Clarinda jumped on Burke Echelmeier for five runs on five hits Tuesday at Liberty Park in Sedalia.
Eight innings, an ejection and inside-the-park home run later, Sedalia completed second comeback of the night in a 13-9 victory over Clarinda.
After overcoming a five-run deficit, the Bombers trailed by three with four outs to work with. They made the most of it.
Devin Morrill took a bases-loaded walk to make it 9-7 with two outs in the eighth. Jordan Dey cleared the bases with a double, and John Privitera raced around the diamond for a three-run, inside-the-park homer down the first-base line.
Ben Whetstone drove in Sedalia’s first run on a slow roller with two outs. The throw from third-baseman Mondesi Gutierrez pulled Wells Davis off the bag at first, scoring Quade Smith.
Clarinda A’s starter Kyle McCormick threw his first pitch of the game with a 5-0 lead. He scattered eight hits for five runs in six innings. McCormick was only charged for one run, with Sedalia scoring on three A’s errors.
The Bombers rallied to tie the game in the second inning. Dey walked, and John Privitera reached on an error. Holt singled, and Dey scored on a throwing error to the plate.
Dey was 1-for-2 with three walks and two RBIs. Morrill was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and runs scored.
Quade Smith cleared the bases with a double and took third on the throw. Jonathan Ramon tied the game, 5-5, on a single over the shortstop.
After overcoming the five-run deficit and earning a fresh slate, the Bombers were held scoreless for four frames. Alex Henwood gave the A’s a one-run lead with a single in the third. A muffed grounder at second allowed Alex Sala to score in the fifth. The A’s led 8-5 after Eric Wagaman homered to left-center field.
Dalton Christian entered the game for Sedalia in the seventh. In the eighth, Alex Bee was ejected for arguing a call at home. Henwood grounded a ball foul to Dey at first, who then got a practice throw home in a double-play attempt. On an almost identical play in fair territory, Bee’s swiping tag was in question and the runner was called safe. He was ejected moments later, with Cummins taking catcher’s duties and Louis Niemerg playing right.
Christian went one 1/3 innings, and exited in favor of Jake Tolbert after an intentional walk to Wagaman. Cummins, with the shield of a left-handed batter, picked off Wagaman at first for the second out.
Luke LeBlanc entered the game for Clarinda in the seventh inning. He allowed two runs in 2/3 innings. Tolbert, who pitched 2/3 of an inning, earned the win for Sedalia. Blaine Fisher loaded the bases in the ninth, but escaped with a scoreless inning.
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