QUAPAW – A five run first inning helped Ketchum roll to a 9-2 victory over Wyandotte in the Lucky 7 Conference Tournament championship game Saturday, March 31.
In other games Saturday, it was Afton 6, Fairland 5 for third place, Commerce 4, Quapaw 2 for fifth place, Foyil 15, Welch 10 for seventh place and Bluejacket 9, Colcord 5 for ninth.
Thursday’s scores included Bluejacket 6, Foyil 2 and Colcord 8, Welch 7 in play-in games and Afton 5, Commerce 3; Ketchum 13, Bluejacket 0; Wyandotte 11, Colcord 5 and Fairland 5, Quapaw 3 in the quarterfinals.
Then on Friday, it was Welch 2, Bluejacket 0; Foyil 9, Colcord 6; Commerce 16, Welch 0 and Quapaw 13, Foyil 1 in consolation action and Ketchum 9, Afton 0 and Wyandotte 11, Fairland 1 in the winner’s bracket semifinals.
First place: Ketchum 9, Wyandotte 2
Three errors and a wild pitch helped the Warriors break out to its 5-0 lead.
Wyandotte got a run back in its half of the first then got another in the third, but Ketchum, 13-1 and ranked fifth in 2A, scored two in the fourth and scratched out single tallies in the sixth and seventh.=
Ryan Cooper had two singles, Jordon Burney a double and losing pitcher Ethan McLaughlin a single for the Bears, 9-4 and 11th in 2A.
Ketchum had only two hits in the game — singles by James Johnson and Troy Altom — but cashed in on five errors by the Bears. As a result only three of the nine runs were earned.
McLaughlin struck out eight but issued seven walks.
The Warriors’ Ryan Lewis logged 11 strikeouts.
Third place: Afton 6, Fairland 5
Afton got three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, with Jesse Walkingstick delivering a two-run, two out walk off double.
The Eagles led 3-1 after one, but Fairland gained the lead with three runs in the third then picked up another run in the top of the fifth.
Walkingstick and Brett Fuser had a double and single each while Tate Maupin collected two singles.
Brett Hollon, Kyle Corley and Cole Mikesell added singles.
Cody Rice, Luke Jones, Gavin Long and Riley Powell each had singles for Fairland.
Fifth place: Commerce 4, Quapaw 2
The Tigers got single runs in each of the first four frames in the six-inning contest.
Quapaw got a run in the first then picked another in the sixth.
It had a runner at first when the game ended.
Brandon Kelley was the Tigers’ offensive leader with two singles.
Getting a single each were Hunter Burkybile, Caleb Pittman and Brandt Nading.
Jonas Gregory, Rex Burkybile, Matt Lovell and Nick Hemphill all had singles.
Seventh place: Foyil 15, Welch 10
Welch was unable to overcome a nine-run second inning by the Panthers.
The Cats did go on top 6-5 in the top of the second and got four more in the third, but Foyil closed out the win by scoring a run in the fourth.
Kodey Shoemaker collected a triple, double and single for Foyil while Caden Miller contributed two singles.
Caleb Lentz, Matt Dennis, Zach Meeks, Kelvin Grumbein and Antonio Mors all had singles.
The Welch attack included a double and single by Gunner Johnson and two singles by Dalton Duede.
Jake Peterson, Seth Hayward and Brady Chenoweth each had a base hit.
Ninth place: Bluejacket 9, Colcord 5
A pair of three-run innings helped the Chieftains claim the win.
They were up 6-2 after three frames then got two in the fourth and a final tally in the fifth.
Colcord also scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Jonathan Estes was the Chieftains’ leading hitter with a triple and single.
Charles Spiegel, Justin Pape, Ryder Blackfox, Justin Herlan and Gabe Satterwhite all contributed singles.
Colcord’s leading hitter was Spencer Earp with two singles.
Dustin Forman doubled and A.J. Nichols, Wyatt Doty and Aiden Parker each had a single.