday, July 28, in Sedalia.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_DSC_1552.jpgThe Sedalia Travelers pose for a photo after an 11-5 victory over Blue Springs Fike on Sunday at Dey Field at Liberty Park in Sedalia. The victory advances Post 642 to the state tournament beginning Thursday, July 28, in Sedalia. Alex Agueros | Democrat

Hunter Blachford delivers a pitch Sunday against the Sedalia Travelers during a 11-5 Blue Springs Fike loss in the American Legion zone tournament in Sedalia.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_DSC_1512.jpgHunter Blachford delivers a pitch Sunday against the Sedalia Travelers during a 11-5 Blue Springs Fike loss in the American Legion zone tournament in Sedalia. Alex Agueros | Democrat

Connor Spunaugle removes his helmet between innings in an 11-5 Post 642 Sedalia Travelers victory in Sedalia. Post 642 went 3-1 on the tournament, losing to Blue Springs Fike 12-3 on Saturday.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_DSC_1550.jpgConnor Spunaugle removes his helmet between innings in an 11-5 Post 642 Sedalia Travelers victory in Sedalia. Post 642 went 3-1 on the tournament, losing to Blue Springs Fike 12-3 on Saturday. 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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