Travelers win tourney opener on walk-off

The Sedalia Travelers celebrate after Baxter Mays, center, hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh for a 1-0 walk-off win Friday.

Trey Green throws a pitch Friday in a complete game shutout win over Quincy in the Sedalia-Warrensburg Tournament.

The Sedalia Travelers took advantage of a pair of Quincy mistakes for a walk-off 1-0 win to open the Sedalia-Warrensburg Tournament Friday at Dey Field at Liberty Park.

Jake Kindle reached on a one-out walk in the seventh and after Landon Dove walked, a wild pitch put runners on second and third. Baxter Mays then came through with a sacrifice fly to right to bring Kindle in with the game winning run.

Quincy had chances, out-hitting the Travelers 9-2, but could not cash in.

“We didn’t make every defensive play that we’ve been making, we made a few errors that got us into a pickle once in a while, but we made plays when we needed to,” said Travelers manager Jeff Mays.

They had runners on the corners with two outs in the third but a grounder to second ended the inning.

Quincy had another chance to score in the fourth after Evan Earhardt doubled off the wall in center, but the relay to the plate got there ahead of the runner and Travelers catcher Mason Kelchner held onto the ball despite the collision for the out. Earhardt took third on the throw to the plate but was left stranded as a grounder to second ended the inning.

“He’ll be day-to-day, but that was a great play,” Jeff Mays said. “There were some great plays all night long.”

In the fifth Quincy again had two on with two out before a grounder to short ended the threat.

The Travelers threatened in the bottom half of the fifth as Landon Dove drove a hit to the gap in left-center for a double. With no out and runners on second and third, Quincy pitcher Dylan Chisholm struck out the next three batters to keep the game scoreless.

On the day he was named to the Class 1 All-State team, pitcher Trey Green threw a complete game shutout for the win.

“I was just throwing strikes and letting them make plays behind me,” he said. “They were making all the routine plays and then some. I wasn’t worried at all.”

The tournament will continue Saturday as the Travelers face Kirksville at 10:30 a.m. and Parkville at 3:30 p.m.

Sedalia Democrat
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