Published in the Iola Register on Jun. 27, 2013.

16th Street Car Wash and Concordia Chevrolet/Buick in PeeWee championship

16th Street Car Wash and Concordia Chevrolet/Buick advanced to the championship game of the Peewee Baseball City League Tournament.
Rustyn Kindel and Ivon Owen combined on a three-hitter to lead 16th Street Car Wash to a 3-1 win over the Knights of Columbus in the semifinals on Wednesday night.
Chevrolet/Buick pounded out a 15-6 victory over the Lions in the other semifinal.
In the opening round, 16th Street Car Wash shut out Family Health Mart 11-0, and the Lions defeated the American Legion, 13-5.
Kindel pitched the first three innings for 16th Street Car Wash in the semifinal win. He gave up one run on two hits, struck out five and walked five.
Owen worked two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, struck out three and walked one.
The Knights of Columbus scored one run in the first inning.
Nick Vignery singled and scored in the second inning to pull 16th Street Car Wash even at 1-1.
16th Street Car Wash went on top to stay when Kindel tripled and scored in the third inning.
Vignery walked and scored in the fourth inning to make it 3-1.
Jacob Williams pitched all five innings for the Knights of Columbus. He gave up three runs on three hits, struck out 10 and walked one.
Chevrolet/Buick 15,
Lions 6
Chevrolet/Buick moved into the title game by knocking off the Lions.
One run in the first inning and four in the second gave Chevrolet/Buick a 5-0 lead.
The Lions made it 5-3 with three runs in the top of the third inning.
Chevrolet/Buick put up five runs in the bottom of the third, and led 10-3.
The Lions scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning, and trailed 10-6.
Taking advantage of seven walks, Chevrolet/Buick tacked on five runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 15-6.
Tryston Jochems was the winning pitcher for Chevrolet/Buick.
Alex Bonebrake, Taylor Gropp and Beau Bonebrake pitched for the Lions.
Jochems had two hits and scored two runs for Chevrolet/Buick.
Paul Rundus had three hits.
16th Street Car Wash 11,
Family Health Mart 0
Shelby Giersch threw a three-inning no-hitter as 16th Street Car Wash blanked Family Health Mart in the first round.
Giersch struck out five and walked one.
16th Street Car Wash got out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning.
Scoring four runs in the second inning, 16th Street Car Wash made it 9-0.
16th Street Car Wash added two runs in the third inning.
Owen had three hits and scored three runs for 16th Street Car Wash.
Kindel had two hits and scored two runs.
Vignery and Oakley Champlin scored two runs each.
Lions 13,
American Legion 5
The Lions moved into the semifinals by getting past the American Legion, 13-5.
Four runs in the first inning and four in the top of the second gave the Lions an 8-0 lead.
The American Legion scored two runs in the bottom of the second.
The Lions scored four runs  in the top of the third inning to go up 12-2.
Scoring two runs in the bottom of the third, the American Legion trailed 12-4.
The Lions added a run in the fourth inning, and the American Legion scored one in the fifth.
Alex Bonebrake did the pitching for the Lions.
Chance LeDuc, Easton Hake and Robert Trost pitched for the American Legion.
Vaughn Stull scored four runs for the Lions.
Beau Bonebrake had three hits and scored three runs.
Alex Bonebrake had three hits and scored two runs.
Hake scored two runs for the American Legion.