F&A Food Sales thumps Clifton-Clyde in title game, 13-3
Scoring two or more runs in each inning, F&A Food Sales knocked off Clifton-Clyde 13-3 in the championship game of the K-18 Baseball East Regional Tournament Friday night at the Concordia Sports Complex.
Republic County used an eight-run fourth inning to get past Beloit Red 15-9 in the third-place game.
The top four teams advance to the state tournament to be played July 27-28 and July 31.
Scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning, F&A Food Sales never trailed against Clifton-Clyde.
Keyan Miller walked with one out, stole second and scored on a double by Nathan Brown.
Brown stole third and scored on a passed ball.
F&A Food Sales made it a 5-0 game with three runs in the second inning.
Reece Knox and Logan Leiszler each walked and scored on passed balls.
Miller was hit by a pitch.
A double by Brown drove in Miller.
Tacking on three runs in the third inning, F&A Food Sales led 8-0.
Alec Francis led off with a single and Knox walked.
Leiszler singled to drive in Francis.
Miller followed with a two-run double.
Clifton-Clyde made it an 8-3 game with three runs in the top of the fourth inning.
Scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth, F&A Food Sales ended the game because of the 10-run rule.
Dalton Owen walked to lead off. He stole second and scored on a single by Aidan Poore.
Poore would get home on a wild pitch.
Francis was hit by a pitch, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball.
Kale Pearson walked. He would score on a wild pitch.
Knox drew a walk, and Miller singled to drive him in with the final run.
Brown gave up three runs on six hits, struck out seven and didn't walk any in getting the win for F&A Food Sales.
Miller had two hits, drove in three runs and scored two for F&A Food Sales.
Brown had two hits and drove in two runs.
Leiszler had two hits and scored two runs.
In the third-place game, Beloit led Republic County 4-3 through three innings of play.
Republic County erupted for eight runs in the top of the fourth inning to go on top to stay, 11-4
Scoring one run in the bottom of the fourth, Republic County trailed 11-5.
Four runs in the top of the seventh inning put Republic County up 15-5.
Beloit scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh.