Kiersten Hoffman's two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning broke a 3-3 tie and Ten-Four Limited moved on to a Girls Majors win on Saturday. Emily Darts finished with two hits for Ten-Four, and teammates Megan Blankenberg and Laura Lucks had RBI hits in a two-run fifth to seal the victory.
Animalistics Outdoors had six extra-base hits over two winners bracket games on Saturday to win the Little League Girls Minors Tournament at Hawbaker Field. Alexis Nyquist had two doubles and Jordan Sitler struck out seven over three hitless innings in the championship game. Sitler and Nyquist were each 3-for-3 with two walks over two games on the day. Emily Leichtenberger and Shelby Kuzminski added triples.
As part of the Boys Minors Tournament held there on Friday, Ethan Wilson had two hits and Chase Bies a big two-run single for Jock Shop in a 10-9 win. Ben Berdine threw two scoreless innings for MWR Construction.
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Means Sales & Service’s pitcher Kyle Swick delivers a pitch during the Little League Boys Minors Tournament on Saturday at the Farm Colony Complex. The Boys Minors, Girls Minors and Boys Juniors divisions of the Warren County Youth Baseball Softball Association (WCYBSA) all hosted tournaments there on the same two days — Friday and Saturday. For winners, see page B-2.
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Girls Minors champ
Animalistics Outdoors won the Warren County Youth Baseball Softball Association (WCYBSA) Little League Girls Minors (9-10-year-olds) Tournament, held on Friday and Saturday at the Farm Colony Complex. Team members include, from left, in front, Holly Drozdiel, Madison Stevenson, Tori Childress, Kelsey Stuart and Taylor Childress and, in back, Alexis Nyquist, Emily Leichtenberger, Shelby Kuzminski, Jordan Sitler, Kamryn Weissinger and Hanna Hoffman.
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Boys Minors champ
Warren Fence Company was the undefeated champion of the Little League Boys Minors Tournament this past weekend. In the five games played, Ben Salapek, Alex Borger, John Page, Hunter Harding and Ben White combined for 28 strikeouts. Offensively, Salapek went 9-for-11 with two home runs and a triple. Borger also had two home runs and a triple, going 6-for-7. Harding added four hits including a double, and Derek McMeans had three singles. Team members, from left, in front, include Ben White, Ben Salapek, Hunter Seelinger, Jason Bonavita, John Page; second row, Derek Hahn, Cole Chimenti, Hunter Harding, Derek McMeans, Alex Borger, Colin Ely, and; third row, coaches Henry Borger and Carrie Salapek. Missing from photo is Christian Johnson.
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Boys Juniors champ
Betts won the WCYBSA Boys Juniors (13-14) Tournament with a record of 3-0 by defeating R & B Oil, and PGE twice on Saturday. Team members include, from left, in front, Matt Leonard, Brenyn Whyte, Drake Gens, Nate Betts and, in back, Bryce Lehnen, Landon Reagle, Mitchell Bryant, Colby Johnson, and Parker Neal. Missing from photo is Dominick Funari. The team is managed by, not pictured, Don Johnson, and coached by Ed Gens and Chad Betts.
The Warren Fence Company "Fencebusters" won the round-robin Boys Minors Tournament on Saturday, and Betts the Boys Juniors Tournament, also held at Farm Colony.
Katie Freeborough was 4-for-4 with two doubles, Olivia Manderfeld 3-for-3 with two doubles and Jasmine Wojtkiewicz 3-for-4 in undefeated Animalistics Outdoors Girls Juniors game under the lights on Saturday night. Sequoia Eastman ended the game with a spectacular running, leaping catch in left-center field at Betts-Jackson.
Exchange Club 200 15 - 8 8
Animalistics Outdoors 205 0(13) - 20 15
2b-Riana Hoffman (A), Kelsey Kraft (A), Katie Freeborough (A) 2, Olivia Manderfeld (A) 2. 3b-Mackenzie Grevelle (A), Haley Nelson (E), Lily Morse (E). WP-Freeborough.
D&I Silica 210 100 - 4 5
Ten-Four 320 02x - 7 8
2b-Celia Chase (D). HR-Kiersten Hoffman (T). WP-Hoffman.
Animalistics Outdoors 652 4 - 17 7
Inscale Architects 141 0 - 6 0
3b-Jordan Sitler (A), Emily Leichtenberger (A). WP-Taylor Childress.
Inscale Architects 100 1 - 2 2
Animalistics Outdoors 353 x - 11 4
2b-Alexis Nyquist (A) 2. 3b-Shelby Kuzminski (A), Jordan Sitler (A). WP-Taylor Childress. Save-Sitler.
MWR Construction 312 111 - 9
Jock Shop 260 02 - 10
2b-Zach Rohlin (J). WP-Ethan Wilson.