Wednesday’s baseball action:
• ODC 13U pulls away for victory in state pool play
• Owensboro Western 6U, 8U All-Stars win openers at state
• Bombers dominant, shut out Boonville at home
• RiverDawgs come up short in road loss to Hoptown
Owensboro Daviess County 8, Germantown 1
The ODC 13U team used a steady approach before scoring four runs in the sixth inning to beat Germantown in the first game of pool play in the West Kentucky Babe Ruth State Tournament.
ODC struck first when an single by Will Strode drove in Eli Blair in the opening frame. Germantown responded with a run in the top of the second, but an RBI single by Trevor Cecil plated Brock Tindle in the bottom half and ODC led the rest of the way.
Owensboro scored one run each in the fourth and fifth frames. A pair of walks and a single loaded the bases for ODC in the sixth, and back-to-back singles by Noah Cook and Strode drove in one run each. Cayden Crabtree then grounded into a fielder’s choice that allowed both Blair and Cook to score.
Blair had two hits and two runs, while strode, Cecil and Crabtree each added two hits and a pair of RBIs each.
Tindle went 6.2 innings in the win, allowing a run on three hits with seven strikeouts and five walks.
Owensboro 6U, 8U earn wins
Two of the Owensboro Western Cal Ripken All-Star teams opened their respective West Kentucky State tournaments with a win in day one of pool play. The 6U team beat Mount Washington 10-2 in Elizabethtown, while the 8U team beat North Hardin 18-3 in Hodgenville. Full stats were not available for either game.
Owensboro 10, Boonville 0
Ethan Gibson threw a complete-game shutout, and a two-run double by Demetrio Ortiz allowed the Bombers to walk off with a six-inning victory at home.
Owensboro quickly scored a run in the first inning with an RBI double by Daylin Crabtree, and they tacked on six more in the third for a comfortable lead.
Griffin Haire started the scoring in the third, driving in a pair of runs with a double. He then scored on a double by Tommy Clark, and the Bombers went on to score three more runs with help from a hit, a walk and an error.
With an 8-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth, Owensboro ended the game early with the two-out double by Ortiz that drove in Clark and Ethan Cartwright.
Tucker Hagan led the offense, going 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Clark added two hits, two runs and an RBI. Cartwright and Jordan Tolle each scored twice. Gibson allowed four hits, struck out four and walked two in the pitching victory.
OHIO VALLEY LEAGUE
Hoptown 12, Owensboro 3
In a matchup of the top two teams in the Ohio Valley League standings, the Hoppers plated five runs each in the second and third frames in a home win over the RiverDawgs. Owensboro remains slightly ahead of Hoptown for the top spot based on overall win percentage.
Owensboro only managed four hits and struck out 14 times as they struggled to find much offense. They took a brief 2-1 lead in the top of the second inning and added one more run in the sixth.
A triple by Jacob White drove in Tarron Lawson for the first RiverDawgs’ run, and White later scored on an error. In the sixth, Ian Ellis scored on a Josh Bennett ground out. Ellis finished with two hits, including a triple. Lawson had the other hit.