WILLISTON, N.D. -- The Sikeston 14-year-old All-Stars stayed alive in the 14-year-old Midwest Plains Regional on Sunday evening, defeating Santa Fe, Colo., 10-0.
Sikeston, who lost to Waite Park, Minn., 7-5 on Saturday, came into Sunday needing to defeat Santa Fe in order to avoid being eliminated from the double-elimination tournament. Pitcher Jarrett Sandlin gave Sikeston just what they needed.
Sandlin threw a complete game one-hitter, allowing only two base runners in the entire contest while striking out eight and walking only one. Sandlin struck out the side in the bottom of the fifth to end the game by the mercy rule.
While Sandlin was keeping the Waite Park bats at bay, Sikeston overcame a slow start and broke the game open with five runs in the third inning. Sikeston then added one in the fourth and four in the fifth, topped off by a two-run towering home run down the left field line by Nich Noble.
Sikeston pounded out 11 hits in the game and took advantage of five Santa Fe errors. Patrick Smith and Gavin O'Brien each collected three hits while Colton Black had two. Noble and Austin Godwin each had two RBIs while O'Brien and Black each added one. Smith scored three runs while Noble, O'Brien and Jashawn McDaniel each scored two runs.
Sikeston will play the winner of Ottawa, Kan., and Fargo, N.D., today. Ottawa and Fargo were scheduled to play at 10 a.m.
|Sikeston||005 14 -- 10 11 0|
|Santa Fe||000 00 -- 0 1 5|
WP -- Jarrett Sandlin. LP -- Casey Weber. Multiple hitters -- (S) Patrick Smith 3-3, Gavin O'Brien 3-4, Colton Black 2-4. 2B -- (S) Smith. HR -- (S) Noble.
Sikeston jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead over Waite Park, Minn., in their tournament opener on Saturday but couldn't hold on, dropping into the loser's bracket with a 7-5 loss.
Sikeston scored three in the top half of the first but could only add a single run in the fifth and seventh innings. Meanwhile Waite Park chipped away at Sikeston, scoring one in the first before tying the game 3-3 in the third.
Waite Park added two in the fourth and single runs in the fifth and sixth to get the win.
McDaniel took the loss for Sikeston, giving up five runs on nine hits in four innings while walking three and striking out five. Sandlin pitched the last two innings, allowing only one earned run on two hits while striking out one.
McDaniel was 2-for-4 at the plate scoring two runs. Black also finished the game 2-for-4, driving in one and scoring a run as well. Godwin had two RBIs while Sandlin added one.
|Sikeston||300 010 1 -- 5 8 1|
|Waite Park||102 211 X -- 7 11 1|
WP -- Jeff Fasching. LP -- Jashawn McDaniel. S -- Brady Yoerg. Multiple hitters -- (S) McDaniel 2-4, Colton Black 2-4; (W) Bo Schmitz 4-4, Brian Minks 2-4, Yoerg 2-4. 2B -- (W) Schmitz 2, Fasching, Neutzling. HR -- (W) Riedeman.