BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Belton subdues Smith-Cotton

May 19, 2009

The Smith-Cotton Tigers managed just four hits as Belton broke a 1-1

tie with three runs in the fifth and went on to a 4-1 win in a Class 4,

District 13 baseball game Monday at Lee's Summit.

Jordan Dey provided the only Tiger run with a two-out RBI hit in the third that erased an early 1-0 Belton lead.

Bryce Johnson (9-1) went seven innings for Smith-Cotton, striking out

six hitters, walking two and giving up six hits. The loss was Johnsonís

first of the year.

Class 2, District 13

Higginsville 5, Lincoln 0

Higginsville moved on to the finals† with the shutout win. The Huskers

scored one run in the second inning and four in the sixth to secure the

win at Cole Camp on Monday.

Lance Keys went the distance on the mound, recording six strikeouts and

surrendering just two hits. Travis Russell took the loss for Lincoln.

Cody Benefeld and Bryson Waibel collected the only two hits for Lincoln.

Higginsville will take on the host Cole Camp Bluebirds in the finals at

6 p.m. on Wednesday. Cole Camp defeated St. Paul Lutheran 5-4 in the

other semifinal.

Class 1, District 15

Concordia 16, Slater 0

The Orioles had little trouble rolling past the Slater Wildcats in

their district opener at Concordia on Monday. Concordia scored five

runs in each of the first three innings as it won in five innings.

Carter Brown pitched the first three innings, striking out eight

batters. Alic Frerking had four hits, scored three runs and drove home

three runs for the Orioles.

J. R. Langkrahr added two hits, scored two runs and had five RBIs.

Concordia takes on Pilot Grove, 10-1 winners over Northwest, in the semifinals today at 6:30.

Sweet Springs 7, Bosworth 6

The Greyhounds scored two runs in the seventh inning to knock off

Bosworth at Concordia. The Greyhounds entered the final inning trailing

6-5, but got a big hit to move on in the tournament.

Sweet Springs will take on Santa Fe, the top seed, in the other semifinal at 4:30.

Class 3, District 9

Warsaw 6, Knob Noster 3

WARSAW ó A solid performance by Johnny Eierman on the mound and at the

plate helped the Wildcats win their opening-round district game.

Eierman pitched 4 2/3 innings to pick up the win and had a double and

home run to key the Wildcat offense.

Drew Bradley added an RBI hit, and Miles Edwards drove home three runs

with a pair of doubles. Logan Smith scored two runs for Warsaw.

Ivan Psyka took the loss for Knob Noster.

In other games in the tournament, Pleasant Hill defeated Eldon 10-1 and Clinton knocked off Versailles 2-0.