Miami held off Springfield (Mo.) Parkview for a 3-2 victory Thursday night in the first round of the Miami True Value Wood Bat Tournament at Joe Pollock Field.
“That was a pretty good team,” Miami coach Kerry Hallman said. “They are solid. Walker (Miami starter Matt Walker) did a great job.”
Only two of Thursday’s four games were completed.
Hallman, Chris Mercer and several other volunteers had to work on the field for most of the day after Wednesday’s torrential downpour.
The Missouri Baseball Club rolled to a 9-0 victory over the Boys of Summer in the only other game that was played.
Games pitting Grove vs. MBC and the Boys of Summer against Parkview have been pushed back to Sunday, with times to be announced.
Today’s games include Boys of Summer vs. Ozark, Mo., 11 a.m.; Grove vs. Ozark, 2 p.m.; Miami vs. Wichita, Kan., 5 p.m., and Vinita vs. Wichita, 8 p.m.
Then on Saturday, it’s Grove vs. Parkview, 11 a.m.; Vinita vs. MBC, 2 p.m.; Miami vs. Ozark, 5 p.m., and Vinita vs. Wichita, 8 p.m.
Post 147 jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning thanks to a two-run double by Walker, who turned in a complete game.
Parkview cut the score to 2-1 in the fourth, but Miami got an insurance run in the fifth on a single by A.J. Gambill.
Parkview’s final run came in the top of the seventh.
Walker and Christian Bridendolph had a double each while Chris Perry, Jordan Hessee, Emilio Arizpe and Gambill chipped in with singles.