Rundus strikes out 15 in Chevrolet/Buick win
Paul Rundus was perfect as Concordia Chevrolet/Buick shut out the Concordia Lions 12-0 in the opening round of the Peewee Baseball State Tournament Monday night at the Concordia Sports Complex.
Rundus struck out all 15 batters he faced in shutting down the Lions. He also had four hits in four at bats and scored two runs in the win.
Chevrolet/Buick advances to the quarterfinals, and will play Hanover at 7:00 tonight.
Hanover received a bye in the first round.
16th Street Car Wash, the other Concordia team in the tournament, knocked off Washington 8-4 to move into the second round, and will take on the Beloit Mudhens at 7:00 tonight.
In the other first-round games, the Beloit Iron Pigs downed the Belleville Spurney Hawks 10-2 and Smith Center defeated Waconda, 16-2.
The Iron Pigs will take on the Beloit Clippers at 8:30 tonight, and Smith Center plays Clyde at 8:30.
The semifinals are scheduled for Thursday night, and the third-place game and championship game will be played Friday night.
Chevrolet/Buick got out to a 2-0 lead on the Lions in the top of the first inning.
Wyatt Trost led off with a single and scored a run.
Tryston Jochems walked and scored.
It was still a 2-0 game when Jochems homered with one out in the third inning.
Rundus followed with a double, and came around to score to put Chevrolet/Buick up 4-0.
Chevrolet/Buick extended the lead to 8-0 with four runs in the fourth inning.
Four runs in the fifth inning gave Chevrolet/Buick the 12-0 advantage.
Trost had three hits and scored three runs for Chevrolet/Buick.
Jochems had two hits and scored three runs.
Alex Bonebrake pitched for the Lions.
16th Street Car Wash 8,
16th Street Car Wash battled back from 3-0 down to beat Washington.
Washington scored one run in the first inning and two in the second to take the 3-0 advantage.
Sending 10 batters to the plate, 16th Street Car Wash put up five runs in the top of the third inning, and would not trail again.
Nicholas Vignery doubled and scored a run in the inning.
Oakley Champlin and Dalton Owen singled and scored.
Hayden Dvorak walked and scored, and Carson Bellows scored a run.
16th Street Car Wash made it 6-3 with a run in the top of the fourth inning.
Washington scored a run in the bottom of the fourth, and trailed 6-4.
16th Street Car Wash made it 8-4 with two runs in the fifth inning.
Joey Jessup doubled and scored and Vignery singled and scored.
Rustyn Kindel and Ivon Owen pitched for 16th Street Car Wash.
Vignery had two hits and scored two runs.
Jessup had two hits.
Beloit Iron Pigs 10,
Belleville Hawks 2
The Beloit Iron Pigs moved on to the second round by eliminating the Belleville Spurney Hawks.
Beloit grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
Belleville scored one run in the second inning.
Five runs in the third inning gave the Iron Pigs a 7-1 lead.
Beloit tacked on three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Jared Baxa hit a solo home run for Belleville in the fifth inning.
Smith Center 16,
Smith Center used two big innings to knock off Waconda.
Taking advantage of six walks, Smith Center put up seven runs in the top of the first inning.
Waconda scored two runs in the bottom of the first.
Smith Center added three runs in the second inning, and then pushed across six more in the third.
Ethan Peterson and Trenton Colby combined on a one-hitter for Smith Center.
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